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.


July 20-22
Pacific Coast Open
150 Grand Prix Points
Van Nuys. TLA here

Sept. 1-3
40th Annual Southern California Open
150 Grand Prix Points
A Heritage Event
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6-SS, G/100 + 30 sec increment (2- day schedule rds. 1-3 G/45 d5, then merges).
Site: Town & Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.
Prizes/Sections: $$20,000 in Guaranteed Prizes in 7 sections.
Open $2,400-1,600-1,200-900-600-500-400, plus BU2300 $1000-600
U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600 Sections All 4 sections pay: $1,000-600-400-200
U1400: $600-400-200-100;
New this year 7th section: U1200: $400-200-100
One book prize for best unrated player in each section, unrated players are not eligible for any cash prizes.
Registration: 3-day: 8 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday; 2-day: 8 AM to 9 AM on Sunday
Rds. 3-day: 10 AM & 4 PM Saturday, 10 AM & 4:30 PM on Sun; 10 & 4 on Monday
Rds. 2-day: 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 and then merge at 4:30 on Sunday; 10 & 4 Mon
Ratings: Sept official rating list used. Open section FIDE rated except for fast games in 2-day schedule. Players with provisional ratings (less than 25 games) are subject to a 50% reduction prizes, balance goes to remaining prize winners.
EF: $90 Early Bird Special if received by 7/31, $100 from 8/1 to 8/24, $120 from 8/25 to 8/31 or $140 on event day. $40 surcharge for players U2100 playing in the Open section. Special rate of only $75 if U1400 or unrated. Special rate for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs: free if emailed entry by 8/24 (but $100 deducted from any prize winnings), or $60 for late entry. No credit cards at door, cash or check only.
Re-entry: $75 re-entry from 3-day to 2-day, only players U2300 are eligible.
Penalties
: Players who forfeit any round are subject to a possible $25 fine at TD discretion.
SCCF membership
: Required ($18 Adult; $13 Jr or $3 Jr w/o mag) for all So Cal residents.
Byes
: Two byes allowed, but must be requested at least 1 hour before round; last round byes ok but must be requested before round 3 and are irrevocable.
Equipment: Please bring your own equipment and know how to set your clock for incremental play.
Entries
: SDCC, POB 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or online at www.scchess.com.
Info
: Chuck Ensey at 858-432-8006 or email me at chucnglo@aol.com.
A State Championship Qualifier
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SCCF Annual Membership Meeting: Sunday 2 PM.
Hotel Rates
: Special rate of $140, 619-291-7131, or 800-772-8527 if booked by mid-August, please book early as rates may go up or sell out.


Oct. 13-14
National Chess Day Senior/Junior Open
10 Grand Prix Points
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6-SS, All games are G/60 with 30 second increment each move.
Divisions: Two Divisions with 2 Sections each: Senior Division is for players 50 years or older, Junior Division is under 50 years old. Both divisions have Open and Reserve (U1800) sections.
Site: The San Diego Chess Club, 2225 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Rds: 10:30 AM, 2 PM & 5:30 PM Saturday and Sunday
Byes: Two byes available, any round, please request 1 hour before round, last round before Rd. 3.
EF: $90 if received by 8/31 (early bird rate), $100 from 9/01 to 10/07, $110 from 10/08 to 10/13, $120 on event day. U1600 or Unr is only $80.
SCCF membership: Required, ($18 Adult/$13 Jr)
Reg: 9 - 10 AM on 10/13, or call in to SDCC 619-752-4377.
Prizes: $9,000 prize fund, based on 90 entries
Open Section: $500-200-100, BU2200: $400-200-100, BU2000 $400-200-100.
Reserve Section (under 1800): $500-200-100, BU1600: $300-200-100, BU1400: $300-200-100.
Age based Prizes (for those who don’t win a bigger place prize): $50 each for Best over 60, 70 and 80 years old, plus $50 each for best under 20, 16 and 12 years old. Age based prizes for all 4 sections.
Ent: SDCC, POB 120162, San Diego, CA 92112. Online entry here.
Info: call Chuck Ensey (858) 432-8006, or see the SDCC website here
A State Championship Qualifier


Nov. 2-4
13th annual Los Angeles Open
Van Nuys. TLA here

Nov. 22-25
54rd Annual American Open
Costa Mesa. TLA here. Tornament site/registration here

Nov. 24
American Open Blitz
Costa Mesa. TLA here. Tornament site/registration here

Nov. 25
American Open Action
Costa Mesa. TLA here. Tornament site/registration here

Jan. 19-21, 2019
5th Annual Dreaming King Open
100 Grand Prix Points
San Diego. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 6-SS, 5 Sections, G/100, +30 (2-day schedule rds. 1 - 3 are G/45 d5).
Site: Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, 2592 Laning Rd., San Diego, CA 92106 (www.marriott.com/sanal).
Prizes & Sections: $$13,000 Guaranteed prize fund.
Open Section: $1,800-1,300-900-600-400-200, U2300 $800-500.
U2100, U1900, U1700 Sections, all $800-500-300-200,
U1500 Section: $300-200, BU1300 $300-150, BU1100 $100, Book Prize for Best Unr in each section.
Plus Best Game Prize: $50.
Fines: $5 for cell phone violations and possible $25 for forfeits at TD discretion. $$13,000 Guaranteed prize fund.
Reg.:
3-day: 8:30-9:30 AM on Saturday
2-day: 8-9 AM on Sunday
Rds.:
3-day: 10 AM & 4 PM all 3 days
2-day: 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM (merged) on Sunday, then 10 AM & 4 PM on Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday).
EF: $90 if received by 11/30/18 (Early Bird Special), or $100 between 12/01/18 and 1/10/19, $120 after 1/10/19 and $140 late registration at door on 1/19/19. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $75 if U1500 or unrated. GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs all play for free, but $100 deducted from any prize winnings. Re-entry from 3-day to 2-day: $75, for players rated U2300 only.
FIDE: This event will NOT be FIDE rated, sorry.
SCCF membership req’d ($18 Adult, $13 Jr, or $3 for Jr w/o mag) for all SoCal residents.
Byes: Two byes allowed, but must be requested at least 1 hour before round and last round byes must be requested before round 3 & are irrevocable.
Ratings: Jan. official rating list will be used.
Ent: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online at www.scchess.com.
Info: For more info call Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006, or email me at chucnglo@aol.com.
Hotel Rates: book online or call 619-221-1900, Special rate of $135 if booked by 12/15, but rates will rise and rooms will sell out at this small hotel so please book early.