• sheldoncooper

    Grand Prix Tourneys
    Prize Fund
    Fast-, Super-, Duper- & LuperSwiss: $1,300 b/50, 60% Guaranteed *
    Sacramento: $600 b/36

    for adults and advanced youth (rated over 1000)
    register online - flyer - entries home


    Check Schedule - Round Times - Addresses - Prizes below

    * Special events may have different prize funds, please check below.

    2017 Schedule

    See schedule below for upcoming events...
    day of the event (time control)
     Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map)NEW: Fremont Marriott (map)Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map)Milpitas @Main St
    (map)
    Pleasanton Sheraton
    (map)
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Jul 30 (75) none!   9 (75)    
    Aug 27 (90) 13 (75) 26 (75) 6 (90) 12 (45) 12 (45)
    Sep 23 (75) 10 (75)   17 (90) 17 (45) 10 (60)
    Oct 29 (90) 8 (75) 14 (90) 15 (60) 1 (75) 7 (90)
    Nov   12 (75)   19 (60) 5 (90)

    11 (45)

    Dec   10 (75) 9 (90) 3 (90), 23 (60)   9 (90)

    Please note that from Aug 13 & onwards, the Fremont tournaments are at Fremont Marriott,
    and not Fremont Couartyard Marriott.
    Fremont Marriott: : 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538 (map)

    How it started

    These recurring tournaments address the need for one day tournaments with mid-range time controls that allow players to calculate and also play more than a couple of rated games for affordable entry fees with a chance of getting cash prizes. This is best-suited for adults and youth who desire to take their game to the next level... Let the journey continue!


    You may participate in any of the following events:
    Quick$wiss: 4 rounds of G/45;d5
    Super$wiss: 4 rounds of G/61;d5
    Duper$wiss: 3 round of G/75;d5
    Luper$wiss: 3 round of G/90;d5

Registration & other fees


  • Regular Entry Fee: 49

    Economy Entry Fee: 35
    for 50% of the prize money

    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 50% 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.


    Play-up: 20
    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: +15 if <3 days before the tourney or as the tournament fills up.

    Players rated 2200+ are free (at least 10 days before tourney, prize - EF)

    How to make it even cheaper? Here is Scott's advice:
    "I registered for both (Superswiss 6/14/14 and Luperswiss 6/15/14)!! Actually, I also registered for Sacramento on 7/12 as well. So get this...I used the economy mode for all three tournaments and received a $10 discount for registering for three Grand Prix $wiss events. It comes to only $8.64 per round (assuming I win NO prize fund). Thank you BAC for making this so affordable!"

Time Controls & Rounds times

    • Quick$wiss
      G/45 d5

      ScheduleRound Time
      Registration 9-9:15am
      Round 1 9:30am
      Round 2 11:30am
      Round 3 1:15pm
      Round 4 3pm
    • Super$wiss
      G/61 d5

      ScheduleRound Time
      Registration 9-9:15am
      Round 1 9:30am
      Round 2 11:50am
      Round 3 2:30pm
      Round 4 5pm

  • Duper$wiss
    G/75 d5

    ScheduleRound Time
    Registration 8:30-8:45am
    Round 1 9am
    Round 2 11:45am
    Round 3 2:40pm
  • Luper$wiss
    G/90 d5

    ScheduleRound Time
    Registration 9-9:15am
    Round 1 9:30am
    Round 2 12:50 or 1pm
    Round 3 4:15 or 4:30pm

Prize Funds

  • Regular Prize Fund
    $1,300 b/50 60% guar.

    3 sections b/rating (u1500, 1500-1899, 1900+)
     1st2nd3rdClass
    1900+ $200 $100 $100 u2000: $50, $50
    1500-
    1899
    $200 $100 $50 u1600: $50, $50
    Under
    1500
    $200 $100   u1200: $50, $50
  • Sacramento special Prize Fund
    $600 - 50% guaranteed

    2 sections b/rating
    (u1700, 1700+)
     1st2nd
    1700+ $150 $100
    u1900: $50
    Under
    1700
    $150 $100
    u1600: $50

Recurring 1-day tournament locations

  • BAC Chess Center (San Jose) (map): 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131
    Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map): 10605 North Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
    Fremont Courtyard Marriott (map): 47000 Lakeview Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
    Fremont Marriott (map): 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
    Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map): 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
    Pleasanton Courtyard Marriott (map): 5059 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Pleasanton Sheraton (map): 5990 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Milpitas Main Street (map): 1639 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map): 10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670