23rd annual

March 4-6 or 5-6, 2016 in Southern California

5 round Swiss at new site! Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center


March 4-6 or 5-6                                 Southern California
         Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
23rd annual Western Class Championships. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60, d10), Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center 700 N. Haven Ave, Ontario CA 91764 (I-10 to N. Haven Ave). Free parking, free shuttle to Ontario Airport or Ontario Mills Mall, free wireless, heated pool, restaurants within walking distance.

PRIZES $16,000 GUARANTEED. 7 sections.

Master Section (over 2199): $1500-800-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2300 $600-300. 

Expert Section (2000-2199): $1200-600-400-200.

Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.

Class B Section (1600-1799/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.

Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr): $800-400-200-100.

Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-200-100.

Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr): $400-200-120-80, plaques to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. 

Rated players may play up one section. Unrated must play in Class A or below with maximum prize E $100, D $200, C $300, B $500, A $700.

Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 3/5; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

official USCF ratings used.  Foreign player rating info.  
Unofficial uschess.org ratings
usually used if otherwise unrated.

Prizewinner tax info    CCA electronic devices policies

Top 4 sections entry fee: $115 online at chessaction.com by 3/2, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 2/29, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 if check mailed by 2/24, $130 online until 2 hours before game or at site.  No checks at site; credit cards OK. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. 

Class C or D entry fee: all $30 less than top 4 sections entry fee.

Class E Section entry fee: all $60 less than top 4 sections entry fee.

USCF membership required. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry: online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry (except Master) $60.  SCCF membership ($18, under 18 $13 with magazine, $3 without) required for rated Southern CA residents.

3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rounds begin Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. Sat to 10 am, rounds begin Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Both schedules: Half point byes OK all rds, limit 2, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $95-95, 909-980-0400. The link for reservations has been taken down, but the chess rate may still be available: call 909-980-0400 8 am to 4:30 pm and ask for Christine. 

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 347-201-2269, DirectorAtChess.US.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. US Chess Junior Grand Prix points available.

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for withdrawals. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted immediately). 

BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

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