Southern California Chess Federation

The Southern California Chess Federation (SCCF) is the officially recognized affiliate of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) for the southern California area.



SCCF board congratulates IM Kirk Ghazarian for earning his 3rd GM norm! Chess Life Online article here.



SCCF board congratulates IM John Bryant on his first-place tie with GM Mikaelyan and GM Ghaemmaghami at the 58th annual American Open held in Garden Grove from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27 2023.



SCCF board congratulates GM Melikset Khachiyan on his triumph at the 2023 US Senior Championship held in Saint Louis, MO in July, and for making the cover of the November issue of Chess Life".

Rank & File Editor

The Southern California Chess Federation is seeking an editor for Rank & File. The position is open until filled. Compensation will be $1,000 per issue. Applicants should send a letter of interest and a vita with relevant chess and editing education/experience to garden909@aol.com

SCCF State Championship Prize Fund Increase

The SCCF is proud to announce that the prize fund for the 2019 State Championship has been incrreased by $2,000! The new total is $6,000.

Standings, pairings and round time are listed here.

SCCF State Championship Live Coverage

The State Championship is this Thursday through Sunday at the Temecula Chess Club. If you can't make it out in person, check out TCC's live coverage of the action here. Click on the event name to switch between rounds and games.

Standings, pairings and round time are listed here.

Southern California 2020 Online Open & State Championship

Tournament info here.

EF is a $100 flat rate for all sections, ratings and ages.

All sections, ratings and ages:
Full name:
USCF ID No.:

SCCF will be issuing refunds of $30 in the form of a prize payment to anyone who purchases a SCCF Membership too (e.g. they actually save money by purchasing a membership).

San Diego Surfers Chess Camp

Join upcoming events

SoCal SuperStates Scholastic State Chess Championship: TLA, Online Entry & Advance Entries here

Pacific Coast Open:
TLA, Online Entry & Advance Entries here

Southern California Open:
TLA here
Online Entry & Advance Entries here

Western Class Championships TLA, Online Entry & Advance Entries here

Memorial Day Classic: TLA here. Online Entry & Advance Entries N/A yet

Pacific Southwest Open TLA here. Online Entry & Advance Entries N/A yet