• Kids Tournaments & Clubs

    Updated Feb 7, 2017. Please report any corrections/updates to help at bayareachess.com.
  • Special Events Coming Up

    2017 (33rd) U.S. Amateur Team Championship West
    Scholastic Side Event

    A Heritage Event!
    Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 - 1 day only
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
    2017 CalChess State Scholastic Championship
    the Super States
    THE EVENT of the YEAR - over 1000 players expected

    Saturday and/or Sunday - March 11-12, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
    REGISTER EARLY to get all information ahead!
  • Recurring Signature Tourneys

    1/2-day Tourneys
    Every Weekend (Swiss 10am-2pm & Quads 2:30-5pm)
    @ all over Bay Area at various locations
    Trophies to all players with winning record
    Medals to all others
    Swiss @ 10a: 4 rounds SS x G/30
    Quads @ 2p (req. checkin from 1:30p): 3 games (round robin) x G/30
    Typical Schedule
    Please see Signature Tournament Information for detailed schedule and more information!
    Popular locations
    San Jose BAC Office (map): various Sundays, few Saturdays
    Cupertino Courtyard (map): various Sundays, few Saturdays
    Fremont Courtyard (map): 2nd Sunday of the month
    Rancho Cordova (Sacramento) Courtyard (map): *Quads only * every 2nd Saturday of the month
    San Ramon Courtyard (map): various Sundays, few Saturdays
  • A National Championship Event!

    2017 (33rd) U.S. Amateur Team Championship West - Scholastic Side Event
    Saturday Feb 18 - 1 day only
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)

    Trophies to:
    Trophies to each player in Top 3 teams overall, Top u900 team, u600 team, u300 team.
    Trophies to top "Girls" team, top "School" team, and top "Club" team.
    Trophies to top two scorers on each board (1-4).
    Commemorative medals to all others.
    Sections & Schedule
    One section with class prizes.
    Jan 2017 supplement & TD discretion will be used to place players
    Time Control: G/30;d5
    On-site Registration: Saturday 8:30-9am
    Round times: 10am 11:30am 1pm 2:30pm 4p
    Blitz & Bughouse
    Time Control: G/5;d0
    On-site Registration: Monday 6-7pm
    Games: Saturday 7:30-9pm
    Fees
    Entry Fee for Team: 159
    Entry Fee for Individuals: 43
    Late Fee: Registering 2/11-16: +10, 2/17 & onsite: Player +20 & Team +80
  • THE State Championship - A must for every player!

    2017 CalChess State Scholastic Championship
    Saturday & Sunday, March 11-12, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)

    Trophies to:
    Top 20 players with winning record in each section.
    Top 5 schools and Top 5 Clubs in each section.
    Commemorative medals to all others.

    Blitz: Top 5 players with winning record in each section
    Trophies to the top 3 schools and 3 clubs in each section

    Bughouse: Trophies to both players of the top 3 teams with a winning record in each section.
    Trophies to both players of the top 3 teams with a winning record in each section
    Sections & Schedule
    16 different section based on Grade AND rating.
    March 2017 supplement & TD discretion will be used to place players
    Time Control: G/30;d5 or G/75;d5
    (G/90+30 for the K-Gr12 Champ - FIDE rated!)

    Online registration closes Friday NOON!
    On-site Registration: Saturday 7:30-8am - First round is NOT guaranteed
    Round times: various schedule - please check website, and orientation email.
    Blitz & Bughouse
    Time Control: G/5;d0
    On-site Registration: Saturday 5:30-6pm
    Games: Saturday 6-8pm
    Fees
    Entry Fee for 1-day: $53
    Entry Fee for 2-day: $67
    Play-up fee: $20
    Refund Fee: $20

    Late Fees:
    after 2/26 ADD +$10, after 3/4 ADD +$20, after 3/10 and Onsite ADD +$40

    Change Fee:
    after 3/4 ADD +$10, after 3/10 ADD +$20, Onsite: ADD +$40

  • Kids One Day Signature Events
    All over the Bay Area! on Every Weekend!

    Trophies to all players with winning record
    Medals to all others
    Swiss @ 10a: 4 rounds SS x G/30
    Quads @ 2p (req. checkin from 1:30p): 3 games (round robin) x G/30
    Sat Feb 11 @ Rancho Cordova Courtyard (map)
    Sat Feb 11 @ Cupertino Courtyard (map)
    Sun Feb 12 @ Fremont Courtyard (map)
    Sat Feb 25 @ San Ramon Courtyard (map)
    Sat Feb 26 @ Cupertino Courtyard (map)

  • BAC Rising Star Tournamnets
    @ BAC Office San Jose (map)

    Non-rated tournaments for rookie touranament players
    Seminar & Q&A session for the parents
    Swiss Style tournament: 3 rounds of G/30;d5

    Once every month
    :
    10am-1pm: Mar 5, Apt 15, May 7, July 9, Sept 10, Nov 5
    3-6pm: Jun 4, Aug 6 Oct 8, Dec 10

    Trophies to prefert scores, medals to all others.