• 2018 Bay Area Championship Series

    ALL rounds at NEW VENUE:
    5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)



    Dates in 2018

    CM Azhar Memorial Championship:
    Jan 26/27 - 28
    IM Walter Shipman Memorial Championship: Mar 23/24 - 25
    GM Mammedyarov Championship: Apr 27/28 - 29
    GM Walter Browne Memorial Championship: Jun 22/23 - 24
    GM Rauf Mamedov Championship: Jul 27/28 - 29
    GM George Koltanowski Championship: Sept 21/22 - 23
    IM Emory Tate Memorial Championship: Oct 26/27 - 28 - last event to qualify for the BAC Closed Championship
    GM Daniel Narodisky Championship: Dec 14/15 - 16

    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  
    CDEu
    (under 1600 & unr)
    $700 $300 $100 under 1400>
    under 1200>
    $125
    $100

    $100

     

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

    ** please note that the fees have been reduced due to location change*

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

    Economy Entry Fee: $79 with 50% 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: $59 (49 if econ registration fee was purchased originally)

    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
    Tournament Date Late Fee turned on date below at 00:00:01am
    9/21-23 9/16
    10/26-28 10/21
    12/14-16 12/9
    ** Please note that turning on late fee later than the above noted date is the tournament organizer's discretion and should be not be an expected occurance. Please plan on registering early to avoid late fee!
    It helps organizer to plan with appropriate staffing, supplies and space allocation. **

    Players with GM/IM/WGM/WIM titles free entry 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 NA Richard Koepcke;
    NTD,FIDE NA John McCumiskey; STD, FIDE NA Jordan Langland
    STD, NA Abel Talamantez

    Other TDs: Matt LeForce, Michael D'Alfonsi, Judit Sztaray and others.

    BayAreaChess Closed Championship

    We are excited to announce the Bay Area Chess Closed Championship, a brand-new tournament for the new year.
    This tournament will be held on December 14-16th alongside the GM Naroditsky championship.
    The philosophy of this tournament is to give Bay Area players a taste of the professional chess tournament experience.
    Players who compete in this years Bay Area Chess Championship will be competing not only for rating and prize money,
    but also for a chance at qualifying to compete in this prestigious closed event.

    Competitors in the championship will have the opportunity to prepare for a closed set of opponents, in the same manner as top players.
    Playing in closed events is excellent experience for young players who aspire to play similar styles of events in the future.
    It’s also a fun way for class players to take part in a format of event that they would not be able to participate in otherwise.
    The overall winner for each section will become the 2018 Bay Area Champion.
    The section winners will gain recognition of their victory with short bios posted on the Bay Area Chess website to commemorate their achievement.
     
    Similar to the BAC Championship, the closed championship will also have three sections:  Open 2000+,   Advanced (1600-1999),   Reserve (under1600)

    Each section will be a closed six player round robin (a format where each player in the group plays every other player once),
    where the strongest participants from the years Bay Area Chess Championship events play for the title of 2018 Bay Area Chess Champion.
    Players for each section will be invited based off their performance in Bay Area Chess Championship Events.

    For each event played throughout the year players will be given points based off their final standing in the tournament.


    In November we will sum up the points from each players top four results, and invite the 6 Players with the highest point totals for each section.  


    Rules for qualifying events:

    Points for 1st place: 200
    Points for 2nd place: 150
    Points for 3rd Place: 100
    Points for 4th Place: 75
    Points for 5th-9th place: 50
    Points for 9th or lower: 25

    Additional guidelines & rules:
    Points for a tournament only count towards the section you play in.
    To get points for a tournament a player is allowed no more than 1 bye for that event.
    If a player forfeits a game, they receive no points for that event.
    If a player withdraws from an event they will receive no points for that tournament.  


    Qualifying events

    CM Azhar championship Jan 26-28 Santa Clara
    IM Walter Shipman Memorial March 23-25 Santa Clara
    GM Mammedyarov championship April 27-29 Santa Clara
    GM Walter Browne Championship June 22-24
    GM Mamedov Championship July 27-29
    George Koltanowski Championship Sep 21-23
    IM Emory Tate Championship Oct 26-28


    We hope you'll enjoy this new exciting competition!
    Any question or comment/suggestion? Email us :)


    Current Standing after the September Championship

    Open Section

    515.0 ENRICO SEVILLANO
    425.0 CONRAD HOLT
    406.3 TEDDY COLEMAN
    250.0 SIJING WU
    240.0 CAMERON WHEELER
    231.7 HENRY WANG

