This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1200 & higher) who prefer long time controls. The time control for regular schedule is 7SS, G/90 +30. Youth (K-Gr12) rated under 1200, please consider the CM Azhar Youth Chess Championship on Sunday, January 5 (see details)
New Year! New Opportunities!
2020 New Year Championship
January 3-5 or 4-5, 2020
Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Prizes: $13,000 - GPP 60 enhanced - Jr Grand Prix
b/197 fully paid entries, 80% guaranteed
Prize Fund $13,000 b/197 (80% guaranteed)6 Sections
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Class Open (2000+, FIDE) $1,500 $700 $300 $150 $150 u2300: $600, $400, $200 A (1800-1999, FIDE) $1,300 $600 $300 $150 $150 B (1600-1799, FIDE) $1,100 $500 $200 $150 $150 C (1400-1599) $900 $400 $200 $150 $150 D (1200-1399) $700 $300 $150 $150 $150 E (u1200) $500 $200 $150 $150 $150
New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $200 in all sections except Open.
Jan 2020 Supp, CCA min & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
For all prizes above $600, please fill in the IRS Form W9 (www.bayareachess.com/fw9) and email it back to us.
If you are a non-resident alien, we must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If you have obtained a US Social Security or Tax ID number, please fill in the IRS Form 8233 (www.bayareachess.com/f8233) and email it back to us.
Your immediate attention is greatly appreciated and will ensure that you'll get your prize check asap.
Schedule3-day: 7SS x G/90 +30
2-day: 4SS x G/45 d5 + merge
Merge in Round 5. All compete for the same prizes.
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 3-day Schedule Fri
2-day Schedule Sat
FeesRegular Entry Fee: $127
Economy (econ) Entry Fee: $97
Few notes on Economy Entry Fee:
1) Not allowed in the Open section
2) Receives 50% of the prize money
3) Not available for onsite registrations
Change fee: $5
within 24 hours: $25
Refund/Cancel fee: $25
IM/GM Free before 12/24 (EF subtracted from prize)
ByesEach player can request two 1/2-point byes.
Byes must be requested before the start of the first round.
TDs and OrganizersTournament Directors:
National TD Tom Langland - National TD John McCumiskey
Senior TD Jordan Langland - Senior TD Richard Koepcke
Organizers (Contact organizer)
Dr. Salman Azhar