• 2019 BayAreaChess Championship

      Santa Clara Hilton (map)
      4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

      Location might change from event to event
      Please check specific location!

      Prizes: $5,000 - b/90 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 - Santa Clara Hilton
      BAC August Championship Aug 23/24-25 - Santa Clara Hilton
      BAC Fall Championship Sept 20/21-22 - Santa Clara Hilton
      IM Tate Memorial Championship Oct 18/19-20 - Santa Clara Hilton
      BAC Winter Championship Dec 20/21-22 - Santa Clara Convention Center
  • Sections & Prizes

    $5,000 b/90 entries - 60% guaranteed!
    GPP 30 (Enhanced)

    3 Sections
      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  
    (under 1600 & unr)
    $700 $300 $100 under 1400>
    under 1200>



    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.
  • Schedule & Fees

    Time Control:
    3-day: 5SS G/90 +30
    2-day: Rds 1-2: G/60 d5, Rds 3-5: G/90 +30
    Merge after Round 2.

    Option Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
    (G/90 +30)
    Fr 6:30-6:45p Fr 7p Sa 10a Sa 3p Su 10a Su 2:30p
    (Rds 1-2 G/60 d5)
    Sa 9:30-9:45a Sa 10a Sa 12:30p

    Entry Fee: $99 at least 5 days before the tourney

    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)

    Playup: +$25
    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)
  • TDs and Organizers

    Organizers: Dr. Judit Sztaray
    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
    STD FIDE NA Judit Sztaray.

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