• Regular Tournaments

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

    2017 Best of the West
    A Heritage Event!

    3-day or 2-day schedule
    May 27/28-29, 2017
    Scholastic Side Event May 29

    @ Santa Clara Marriott
  • Recurring
    1-day Events

    1-day Grandprix

    Apr 2 @ Cupertino (G75)
    Apr 9 @ Fremont (G75)
    Apr 15 @ Foster City (G90)
    Apr 22 @ Pleasanton (G60)
    May 13 @ Sacramento (G90)
    May 21 @ Pleasanton Sheraton (G45)


    and many other dates
    @ many cities in the Bay Area
  • Recurring
    Weekend Events

    BAC Championships
    Next up:
    Spring Championship

    Apr 28-30 or 29-30

    2017 Dates
    Jun 16 or 17-18
    July 21 or 22-23
    Aug 18 or 19-20
  • Next Special Event

    2017 Best of the West Championship
    $16,000 b/250 - 60% guaranteed

    May 27-29 or 28-29, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Marriott (map)
    2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Sections:

    5 sections based on rating:
    Open (2000+ FIDE rated); A (1800-1999); B(1600-1799); C(1400-1599); DEu (u1400)

    Time Control: 3-day: 6SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + 3SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    The two schedules merge in Round 4 - All compete for the same prizes
    Round times - see here
    Entry Fees:
    $129 refular, $99 economy
    Late fee: After 5/23 +$25
    Play-up: $25
    Re-entry: $50
  • Recurring Weekend Championships

    BayAreaChess Championships Series
    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Typical Sections & Prizes
    Prize Fund: $5000 /b90 60% guaranteed

    Sections: 2000+ (FIDE Rated!), 1600-1999, u1600

    Time control: G90 +30sec increments
    2-day schedule Rd1&2: G/60;d5

    For more information on prize fund, round times, etc - visit the event's homepage

    Entry Fees

    Regular Entry Fee: $99 - full price
    Economy/discounted: $79 - 60% of calculated prize
    Re-entry fee: $49
    Play-up: $25
    Late Fee: Add 20 - <3 day or when venue is near full

    Upcoming Dates
    Spring Championship: March 24/25 - 26
    Summer Start Championship: May 12/13 - 14
    Beat the Heat Championship: Jun 16/17 - 18
  • Recurring 1-day Tournaments

    Signature 1-day Swiss tournaments
    Grandprix series
    info - flyer - entries - register online



     Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map)Fremont Courtyard Marriott (map)Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map)Pleasanton Sheraton
    (map)
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Feb   13 (75) 5 (90)   12 (90)
    Mar 5 (75) 19 (75) 4 (90) 26 (45) 18 (75)
    Apr 2 (75) 9 (75) 15 (90) 22 (60)
    30 (45)
     
    May 7 (75) 14 (75) 21 (90) 21 (45) 13 (90)
    Jun   11 (75) 25 (90) 24 (45) 10 (60)
    Typical Sections & Prizes
    Prize Fund: $1,500 60% guaranteed
    (may vary based on type and location, please see details on info page)
    Sections: 1900+, 1500-1899, u1500

    Variety of time controls
    Super$wiss: 4SS G/61 d5
    Duper$wiss: 3SS G/75 d5
    Luper$wiss: 3SS G/90 d5
    NEW: Fast$wiss4SS G/45 d5

    Entry Fees
    Regular Entry Fee: $49 - full price
    Economy/discounted: $34 - 50% of calculated prize
    Play-up: $25
    Late Fee: Add 15 - <3 day or when venue is near full