Upcoming Southern California Events

The events listed below are upcoming events in the southern California area that meet the following criteria:  the event has a TLA in USCF's Chess Life, masters are eligible to play, the event requires SCCF membership or offers a discount to SCCF member.  For questions about these rules write here.  To submit a SCCF TLA, email here.

SCCF's Clearinghouse of events is here.
USCF's list of Tournament Life Announcements (TLAs) by state are here.
SCCF's calendar of scholastic events and TLAs is here.


October 5
Super Gambito No. 900
San Diego. Flyer here

Nov. 4-6
17th Annual Los Angeles Open
80 Grand Prix Points
Irvine. TLA here

Nov. 22-27
57th Annual American Open
Orange.
Open Section - 9 Rounds SS (6 days)
Main Event - 8 Rounds SS (4-day or 3-day option)
TLA here.
Tournament site/registration here

Nov. 26, Saturday
American Open Blitz
Orange.
Rounds start 9:30 PM
TLA here.

Nov. 27, Sunday
American Open Action
Orange.
Rounds start 12 pm
TLA here.

July 30-Aug. 1
26th annual Pacific Coast Open
150 Grand Prix Points (Enhanced)
Irvine. TLA here

Nov. 7
Southern California Online Open & State Championship
Starts: 9 am PST
Where: www.Chess.com
Ratings: US Chess Rated
EF: $100
Time Control: G/15 + 5
Rounds: 6 rounds, one day event
Webcam: No camera needed
How to register: Here
Sections & Prizes:
Prize Fund = 50% of Entry Fees, Guaranteed by Section
Open – Elo 2000 Minimum (Prizes to U2400 & U2200), 40% of Prize Fund
Class Championships – Class A, B, C, D :: 30% of Prize Fund
U1200/Unrated – 10% of Prize Fund
10% of Prize Fund to State Women’s Champion & 10% to State Senior’s Champion
Top Finisher with Active SCCF Membership AND California Residence Declared State Champion of California

Aug. 3-4
San Diego County Championships
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-round Swiss in 3 sections. G/100, d5
Site: The San Diego Chess Club, 2225 Sixth Ave, San Diego 92101
Prizes and Sections: $3,500 prize fund (based on 70 players)
OPEN SECTION: 1st $500, 2nd $250
U2400 $200, 2nd $50; U2300 $200, 2nd $50
U2200 $200, 2nd $50; U2100 $200, 2nd $50
RESERVE SECTION: (UNDER 2000):
1st $300, 2nd $150; U1900 $200, 2nd $50
U1800 $200, 2nd $50; U1700 $200, 2nd $50
BOOSTER SECTION: (UNDER 1600):
1st $180, 2nd $75; U1500 $100, 2nd $50; 1400 $75, 2nd $25
Plus $15 Best Game Prize for each section, Unrated players eligible for book prize only.
Byes: One ½ point bye available in any round, but last round bye must be requested before round 2 and is irrevocable.
Forfeits: $25 fine for forfeits.
Registration: 9 AM - 9:45 AM, Rounds: 10 AM, 2 PM & 6 PM on Saturday, 10 AM and 2 PM on Sunday
Time Control: G/100 with 5 second delay for all 5 rounds
Entry Fee: $50 in advance (paid by 8/02), or $60 on day of event
Special rate if rated U1400 (or unr) & paid in advance: $25, or $30 at door
Info: (619) 752-4377; sandiegochessclub.com, or email Chuck Ensey at chucnglo@aol.com or you can text or call my cell 858-432-8006
SCCF: SCCF Membership required for all So Cal residents: $20
Ent: You can email Chuck to secure $50 rate if you are a frequent player at our club Or Mail Entries to: San Diego Chess Club, P O Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112. Flyer here.