    200.0 ZVIAD IZORIA
    187.5 RUI YANG YAN
    187.5 ROCHELLE WU
    175.0 EUGENE YANAYT
    162.5 ARUL VISWANATHAN
    143.8 KRISHNA NATHAN
    140.0 IVAN KE
    137.5 ERIC YUHAN LI
    135.4 JACK QIJIE ZHU
    125.0 ELIAM CHANG
    125.0 RUDY G TIA JR
    125.0 JOSHUA LU
    125.0 MILIND MAITI
    118.8 EZRA PAUL CHAMBERS
    115.0 VIGNESH PANCHANATHAM
    112.5 DANIEL CHENG
    112.5 DAVID PAN
    112.5 PRANAV SENTHILKUMAR
    100.0 TEJAS MAHESH
    100.0 SHAASHWATH SIVAKUMAR
    100.0 JOHN LUCA CANESSA
    87.5 ARCHIT DASIKA
    87.5 PAULO SANTANNA
    87.5 MAURYA PALUSA
    87.5 SRIRAM KRISHNAKUMAR
    75.0 RAYAN TAGHIZADEH
    75.0 KIM STEVEN RUELAN YAP
    75.0 VYOM VIDYARTHI
    75.0 ANNAPOORNI MEIYAPPAN
    75.0 THEODORE ALEXANDER BIYIASAS
    75.0 ABHINAV PENAGALAPATI
    75.0 MICHAEL S HO
    75.0 ATUL R KAMATH
    62.5 STANISLAV KITSIS
    62.5 AARON DAVID GREEN
    62.5 ADRIAN KONDAKOV
    50.0 SHAWNAK SHIVAKUMAR
    50.0 DMITRI V DOBRYNIN
    50.0 GUY SIRAK
    50.0 SHREYAS NAYAK
    50.0 SHAAKETH SIVAKUMAR
    50.0 ANDY XIONG
    50.0 WILLIAM JIARUI SARTORIO
    50.0 AGHILAN NACHIAPPAN
    50.0 YIXIANG LU
    50.0 OJAS KARNAVAT
    50.0 JAISURAJ KALEESWARAN
    41.7 ABHISHEK HANDIGOL
    37.5 VINESH RAVURI
    37.5 KAZIM GULAMALI
    37.5 PHILIPP PEREPELITSKY
    37.5 KIREET VENKATA PANUGANTI
    37.5 ANAIY SOMALWAR
    37.5 JOSIAH PAUL STEARMAN
    37.5 JUSTIN FENG
    25.0 NITISH NATH
    25.0 ROHAN DAS
    25.0 ADDISON LEE
    25.0 MARSHALL J QUANDER
    25.0 CONRADO DIAZ
    25.0 ALAN FINKELSTEIN
    25.0 ADITYA KUMAR
    25.0 ROI FAUST
    25.0 MARCIO H SAITO
    25.0 SATHVIK SINGIREDDY
    25.0 GEORGE W JEFFERS JR
    25.0 MICHAEL TANG
    25.0 ANUJ R PATEL
    25.0 ARUN DIXIT
    25.0 ALEXANDER TIANLIN HU
    25.0 ADVAIT BUDARAJU
    25.0 ETHAN (KAZANJIAN) BOLDI
    25.0 CARVIN A PRUITT JR
    25.0 JOHN WANG
    25.0 ANTARA GARAI
    25.0 ABEL TALAMANTEZ
    25.0 SANAT SINGHAL
    25.0 ABHISHEK MALLELA
    25.0 PRARTHAN GHOSH


    AB Section

    350.0 DMITRI V DOBRYNIN
    225.0 SHAAKETH SIVAKUMAR
    200.0 ABHINAV PENAGALAPATI
    200.0 RUI YANG YAN
    200.0 ROBERT THAYER
    200.0 SHAASHWATH SIVAKUMAR

