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.
|1||John Bryant||2580||X||1||0||½||1||0||1||½||4||2nd-3rd Place $1000|
|2||Craig Hilby||2537||0||X||½||½||½||1||0||½||3||6th Place $200|
|3||Josh Sheng||2507||1||½||X||1||1||1||1||1||6½||1st Place $1,800|
|4||Keaton Kiewra||2476||½||½||0||X||0||1||1||1||4||2nd-3rd Place $1000|
|5||Anthony Ge||2276||0||½||0||1||X||0||1||1||3½||4th-5th Place $400|
|6||Robert Shlyakhtenko||2253||1||0||0||0||1||X||1||½||3½||4th-5th Place $400|
|7||Michael Casella||2327||0||1||0||0||0||0||X||½||1½||8th Place $100|
|8||Craig Clawitter||2204||½||½||0||0||0||½||½||X||2||7th Place $100|
Pairings & Results
Round 1: Thursday July 12, 4 p.m.
Round 2: Friday July 13, 10 a.m.
Round 3: Friday July 13, 4 p.m.
Round 4: Saturday July 14, 10 a.m.
Round 5: Saturday July 14, 4 p.m.
Round 6: Sunday July 15, 10 a.m.
Round 7: Sunday July 15, 4 p.m.
Games are posted here.
Pictures will be posted here.
If needed, two 3 minute + 2 second increment blitz games, then one 5 minute (White) / 3 minute (Black) + 2 second increment Armageddon game.
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 second increment, 30 min sudden death with increment
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: Phil Chase, Sean Manross
$$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|
Site: Rhapsody Education Center, 7201 Archibald Street, Rancho Cucamonga CA
Spectators: All spectators welcome
June 9-10 at Star Education Center: 1518 S. Robertson, LA, just South of Pico Blvd.
Time control: TBD
Rd. 1, 10 a.m.
Registration 9-9:45 a.m.
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:
- Tatev Abrahamyan
- Daniel Asaria
- Matthew Beelby
- Michael Casella
- Alex Costello
- Kevin Davidson
- William Duckworth
- Keaton Kiewra
- Nicky Korba
- Vijay Krishnamoorthy
- Brandon Xia
- Kevin Yang
- 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|
|2||Michael Casella||B 7||W 1||B 8||B 3||Qualifies|
|3||Brandon Yang Xia||W 8||B 7||B 1||W 2|
|4||Robert Shlyakhtenko||B 1||W 8||B 5||W 7||Qualifies|
|5||Craig Clawitter||B 6||Bye||W 4||W 1||Qualifies|
|6||Dylan Quercia||W 5||Bye||----||----|
|7||Ming Lu||W 2||W 3||Bye||B 4|
|8||Aaron Sun||B 3||B 4||W 2||Bye|
Questions? Contact us here. Last updated 16 July, 2018 3:45 PM