• 2019 BayAreaChess Championship

      Hilton Santa Clara (map)
      4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
      Friday round @ San Jose BAC Center (map)

       
      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
      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 @ Santa Clara Convention Center**(see below for new format)
  • 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) $700 $300 $100 under 1800> $200 $100  
    CDEu
    (under 1600 & unr)
    $700 $300 $100 under 1400>
    under 1200>
    $125
    $100

    $100

     

    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

    FOR ALL PRIZES, IF YOU ARE A NON-RESIDENT ALIEN, the organizer must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If your country has a tax treaty with the United States and you have or obtain a US Social Security or Tax ID number, you may be able to avoid this withholding by submitting an IRS Form 8233 to the payer.
  • 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
    3-day
    (G/90 +30)
    Fr 6:30-6:45p Fr 7p Sa 10a Sa 3p Su 10a Su 2:30p
    2-day
    (Rds 1-2 G/60 d5)
    Sa 9:30-9:45a Sa 10a Sa 12:30p



    Entry Fee: $99

    Economy Entry Fee: $89
    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) Economy EF will not be available once registration headcount reached 75% of the maximum capacity.
    4) 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 or actual rating and the requested sections' lowest rating)

    Late Fee: +$20
    (Applied three (3) days before a tournament's start date if capacity has reached 85%, 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)
  • ** 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
    CDEu
    (under 1600 & unr)
    $600 $300 $100 under 1400>
    under 1200>
    $300
    $300
    $100
    $100
     

    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, IF YOU ARE A NON-RESIDENT ALIEN, the organizer must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If your country has a tax treaty with the United States and you have or obtain a US Social Security or Tax ID number, you may be able to avoid this withholding by submitting an IRS Form 8233 to the payer.


    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 3:30p



    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) Economy EF will not be available once registration headcount reached 75% of the maximum capacity.
    4) 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 or actual rating 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

 
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