2019 BayAreaChess Championship
Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Prizes: $6,000 - b/117 fully paid entries
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 2019Sections & Prizes
$6,000 b/117 entries - 60% guaranteed!
GPP 60 (Enhanced)
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>
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)
(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 OrganizersOrganizers: 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