Jan. 14-16, 2023
Dreaming King Open
150 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
LAX Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6 Round Swiss in 7 Sections, 3-day or 2-day schedules are available; G/100 +30 for all 3-day games; for 2-day the first 3 games are G/40, d5, then the 2- and 3-day merge in round 4 and compete for the same prizes.
Site: Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX Hotel, 5985 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90045 (1-800-766-3782)
Schedules:
3-day schedule: 10 AM & 4 PM all 3 days, Sat, Sun and Monday (MLK Jr. Day), Except Rd 4 on Sunday is at 4:30 PM;
2-day schedule: no games on Saturday, 4 games on Sunday are at 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM, then 2 games Monday at 10 & 4.
Byes: Two byes are available if booked at least one hour before round. Round 6 byes are ok but must be requested before round 3 and are irrevocable.
Prizes & Sections:
$20,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund
Section 1. Open $2,400/1,500/1,200/600/400/300/200; plus BU2300: $1,000/600;
Section 2 is U2100: $1,200/600/400/200;
Section 3, U1900: $1,200/600/400/200;
Section 4, U1700: $1,200/600/400/200;
Section 5, U1500: $1,000/600/400/200;
Section 6, U1300: $600/300/200/100;
Section 7, BU1100: $600/300/200/100.
Unrated players can only win book or clock prizes. Provisional players (less than 25 rated games) can only win 50% of any prize, the balance is added equally to all the remaining prizes in that section.
Ratings: The USCF January Supplement will be used as the official ratings for pairings & prizes.
FIDE: Only the Open Section is FIDE rated, except for the 2-day fast games.
Entry Fee: $90 Early Bird Rate if paid by 11/30/22, then goes up to $100 between 12/01 and 12/23, after that it goes up to $140 on 12/24, then $150 at the door on 1/14. Special rate of $85 for players U1300 or U1100 or unrated if playing in either of those sections, but if playing in a higher section, then the higher rates apply.
GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs play for free, but $100 deducted from any prize winnings.
Please email organizer Chuck Ensey at chucnglo@aol.com to register if you are entitled to a free entry, or call 858-432-8006.
Re-entry fee (3-day to 2-day, must be rated U2300): $75.
Refunds: $15 fee for players withdrawing before play begins, no exceptions.
Equipment: Bring chess sets and clocks, none supplied; know how to set your clock! We do have equipment for sale at great prices.
Entries: Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112 or try the easy online entry at www.scchess.com. And, please check the advance entries there to make sure you are in the right section (Open, U1300?), schedule (2-day or 3-day?) and that your requested byes are noted there.
SCCF Membership: SCCF Membership is required for all So. Cal. residents, dues are $20 for adults and $15 if under 18 years old.
Penalties: Forfeits and withdrawing without notice are subject to a $25 fine; cheating and bad behavior may also lead to expulsion by the TD. Shake hands and have fun! Good sportsmanship is very important!
Phones: Keep cell phones off!
Hotel: Special rate of only $149, call 1-800-766-3782, ask for the Southern California Chess Tournament rate, must book before 12/15/22, please book ASAP as rooms do sell out. To book online, email chucnglo@aol.com and I will send you the special link.
Parking: is $16 a day, or $26 for in and out privileges or overnight; valet parking is $30.
State Championship Qualifier.
Blitz: 8 round Blitz event on Friday night 1/13 at 7 PM; $20 entry fee; G/4, d4.


Mar. 4-6
Western Class Championships
Irvine. TLA here

May 28-30
42nd Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic
40 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Loma Linda. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6-SS, 3-day 40/100, SD/60, d/10 2-day rds. 1-3 G/60, d/2 then merges
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
Prizes: $10,000 b/200, 50% of each prize guaranteed. Best Game prize, $25, all sections eligible
In five sections:
Open: FIDE Rated $$T+1700- 750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 $$700-300-200.
Premier (under 2000): $$750-300-200-100.
Amateur (Under 1800): $$750-300- 200-100.
Reserve (Under 1600): $$750-300-200-100. Booster (Under 1400/unrated): $$400-200-100, U1200 150, Unr 150. (Unrated may win unrated prizes only.)
EF: $90 by 5/23, $100 after 5/23. Booster (U1400) section EF: $75 by 5/23, $85 after 5/23.
Reg.: ends 9:30am 5/28, 8:30 a.m., 5/29
Rds:
3-day: 10-5, 10-5, 9:30-4:30
2-day: 9-11:30-2 (G/60, d/2), then merges with 3-day at 5.
All: SCCF membership required. (Adults:$20, Under 18:$15)
Byes: 1 half-point bye if requested at least 1 round in advance, round 6 must be requested with entry
HR: $169, TownePlace Suites Marriott,comp breakfast or $159, Holiday Inn, comp breakfast
(909) 796-1001, request MDC Rate reserve by 5/17
Free Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Info: garden909@aol.com
Ent: SCCF, 4892 Silver Spur Lane, Yorba Linda , CA 92886
On line entry: www.scchess.com
State Championship Qualifier
Chess Magnet School JGP

May 30, Monday
MDC Action Swiss

Format: 5-SS, G/30, d/2.
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
Prizes: $500 b/40, else proportional: $150-70-40, U2100/ Unr $80, U1800 $80, Under 1500 $80
EF: $21 if received by 5/24, $25 after 5/24
Reg: 9:30-10 a.m. Rds: 10:15-11:30-1:15-2:30-3:45
Ent: SCCF, 4892 Silver Spur Lane, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
On line entry: www.scchess.com


