• Regular Tournaments

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

    2017 (33rd) U.S. Amateur Team Championship West
    A Heritage Event!
    US Chess Junior Grand Prix Event

    3-day or 2-day schedule
    Feb 18-20 or 19-20, 2017
    Scholastic Side Event Feb 18

    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
  • Recurring
    1-day Events

    1-day Grandprix

    Jan 22 @ Pleasanton (G90)
    Feb 11 @ Sacramento (G90)
    Feb 12 @ Fremont (G75)
    Feb 26 @ Pleasanton Sheraton (G60)
    Mar 4 @ Foster City (G90)
    Mar 5 @ Cupertino (G75)

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

    BAC Championships
    Next up:
    Spring Championship

    Mar 24 or 25-26

    2017 Dates
    Apr 28 or 29-30
    Jun 16 or 17-18 and more
  • A National Championship Event

    2017 US National Amateur Team West!
    A National Championship Event!
    A Heritage Event!
    Feb 18-20 or 19-20, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
    5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054

    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Team Prizes

    Special commemorative prices to top 4 players and trophy to the team for:
    Top 3 Teams overall
    Top Team u2000
    Top Team u1800
    Top Team u1600
    Top Team u1400
    Top Team u1200

    Trophies to each player in top team in following categories:
    Top All Female
    Top College
    Top High School (Gr 7-12)
    Top Elementary (K-6)
    Top Family
    Top Club

    Bay Area Chess Gift certificates for best 3 team names

    Individual Prizes

    Special commemorative prices to:
    Top scorer on each board

    Trophies to
    :
    Top reserve
    Second scorer on each board (1-4)
    Third scorer on each board (1-4)
    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 and Discounts:
    $64 (individual) and $249 (team)
    Late fee after 2/11: $10 per Player or $40 per team
    After 2/17 and onsite: $20 per Player or $80 per team
  • 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