Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 Southern Calif Open

A Heritage Event!

Sept. 1-3 or 2-3, GPP: 150 (Enhanced) California Southern

34th Annual Southern California Open

34th Annual Southern California Open

6-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day schedule rds 1-3 G/60, then merges). Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108. $$20,000 Guaranteed prize fund. 5 Sections. 


Open Section: 1st $2,600-1,800-1,200-900-600-500-400,

BU2300 $800-400, BU2200 $1,000-600-400-200


Premier Section (U2000): $1,000-600-400-200


Amateur Section (U1800): $1,000-600-400-200


Reserve Section (U1600): $1,000-600-400-200


Booster Section (U1400) $600-400-200-100

BU1200 $300-150, Best Unrated $100.


Plus Best Game Prizes: $75-50-25, one reserved for non-open sections. 


Registration: 3-day: 8 to 9:30 AM, Sept official rating list used

2-day registration: 8 AM to 9 AM Sunday.


Rounds for 3 day schedule: 10 AM & 5 PM on Sat and Sun, then 9 AM & 4 PM on Monday


or 2 day option schedule: 9:30 AM, 11:45, 2 PM Sun + 5 PM, (merges in round 4 with the 2 day). This is a tough schedule as you have to play 3 fast games and then one slow game, all in the same day, in order to make up for missing the first day. Some players are used to this and can do it with no problems, others like to take at least one bye, usually in round 4.  


Entry Fee: $100 if received by 8/29, $120 at door. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $75 if U1400 or unrated. Special rate for GMs and IMs: $20 if registered by 8/29, or $60 late entry at door. Open section will be FIDE rated. Unrated players not eligible for prizes except for place prizes in the Open or the unrated prize in the U1400. Players who forfeit any round are also ineligible for prizes. SCCF membership req’d ($18 Adult, $10 Jr) for all So Cal residents. Two byes allowed, but must be requested at least one hour before round, and round 5 & 6 byes must be requested before rd 2 and are irrevocable.


Send Entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online at  


For more info call Bruce Baker of the San Diego CC at (619)239-7166

or email Chuck Ensey at


SCCF Annual Membership Meeting: Sunday 3 PM. 


Hotel Rates: Special rate of only $110 single or double, 619-297-1101, or 1-888-233-9527 if booked by 8/15/12, book ASAP, as rates may go up and rooms may sell out by mid-August. Great tropical themed hotel is in the heart of Mission Valley, close to airport, great attractions such as Sea World, the SD Zoo, Seaport Village and Fashion Valley for shopping. The Crown Plaza Hotel (see has a great restaurant and sushi bar, a heated pool, and fitness room.

Note: For online reservations at the hotel you can use this handy link:

NS, NC, W.  Chess Magnet School JGP.

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