2019 US Class National Championship
September 27-29, 2019
Hyatt Regency SFO Airport (map)
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
Prizes: $17,000 - b/257 fully paid entries
60% guaranteed - GPP 40 Enhanced
The time control for regular schedule is 40/120 SD/30; d5.
This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls.
Youth rated under 1200, please consider US Class Kids Championship side event
on Sept 28, Saturday (BayAreaChess.com/usclasskids)
Sections & Prizes
$17,000 b/257 entries - 60% guaranteed!
GPP 40 (Enhanced)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Master (2200+, FIDE) $3,000 $1,500 $700 $300 Expert (2000-2199, FIDE) $1,500 $700 $300 $200 A (1800-1999, FIDE) $1,200 $550 $250 $150 B (1600-1799) $1,200 $550 $250 $150 C (1400-1599) $1,000 $400 $150 $100 D (1200-1399) $1,000 $400 $150 $100 Eu (u1200) $700 $400 $150 $100
New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Open.
Sept 2019 Supp, CCA min & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
Max two 1/2pt byes, Round 5 & 6 bye locked bef Round 1 starts.
Econ option must commit before the 1st round starts.
FOR ALL PRIZES, IF YOU ARE A NON-RESIDENT ALIEN, the organizer must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If your country has a tax treaty with the United States and you have or obtain a US Social Security or Tax ID number, you may be able to avoid this withholding by submitting an IRS Form 8233 to the payer.
Schedule & Fees
3-day: 5SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
2-day: 2SS x G/75 d5 + merge
Merge before Round 3. All compete for the same prizes.
Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 3-day Schedule Fri 5-5:30p Fri 6p Sat 11a Sat 5p Sun 10a Sun 3:30p 2-day Schedule Sa 9-9:30a Sat 10a Sat 1:30p Sat 5p Sun 10a Sun 3:30p
Regular Entry: $129
After 9/19 Late Fee: Add $25
Play-up 1 section: $30
(only if within 200 rating points from the next section!)
Refund fee: $25
Re-entry fee: $49
No economy fee option for this tournament.
Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in Sept 2019 supplement.
IM/GM Free before 9/14 (EF subtracted from prize)
TDs and OrganizersOrganizers: BayAreaChess
Email to the organizers
NTD Tom Langland
NTD John McCumiskey
Location & Accomodation
Hyatt Regency SFO Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 (map)
Link for special rate for the tournament players is coming soon!