Southern California Chess Federation State Championship Qualifiers

Below is a list of players who will be invited to the 2016 Candidates Tournament, and of upcoming qualifying tournaments. Each of the events below qualifies two players (highest scoring southern California residents not previously qualified) except that for the following: (1) In the event of a tie, all tied players will qualify; (2) A score of 60 percent is required to qualify; and (3) The SCCF Amateur, SCCF High School, SCCF Senior, and any one-day event will each have one qualifying spot. Round robin events other than the State Championship are not qualifiers. Events must have TLAs and require, or offer discounts for, SCCF membership.

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Events for the 2015-2016 Cycle

2015 Events
Date Event Qualifiers
May 23-25 Memorial Day Classic Ilia Serpik
Kevin Yang
July 3-5 Pacific Southwest Open  
  Pacific Coast Open  
  SoCal Open Championship  
  San Diego County Championship  
  SLO County Championship  
  SCCF State Championship  
  American Open  
2016 Events
  Dreaming King Open  
  State High School Championship  
  Western Class Championships  
  SCCF Senior/Junior Open  
  Western Pacific Open  
  Memorial Day Classic  
N/A Buy-in Candidates