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Western Class Championships 2015

The 22nd Annual Western Class Championships will be held from March 20-22, 2015, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California.

The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections have either 3-day (March 20-22) or 2-day (March 21-22) schedules to play in.

The tournament format is 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.

Last year winner was GM Julio Sadorra.

The event has a $20,000 prize fund, based on 230 paid entries, with $16,000 minimum guaranteed.

Master Section (over 2199): $1800-900-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400.
Expert Section (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.
Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class B Section (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-300-200.
Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr): $1100-600-300-200.
Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100, plaques 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.

Tournament website

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel

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