31st Southern California Championship
July 11-14, 2019
Welcome to the official site of the 31st annual SCCF state invitational championship. Thank you to all of our donors whose generous contributions made this year's event possible.
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 descending rating.
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 2000 may participate, if not otherwise qualified, for a $100 (Use form below).
Players invited from State Championship Qualifiers are exempt from entry fees. Candidates Tournament will be at the UCLA Chess Club on 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA, 90095.
Time Control: Game - 40 moves/90 minutes with 5 sec/delay, 60 min sudden death.
Tiebreak playoff: Two 5 minute blitz games, then one 5 minute (White) / 4 minute (Black) 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 MUST be given by each player to TD at the conclusion of each round to qualify for the State Championship.
Tournament Director: SCCF President Sean J. Manross - US Chess ID 13105845
$$4,000 guaranteed prizes, and any ensuing sponsorship will also go to prize fund.
Prize distribution: Checks awarded on-site.
|Prize Schedule (Probable distribution)|
|1st Place||$1,500 and title of state champion|
Spectators: All spectators welcome
Candidates Tournament @ UCLA - Ackerman Building 248
June 9: CANDIDATES IN NEW ROOM @ UCLA - KERCKHOFF HALL
When: June 8-9, 2019 from 8 am - 10 pm both days
Site: UCLA Chess Club on 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA, 90095
Format: 4-round Swiss
Time control: Game - 40 moves/90 minutes with 5 sec/delay, 60 min sudden death
Registration: Saturday, June 8 @ 9-9:45 a.m.
Round 1: Saturday, June 8 @ 10 am
Round 2: Saturday, June 8 @ 4 pm
Round 3: Sunday, June 9 @ 10 am
Round 4: Sunday, June 9 @ 4 pm
Prizes: No prizes/awards ceremony.
TD: SCCF President Sean J. Manross - US Chess ID 13105845
Top 3 finishers qualify for State Championship July 11-14
May 24 Update: Qualifiers
Players invited to the Candidates Tournament based on their results are listed here.
- Timur Gareev - Western Class
- Alexandre Kretchetov - 3rd San Diego Open (top 2 already qualified)
- Robert Shlyakhtenko - Dreaming King Open
- Gabriel Sam - 4th SoCal Open (top 3 already qualified)
- Danial Asaria - 2nd American Open (top already qualified)
- TBD - 2019 Memorial Day Classic
Please note that these qualifiers will have to arrive at the Candidates and CLAIM their free entry, or do so by confirming their attendance through email, prior to the event.
Other players may participate:
$49 for over 2200
$99 for over 2000
MMM DD 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.
Candidates Tournament Standings Round 2
|15||Shapiro MD, Dr. Bryan||12670320||2112||2086||1561||L2||L11||A16||0.0|
Pairings & Results
Round 1: Thursday July 11, 4 p.m.
Round 2: Friday July 12, 10 a.m.
Round 3: Friday July 12, 4 p.m.
Round 4: Saturday July 13, 10 a.m.
Round 5: Saturday July 13, 4 p.m.
Round 6: Sunday July 14, 10 a.m.
Round 7: Sunday July 14, 4 p.m.
Games are posted here.
Pictures will be posted here.
Two 5 minute blitz games, then one 5 minute (White) / 4 minute (Black) Armageddon game.
Questions? Contact us here. Last updated 16 June, 2019 6:19 AM