    200.0 ANDREW YUXUAN LIANG
    175.0 OMYA VIDYARTHI
    175.0 AKSHAR AIYER
    175.0 MANSOOR TAJ MOHAMMED
    175.0 ARUN DIXIT
    162.5 NITISH NATH
    150.0 SEAN HAYES
    150.0 NICHOLAS WENG
    150.0 ADWAY GAJANAN SANE
    143.8 ROHAN DAS
    131.3 DANIEL KOU
    125.0 SIDDHARTH RADHAKRISHNAN
    125.0 AGNES ZHIYI WANG
    125.0 KYLE CHANG
    125.0 ADITYA KUMAR
    112.5 UJAN RAY
    112.5 ATUL R KAMATH
    106.3 ALAN FINKELSTEIN
    106.3 ANDREW GUO
    100.0 PRABHAV PRAGASH
    100.0 ANIKA RAJARAM
    100.0 PUDUR RAMASWAMY
    100.0 WINSTON XU
    100.0 FELIX YIPENG LIU
    100.0 SRICHARAN PULLELA
    100.0 MOHAMMAD SOLTANI
    87.5 SAADIQ SHAIKH
    87.5 MIGUEL AVINA
    81.3 VAIBHAV KRISHNAN
    75.0 ADVAY BANSAL
    75.0 AYUSH BHEEMAIAH
    75.0 JERRY D LEVINE
    62.5 NICHOLAS JIANG
    62.5 RONAK BADHE
    62.5 LEO JIANG
    62.5 DAVID XIAO
    56.3 MANAS MANU
    50.0 KALLY WEN
    50.0 ROHAN RAJARAM
    50.0 NAVEEN NATH
    50.0 KAVYA MEIYAPPAN
    50.0 YESUN LEE
    50.0 CHELSEA ZHOU
    50.0 RICHARD D WILLIS
    50.0 ALLYSON WONG
    50.0 ALEXANDER NISHIO
    50.0 ROBERT VOLKOV
    50.0 JAYDEN XU
    37.5 ALLEN VAN GELDER
    37.5 JACOB HAN
    37.5 DIVIJA HASTEER
    37.5 ARAVINDSINGARAM KANNAPPAN
    37.5 NIKKO DANIEL LE
    37.5 DANIEL WOLFE
    37.5 PRARTHAN GHOSH
    37.5 CAILEN MELVILLE
    37.5 STEPHEN HE
    31.3 JEFF WANG
    31.3 ADVAIT BUDARAJU
    25.0 RONILO A PANUGALING
    25.0 ISHAN KHIRE
    25.0 NIVITA REDDY
    25.0 JOSE FERNANDEZ
    25.0 ANDREY SHAPIRO
    25.0 NIKHIL PARVATHANENI
    25.0 RYAN DONG
    25.0 KUNAL SHRIVASTAV
    25.0 ASHLEY PANG
    25.0 CESAR BERCILLA TAMONDONG JR
    25.0 JEFF ANDERSEN
    25.0 ELENA KONDAKOVA
    25.0 RYAN WANG
    25.0 ANISH DARA JR
    25.0 SUPUNAY NAGPAL
    25.0 HARI RAKUL AMBETHKAR
    25.0 PATRICK LOU
    25.0 AIDAN J CHEN
    25.0 ANTARA GARAI
    25.0 LUIZ ANTONIO URIBE
    25.0 KIREETI DEVARAKONDA
    25.0 VIKRAM IYER
    25.0 NOAH BALDONADO
    25.0 SATHVIK RAJASEKARAN
    25.0 PRATHEEK SANKESHI
    25.0 JUSTIN REED
    25.0 GARRICK SU
    25.0 JASON FU
    25.0 MIHIR KOTBAGI
    25.0 JASHAN MAHAJAN
    25.0 YANZHE FENG
    25.0 NIKHIL VENKAT
    25.0 ZACK ZHOU
    25.0 SHREYAS NAYAK
    25.0 PRIYADARSI MISHRA
    25.0 AARON DAVID GREEN
    25.0 SUNNY KAHLON
    25.0 EVAN HAN
    25.0 TAM PHU PHAM
    25.0 JEFFERY WANG
    25.0 BENJAMIN ZHIMING ZHANG
    25.0 S E HENDERSON JR
    25.0 KAUSTUBH KODIHALLI

     

    CDEu Section

    300.0 ETHAN LIANG
    250.0 BRETT COOPER
    212.5 AARAV URGAONKAR
    200.0 ANDREW GUO
    200.0 PRIYADARSI MISHRA
    175.0 ALEX SH ZHANG

