• 2017 CalChess State Championship
      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

      This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls. The time control for regular schedule is 40/120 SD/30; d5.
      Youth rated under 1300, please consider 2017 Labor Day Kids Championship on Sep 2nd. (see details)
  • Sections & Prizes

    6 Sections
     1st2nd3rd4th5thClass Prizes
    Master (2200+)
    FIDE rated
    $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
    & unrated)
    $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 & Fees

    3-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.
     RegistrationRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 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: $25
    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 8/18 (EF subtracted from prize)
  • TDs and Organizers

    Tournament 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 & Accomodation

    Tournament site: Santa Clara Convention Center
    5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
    Accessible by VTA, ACE

    Reserve room NOW at Biltmore - Click HERE
    Please call the hotel at 408/988-8411 or 800/255-9925 and mention Booking ID #34480
    reserve by 8/19 @ $99 or $119 WITH breakfast!
    2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)

    Aloft Santa Clara - Click HERE to reserve a room
    reserve by 8/19 @ $98
    510 America Center Court. San Jose, CA 95002