30th Southern California Championship
July 12-15, 2018

Welcome to the official site of the 30th annual SCCF state invitational championship. Thank you to all of our donors whose generous contributions made this year's event possible.

Standings

No. Player USCF
Rtg
1
JB
2
CH
3
JS
4
KK
5
AG
6
MC
7
RS
8
CC
Total Place
1 John Bryant   X                  
2 Craig Hilby     X                
3 Josh Sheng       X              
4 Keaton Kiewra         X            
5 Anthony Ge           X          
6 Michael Casella             X        
7 Robert Shlyakhtenko               X      
8 Craig Clawitter                 X    

Format

Donations to help support this event are greatly appreciated!

Tournament rules and format are as follows:

Format: Eight player single round robin

Participants: Seeds for event are as follows: the incumbent champion, three highest rated players that accept invitations (based on March supplement), three from the Candidates Tournament, and the top finisher in the SuperStates K-12 Championship (SoCal resident). In the event the top SuperStates player declines, then seeding is by TBD.

Qualifying for Candidates Tournament: Appropriate result in any of selected tournaments (qualifiers will be posted in next Rank and File and on the SCCF website here), and players over 2200 and 2000 may participate, if not otherwise qualified, for a $49 and $99 entry, respectively. Players invited from State Championship Qualifiers are exempt from entry fees. Candidates Tournament will be at the Star Education Center in Los Angeles on June 9 and 10.

Time Control: 40/90 with 30 sec increment, 30 min sudden death

Tiebreak playoff: Two 3 minute + 2 second increment blitz games, then one 5 minute (White) / 3 minute (Black) + 2 second increment Armageddon game

Ratings: The tournament will be USCF-rated but not FIDE-rated

Phones: Phones and other technological devices to be given to TD before start of each round

Score sheets: One copy of score sheet to be given by each player to TD at conclusion of each round

Tournament Director: Dylan Quercia

Prize schedule:

$$5,000 guaranteed prizes, and any ensuing sponsorship will also go to prize fund.
Prize distribution: SCCF Treasurer will send out prizes within a week of conclusion of event.

Prize Schedule (Probable distribution)
1st Place $1,800 and title of state champion
2nd Place $1,200
3rd Place $800
4th Place $400
5th Place $300
6th Place $200
7th Place $200
8th Place $100

Site: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Spectators: All spectators welcome

Pairings & Results

Round 1: Thursday July 12, 4 p.m.

Board White Result Black
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Round 2: Friday July 13, 10 a.m.

Board White Result Black
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2      
3      
4      

Round 3: Friday July 13, 4 p.m.

Board White Result Black
1      
2      
3      
4      

Round 4: Saturday July 14, 10 a.m.

Board White Result Black
1      
2      
3      
4      

Round 5: Saturday July 14, 4 p.m.

Board White Result Black
1      
2      
3      
4      

Round 6: Sunday July 15, 10 a.m.

Board White Result Black
1      
2      
3      
4      

Round 7: Sunday July 15, 4 p.m.

Board White Result Black
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2      
3      
4      

Games

Games will be posted here.

Pictures

Pictures will be posted here.

Playoff


Tiebreak playoff: If needed, two 3 minute + 2 second increment blitz games, then one 5 minute (White) / 3 minute (Black) + 2 second increment Armageddon game.

Player USCF
Rtg
R1
R2 R3 Total
           
           

Candidates Tournament

Event Info

June 9-10 at Star Education Center: 1518 S. Robertson, LA, just South of Pico Blvd.
4-round Swiss
Time control: TBD
Rd. 1, 10 a.m.
Registration 9-9:45 a.m.
TD: TBD
Top 3 finishers qualify for State Championship July 12-15

April 1 Update: Invitees

Players invited to the Candidates Tournament from their results are as follows:

  1. Tatev Abrahamyan
  2. Daniel Asaria
  3. Matthew Beelby
  4. Michael Casella
  5. Alex Costello
  6. Kevin Davidson
  7. William Duckworth
  8. Keaton Kiewra
  9. Nicky Korba
  10. Vijay Krishnamoorthy
  11. Brandon Xia
  12. Kevin Yang
  13. Annie Wang

Other players may participate:
$49 for over 2200
$99 for over 2000

June 11 Update: Results and Qualifiers

Below are results from the Candidates Tournament held June 9 and 10 at Star Education Center in Los Angeles. Annie Wang, with 3.5 points and clear first, qualifies but withdraws from her seed to SCCF State Championship to compete in U.S. Junior Championship over same dates. Thus, the three State Championship qualifiers are: Craig Clawitter, Michael Casella, and Robert Shlyakhtenko.

# Name/Rtng/Id Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total Notes
1 Annie Wang W 4 B 2 W 3 B 5   Qualifies but withdraws
  2384 13919214 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5  
2 Michael Casella B 7 W 1 B 8 B 3   Qualifies
  2333 12440626 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 2.5  
3 Brandon Yang Xia W 8 B 7 B 1 W 2    
  2230 14883805 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.5  
4 Robert Shlyakhtenko B 1 W 8 B 5 W 7   Qualifies
  2223 14951916 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0  
5 Craig Clawitter B 6 Bye W 4 W 1   Qualifies
  2193 12800135 0.5 1.0 2.0 2.5 2.5  
6 Dylan Quercia W 5 Bye ---- ----    
  2124 12857725 0.5 1.0 U1.0 U1.0 1.0  
7 Ming Lu W 2 W 3 Bye B 4    
  2100 15211462 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0  
8 Aaron Sun B 3 B 4 W 2 Bye    
  1936 14732314 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0  


Last updated 11 June, 2018 4:59 PM
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