• 2017 Bay Area Championship Series
    @ 1639A South Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)

    Remaining Dates for 2017
    IM Tate Memorial Championship: Aug 18/19 - 20
    Fall Championship: Oct 20/21 - 22
    Winter Championship: Dec 15/16 - 17

    These recurring tournaments are named after chess personalities who have had the greatest influence on Bay Area Chess or who we are proud and thankful for their support over these years. Together, they helped Bay Area Chess get started from scratch and helped grow it to the most active affiliate of USCF. This is our way of saying a special thanks and preserve their contributions!
    If you want to get to the top, this can prepare you for the final leg of the journey to a titled player...
    Let the journey continue!

    You may participate in any of these events... there are discounts for registering for two or more of the following events...
    Tip: This is best suited for players who prefer long time controls.
  • Sections & Prizes
    $5,000 b/90 entries - 60% guaranteed!
    GPP 30 (Enhanced)

     1st2nd3rdClass Prizes1st2nd3rd
    MX (2000+) FIDE $1,000 $500 $200 under 2300> $250 $125 $100
    AB (1600-1999) $700 $300 $100 under 1800> $200 $100  
    (under 1600 & unr)
    $700 $300 $100 under 1400>
    under 1200>



    Unrated players prize capped at $100, except Open section.

    FIDE rated rounds: only those with G/90 +30 time control in the Open section will be submitted to FIDE.

    Byes: Maximum two 1/2 point byes can be requested. Any 1/2 pt byes for the last two rounds must be requested before the start of Round 1.
  • Time control & Schedule

    Time Control:
    3-day: 5SS G/90 +30
    2-day: Rds 1-2: G/60 d5, Rds 3-5: G/90 +30

    OptionRegistrationRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
    (G/90 +30)
    Fr 6:30-6:45p Fr 7p Sa 10a Sa 3p Su 10a Su 2:30p
    (Rds 1-2 G/60 d5)
    Sa 9:30-9:45a Sa 10a Sa 12:30p
  • Fees

    Entry Fee: $99 at least 5 days before the tourney

    Economy Entry Fee: $79 with 60% prize
    Few notes on Economy Entry Fee:
    1) No Econ allowed in the Open section due to USCF GPP rules.
    2) If you choose economy entry fee, and if you win any prize money, only 60% of the amount you won will be paid out to you, the rest of the money will be transfered back to the general fund to offset the cost of the economy EF.
    3) Economy EF will not be available once registration headcount reached 75% of the maximum capacity. (30 players in the Courtyard Marriotts, 65 for the BAC Championships.)
    4) It must be finalized before Round 1 starts.

    Re-entry fee: $49 (39 econ)

    Playup: +$25
    New rule: there can not be more than 200 point rating difference between the player's supplemental or actual rating and the requested sections' lowest rating.

    Late Fee: +$20 5 days before the tourney
    or sooner if the tournament if filling up.

    Rated 2250+ $0 w 10 days prior
    (Entry Fee will be deducted from any prize money won)
  • Organizers and TDs

    Organizer: Dr. Judit Sztaray

    Main TDs: NTD, FIDE IA Tom Langland; STD, FIDE IA Richard Koepcke;
    NTD,FIDE IA John McCumiskey; STD, FIDE IA Jordan Langland

    Other TDs: Abel Talamantez, Wolfgang Behm, Matt LeForce and others.