The 21st Annual Western Class Championships will be held from March 7-9, 2014, 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 7-9) or 2-day (March 8-9) schedules to play in.

The event has a $ 20,000 prize fund, based on 320 entries, with $ 16,000 minimum guaranteed.

Master Section (over 2199): $ 1800-900-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $ 100 bonus, top U2300 $ 800-400. FIDE rated.
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.

Rated players may play up one section. Unrated must play in Class A or below with maximum prize E $ 200, D $ 300, C $ 450, B $ 600, A $ 800.

Last year winner was GM Melikset Khachiyan

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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