    175.0 ASHISH KUTHAGODU
    175.0 RYAN GOSSIAUX
    175.0 JASHAN MAHAJAN
    168.8 AADARSH SHIVARAJU
    162.5 ANISH DARA JR
    150.0 ETHAN L CHEN
    137.5 BRANDON FONG
    137.5 BENJAMIN ZHIMING ZHANG
    137.5 LUCAS JIANG
    133.3 BRYCE YEH
    131.3 ADWAY GAJANAN SANE
    131.3 SANYA BADHE
    131.3 CHARLES ZHANG HUANG
    112.5 ANISH MATHAN
    112.5 KAUSTUBH KODIHALLI
    108.3 JUSTIN LEUNG
    108.3 THOMAS ZHU
    100.0 TONY COLE
    100.0 ZACK ZHOU
    87.5 ISHAN AIYER
    87.5 BRYAN FU
    87.5 SIDDHARTH ARUTLA
    87.5 SOPHIE WANG
    75.0 WILLIAM B GREENLEAF
    75.0 EDWIN THOMAS
    75.0 RITVIK RUSTAGI
    75.0 IMRAN CHAMPSI
    75.0 JADEN CHEUNG
    75.0 AARON WYNN
    75.0 FELIX JOHN ZHOU
    62.5 IRIS QUAN
    62.5 TONY ZHOU
    62.5 THOR KAMPHEFNER
    62.5 KYLE CHANG
    50.0 TANISHI VARMA
    50.0 BHAASVAN VARMA
    50.0 ANDREW WONG
    50.0 PUDUR RAMASWAMY
    50.0 MARINA XIAO
    50.0 KRISHNA SENTHILIKUMAR
    50.0 MICHAEL CHANG
    50.0 ABHAY M DHARNIDHARKA
    50.0 MATTHEW RYAN LEFORCE
    50.0 ROBERT WANG
    50.0 HUBERT LIU
    50.0 ADITYA ARUTLA
    50.0 CALVIN KOO
    50.0 EDDIE ZHANG
    50.0 SRI KRISHNA SAI VELICHETI
    50.0 ALEXANDER BRAUN
    50.0 NIVEDHA MANIV
    50.0 KATE CANESSA
    50.0 SAHARSH GOENKA
    50.0 MICHAEL JOSEPH D'ALFONSI
    50.0 DAVID JIACHENG SARTORIO
    50.0 ARTHAM PAWAR
    50.0 PRANAV AIYER
    50.0 JACOB GOLDMAN
    37.5 NATHAN ZHANG
    37.5 ERIC ANDERSON
    37.5 NICHOLAS ARMEN BOLDI
    37.5 KAVYA MEIYAPPAN
    37.5 ADVAY BANSAL
    37.5 JOHN P OHOLLAREN
    37.5 WINSTON LEUNG
    37.5 MICHAEL BAZAROV
    37.5 ALBERT YANEZ DELEON
    37.5 LEO JIANG
    25.0 CHANDAN SOMANI
    25.0 RONAK SURI
    25.0 KINGSHUK DAS CHOWDHURY
    25.0 KRISH MATAI
    25.0 YASHAS PATIL
    25.0 GARRETT EDWARDS
    25.0 SUNITH VALLABHANENI
    25.0 GREG ZHOU
    25.0 MARISSA EASU
    25.0 CHAU-HA NGHIEM
    25.0 TYMOTEUSZ BAK
    25.0 ARNAM PAWAR
    25.0 ROBERT JOSEPH HILL
    25.0 SABRINA JANE KUNTJARA
    25.0 MAI-HA NGHIEM
    25.0 BRYANT TSZ HIN CHAU
    25.0 JINGCI WANG
    25.0 CHENG YUAN
    25.0 YONGJIE XIE
    25.0 ZHENNAN LIAN
    25.0 HAOYAN GONG
    25.0 TINGZE ZHA
    25.0 YUEJIA HUANG
    25.0 SHREYAS RANGAN
    25.0 BOYANG LI
    25.0 ARJUN SHRIVASTAVA
    25.0 SAHARSH BANGARU
    25.0 ALEX ZHAO
    25.0 SIDDHARTH BELEGERE
    25.0 SHAWN A WILCOXEN
    25.0 ANANYA KRISHNAN
    25.0 MICHAEL T LANE
    25.0 YUELIN SHI
    25.0 EDWARD HAN
    25.0 EASHWAR CHANDRAMOULI IYER
    25.0 SITU ZHAO
    25.0 MICHAEL XIAO
    25.0 NEIL KHANDELWAL
    25.0 VIVAN NIGAM
    25.0 MANOJ KUMAR
    25.0 RITWIK NIGAM
    25.0 WILLIAM THIBAULT
    25.0 NIKHIL VENKAT
    25.0 HUGH L PORTER
    25.0 ROBERT VOLKOV