2018 Bay Area Championship Series
ALL rounds at:
372 Turquoise Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (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
GM Daniel Narodisky Championship: Dec 14/15 - 16
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)
1st 2nd 3rd Class Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd MX (2000+) FIDE $1,000 $500 $200 under 2300> $250 $125 $100 AB (1600-1999)
beginning June: FIDE
$700 $300 $100 under 1800> $200 $100 CDEu
(under 1600 & unr)
$700 $300 $100 under 1400>
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.
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)
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
Players with GM/IM/WGM/WIM titles free entry 10 days prior
(Entry Fee will be deducted from any prize money won)
Organizers and TDsOrganizer: 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.
BayAreaChess Closed ChampionshipWe 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.
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 19-21
We hope you'll enjoy this new exciting competition!
Any question or comment/suggestion? Email us :)
Current Standing after 4/27-29 Championship
315 ENRICO SEVILLANO 225 CONRAD HOLT 212.5 SIJING WU 152.5 HENRY WANG 140 IVAN KE 137.5 ROCHELLE WU 118.75 TEDDY COLEMAN 118.75 KRISHNA NATHAN 118.75 EZRA PAUL CHAMBERS 115 VIGNESH PANCHANATHAM 115 CAMERON WHEELER 100 ERIC YUHAN LI 100 MILIND MAITI 93.75 JACK QIJIE ZHU 87.5 SRIRAM KRISHNAKUMAR 87.5 ELIAM CHANG 75 VYOM VIDYARTHI 75 JOSHUA LU 75 DAVID PAN 75 THEODORE ALEXANDER BIYIASAS 62.5 DANIEL CHENG 62.5 ADRIAN KONDAKOV 62.5 AARON DAVID GREEN 62.5 RUI YANG YAN 50 JAISURAJ KALEESWARAN 50 ARUL VISWANATHAN 50 GUY SIRAK 50 ANNAPOORNI MEIYAPPAN 50 SHAAKETH SIVAKUMAR 50 RUDY G TIA JR 50 ABHINAV PENAGALAPATI 50 MAURYA PALUSA 37.5 STANISLAV KITSIS 37.5 KIREET VENKATA PANUGANTI 37.5 JOSIAH PAUL STEARMAN 37.5 PHILIPP PEREPELITSKY 37.5 JUSTIN FENG 37.5 PAULO SANTANNA 37.5 JOHN CANESSA 37.5 ANAIY SOMALWAR 25 ADITYA KUMAR 25 MARCIO H SAITO 25 CONRADO DIAZ 25 GEORGE W JEFFERS JR 25 SHAASHWATH SIVAKUMAR 25 MICHAEL TANG 25 SHAWNAK SHIVAKUMAR 25 ROI FAUST 25 ANDY XIONG 25 ETHAN (KAZANJIAN) BOLDI 25 SATHVIK SINGIREDDY 25 AGHILAN NACHIAPPAN 25 SHREYAS NAYAK 25 ADVAIT BUDARAJU 25 ANUJ R PATEL 25 OJAS KARNAVAT 25 MICHAEL S HO 25 ARUN DIXIT 25 ALEXANDER TIANLIN HU 25 TEJAS MAHESH
350 DMITRI V DOBRYNIN 200 ROBERT THAYER 200 SHAASHWATH SIVAKUMAR 200 RUI YANG YAN 150 OMYA VIDYARTHI 150 NICHOLAS WENG 112.5 ATUL R KAMATH 112.5 UJAN RAY 106.25 DANIEL KOU 100 ANDREW YUXUAN LIANG 87.5 SEAN HAYES 87.5 NITISH NATH 87.5 ROHAN DAS 75 FELIX YIPENG LIU 75 AGNES ZHIYI WANG 75 JERRY D LEVINE 75 PRABHAV PRAGASH 75 SRICHARAN PULLELA 75 ANIKA RAJARAM 75 MOHAMMAD SOLTANI 62.5 SIDDHARTH RADHAKRISHNAN 62.5 LEO JIANG 62.5 SAADIQ SHAIKH 56.25 VAIBHAV KRISHNAN 50 ADWAY GAJANAN SANE 50 ALAN FINKELSTEIN 50 ALEXANDER NISHIO 50 ALLYSON WONG 50 WINSTON XU 37.5 PRARTHAN GHOSH 37.5 DANIEL WOLFE 37.5 NIKKO DANIEL LE 31.25 ADVAIT BUDARAJU 31.25 JEFF WANG 25 ANDREY SHAPIRO 25 RYAN DONG 25 KALLY WEN 25 HARI RAKUL AMBETHKAR 25 ADVAY BANSAL 25 CHELSEA ZHOU 25 JOSE FERNANDEZ 25 KUNAL SHRIVASTAV 25 ASHLEY PANG 25 ABHINAV PENAGALAPATI 25 JAYDEN XU 25 CESAR BERCILLA TAMONDONG JR 25 NIVITA REDDY 25 ISHAN KHIRE 25 ROHAN RAJARAM 25 NAVEEN NATH 25 KAVYA MEIYAPPAN 25 JEFF C ANDERSEN 25 ELENA KONDAKOVA 25 RYAN WANG 25 ANISH DARA JR 25 NICHOLAS JIANG 25 SUPUNAY NAGPAL 25 PUDUR RAMASWAMY 25 NIKHIL PARVATHANENI
200 ANDREW GUO 200 BRETT COOPER 175 ALEX SH ZHANG 175 AARAV URGAONKAR 175 ASHISH KUTHAGODU 131.25 SANYA BADHE 131.25 ADWAY GAJANAN SANE 131.25 AADARSH GOWTHAMI SHIVARAJU 131.25 CHARLES ZHANG HUANG 112.5 ANISH DARA JR 100 TONY COLE 100 BRANDON FONG 87.5 KAUSTUBH KODIHALLI 87.5 LUCAS JIANG 75 WILLIAM B GREENLEAF 75 EDWIN THOMAS 62.5 THOR KAMPHEFNER 62.5 KYLE CHANG 62.5 IRIS QUAN 50 ALEXANDER BRAUN 50 PUDUR RAMASWAMY 50 AARON WYNN 50 ARTHAM PAWAR 50 SAHARSH GOENKA 50 ZACK ZHOU 50 NIVEDHA MANIV 50 JADEN CHEUNG 37.5 ADVAY BANSAL 37.5 ERIC ANDERSON 37.5 ANISH MATHAN 37.5 NICHOLAS ARMEN BOLDI 37.5 KAVYA MEIYAPPAN 37.5 TONY ZHOU 37.5 JOHN P OHOLLAREN 25 MICHAEL T LANE 25 CALVIN KOO 25 KATE CANESSA 25 ANANYA KRISHNAN 25 ETHAN LIANG 25 EDDIE ZHANG 25 SHAWN A WILCOXEN 25 SIDDHARTH BELEGERE 25 SAHARSH BANGARU 25 EDWARD HAN 25 EASHWAR IYER 25 ARNAM PAWAR 25 ARJUN SHRIVASTAVA 25 JACOB GOLDMAN 25 TANISHI VARMA 25 BHAASVAN VARMA 25 ROBERT JOSEPH HILL 25 BENJAMIN ZHIMING ZHANG 25 YUELIN SHI