• Regular Tournaments

    Updated Aug 2, 2017. Please report any corrections/updates to help at bayareachess.com
  • Coming Up
    Special Events

    2017 CalChess State Championship

    3-day or 2-day schedule
    Sept 2-4 or 3-4, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
    2017 US National G/30 and G/60 Championship

    G/30 - Saturday Sept 23
    G/60 - Sunday Sept 24
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
    2017 WarefareChampionship
    the Thanksgiving tournament
    3-day or 2-day schedule
    Nov 24-26 or 25-26, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
  • Recurring
    1-day Events

    1-day Grandprix

    Aug 6 @ Milpitas (G90)
    Aug 12 @ Pleasanton Sheraton (G45)
    Aug 12 @ Sacramento (G60)
    Aug 13 @ Fremont (G75)
    Aug 26 @ Foster City (G90)
    Aug 27 @ Cupertino (G90)

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

    BAC Championships
    Next up:
    Aug 18/19-20

    Only two other left in 2017!
    Oct 20/21-22
    Dec 15/16-17
  • THE State Championship

    2017 CalChess State Championship
    the Labor-Day weekend event
    Sept 2-4 or 3-4, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)

    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Prize Fund - $20,000 b/249 60% Guaranteed

    6 Sections
     1st2nd3rd4th5thClass Prizes
    Master (2200+)
    FIDE rated
    $2,500 $1,500 $800 $300 $200 u2300: $200 100
    Expert (2000-2199) $1,500 $1,000 $600 $200    
    A (1800-1999) $1,200 $900 $500 $200    
    B (1600-1799) $1,200 $900 $500 $200    
    C (1400-1599) $1,200 $900 $500 $200    
    DEu (under 1400 
    & unrated)
    $1,000 $500 $300 $100   u1200: $500, 200, 100

    Trophy to 1st place in each section (and top u1200 & top unrated player in DEu)
    Prizes may be scaled in each section based on the number of paid entries in that section.

    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Open.
    Time Control:
    3-day: 6SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + merge
    Merge before Round 4. All compete for the same prizes.

     RegistrationRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6
    2-day Schedule Su 8:30-9a Su 9:30a Su 12p Su 2:30p Su 5p Mo 10a Mo 3:30p
    3-day Schedule Sa 9-9:30a Sa 10a Sa 3:30p Su 11a Su 5p Mo 10a Mo 3:30p


    Entry Fees - Same as last year!!
    Regular Entry: 134 
    no econ fee
    Late Fee: +25 after 8/27
    Play-up: 30
    Refund fee: 25
    Re-entry fee: 50
  • A National Event

    2017 US National Championships:
    G/30 - Saturday Sep 23
    G/60 - Sunday Sept 24

    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)

    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Prize Funds

    G/30 Championship:
    $8,000 b/199 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed

    G/60 Championship:
    $10,500 b/240 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed For breakdown of prize funds, please visit webpage.
    Time Control:
    G/30 Championship:
    Time Control: 5xSS G/30 d5
    On-site Registration: Saturday 8-8:30am
    Rounds: Saturday 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm

    G/60 Championship:
    Time Control: 4xSS G/60 d6
    On-site Registration: Sunday 8-8:30am
    Rounds: Sunday 9am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm 

    Entry Fee
    Single event (G/30 or G/60): $84
    Special discounted fee if registering for both G/60 & G/60: $139

    Play-up 1 section: +$25
    Refund fee: $20
    Late fee: +$20 after 9/17
    Reentry: $44 
  • A National Event

    2017 CA Warefare Championships
    Friday/Saturday - Sunday
    Nov 24/25 - 26, 2017

    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)

    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Prize Funds

    $13,000 b/229 - 60% guaranteed

     1st2nd3rd4th5thClass Prizes
    Open (2100+) $2,000 $1,000 $500 $250 $100 u2300: $300, 100
    XA (1900-2099) $1,000 $500 $200 $150 $100  
    AB (1700-1899) $1,000 $500 $200 $150 $100  
    BC (1500-1699) $1,000 $500 $200 $150 $100  
    CD (1300-1499) $900 $300 $200 $100 $50  
    DEu (under 1300 
    & unrated)
    $800 $300 $200 $100 $50  
    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $200 in all sections except Open.

    Time Control:
    3-day: 6SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + merge

     RegistrationRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6
    2-day Schedule Sa 8:30-9am Sa 9:30am Sa 12pm Sa 2:30pm Sa 5pm Su 10am Su 3:30pm
    3-day Schedule Fr 9-9:30a Fr 10am Fr 3:30pm Sa 11am Sa 5pm Su 10am Su 3:30pm


    Entry Fee: $119
    Econ Entry Fee: $99
    Play-up 1 section: +$25
    Late fee: +$25 after 11/19
    Reentry: $50
    Refund: $25
  • 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
    Aug 18/19-20
    Oct 20/21-22
    Dec 15/16-17
  • Recurring 1-day Tournaments

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



     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)
    Aug 27 (90) 13 (75) 26 (75) 6 (90) 12 (45) 12 (60)
    Sep 23 (75) 10 (75)   17 (90) 17 (45) 9 (75)
    Oct 29 (90) 8 (75) 14 (90) 15 (60) 1 (75) 7 (90)
    Nov   12 (75)   19 (60) 5 (90) 11 (60)
    Dec   10 (75) 9 (90) 3 (90), 23 (60)   9 (90)


    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$wiss: 3SS G/90 d5
    NEW: Quick$wiss4SS G/45 d5

    Entry Fees
    Regular Entry Fee: $49 - full price
    Economy/discounted: $35 - 50% of calculated prize
    Play-up: $25
    Late Fee: Add 15 - <3 day or when venue is near full