2019 Bay Area Championship Series
January Championship rounds:
Friday evening: BAC office in San Jose
2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131
Saturday & Sunday rounds:
HILTON Santa Clara (across from the convention center)
4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
** location is subject to change, so please check back occasionnally **
Dates in 2019
CM Azhar Memorial Championship: Jan 25/26 - 27
WIM Ruth Haring Memorial Championship: Feb 22/23 - 24
BAC Spring Championship: Mar 29/30 - 31
Other Dates are:
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) 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: $89 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 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 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 FA John McCumiskey; STD, FIDE IA Jordan Langland
STD FIDE NA Judit Sztaray.
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 20-22 alongside the December BAC 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 :)
Final Standing for the 2018 Closed Championship
Enrico -f Sevillano 515 Teddy -F Coleman 414 Conrad -F Holt 400 Sijing Wu 279 Henry Wang 256 Rui Yang Yan 250 Rochelle Wu 246 Cameron -f Wheeler 240 Eric Yuhan Li 212 Tejas -F Bakre 200 Zviad -f Izoria 200 Eliam -P Chang 177 Eugene Yanayt 175 Krishna Nathan 169 Arul ^ Viswanathan 163 Jack Qijie Zhu 152 Milind Maiti 142 Daniel Cheng 135 Beilin Li 125 Pio Wojciechowski 125 Shaashw ^ -P Sivakumar 125 Tejas ^ -p Mahesh 125 Ezra Chambers 119 Ivan Ke 115 Vign-F Panchanatham 115 David Pan 109 Joshua -p Lu 100 Michael S ^ Ho 100 John Canessa 94 Pranav Senthilkumar 88 Paulo Santanna 85 Maurya ^ Palusa 84 Archit Dasika 84 Srir Krishnakumar 82 Aaron David ^ Green 82 Atul ^ -p Kamath 75 Abhi ^ Penagalapati 75 Annapoo ^ Meiyappan 75 Kim Steven Ru Yap 75 Rayan Taghizadeh 75 Rudy G Tia Jr 75 Shreyas ^ Nayak 75 Theodore -C Biyiasas 75 Stanislav Kitsis 63 Abhishek Handigol 58 Adrian -F Kondakov 57 Dharim Cube Bacus 54 Megan -F Lee 54 Mike Zaloznyy 54 Addison Lee 50 Aghila ^ Nachiappan 50 Andy Xiong 50 Antara ^ Garai 50 Dmitri ^ Dobrynin 50 Jaisu Kaleeswaran 50 Nitish ^ -p Nath 50 Ojas Karnavat 50 Pran Senthilkumar 50 Shaaket ^ Sivakumar 50 Shawna ^ Shivakumar 50 William Sartorio 50 Anaiy Somalwar 38 Vyom Vidyarthi 38 Justin Feng 35 Kazim Gulamali 34 Sijing Wu 34 Vinesh Ravuri 34 Josiah -F Stearman 32 Kireet Panuganti 32 Abhishek Mallela 25 Aditya - Kumar 25 Advait ^ Budaraju 25 Alan ^ Finkelstein 25 Alexander Tian ^ Hu 25 Anuj R ^ Patel 25 Arun ^ Dixit 25 Bryan B Leano 25 Carvin ^ Pruitt Jr 25 Christopher ^ Tyau 25 Ethan ^ Boldi 25 Evan Zihao Ai 25 George ^ Jeffers Jr 25 John ^ Wang 25 Marcio H ^ Saito 25 Michael ^ Tang 25 Nicholas ^ -P Jiang 25 NM Rochelle Wu 25 Pranav ^ Sairam 25 Prarthan ^ Ghosh 25 Rohan ^ Das 25 Rudy Tia 25 Sanat ^ Singhal 25 Sathvi^ Singireddy 25 Stephen ^ He 25
