• 2019 BayAreaChess Championship

      Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
      5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

      Prizes: $6,000 - b/117 fully paid entries
      60% guaranteed

      Dates in 2019

      CM Azhar Memorial Championship
      Jan 25/26-27
      WIM Ruth Haring Memorial Championship Feb 22/23-24
      FM Eric Schiller Championship Mar 29/30-31
      BAC Spring Championship April 26/27-28
      GM Browne Memorial Championship June 28/29-30
        BAC Summer Championship July 26/27-28
      BAC August Championship Aug 23/24-25
      BAC Fall Championship Sept 20/21-22
      IM Tate Memorial Championship Oct 18/19-20
      Bay Area Winter Championship Dec 21-22**
  • ** New format starting from December 2019

    Sections & Prizes
    $6,000 b/117 entries - 60% guaranteed!
    GPP 60 (Enhanced)

    3 Sections
      1st 2nd 3rd Class Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd
    MX (2000+) FIDE $1,000 $500 $200 under 2300> $400 $200 $100
    AB (1600-1999) $700 $300 $100 under 1800> $400 $200 $100
    (under 1600 & unr)
    $600 $300 $100 under 1400>
    under 1200>

    Unrated players prize capped at $200, except Open section.

    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

    For all prizes above $600, please fill in the IRS Form W9 (www.bayareachess.com/fw9) and email it back to us.
    If you are a non-resident alien, we must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If you have obtained a US Social Security or Tax ID number, please fill in the IRS Form 8233 (www.bayareachess.com/f8233) and email it back to us.
    Your immediate attention is greatly appreciated and will ensure that you'll get your prize check asap.

    Time Control: 5SS G/90 +30

    Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
    Sat 9-9:15a Sat 9:30a Sat 1:50p Sat 6:10p
    Sun 10a Sun 2:30p

    Entry Fee: $99

    Economy Entry Fee: $79
    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
    3) It must be finalized before Round 1 starts.

    Re-entry fee: $59 (49 if econ registration fee was purchased originally)

    Playup: +$25
    (there can not be more than 200 point rating difference between the player's supplement and the requested sections' lowest rating)

    Late Fee: +$21
    (Applied if capacity has reached 80%, unless stated otherwise)

    Players with GM/IM/WGM/WIM titles free entry 10 days prior
    (Entry Fee will be deducted from any prize money won)
  • TDs and Organizers

    Organizers: Dr. Salman Azhar
    Email to the organizers

    Main TDs: NTD, FIDE IA Tom Langland; STD, FIDE IA Richard Koepcke;
    NTD,FIDE FA John McCumiskey; STD, FIDE IA Jordan Langland
  • Accomodation

    Hilton Santa Clara
    4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
    Accessible by VTA, ACE

    Santa Clara Convention Center
    5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
    Accessible by VTA, ACE

    Hilton Garden Inn San Jose/Milpitas
    30 Ranch Drive, Milpitas, California 95035

Terms and Conditions
 - Refund policy - Accessibility & Special Accomodation