31st annual Western Class Championships

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Hilton Orange County Airport

Event Overview

A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix


31st annual Western Class Championships. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60, d10), Hilton Orange County Airport, 18800 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine CA 92612. Parking $12 chess rate. Free wireless, pool, airport shuttle, fitness center. $20,000 guaranteed prizes.  7 sections. Master (2100/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (1900-2199): $1500-700-400-200. FIDE. Class A (1700-1999): $1500-700-400-200. FIDE. Class B (1500-1799/Unr): $1500-700-400-200. Class C (1300-1599/Unr): $1200-600-300-200. Class D (1100-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated (see also peakrating.us). Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $100 in E, $200 D, $300 C, $400 B. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $500-300-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register at site (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat, no prize limits. Cannot play 
below Online Regular rating minus 100 points. Top 6 sections EF: $128 online at chessaction.com by 2/28, $150 online or at site until 1 hour before rd 1. Class E EF: all $40 less than top 6 sections. Online advance EF $5 less to SCCF members; join/renew at scchess.com. GMs: $120 from prize. No checks at site; credit cards OK. All:  Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine paid online at chessaction.com with entry: Adult $43, Young Adult $26, Youth $19. Re-entry (no Master to Master) $60.  3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. Sat to 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Byes: OK all rds, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $159-159, link at chessevents.us or 949-833-9999, reserve by 2/15 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info,  Click here to show mail address. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entries. Refunds, $15 service charge. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tmt. Sat. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm.


18800 Macarthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $20,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: director@chess.us