Dmitri -E Dobrynin 375 Miguel ^ Avina 233 Shaaket -e Sivakumar 225 Daniel -x^ Kou 206.25 Andrew Y -e Liang 205.9 Sean Hayes 201.78 Robert Thayer 200 Rui Yang Yan 200 Vlad-Bogdan Ghita 200 Sricharan -E Pullela 197.9 Abhinav Penagalapati 175 Akshar -e Aiyer 175 Arun Dixit 175 Mansoor Mohammed 175 Shaashw-P Sivakumar 175 Nitish -P Nath 170.8 Felix Yipeng -P Liu 152.1 Adway -E Sane 150 Alan -E Finkelstein 150 Andrew ^ -e Guo 150 Kyle ^ Chang 150 Nicholas R -E Weng 150 Pudur ^ -E Ramaswamy 129.16 Sid -e Radhakrishnan 126.78 Chelsea -E Zhou 125 Mohammad Soltani 125 Atul R -E Kamath 112.5 Saadiq -e Shaikh 112.5 Tam Phu ^ -c Pham 112.5 Vaibhav -e Krishnan 106.25 Anika -P Rajaram 104.17 Omya -e Vidyarthi 104.16 Prabhav -e Pragash 100 Agnes Zhiyi -E Wang 95.8 Jacob -p Han 95.8 Jeff Wang 81.25 Ishan ^ -E Khire 79.2 Advay ^ -e Bansal 75 Ayush Bheemaiah 75 Jayden -e Xu 75 Manas Manu 75 Winston Xu 75 Yesun -e Lee 75 Rohan ^ Das 70.83 Jashan Mahajan 68.75 David -e Xiao 66.67 Ronak ^ -e Badhe 66.67 Nicholas -P Jiang 64.2 Leo -E Jiang 62.5 Advait Budaraju 56.25 Aidan J ^ Chen 50 Andrey -E Shapiro 50 Benjamin Zh ^ -e Zhang 50 Jerry D Levine 50 Kally -E Wen 50 Kaustub ^ -e Kodihalli 50 Kavya ^ -E Meiyappan 50 Patrick -E Lou 50 Priyadarsi ^ -e Mishra 50 Rohan -p Rajaram 50 Yanzhe -x^ Feng 50 Daniel Wolfe 45.83333333 Prarthan Ghosh 45.83333333 Aravind -e Kannappan 41.66666667 Divija Hasteer 41.66666667 Allen Van Gelder 39.28571429 Stephen -e He 39.28571429 Nikko Daniel Le 37.5 Aaron David Green 25 Allyson -E Wong 25 Ashley-E Pang 25 Cesar Tamondong 25 Elena ^ -F Kondakova 25 Eric Allen -E Honer 25 Evan Han 25 Hari Ra ^ -E Ambethkar 25 Jason ^ -e Fu 25 Jeff C Andersen 25 Jose Fernandez 25 Justin ^ Reed 25 Kiree -e Devarakonda 25 Kunal-E Shrivastav 25 Lucas ^ -P Jiang 25 Mihir ^ -e Kotbagi 25 Naveen-P Nath 25 Nicholas -E Weng 25 Nikh-E Parvathaneni 25 Nikhil -e Venkat 25 Nivita ^ -E Reddy 25 Noah ^ Baldonado 25 Richard -c Willis 25 Robert -e ^ Volkov 25 Robert Vaccarezza 25 Rohan^-P Rajaram 25 Ryan ^ -P Wang 25 Ryan-E Dong 25 S E Henderson Jr 25 Saatvik ^ -E Krishnan 25 Sathv ^ -e Rajasekaran 25 Sean M Kwon 25 Shreyas Nayak 25 Sunny Kahlon 25 Supunay -E Nagpal 25 Ujan Ray 25 Vincent ^ Qin 25 Zack -p Zhou 25
