Dreaming King Open

Grand Prix, State Championship Event
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX Hotel

Event Overview

Dreaming King Open   $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund  120 Grand Prix Points

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX Hotel January 1/14/23 – 1/16/23

5985 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90045 (1-800-766-3782)

6 Round Swiss in 7 Sections, 3-day or 2-day schedules are available;

G/100 +30 for all 3-day games; for 2-day the first 3 games are G/40, d5, then the

2 and 3-day merge in round 4 and compete for the same prizes. Only the Open

Section is FIDE rated, except for the 2-day fast games. Keep cell phones off!    

3-day schedule: 10 AM & 4 PM all 3 days, Sat, Sun and Monday (MLK Jr. Day),

Except Rd 4 on Sunday is at 4:30 PM; 2-day schedule: no games on Saturday,

4 games on Sunday are at 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM, then 2 games

Monday at 10 & 4. Two byes are available if booked at least one hour before round.

Round 6 byes are ok but must be requested before round 3 and are irrevocable.

Prizes: 1. Open $2,400/1,500/1,200/600/400/300/200; plus BU2300: $1,000/600;

Section 2 is U2100: $1,200/600/400/200; Section 3, U1900: $1,200/600/400/200;

Section 4, U1700: $1,200/600/400/200; Section 5, U1500: $1,000/600/400/200;  

Section 6, U1300: $600/300/200/100; Section 7, BU1100: $600/300/200/100. The USCF January Supplement will be used as the official ratings for pairings & prizes.

Entry Fee: $90 Early Bird Rate if paid by 11/30/22, then goes up to $100 between 12/01 and 12/23, after that it goes up to $140 on 12/24, then $150 at the door on 1/14.  Special rate of $85 for players U1300 or U1100 or unrated if playing in either of those sections, but if playing in a higher section, then the higher rates apply. Unrated players can only win book or clock prizes. Provisional players (less than 25 rated games) can only win 50% of any prize, the balance is added equally to all the remaining prizes in that section. Re-entry fee (3-day to 2-day, must be rated U2300): $75. Refunds: $15, no exceptions (for players withdrawing before play begins). GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs play for free, but $100 deducted from any prize winnings. Please email organizer Chuck Ensey at Click here to show mail address to register if you are entitled to a free entry, or call 858-432-8006. Bring chess sets and clocks, none supplied; know how to set your clock! We do have equipment for sale at great prices. Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112 or try the easy online entry at www.scchess.com, the SCCF website and please check the advance entries there to make sure you are in the right section (Open, U1300?), schedule (2-day or 3-day?) and that your requested byes are noted there. SCCF Membership is required for all So. Cal. residents, dues are $20 for adults and $15 if under 18 years old. State Championship Qualifier. Forfeits and withdrawing without notice are subject to a $25 fine; cheating and bad behavior may also lead to expulsion by the TD. Shake hands and have fun! Good sportsmanship is very important!  

Hotel: Special rate of only $149, call 1-800-766-3782, ask for the Southern California Chess Tournament rate, must book before 12/23/21, please book ASAP as rooms do sell out. To book online, email Click here to show mail address and I will send you the special link. Parking is $16 a day, or $26 for in and out privileges or overnight; valet parking is $30.  

Blitz: 8 round Blitz event on Friday night 1/13 at 7 PM; $20 entry fee; G/4, d4.          


5985 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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

Charles Ensey
Email: chucnglo@aol.com
Phone: (858) 432-8006