2017 CalChess State ChampionshipThis tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls.
Sept 2/3 -Sept 4, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Prizes: $20,000 - GPP 80 enhanced - Jr Grand Prix
b/249 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed
Youth rated under 1000, please consider BayAreaChess Kids u1000 Class Championship on Sep 2nd. (see details)
Sections & Prizes6 Sections
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 DEu (under 1400
$1,000 $500 $300 $100 u1200: $500, 200, 100
Trophy to 1st place in each section (and top u1200 & top unrated player in DEu)
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 Open.
Sep 2017 Supp, CCA min & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
May get 1/2-point byes if requested in advance. Round 5 or 6 byes must be requested before Rd 1.
Schedule & Fees3-day: 6SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + 3SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
Merge in Round 4. All compete for the same prizes.
Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 2-day Schedule Su 8:30-9a Su 9:30a Su 12p Su 2:30p Su 5p Mo 10a Mo 3:30p 3-day Schedule Sa 9-9:30a Sa 10a Sa 3:30p Su 11a Su 5p Mo 10a Mo 3:30p
Entry Fees: !!! Same as last year!!!
Regular Entry: $134,
After 8/27 & onsite $154
Unrated: $50 in DE section, or regular EF in Open section.
Play-up 1 section: $35
Refund fee: $25
Re-entry fee: $50 (after rounds 1-2 of 3 day schedule, new start in 2-day schedule.)
$5 discount to CalChess members. Click here to become a member of CalChess.
Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in Sep 2017 supplement.
GM/IM Free before 8/17 (EF subtracted from prize)
TDs and OrganizersTournament Directors:
Senior TD Richard Koepcke
National TD John McCumiskey
Organizers: Email to the organizers
Richard Koepcke (650-224-4938)
Dr. Judit Sztaray (408-409-6596)
Location & AccomodationTournament site: Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
Accessible by VTA, ACE
Reserve room NOW at Biltmore -coming soon
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
Reserve room NOW at Springhill Suites Marriott - coming soon
breakfast included! Must book by 8/20/2016
10 Skyport Drive, San Jose, CA 95110 (map)