• 2018 US Junior Cadet

      July 12-15, 2018

      @ BayAreaChess Center

      2050 Concourse Drive #42
      San Jose, CA 95131 (map)

 Format, Time Control & Schedule

Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin
Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s

Thursday, July 12 
Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
Round 1: 4PM

Friday, July 13
Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM

Saturday, July 14 
Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM

Sunday, July 15
Round 6&7: 10AM & 3PM
Trophy ceremony: around 7PM 

The tournament is using:
FIDE rules with modification to forfeit time is 30 minutes.
USCF pairing table for 8 players round robin format (USCF Table C)
Tiebreak system adapted from Saint Louis Chess Club:
1. Direct Encounter (if applicable), 2. Most Blacks, 3. Koya System, 4. Sonneborn-Berger, 5. Won Games. 

Playoff has the following format:
The players will play two rapid games, with G/10;d5 time control, with
alternating colors. If the score after two games is 1-1, the playoff moves on
to an Armageddon match.
In the Armageddon match, White will get 6 minutes, Black will get 5
minutes. Colors will be allocated with coin toss. White must win for victory,
therefore Black needs draw or win for victory.

Live Games & Pairings&Standings


1st Place Champion: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $600
4th Place: $400

Ties will be handled per USCF rules and prizes will be paid out
Commemorative plaques will be given to all players.
    • Accomodation

      Courtyard Marriott Silicon Valley in Milpitas
      1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
      Friday, June 29, 2018 -- cutoff date

      All players and spectators shoud call Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 321-2211 or (408) 719-1966 and identify themselves as part of the Bay Area Chess group staying at the Courtyard Milpitas Silicon Valley, located at 1480 Falcon Drive, Milpitas, CA  95035-8047.
    • Questions?

      Email us at ask @bayareachess.com
      or call us at 408-409-6596