Best of the West Class ChampionshipThis tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls.
May 26/27-28, 2018
Santa Clara Marriott (map)
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Prizes: $16,000 - GPP 80 - Jr Grand Prix
$9600 guaranteed - b/250 fully paid entries
Youth rated under 1200, please consider Best of the West Kids Championship
on May 26th, 2018 (BayAreaChess.com/bestwestkids)
Sections & Prizes6 Sections
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Class Prizes Open (2000+, FIDE) $2,000 $1,200 $700 $300 $150 u2300: $500, 300, 150 A (1800-1999) $1,500 $800 $500 $200 $100 B (1600-1799) $1,500 $800 $500 $200 $100 C (1400-1599) $1,000 $500 $300 $200 $100 DE (under 1400) $800 $500 $300 $150 $100 u1200: $300, 200, 100
New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Open.
May 2018 Supp, CCA min & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
Max three 1/2-point byes, Last two rounds must commit before the Rd 1.
Econ option must commit before the 1st round statrs.
Schedule & Fees3-day: 6x 40/120 SD/30;d5
2-day: 3x G/61;d5 + 3x 40/120 SD/30;d5
Merge in Round 4
Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 2-day Schedule Su 8:30-9a Su 9:30a Su 12n Su 2:30p Su 5p Mo 10a Mo 3:30p 3-day Schedule Sa 10-10:45a Sa 11a Sa 5p Su 11a Su 5p Mo 10a Mo 3:30p
Entry Fees: Same fees as last year!
Regular Entry: $129,
Play-up: $30 (max 200 rating point diff to next section)
Economy Option (not available for Open section): $109
Late fee: After 5/21 +$25
Economy Option pays 50% of the calculated prize money. The remaining amount goes back to the budget to offset Economy Fee Discount.
Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in May 2018 supplement.
IM/GM Free before 5/13 (EF subtracted from prize)
TDs and OrganizersTournament Directors:
National TD Tom Langland
National TD John McCumiskey
Senior TD Jordan Langland
Organizers: Email to the organizers
Dr. Judit Sztaray