City of Whittier Blitz Chess Championship

City of Whittier Blitz Chess Championship

Jul 4, 2017, 7:32 AM |


Watch some the state’s best players finish the SCCF State Championship -- then have a chance to play some of them!

Please note:  this event may overlap with the last round of the Pacific Southwest Open in Irvine.

Date and time:  Sunday, July 9th, 2017 @ 8pm.

Location:  Whittier High School LIBRARY -- note change of building (the event will not be held in the auditorium as previously advertised), 6739 Whittier Avenue, Whittier CA 90601.

Format:  4 double rounds (8 games total), Swiss pairing system.

Time control:  G/3’ +2” increment (not delay).

Eligibility:  all players must be current members of US Chess (click here to join).

Entry fees:  $0 for players already participating in the SCCF Championship; all others $20 through Friday 7/7, $30 on Saturday 7/8, $40 onsite Sunday 7/9.

Byes:  maximum one double half-point bye (2 x 0.5 points = 1 point total), any round except Round 4; request must be made before pairings for that round.

We will use the highest current USCF rating (whether it is regular, quick or blitz) for pairing purposes.

Cash prizes ($250 total, 100% guaranteed):  1st = $100, 2nd = $70, 3rd = $50, 4th = $30.

Non-cash prize:  highest-placing Whittier *resident earns ‘City of Whittier Blitz Chess Champion’ title.

To register:  contact TD Kele Perkins by email (keleperkins at gmail dot com) or phone (626 area code/ 664-2484, call or text).

Advance entries (18) updated here daily:  IM Keaton Kiewra 2508, IM Craig Hilby 2489, IM Kostya Kavutskiy 2456, NM Craig Clawitter 2197, *Richard Reid 2117, Sherif Toma 2005, Daniel Manahan 1989, *Wes White 1948, John Vandenberg 1818, Raphael Manahan 1678, Andrew Mendez 1609, Ryan Trias 1592, Kelly Freet 1449, *Ernesto Ramirez (bye 1st) 1302, *Martin Lusinyan 1104, Sophia Manahan 941, *Tyler Statema 927p.