• Signature Youth Tournaments

    Special Registration for: see more details here
    Mother's Day tournament on May 14th
    Father's Day tournament on June 18th
    These recurring tournaments have spawned most youth prodigies on the Top 100 list. If you want to get to the top, the journey starts here... Let the journey begin!
    You may participate in either or both of the following events...
    Tip: Choose Swiss and/or Quads based on your schedule... Swiss are in the morning and slightly longer than the Quads in the afternoon.

    Please note: these tournaments are for scholastic players of 18 years or younger, and with rating under 1400.
    Adults and advanced scholastic players shoud consider regular recurring tournaments like GrandPrix and Championships.
  • Swiss

    Prizes: All players with a plus score and teams in each section

    Schedule: 4 games from 10am to about 1:30pm
    (Onsite Registration: 9:30-9:45am - Check-in is not required)

    Time Control:
    G/30 d5
    (each player gets 30 minutes, so one game can last up to an hour)

    3 sections: unrated & u500, 500-799, 800+

    Please, note that sections might be merged based on registration numbers.
    Inquire possible merging on site at TD or via email.
    Entry Fee: 34
    Play-up Fee: +$10
    Please, note that there is a maximum of 100 point rating difference between the player's supplemental rating and the requested sections' lowest rating, unless TD allows special exceptions.

    Late Fee: 15 extra onsite & less than 3 days before tourney, or earlier if venue fills up.
  • Quads

    Prizes: All players with a plus score

    Reqd Check-in & Registration: 1:30-2pm
    3 round-robin games, 2pm to about 5pm

    Time Control:
    G/30 d5
    (each player gets 30 minutes, so one game can last up to an hour)

    Check-in with the TD is REQUIRED. If you do not check in by 2:00pm, you WILL NOT PLAY.

    Sections: Four players based on rating/age - select rated or non-rated options - USCF membership is not required for non-rated sections (but required for rated)

    Entry Fee: 29
    Late Fee: 15 extra onsite & less than 3 days before tourney, or earlier if venue fills up.

  • Schedule

    Bay Area Chess
    San Jose (map)
    Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Fremont Courtyard Marriott (map)Pleasanton
    San Ramon Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Jan   29 15      
    Feb   11, 26 12   25 11
    Mar   26 19 5 25 18
    Apr 15(Q), 30 23 9   30  
    May 7(Q), 14** 21     20 13
    Jun 4(S), 18** 25 11   24 10
    Jul 1, 16 30 9   23  
    Aug 6(S), 20 27 13   26  
    Sep 17   10   30  
    Oct 1, 15 29 8   22 7
    Nov 5(Q) 19 12   18  
    Dec 23 17 10   16 9

    * Swiss or Quads only
    ** Special Mother's or Father's Day Tournaments

    Notice: Please always check Entries before the event to check your entry and look out for any notifications regarding change in schedule/location/other details or rarely cancellation of event.
    Please, make sure you have your email address set in your user account as we use email to send orientation email and communicate any change in the events.


BayAreaChess Center @ San Jose: 2050 Concourse Dr San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
Cupertino Courtyard Marriott: 10605 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 (map)
Fremont Courtyard Marriott: 47000 Lakeview Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538 (map)
Foster City Courtyard Marriott: 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404 (map)
Milpitas: 1639A South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)
Pleasanton Courtyard Marriott: 50509 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588 (map)
Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott: 10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670(map)
San Ramon Courtyard Marriott: 18090 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583 (map)