• Kids Tournaments & Clubs

    Updated Mar 27, 2017. Please report any corrections/updates to help at bayareachess.com.
  • Special Events Coming Up

    1st Annual Northern California
    Middle- & High School School Championship

    Inaugural Event
    Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
    @ BAC "old" office in Milpitas
    2017 Mother's Day Champinoship
    Sunday, May 14, 2017
    @ BAC Chess Center in San Jose
    Individual & Mother - Child team Competition!
    Best of the West - Scholastic Side Event - 1day only

    Monday, May 29, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Marriott
    2017 Father's Day Champinoship
    Sunday, June 18, 2017
    @ BAC Chess Center in San Jose
    Individual & Father - Child team Competition!
  • 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
  • Inaugural Event!

    1st Annual Northern California
    Middle & High School Team Championship
    Sunday, April 23rd
    @ Milpitas (map)

    Prizes:
    Commemroative CLOCKs for Top 3 teams in each section.
    Commemorative Trophy to each team.
    Commemorative CLOCKS to best performance on each board.
    Special prize to Best Team Names.
    Sections
    K - Gr8 and K-Gr12 Team Sections
    Time Control: G/25;d5
    On-site Registration: Saturday 8:45-9:15am
    Round times: 10am 11:30am 1pm 2:30pm 4p
     
    Fees
    Entry Fee for Team: 99
    Entry Fee for Individuals: 25
    Late Fee: Registering 4/19-22: +10 per player or +40 per team
  • Celebrate Mother's Day with BayAreaChess

    2017 Mother's Day Championship
    Sunday, May 14th
    @ BAC Chess Center in San Jose (map)

    Trophies to:
    Special commemorative trophies for the TOP 5 individual section players.
    Special commemorative TEAM trophies for the TOP 5 best Parent-Child team
    Trophies to all players with winning record, medals to all others.
    Sections & Schedule
    Kids' Sections: based on rating:
    Champion (800+), Premium (500-799), Booster (u500)
    Parent's Sections: rated or unrated or nonrated

    Time Control: G/30;d5
    Online registration: Sunday 8:30-9am
    Round times: 9:30am, 11am, lunch, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm
    Trophy ceremony: around 4pm
     
    Fees
    Parents are FREE with kids' entry
    Kid's Entry Fee: $43
    Play-up fee: $10
    Late Fee: +$15
  • Scholastic Side event of a Big tournament!

    2017 Best of the West Kids' Championship
    Monday, May 29th
    @ Santa Clara Marriott (map)

    Trophies to:
    Top 10 players in each sections (winning record required)
    Top 5 Clubs in all sections combined
    Top 5 Schools in all sections combined
    Sections & Schedule
    900-1199, 600-799, 300-599, u300&unrated
    Time Control: G/30;d5
    Online registration: Sunday 8:30-9am
    Round times: 9:30am, 11am, lunch, 12:45pm, 2pm, 3:15pm
    Trophy ceremony: around 4:30pm
     
    Fees
    Entry Fee: $43
    Play-up fee: $10
    Late Fee: +$15

  • Celebrate Father's Day with BayAreaChess

    2017 Father's Day Championship
    Sunday, June 18th
    @ BAC Chess Center in San Jose (map)

    Trophies to:
    Special commemorative trophies for the TOP 5 individual section players.
    Special commemorative TEAM trophies for the TOP 5 best Parent-Child team
    Trophies to all players with winning record, medals to all others.
    Sections & Schedule
    Kids' Sections: based on rating:
    Champion (800+), Premium (500-799), Booster (u500)
    Parent's Sections: rated or unrated or nonrated

    Time Control: G/30;d5
    Online registration: Sunday 8:30-9am
    Round times: 9:30am, 11am, lunch, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm
    Trophy ceremony: around 4pm
     
    Fees
    Parents are FREE with kids' entry
    Kid's Entry Fee: $43
    Play-up fee: $10
    Late Fee: +$15

  • 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
    Ideal for getting more experience or for a second tournament after the Big Super States!
    Popular Locations: Fremont, Cupertino, San Ramon, San Jose, Foster City, Sacramento
    Mostly Sundays, some Saturdays.
    Register Early as space is limited!

  • 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: 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.