Pacific Southwest Open

Heritage Event, American Classic, Grand Prix, State Championship Event
Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport

Event Overview

8 round Swiss, 5 sections no 2 day option but 3 byes allowed. 1.Open $1,600/1,200/600/300/200/100, plus BU2300 $600/300. 2. U2200 $800/400/200/100, plus U2000 $800/400/200/100. 3. U1800 $800/400/200/100, plus U1600 $800/400/200/100. 4. U1400 $400/200/100, plus U1200 $400/200/100. 5. U1000 $400/200/100. 

Onsite registration: 8:30 to 9:30 AM Friday, or book online see below.

Rounds and time controls are different for each day, pay attention!

Friday July 5: 10AM, 1PM, and 4PM, G/60;d10. Saturday July 6: 10AM, 2PM, and 7PM , G/90;d10. Sunday July 7: 9AM, and 3PM. G/120;d10.

Entry Fee: $90 Early Bird rate if received by 4/30/2024, or regular $110 rate from May 1st to 6/13/2024, late rate is $130 from 6/14/2024 to 6/30/2024, but then rate goes up to $150 if you pay on 7/1/2024 or later. Only $90 if U1400 or unrated.No cash prizes for unrated players, clock or book prize only. GM's, WGM's, IM's, and WIM's play for free (but $100 deducted from any prize). July Supplement will be used for official ratings, pairings, and prizes. Provisional players (less than 26 games) can win only 50% of any prize, balance goes to remaining prize winners. Players playing "up" into a section more than 200 points above their rating must pay a $100 fee that will be collected at the event. $15 charge for refunds, withdrawals, $90 reentry fee on day 2 with 3 byes is allowed for players U2300. This event is not FIDE rated. Mail entries to SDCC, P.O. Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112, or use the easy online entry at the SCCF website, go to SCCF membership is required for all So. Cal residents ($20 for adults, or only $15 for players under 18 years old). 3 half point byes okay if requested at least one hour before the round, last round byes are ok but must be requested before round 4 and irrevocable! Info: Chuck Ensey at (858) 432-8006 call me if you cannot make a round. Important: $25 fine for forefits! Please don't do that it leaves the opponent with no to play which is rude and will cost you. 

Hotel: Special rate of only $169, 1-800-445-8667 if booked by June 12th; be smart book rooms early, they often will sell out well before the deadline! Email for questions or to get a link to book hotel rooms. 

8 round rated blitz event on Friday 7/5 at 7:30 PM G/5;d2, $20 entry fee. Registration up until 7:15 PM at event only, no online entry, but you can text me to enter.


18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 40
Prize Fund: 13000
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Charles Ensey
Phone: (858)432-8006
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