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This is a summary of Regular tournaments for adults (and children rated over 1200),
for K-12 students rated under 1200, please see regular events.
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1. Cash Day: 1-Day Tournaments (register | get info)
2. Championships: Monthly Championship Events (register | get info)
3. Special Events: Best of the West (May 23/24-25), Peoples (Jul 17/18-19), CalChess State Championship (Sep 5/6-7) Thanksgiving (Nov 27/28-29), New Year (Jan 1/2-3)
4. State & National Championships: CalChess Open State Championship (Sep. 5/6-7)
Need more info? Follow quicklinks for this page:All these tournaments are authorized and rated by US Chess Federation rated. See below for more details.
One-Day Events = Cash Day (Grand Prix) Tournaments
Monthly Bay Area Chess Championships
National/State/Regional Championships, & Chess Teams
Featured TournamentsWe offer US Chess Federation authorized and rated 1 and 2 Day adult/regular events several times every month and Special Events every few months.
Cash Day Tournaments:
Every weekend around the Bay Area
Every month around the Bay Area
May 23-25 or 24-25
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BayAreaChess Membership offers 25% discount of all our tournaments.
About 6 times a year all over the Bay Area! 6 to 7SS G/90 +30Upcoming special events in the main dropdown menu under Cash Prize Tournaments.
- Mar 13, 14 and/or 15, 14-15: CalChess Super States Championship (K-12 only) (register | info)
- May 23-25 or 24-25 (Memorial Day Weekend): Best of the West Championship (register | info)
- Jul 17-19 or 18-19: People's Tournament (register |info)
- Sep 5-7 or 6-7 (Labor Day Weekend): CalChess Open Championship (register |info)
- Nov 27-29 or 28-29 (Thanksgiving Weekend): Class Warfare Championship (register | info)
- Jan 1-3 or 2-3, 2011 (New Year Weekend):New Year Open (register | info)
Cash Day (1-Day) Tournaments
Choose from locations all over the Bay Area every weekend!Where: All over the Bay Area
When: Almost every weekend starting at 9am
Time Controls: 4 x G/45d5, 4 x G/61d5, 3 x G/75d5, 3 x G/90d5
Bay Area Chess Championships
Choose from locations in the South Bay (and other parts of the Bay Area) every month!Where: All over the Bay Area
When: Almost every month | Sat 9:30am - ~9:30pm & Sun 10am - ~6pm
Time Controls: 5SS x G/90 +30