Ethan -e Liang 365 Brett -E Cooper 250 Sri Kri -e Velicheti 242.8571429 Aarav -E Urgaonkar 232.5 Anish -E Dara Jr 220 Andrew -E Guo 200 * Priyadarsi -e Mishra 200 Ashish Kuthagodu 181.25 Alex Sh -E Zhang 175 Jashan Mahajan 175 Ryan Gossiaux 175 Aadarsh Shivaraju 163.75 Ethan L Chen 150 Tyler -E Ung 150 Brandon -E Fong 145 Zack -P Zhou 141.67 Benjamin -E Zhang 137.5 Lucas -P Jiang 137.5 Bryce -e Yeh 133.33 Adway Gajana -E Sane 131.25 Charles Zha Huang 131.25 Sanya -E Badhe 131.25 Kaustub -E Kodihalli 125 Justin Leung 108.3333333 Thomas Zhu 108.3333333 Anish -E Mathan 105.35 Imran -e Champsi 92.86 Ritvik -e Rustagi 92.85 Ritwik -e Nigam 90 Bryan -e Fu 87.5 Ishan -e Aiyer 87.5 Siddharth -e Arutla 87.5 Sophie -e Wang 82.5 Arnam -E Pawar 81.25 Edwin Thomas 75 Felix John -e Zhou 75 Iris -E Quan 75 Marina -e Xiao 75 Tony -e Zhou 75 Tony Cole 75 William Greenleaf 75 Krish -E Matai 66.67 Manoj Kumar 66.67 Aaron -E Dai 65 Dan Wojciechowska 65 Neil -E Khandelwal 65 Kyle Chang 62.5 Aaron -e Wynn 50 Abha -e Dharnidharka 50 Alexander -E Braun 50 Andrew -e Wong 50 Eddie -E Zhang 50 Jacob -P Goldman 50 John -E Ohollaren 50 Kate -e Canessa 50 Kri -e Senthil Kumar 50 Michael -e Xiao 50 Pranav -e Aiyer 50 Pudur -E Ramaswamy 50 Robert -e Wang 50 Situ -e Zhao 50 Vivan -e Nigam 50 Yashas -e Patil 50 Aditya -e Arutla 42.85714286 David Ji Sartorio 42.85714286 Hubert Liu 42.85714286 Advay x^ -E Bansal 37.5 Eric -E Anderson 37.5 Kavya -E Meiyappan 37.5 Nicholas Ar Boldi 37.5 Thor Kamphefner 37.5 Albert Yan Deleon 32.5 Leo -e Jiang 32.5 Michael Bazarov 32.5 Nathan -e Zhang 32.5 Winston -e Leung 32.5 Nivedha -E Maniv 31.25 Robert Joseph Hill 31.25 Alex -e Zhao 25 Arjun -E Shrivastava 25 Arunachalam -E Kasi 25 Bhaasvan -p Varma 25 Boyang -e Li 25 Bryant Tsz -e Chau 25 Calvin -e Koo 25 Chandan Somani 25 Chau-Ha -e Nghiem 25 Cheng -e Yuan 25 Derek -P Tang 25 Eashwar -E Iyer 25 Edward -E Han 25 Garrett -e Edwards 25 Greg -e Zhou 25 Haoyan -e Gong 25 Hugh L Porter 25 Jaden -P Cheung 25 Jingci -e Wang 25 Kin -e Das Chowdhury 25 Mai-Ha -e Nghiem 25 Michael -e Chang 25 Michael Hao -e Chang 25 Michael T Lane 25 Mihir -E Achyuta 25 Ronak -e Suri 25 Sabrina -e Kuntjara 25 Saharsh -P Goenka 25 Saharsh Bangaru 25 Shreyas -e Rangan 25 Siddhart-E Belegere 25 Tanishi -p Varma 25 Tingze -e Zha 25 Tymoteusz -e Bak 25 Vedant Talwalkar 25 William Thibault 25 Yongjie -e Xie 25 Yuejia -e Huang 25 Yuelin -E Shi 25 Zhennan -e Lian 25
* Tie break: total number of tournaments played, and total points in other sections
Detailed Points received in each tourmanet:
Pdf file, please click on the link to download and take a look.
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