• sheldoncooper

    1-day Regular Tournaments in 2018
    aka Grand Prix Tourneys

    Prize Fund
    Fast-, Super-, Duper- & LuperSwiss: $1,300 b/50, 60% Guaranteed *
    Sacramento: $600 b/40

    for adults and advanced youth (rated over 1000)
    register online - flyer - entries home


    Check Schedule - Round Times - Addresses - Prizes below

    * Special events may have different prize funds, please check below.

    2018 Schedule

    See schedule below for upcoming events...
    day of the event (time control)
     Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map)Palo Alto
    Crowne Plaza (map)
    Fremont Marriott (map)Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map)Milpitas @ Turqouise Street
    (map)
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Jun 2 (45) 17 (75) 10 (45) 9 (90)
    30 (90)
    3(75) 9 (61)
    Jul 7 (75) 22 (90) 1 (61)      
    Aug 19 (90) 26 (75) 12 (45) 11 (90) 5 (61) 11 (90)
    Sep   16 (90) 9 (75) 8 (90)   8 (45)
    Oct 6 (90) 7 (60) 14 (45) 13 (90)   13 (90)
    Nov 18 (75) 4 (90) 11 (60) 10 (90)   10 (60)
    Dec   2 (61)
    23 (90)
    2 (45) 1 (90)   1 (90)

    How it started

    These recurring tournaments address the need for one day tournaments with mid-range time controls that allow players to calculate and also play more than a couple of rated games for affordable entry fees with a chance of getting cash prizes. This is best-suited for adults and youth who desire to take their game to the next level... Let the journey continue!


    You may participate in any of the following events:
    Quick$wiss: 4 rounds of G/45;d5
    Super$wiss: 4 rounds of G/61;d5
    Duper$wiss: 3 round of G/75;d5
    Luper$wiss: 3 round of G/90;d5

Registration & other fees


  • Regular Entry Fee: 49

    Economy Entry Fee: 39
    for 50% of the prize money

    Few notes on Economy Entry Fee:

    1) No Econ allowed in the Open section.
    2) If you choose economy entry fee, and if you win any prize money, only 50% 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 only be available up to 3 days before the tournament. It is NOT available during the last three days before the tournament. (Tuesday midnight for Saturday tournaments, Wednesday midnight for Sunday tournaments.)
    4) Economy option is NOT available at onsite registrations.
    5) It must be finalized before Round 1 starts - players can not "upgrade" to normal entry fee after Round1 has started.


    Play-up: 20
    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
    (within 5 days - delay is organizer discretion)

    Re-entry fee: $25

    Players with followinfg titles: GM, IM, WGM, WIM are free (at least 10 days before tourney, prize - EF)

    How to make it even cheaper? Here is Scott's advice:
    "I registered for both (Superswiss 6/14/14 and Luperswiss 6/15/14)!! Actually, I also registered for Sacramento on 7/12 as well. So get this...I used the economy mode for all three tournaments and received a $10 discount for registering for three Grand Prix $wiss events. It comes to only $8.64 per round (assuming I win NO prize fund). Thank you BAC for making this so affordable!"

Time Controls & Rounds times

    • Quick$wiss
      G/45 d5

      ScheduleRound Time
      Registration 8:30-8:45am
      Round 1 9am
      Round 2 11am
      Round 3 12:45pm
      Round 4 2:30pm
    • Super$wiss
      G/61 d5

      ScheduleRound Time
      Registration 8:30-8:45am
      Round 1 9am
      Round 2 11:30am
      Round 3 2pm
      Round 4 4:30pm

  • Duper$wiss
    G/75 d5

    ScheduleRound Time
    Registration 8:30-8:45am
    Round 1 9am
    Round 2 12pm
    Round 3 3pm
  • Luper$wiss
    G/90 d5

    ScheduleRound Time
    Registration 8:30-8:45am
    Round 1 9am
    Round 2 12:30pm
    Round 3 4pm

Prize Funds

  • Regular Prize Fund
    $1,300 b/50 60% guar.

    3 sections b/rating (u1500, 1500-1899, 1900+)
     1st2nd3rdClass
    1900+ $200 $100 $100 u2000: $50, $50
    1500-
    1899
    $200 $100   u1600: $50, $50
    Under
    1500
    $200 $100   u1200: $50, $50
  • Sacramento special Prize Fund
    $600 b/40- 50% guaranteed

    2 sections b/rating
    (u1700, 1700+)
     1st2nd
    1700+ $150 $100
    u1900: $50
    Under
    1700
    $150 $100
    u1600: $50

Recurring 1-day tournament locations

  • BAC Chess Center (San Jose) (map): 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131
    Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map): 10605 North Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
    Fremont Marriott (map): 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
    Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map): 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
    Pleasanton Courtyard Marriott (map): 5059 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Pleasanton Sheraton (map): 5990 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    NEW *** Milpitas Turqouise Street (map): 372 Turqouise Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map): 10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670