• 2019 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship
      $4,000 prize fund

      June 20-23, 2019
      ** right after the National Open **

      $4,000 prize fund

      and to the winner:
      $10,000 scholarship to the college/university of choice!

      BayAreaChess office (map)
      2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131

  • Format, Time Control & Schedule

    Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin
    Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s

    Thursday, June 20 
    Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
    Update: Special Guest FM Jim Eade, the President of US Chess Trust

    Round 1: 4PM

    Friday, June 21
    Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM

    Saturday, June 22 
    Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM

    Sunday, June 23
    Round 6&7: 10AM & 3PM
    Trophy ceremony: around 7PM 

    The tournament is using:
    FIDE rules with modification to forfeit time is 30 minutes.
    USCF pairing table for 8 players round robin format (USCF Table C)
    Tiebreak system adapted from Saint Louis Chess Club:
    1. Direct Encounter (if applicable), 2. Most Blacks, 3. Koya System, 4. Sonneborn-Berger, 5. Won Games. 

    Playoff has the following format:
    The players will play two rapid games, with G/10;d5 time control, with
    alternating colors. If the score after two games is 1-1, the playoff moves on
    to an Armageddon match.
    In the Armageddon match, White will get 6 minutes, Black will get 5
    minutes. Colors will be allocated with coin toss. White must win for victory,
    therefore Black needs draw or win for victory.

    Live Games & Pairings&Standings

  • Prizes

    1st Place Champion: $2,000
    2nd Place: $1,000
    3rd Place: $600
    4th Place: $400

    *** $10,000 scholarship prize has been offered to the college of choice to the winner of the Cadet Championship ***

    The winner will receive from the Dewain Barber Foundation a $5,000 scholarship to an institution of higher learning.
    US Chess will match this donation with $5,000.
    In the event of a tie, the Scholarship winner shall be determined by the tiebreaks used for each event.

    The organizer would like to thank the generous donation of Mr. Dewain Barber, the Dean of Scholastic Chess 
    and to US Chess Federation.

    Ties will be handled per USCF rules and prizes will be paid out
    Commemorative plaques will be given to all players.

  • Accomodation

    Courtyard Marriott Silicon Valley in Milpitas
    1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
    109 USD per night

    Start Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
    End Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
    Last Day to Book: Friday, May 31, 2019
    Book your group rate for BAY AREA CHESS GROUP

  • Questions? Location

    Email us at ask @bayareachess.com
    or call us at 408-409-6596

    Chief TD: NTD Tomas Langland
    Chief Organizer: Dr. Salman Azhar

    Location: BayAreaChess Office
    2050 Concourse Drive #42
    San Jose, CA 95131

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