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.

May 26-28
2018 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic
GPP: 40 (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. New location, see map here.
Prizes/Sections: $10,000 b/200, 50% of each prize guaranteed. In five sections:
Open: $$T+1700- 750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 700-300-200.
Premier (under 2000): $$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.)
OSA: $25 Best Game prize, all sections eligible.
EF: $88 by 5/21, $99 at door. Booster (U1400) section EF: $72 by 5/21, $85 door.
Reg.: ends 9:30am 5/26, 8:30 AM, 5/27
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 req. ($18 adults, $13 youth with print mag, $3 youth w/o mag),
Byes: 1 ½-point bye if requested at least 1 round in advance, round 6 must be requested with entry.
HR: $99, comp breakfast (909) 796-1001, code MDC, www.marriott.com/RALTS code MDCMDCG reserve by 5/14
Parking and Wi-Fi free.
Info: garden909@aol.com
On-line entry: www.scchess.com
Ent: SCCF, 534 Via Zapata, Riverside , CA 92507.
State Championship Qualifier
Chess Magnet School JGP

May 27, Sunday
MDC Hexes
Loma Linda. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 3-SS, G/90, d/2.
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
Sections: 8-player sections by rating.
EF: $21 if received by 5/24, $24 door.
Prizes: $$40-20-10 each section.
Reg: 9:30-10 a.m.
Rds: 10:15-1:45-5:30.
Ent: SCCF, 534 Via Zapata, Riverside, CA 92507.
On-line entry: www.scchess.com
Info: garden909@aol.com

May 28, Monday
MDC Action Swiss
Loma Linda. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-SS, G/30, d/2.
Site: TownePlace Suites Marriott, 10336 Richardson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354.
$500 b/40, else proportional: $150-70-40, U2100/ Unr $80, U1800 $80, Under 1500 $80.
EF: $20 if received by 5/24, $25 at door.
Reg: 9:30-10 a.m. Rds: 10:15-11:30-1:15-2:30-3:45.
Ent: SCCF, 534 Via Zapata, Riverside, CA 92507.
On line entry: www.scchess.com
Info: garden909@aol.com

July 6-8
Pacific Southwest Open
Irvine. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-round Swiss, 6 Sections, G/90 +30 second increment per move. No “fast” section or re-entries.
Site: The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 MaCarthur Blvd, Irvine Ca 92612
Prizes/Sections: $10,000 prize fund (100% Guaranteed)
Open Section: $1,600-1,000-600-300-100; U2300 $400-200
U2200, U2000, U1800 Sections: all $700-300-200-100
U1600 Section: $600-300-200
U1400 Section: $300-200, U1200 $200-100
Plus Book Prize for best unrated player in each section, if any
Entry: Enter online at www.scchess.com or mail to SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego 92112.
SCCF membership is required for all So. Calif. residents ($18 Adult;$13 Junior; or $3 Jr. w/o magazine)
Ratings: July official rating list will be used for pairing and prize purposes. This event is not FIDE rated.
Onsite Registration: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM on Friday night 7/06/18
Rounds: 8:00 PM Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM on Saturday & Sunday
Entry Fee: $90 if received by 5/31/18 (Early Bird Special); $100 between 6/01 - 7/01/18, or $120 after 7/01, $140 on day of event. GM, IM, WGM, WIM are all free, but $100 deducted from any prize won. Special rate if U1400 or unr: $60. Unrated can only win book prizes.
Byes: One ½-point bye okay, must commit before Round 4.
HR: $139, see www.hiltonirvineorangecounty.com or call 800-445-8667, book rooms by 6/06/18 or rates will likely increase.
More Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, or email chucnglo@aol.com
State Championship Qualifier