• 2017 US National Game/30 Championship
      Sept 23, 2017
      and
      2017 US National Game/60 Championship
      Sept 24, 2017

      Santa Clara Convention Center Center (map)
      1346 Saratoga Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403


      2017 US National G/60 and G/30 Championships are two separate national tournaments done on two different days. Register for one or another or enjoy a discounted EF if registering for both.
  • Time control, Schedule & Fees


    2017 US National G/30 Championship - Saturday
    Time Control: 5xSS G/30 d5
    each player gets 30 minutes with 5 second delay, and players play 5 rounds.
    On-site Registration: Saturday 8-8:30am
    Rounds: Saturday 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm

    2017 US National G/60 Championship - Sunday

    Time Control: 4xSS G/60 d6
    each player gets 60 minutes with 6 second delay, and players play 4 rounds.
    On-site Registration: Sunday 8-8:30am
    Rounds: Sunday 9am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm

    Entry Fees:
    Single event (G/30 or G/60): $84

    Special discounted fee
    if registering for both G/60 & G/60: $139

    Play-up 1 section: +$25
    Refund fee: $20
    Late fee: +$20 after 9/17
    Reentry: $44

    Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in Sept 2017 supplement.
    IM/GM Free before 9/13 (EF subtracted from prize)
    Byes: one 1/2 bye allowed, must commit before the start of Round 2.

    Sept. 2017 supplemental ratings, CCA min and TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
  • Sections & Prizes

    Different Sections and Prizes for the two events. Please see below:


    US National G/30 Championship - Saturday, Sept 23, 2017
    $8,000 b/199 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed

    4 Sections (FIDE rating)
     1st2nd3rd4thClass Prizes
    Open (1900+) $1,500 $700 $300 $100 u2100: $200, 100
    B (1600-1899) $1,000 $400 $200 $100  
    C (1300-1599) $1,000 $400 $200 $100  
    D (u1300) $1,000 $400 $200 $100  

    Prizes may be scaled in each section based on the number of paid entries in that section.
    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $200 in all sections except Open.

    US National G/60 Championship - Sunday, Sept 24, 2017
    $10,500 b/240 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed

    6 Sections (FIDE rating)
     1st2nd3rd4th5thClass Prizes
    Open (2000+) $1,200 $600 $300 $100 $100 u2200: $200, 100
    A (1800-1999) $1,000 $400 $200 $100    
    B (1600-1799) $1,000 $400 $200 $100    
    C (1400-1599) $1,000 $400 $200 $100    
    D (1200-1399) $800 $400 $200 $100    
    E (u1200) $700 $300 $200 $100    

    Prizes may be scaled in each section based on the number of paid entries in that section.
    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Open.
  • Kids Side Event - for Grade K-12 students rated u1000
    in both US G/60 and US G/30 Championships


    Sections: 999-800, 799-600, 599-400, 399-200, u200
    Time control, Registration and Schedule are the same as the adult sections.

    Entry Fee: $54 (for G/30 or G/60)
    Discounted entry fee: $94 for both US G/30 and US G/60
    Play-up fee: $10
    Late fee: +$15 after 9/17

    Prizes:
    Trophies to Top 15 players in each section
    Top 10 Clubs and Top 10 Schools in combined section.
    Team: min 2 players for team, and top 3 players count for team score.
  • Blitz Side Event - Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

    G/5 d0
    Registration: 4:30-5pm
    Rounds: total of 8-10 rounds between 5:15-7:15pm

    Entry Fee: $14 in advane, $16 on-site
    75% of EF returned as prizes.
  • TDs and Organizers

    Tournament Directors:
    National TD Tom Langland
    National TD John McCumiskey
    Senior TD Jordan Langland

    Organizer: Email to the organizer
    Dr. Judit Sztaray
  • Location & Accomodation

    Tournament site:
    Santa Clara Convention Center
    5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)

    Rooms at Biltmore Santa Clara @ $99/night
    Cutoff date: 9/8 - Click here to reserve online.
    Reservations may be made by calling 408/988-8411 or 800/255-9925.
    Reference Bay Area Chess or Booking ID #34515 when making a reservation.
    2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)