The 20th Annual Western Class Championships will be held from March 8-10, 2013, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California.
The event has a $20,000 prize fund based on 230 paid entries with $16,000 guaranteed.
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 8-10) or 2-day (March 9-10) schedules to play in.
Last year winner of the main Master section was Enrico Sevillano.
Master Section (over 2199): $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, 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.