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The 1998 Southern California State Invitational Championship was played over the weekends of July 11-12 & 18-19. The tournament was a 7-round round-robin, FIDE rated, directed for the SCCF by Mike Carr. All three co-champions will be seeded into the 1999 championship.

Here are the final results:


1st-3rd  Cyrus Lakdawala     5-2     Co-champion [Trophy on tie-breaks]
 "   "   Jack Peters         5-2     Co-champion
 "   "   Levon Altounian     5-2     Co-champion
4th      Valdis Saulespurens 4-3
5th      William Longren     3-4
6th      Charles Van Buskirk 2 - 4
7th      Ron Hermansen       2-5
8th      Stephen Jones       1 - 5