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19th Annual Western Class Championships

The 19th Annual Western Class Championships will take place from March 9-11, 2012, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel (formerly Renaissance), 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California.

The event has a $20,000 projected prize fund with $16,000 guaranteed.

The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections are 5-round Swiss tournaments having 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in.

Master Section (over 2199): $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE rated.
Expert Section (2000-2199): $1500-800-400-200.
Class A Section (1800-1999): $1500-800-400-200.
Class B Section (1600-1799): $1500-800-400-200.
Class C Section (1400-1599): $1400-700-400-200.
Class D Section (1200-1399): $1200-600-300-200.
Class E Section (Under 1200): $600-300-200-100, trophies to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.

Agoura Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, with the population of 20,330. It is located in the eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel

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