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2020 1-day Regular Tournaments
aka Grand Prix Tourneys

Prize Fund*
$1,400 b/50, 50% Guaranteed
(San Jose: $1,000 b/53,
Sacramento: $600 b/40)

*Prize fund may vary for tournaments with merged sections or additional rooms

for adults and advanced youth (rated over 1000)
register online - flyer - entries

What's new in 2020?
1. Higher Prize fund! Increased to $1400!
2. Lower open section! Open section is now 1800!
3. Regular entry fee is $55 but Econ entry fee stays the same at $40!
4. Chess4Less Tournaments in San Jose & Sacramento

2020 Schedule

See schedule below for upcoming events... (still in process)
date of the event (time control)

 
Jan
Feb
Mar Apr May Jun July
San Jose / BAC Center (map) 12 (75), 26 (90) 17 (61) TBD 11 (90) 17 (90), 30 (75) 28 (90) 5 (90), 19 (61)
Cupertino Juniper (map) 18 (45), 25 (75) 1 (61), 23 (75) 8 (75), 22 (75) 5 (45), 19 (61), 26 (45) 3 (75), 17 (75), 31 (75) 14 (75) 4 (75)
Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map) 21 (75) 4 (61) TBD TBD TBD
Fremont Marriott (map) 19 (45) 9 (45), 22 (75) 1 (90), 22 (61) 12 (75), 26 (61) TBD TBD TBD
Pleasanton Four Points (map) 26 (61) 8 (75), 23 (61) 7 (75), 29 (75) 26 (75) 17 (75) TBD 12 (75)
San Jose Fairfield Inn (map) 29 (75) TBD TBD TBD 27 (75) 18 (75)
Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map) 8 (75) TBD TBD TBD 6 (75) 11 (75)

Registration & other fees


  • Online Regular Entry Fee: $55
    (Chess4Less: $43)

    Online Economy Entry Fee: $40
    (Chess4Less: $33)

    Few notes on Economy Entry Fee:
    1) Not allowed in the Open section
    2) Receives 50% of the prize money
    3) Not available for onsite registrations

    Onsite Entry Fee: $75

    Play-up: $20
    Rule: USCF Published Rating Supplement must be within 200 points of the section intended or per TD discretion.

    Late fee: $20
    (Applied if capacity has reached 80%)

    Players with following titles: GM, IM, WGM, WIM are free (at least 10 days before tourney , prize - EF)

Time Controls & Rounds times

You may participate in any of the following events:
Swiss45: 4 rounds of G/45;d5
Swiss61: 4 rounds of G/61;d5
Swiss75: 3 round of G/75;d5
Swiss90: 3 round of G/90;d5

    • Swiss45
      G/45 d5

      Schedule Round Time
      Registration 8:30-8: 45am
      Round 1 9am
      Round 2 10:50am
      Round 3 12:40pm
      Round 4 2:30pm
    • Swiss61
      G/61 d5

      Schedule Round Time
      Registration 8:30-8: 45am
      Round 1 9am
      Round 2 11:30am
      Round 3 2pm
      Round 4 4:30pm

  • Swiss75
    G/75 d5

    Schedule Round Time
    Registration 8:30-8: 45am
    Round 1 9am
    Round 2 12pm
    Round 3 3pm
  • Swiss90
    G/90 d5

    Schedule Round Time
    Registration 8:30-8: 45am
    Round 1 9am
    Round 2 12:30pm
    Round 3 4pm

Prize Funds

  • Regular Prize Fund
    $1,400 b/50 50% guaranteed

    3 sections b/rating (1800+, u1800, u1400)
      1st 2nd 3rd Class
    1800+ $210 $110 $110 u1900: $55, $55
    1400-
    1799
    $210 $110 u1500: $55, $55
    Under
    1400
    $210 $110   u1100: $55, $55
  • Chess4Less San Jose Prize Fund
    $1,000 b/53 50% guaranteed

    3 sections b/rating (1800+, u1800, u1400)
      1st 2nd 3rd Class
    1800+ $150 $100 $100 u1900: $50
    1400-
    1799
    $150 $100 u1500: $50
    Under
    1400
    $150 $100   u1100: $50
  • Chess4Less Sacramento Prize Fund
    $600 b/40 50% guaranteed

    2 sections b/rating (u1700, 1700+)
      1st 2nd Class
    1700+ $150 $100 u1900: $50
    Under
    1700
    $150 $100 u1600: $50


Recurring 1-day tournament locations

  • BAC Center (San Jose) (map): 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131
    Cupertino Juniper (map): 10050 South De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014
    Fremont Marriott (map): 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
    Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map): 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
    Pleasanton Four Points (map): 5115 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map): 10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

  • Terms and Conditions - Refund policy