2015 Bay Area Named Championship Series
@ Bay Area Chess Center, 1639A South Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)
Welcome to 2015!
Full series for the new year:
CM Azhar Memorial Championship: Jan 30/31 - Feb 1
IM Kesav Viswanadha Championship: Mar 13/14 - 15
GM Jesse Kraai Championship: Apr 17/18 - 19
GM Melikset Khachiyan Championship: Jul 17/18 - 19
GM Nick de Firmian Championship: Aug 21/22 - 23
IM John Donaldson Championship: Sep 18/19 - 20
GM Samuel Shankland Championship: Oct 16/17 - 18
*** In Memory of IM Tate Championship: Nov 13/14 - 15 ***
GM Sam Sevian Championship: Dec 18/19 - 20
If you want to get to the top, this can prepare you for the final leg of the journey to a titled player...
Let the journey continue!
You may participate in any of these events... there are discounts for registering for two or more of the following events...
Tip: This is best suited for players who prefer long time controls.
Sections & Prizes
$5,000 b/94 entries - 70% guaranteed!
GPP 40 (Enhanced)
1st 2nd 3rd Class Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd MX (2000+) FIDE $1,000 $500 $200 under 2300> $250 $125 $100 AB (1600-1999) $700 $300 $100 under 1800> $200 $100 CDEu
(under 1600 & unr)
$700 $300 $100 under 1400>
Unrated players prize capped at $100, except Open section.
FIDE rated rounds: only those with 40/90 SD30 d5 time control in the Open section will be submitted to FIDE.
Byes: There is no limit of how many 1/2 point byes can be requested. However, any 1/2 pt byes for the last two rounds must be requested before the start of Round 1.
Time control & ScheduleTime Control:
3-day: 5SS G/90 +30
2-day: Rds 1-2: G/50 d5, Rds 3-5: G/90 +30
Option Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 3-day
Fr 6-6:45p Fr 7p Sa 9a Sa 1:20p Su 10a Su 2:30p 2-day
(Rds 1-2 G/50 d5)
Sa 8-8:45a Sa 9a Sa 11:10a
FeesEntry Fee: $89 at least 3 days before the tourney
Econ Entry Fee: $69 with 2/3 prize
Econ option is not available in the Open section, and it must be finalized before Round 1 starts.
Re-entry fee: $39 (29 econ)
Late Fee: <3 days before the tourney +$20
Rated 2250+ $0 w 10 days prior (prize - EF)
Discounts based on # of tourneys: 2=$5 3=$10 4=$20 5=$30 6=$40...
[Members get more discount online]
Organizers and TDsMain TDs: National TD, FIDE IA Tom Langland, National TD, FIDE IA Richard Koepcke, Sr. TD Jordan Langland, Sr. TD Dr. Salman Azhar, Justin Easterday, Dr. Judit Sztaray
Other TDs: Aamir Azhar, Archit Dasika, Pranav Kakulamarri, Steele Langland, John McCumiskey, Rishab Raj, Arvind Sankar, Sankar Swaminathan, Vikram Vasan, and others.