2017 Bay Area Championship Series
@ 1639A South Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)
NEW Dates for 2017
CM Azhar Memorial Championship: Jan 27/28 - 29
Spring Championship: March 24/25 - 26
Summer Start Championship: Apr 28/29 - 30
Beat the Heat Championship: Jun 16/17 - 18
BAC Championship: July 21/22 - 23
BAC Championship: Aug 18/19 - 20
Fall Championship: Oct 20/21 - 22
Winter Championship: Dec 15/16 - 17
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/90 entries - 60% guaranteed!
GPP 30 (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 G/90 +30 time control in the Open section will be submitted to FIDE.
Byes: Maximum two 1/2 point byes can be requested. Any 1/2 pt byes for the last two rounds must be requested before the start of Round 1.
Economy Entry Fee: $79 with 60% prize
Few notes on Economy Entry Fee:
1) No Econ allowed in the Open section due to USCF GPP rules.
2) If you choose economy entry fee, and if you win any prize money, only 60% of the amount you won will be paid out to you, the rest of the money will be transfered back to the general fund to offset the cost of the economy EF.
3) Economy EF will not be available once registration headcount reached 75% of the maximum capacity. (30 players in the Courtyard Marriotts, 65 for the BAC Championships.)
4) It must be finalized before Round 1 starts.
Re-entry fee: $49 (39 econ)
New rule: there can not be more than 200 point rating difference between the player's supplemental or actual rating and the requested sections' lowest rating.
Late Fee: +$20 <5 days before the tourney
or sooner if the tournament if filling up.
Rated 2250+ $0 w 10 days prior
(Entry Fee will be deducted from any prize money won)
Organizers and TDsMain TDs: National TD, FIDE IA Tom Langland, National TD, FIDE IA Richard Koepcke, FIDE IA John McCumiskey, FIDE IA, Sr. TD Jordan Langland, Dr. Judit Sztaray
Other TDs: Abel Talamantez, Steele Langland, Pranav Kakulamarri, and others.