July 2-4
Pacific Southwest Open
A Heritage Event
Irvine. Show/hide TLA...
Site: Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine CA 92612, phone 949-833-9999
Format: 8 Round Swiss, 4 Sections; No 2-day Option, but 3 byes allowed!
Prizes & Sections: $$10,000 PRIZE FUND (100% Guaranteed)
1. OPEN: $1,600-$1,000-$600-$300-$100; BU2300:$400-$200
2. U2200:$700-300-200-100; plus U2000:$700-300-200-100
3. U1800: $700-$300-$200-$100; plus U1600: $600-$300-$200
4. U1400: $300-200, plus BU1200: $200-$100
Unrated players are not eligible for any cash prizes; there are book or clock prizes for the best unrated in each section. GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs play for free (but $100 deducted from any prize). Provisional players (less than 25 games) can win only 50% of any prize, the balance goes to the remaining prize winners.
Onsite Registration: 8:30 to 9:30 AM Saturday, or book online see below
Rounds and Time Controls are different for each day, pay attention!
Saturday July 2: 10 AM, 1 PM & 4 PM, G/60 with 10 second delay
Sunday July 3: 10 AM, 2 PM & 7 PM, G/90 with 10 second delay
Monday July 4: 9 AM and 3 PM, G/120 with 10 second delay
Entry Fee: $90 Early Bird Rate if received by 4/30/22, or regular $100 rate from May 1st to 6/13/22, late rate is $120 from 6/14–6/30/22, but then the rate goes up to $140 if you pay on 7/01 or later. Only $85 if U1400 or unrated. $90 Re-entry fee on day two with 3 byes is allowed for players U2300.
Withdrawals: $15 charge for refunds and withdrawals.
Ratings: July Supplement will be used for official ratings, pairings and prizes. This event will not be FIDE rated, the Southern California Open in September will be.
Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112
Online entries at the SCCF website www.scchess.com is available.
SCCF Membership is required for all So. Cal. residents ($20 for adults, $15 for players under 18 years old).
Byes: Three Half Point Byes ok if requested at least 1 hour before the round, last round byes are ok but must be requested before round 4 and are irrevocable!
Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, call me if you can’t make a round.
Forfeits: Important: $25 fine for forfeits! Please don’t do that, it leaves opponent with no one to play which is rude and will cost you!
Hotel: Special rate of only $144, 1-800-445-8667 if booked by June 12; be smart, book rooms early, they often will sell out well before the deadline!
Email chucnglo@aol.com for questions or to get a link to book hotel rooms.
Blitz: 8-round rated Blitz event on Sat. 7/02 at 7:30 PM, G/5, d10, $20 entry fee.
Blitz Reg: to 7:15 PM at event only, no online entry, but you can text me to enter.


July 15-17
27th annual Pacific Coast Open
150 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Los Angeles Airport Hilton. TLA here

July 30 - Aug. 7
122nd annual United States Open Chess Championship
300 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Rancho Mirage. TLA here

Sept. 3-5
43rd Annual Southern California Open
150 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)
Los Angeles Airport LAX Hotel. Show/hide TLA...
Site: Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX Hotel, 5985 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045
Format: 6 Round Swiss, 7 Sections; 3 day is G/100 +30 second increment or for 2 day, first 3 games are G/40, w/5 second delay, then merge
Prizes & Sections: $$20,000 PRIZE FUND (100% Guaranteed)
1. OPEN SECTION: 1st $2,400, 2nd $1,600, 3rd $1,200, 4th $600, 5th $400, 6th $200; BU2300 $1,000, 2nd $600
2. U2200: 1st $1,200, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
3. U2000: 1st $1,200, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
4. U1800: 1st $1,200, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
5. U1600: 1st $1,200, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200
6. U1400: 1st $800, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th $100
7. U1200: 1st $600, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
Book prizes only for best unrated player, in each section, they are not eligible for any cash prizes.
Provisional players (less than 25 games) can win only 50% of any prize, the balance goes to the remaining prize winners.
Reg.:
3-day: 8:30 to 9:30 AM Saturday
2-day: 8:00 to 9:00 AM Sunday
Rounds:
3-day: 10 AM & 4 PM on Sat, 10 and 4:30 on Sun, 10 & 4 Mon
2-day: 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 PM & 4:30 PM on Sun; 10 AM & 4 PM Mon
Entry Fee: $90 Early Bird Rate if received by 7/31, or $100 by 8/22, $120 after 8/22 and $140 if you pay at the door. Only $75 if U1200 or unrated. GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs play for free, but $100 deducted from any prize.
Re-entry fee (3 day to 2 day): $75, but must be U2300.
FIDE: Open & U2200 Sections FIDE rated except for the 2-day schedule
Ratings: Sept. USCF Supplement will be used for official ratings, pairings and prizes.
Refunds: $15 charge for refunds.
Forfeits: $25 fine for forfeits, please call Chuck ASAP if you can’t make a round
Other: Cell phones must be turned off, cheaters will be expelled.
Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112, or enter online at the SCCF website here.
SCCF: SCCF Membership required for all So. Cal. residents ($20 adults, $15 if under 18 years old).
Byes: Two Half Point Byes OK if requested at least one hour before rounds 1-5, last round byes are allowed but must be requested before round three and are irrevocable! Three half-point byes are ok if 67 years old or more!
Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, or see www.sandiegochessclub.org
Hotel: Special rate of only $149, 1-800-766-3782 if booked by August 11, 2022; ask for rate under So. Cal. Chess, or under group code 090222SCCC
Use this link to book online: Southern California Chess Competition Room Block
State Championship Qualifier