• 42nd Peoples Tournament
      A Heritage Event
      July 14-16 or 15-16, 2017

      returning after last year's success to the heritage site of:
      University of California Berkeley - The Faculty Club (map)
      Minor Lane, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

      Prizes: $12,000 - GPP 50 enhanced - Jr Grand Prix
      b/197 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 the main regular schedule is 5SS, 40/120 sd30 d5.
      Youth (K-Gr12) rated under 1400, please consider the Young Peoples Tournament on July 16 (see details).
  • Prize Fund $12,000 b/197 (60% guaranteed) - GPP 80 Enhanced

    5 Sections based on rating
     1st2nd3rd4th5thClass
    Open (2000+, FIDE) $2,000 $1,000 $400 $200   u2300: $300, 100
    u2100: $100
    A (1800-1999) $1,000 $500 $200 $100 $100  
    B (1600-1799) $1,000 $500 $200 $100 $100  
    C (1400-1599) $1,000 $500 $200 $100 $100  
    DEu (u1400) $800 $300 $100     u1600: $600 300 100
    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Open.
    July 2017 Supp, CCA min & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
    May two 1/2pt byes, Round 5 bye locked bef Rd. 1 starts.
    Econ option must commit before the 1st round starts.
  • Schedule & Fees

    3-day: 5SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    2-day: 2SS x G/61 d5 + merge
    Merge before Round 3. All compete for the same prizes.

     RegistrationRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
    3-day Schedule Fri 6-6:30p Fri 7p Sa 10a Sa 4p Su 10a Su 3:30p
    2-day Schedule Sa 9-9:30a Sa 10a Sa 1p Sa 4p Su 10a Su 3:30p

    Fees: !! Same as last year!!
    Regular Entry: 99
    Economy Option (not available for Open section): 79 with 50% of the calculated prize
    After 7/9 Late Fee: Add 25
    Play-up 1 section: 20 (reduced from last year!)
    Refund fee: 25
    Re-entry fee: 49

    Economy Option pays 50% of the calculated prize money.
    The remaining amount goes back to the budget to offset Economy Fee Discount.

    Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in July 2017 supplement.
    IM/GM Free before 7/1 (EF subtracted from prize)
  • TDs and Organizers

    Tournament Directors:
    Senior TD Richard Koepcke, National TD John McCumiskey

    Organizer (Contact organizer)
    Dr. Judit Sztaray
  • Location & Accomodation

    Tournament site:
    University of California Berkeley - The Faculty Club
    Minor Lane, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (map)

    Accomodation - TBA