• 2018 Signature Youth Tournaments

    These recurring tournaments have spawned most youth prodigies on the Top 100 list. If you want to get to the top, the journey starts here... Let the journey begin!
    You may participate in either or both of the following events...
    Tip: Choose Swiss and/or Quads based on your schedule... Swiss are in the morning and slightly longer than the Quads in the afternoon.

    Please note: these tournaments are for scholastic players of 18 years or younger, and with rating under 1400.
    Adults and advanced scholastic players shoud consider regular recurring tournaments like GrandPrix and Championships.
  • Swiss

    Prizes: All players with a plus score and teams in each section

    Onsite Registration: 9-9:15am - Check-in is not required
    NEW start time in 2018:
    9:30am SHARP!
    End: about 1:30pm

    Time Control:
    4 rounds of G/30 d5
    (each player gets 30 minutes, so one game can last up to an hour)

    3 sections: unrated & u500, 500-799, 800+

    Please, note that sections might be merged based on registration numbers.
    Inquire possible merging on site at TD or via email.
    Entry Fee: 34
    Play-up Fee: +$10

    Late Fee: 15 extra onsite & less than 3 days before tourney, or earlier if venue fills up.
  • Quads

    Prizes: All players with a plus score

    Reqd Check-in & Registration: 1:30-2pm
    Start time: right after 2pm when TD is ready with pairing
    End: about 5pm

    Time Control:
    3 rounds of round robin with G/30 d5
    (each player gets 30 minutes, so one game can last up to an hour)

    Check-in with the TD is REQUIRED. If you do not check in by 2:00pm, you WILL NOT PLAY.

    Sections: Four players based on rating/age - select rated or non-rated options - USCF membership is required

    Entry Fee: 29
    Late Fee: 15 extra onsite & less than 3 days before tourney, or earlier if venue fills up.

  • Schedule

    Bay Area Chess
    San Jose (map)
    Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Marriott (map)
    Foster City
    San Ramon Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Jun 24 3 10   17 cancelled
    Jul   8 1   22 cancelled
    Aug 5 (Q) 26 12   19 cancelled
    Sep   30 9   16 8 (Q)
    Oct   28 14   21 13 (Q)
    Nov     11     10 (Q)
    Dec 2 (Q) 22 2   16 1 (Q)

    Notice: Please always check Entries before the event to check your entry and look out for any notifications regarding change in schedule/location/other details or rarely cancellation of event.
    Please, make sure you have your email address set in your user account as we use email to send orientation email and communicate any change in the events.

    For the Special Father's Day (6/17) events:
    Please visit: www.bayareachess.com/parentsday


BayAreaChess Center @ San Jose: 2050 Concourse Dr San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
Cupertino Courtyard Marriott: 10605 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 (map)
Fremont Marriott: : 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538 (map)
Foster City Courtyard Marriott: 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404 (map)
Pleasanton Courtyard Marriott: 50509 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588 (map)
Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott: 10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670(map)
San Ramon Courtyard Marriott: 18090 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583 (map)