Pacific Southwest Open

Heritage Event, Grand Prix
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport

Event Overview

Pacific Southwest Open $10,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund

Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport July 2 – July 4, 2022, not FIDE rated

18880 MacArthur Blvd Irvine CA 92612 (949-833-9999)

8 Round Swiss in 4 Sections, No 2-day schedule, but 3 byes are available!

Rounds and Time Controls are different for each day:

Saturday July 2: 10 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM, G/60 with 10 second delay

Sunday July 3: 10 AM, 2 PM and 7 PM, G/90 with 10 second delay

Monday July 4: 9 AM and 3 PM, G/120 with 10 second delay

Prizes: Section 1.Open: $1,600/1,000/600/300/100; plus BU2300: $400/200;

Section 2 is U2200: $700/300/200/100; plus BU2000: $700/300/200/100

Section 3 is U1800: $700/300/100/100; plus BU1600: $600/300/200

Section 4 is U1400: $300/200, plus BU1200: $200/100

The USCF July Supplement will be used as the official ratings for pairings & prizes.

Entry Fee: $90 Early Bird Rate if received by 4/30/22, regular rate of $100 in effect from May 1st to 6/13/22, late rate of $120 from 6/14 to 6/30/22, then rate goes to $140 if you pay on 7/01 or later. Special rate of $85 for players U1400 or unrated if playing in that section, if playing up, then 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 goes to the remaining prize winners. Refunds: $15, no exceptions. Also: $25 fine for forfeits. GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs play for free (but $100 deducted from any prize winnings) Please email organizer Chuck Ensey at to register if you are entitled to a free entry, or call 858-432-8006. Three half point byes are available, must request at least one hour before the round; last round byes are available but must be requested before round 4 and are irrevocable!

Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112 or enter online at the SCCF website beginning on 4/01/22. SCCF Membership ($20 for adults, $15 if under 18 years old) is required for all So. Calif. residents, join online.

Hotel: Special rate of only $144, call 949-833-9999 ask for Southern California Chess Tournament rate, must book before 6/13/22, please book ASAP as rooms do sell out.

To book hotel online, email and I will send you the special link.

Blitz: 8 round Blitz event on Saturday night 7/02 at 7:15 PM; $20 entry fee; G/5, d10. No online entry for blitz, sign up at tournament or text Chuck Ensey at 858-432-8006



18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 80
Prize Fund: $10,000
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Chuck Ensey
Phone: 858-432-8006

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