Thursday, May 12, 2011

Southern California Open

33rd  Annual Southern Calif Open on Sept 3-5, 2011


                    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego CA 92108               

                       $20,000 PRIZE FUND

                      100% of each prize guaranteed

6 Rd Swiss in 5 Sections, 40/2, G/1, +5 second delay per move

Or for 2 day option, first 3 games are G/60, then merges with 3 day 

1. OPEN SECTION: 1st $2,600, 2nd $1,800, 3rd $1,200, 4th $900,

              5th $600, 6th $500, 7th $400; BU2300 $800, 2nd $400 

                    BU2200:   1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200

2. Premier (U2000):    1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200

3. Amateur (U1800):   1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200

4. Reserve (U1600):    1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $200

5. Booster (U1400):    1st    $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th $100

                              BU1200 $300, 2nd $150, Best Unrated $100  

Unrated players must play in Booster or go for place prizes only in the Open

Plus Best Game Prizes: $75, $50, $25, one reserved for non-Open Sections  

Directions: Hwy 5 to Hwy 8 East, take first exit, Taylor St/Hotel Circle     

Reg.: 3-day: 8:00 to 9:30 AM Sat, Sept official rating list used, W, NS, NC

          2-day: 8:00 to 9:00 AM Sunday

Rounds: 3-day: 10 AM & 5 PM on Sat & Sun, 9 AM & 4 PM on Monday  

               2-day: 9:30 AM, 11:45 & 2 PM Sun, then merges in round 4    

Entry Fee: $100 if received by 8/14, $120 at door. Only $75 if rated under 1400 or unrated. Free entry for GMs or IMs, and no entry fee deducted from winnings! Open Section will be FIDE rated. Unrated must play in Open (eligible for place prizes only) or in Booster (eligible for unrated prize only). Re-entry Fee from 3 day to 2 day: $75, available for non-Open sections only.    

Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112, or enter online at the SCCF website  SCCF Membership Required For All Players ($18 Adult/$10 Junior) Two Half Pt Byes OK in Rds 1-6, must be requested at least 1 hr before round, but a last round bye must be requested at registration and is irrevocable.   

More Info: (619) 239-7166 or visit   

Hotel: Special rate of only $110 single or double, 619-297-1101, or 1-800-

227-6963 if booked by 8/14/11, must reserve at least 2 nights, please book ASAP, as rates will likely go up soon and rooms may sell out. Hotel has nice restaurant, sushi bar, heated pool, fitness room, Whirlpool spa, free shuttle service and is close to airport, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp District.

State Championship Qualifier, 150 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)


  1. This is the same great hotel we had the event at in 2009. This year we will be using the larger ballroom. We have added a 2 day schedule and made the entry fees free for IMs and GMs. Plus the main thing is the prize fund is 100% guaranteed. So now we have everything you could possibly want, so there is no excuse not to play!! I expect to see you there or you'll be in big trouble with me. We need 200 players to break even, and I am confident we can do it with enough advanced publicity. Please put this on your calendar and tell your friends...

  2. I am going to be playing in this one. I will be in San Diego this time between my trip to India and my trip to Russia (first couple weeks of September).


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