2019 CalChess State ChampionshipThis tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls. A valid USCF membership is required. Register/Renew here.
Aug 31 or Sep 1 - 2, 2019
Santa Clara Convention Center
b/250 fully paid entries, 75% guaranteed
GPP 80 enhanced - Jr Grand Prix
Youth rated under 1000, please register for u1300 Scholastic Championship on Aug 31. (see details)
Sections & PrizesPrize Fund $20,000 b/250 (75% guaranteed) - GPP 80 Enhanced
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Class Prizes Master (2200+)
$2,500 $1,500 $800 $300 $200 u2300: $200 100 Expert (2000-2199) $1,500 $1,000 $600 $200 A (1800-1999) $1,200 $900 $500 $200 B (1600-1799) $1,200 $900 $500 $200 C (1400-1599) $1,200 $900 $500 $200 D (1200-1399) $1,000 $500 $300 $100 Eu (under 1200
$500 $200 $100
Trophy to 1st place in each section.
Prizes may be scaled in each section based on the number of paid entries in that section.
New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Master.
Sep 2019 Supp & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
Max two 1/2-point byes if requested in advance. Round 6 bye must be requested before Rd 2.
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 & Fees3-day: 6SS x G/120 +30
2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + 3SS x G/120 +30
Merge in Round 4. All compete for the same prizes.
Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 3-day Schedule Sat
2-day Schedule Sun
Entry Fee: $125
After 8/29 & onsite: $145
Play-up fee: $40
Re-entry fee: $60
$5 discount to CalChess members!
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GM/IM/WGM/WIM $0 by 8/21 (EF subtracted from prize)
Refund/Change fee: $25
TDs and OrganizersTournament Directors:
Organizers: Email to the organizers