2022 US Class NATIONAL Championship on August 12-14, 13-14, or 13
for all levels (and ages) with free parking!

Play and Stay at Sonesta Silicon Valley on 1820 Barber Ln, Milpitas

This is an Official NATIONAL Championship Event approved by US Chess Federation!
All sections are open to players of all ages (even though you will find a higher percentage of younger players in the Under 1000 sections).
National Championship!
Please register ASAP because the registration may close at any time if we reach maximum capacity under health and safety protocols! (Orientation Information will available a few days before the tourney.)

Main Event

Rating Range Schedule 1st Round Last Round Actions
1000 &
higher
Main
Event
2-2-2 (3 days) Fri 2:30-6:30p Sun 2-6p
1-3-2 (3 days) Fri 6:50-10:50p
0-4-2 (2 days) Sat 9-10:10p

u1000 1 day Sat 8-9a Sun 1:20-2:20p

Side Events

Rating Range Event Schedule Time Control Actions
1000+ Blitz Sun 6:30-8:30p G/5 +1

under 1000 Quads Fri 9a-12p or
Sun 9a-12p
G/25 +5
Swiss Fri 12:30-4:30 or
Sun 12:30-4:30p
G/25 +5
Rapid Sat 3-5:30p G/15 +2
Fast Sat 6-8p G/10 +2
Blitz Fri 5-7p or
Sun 5-7m
G/25 +5

Live Entries by Start Date:

Prize Fund and Awards

Cash Prizes for 1000+ Sections   |   Trophies & Medals for u1000 Sections

    • Cash Prizes for 1000+ Rated Sections

      Main Event (1000+) Prize Fund
      $31,100 (b/ 347 paid entries)

      Section Eligibility 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
      M (2000+) All $3,000 $1,500 $700 $300
      M (2000+) u2300 $1,500 $700 $300 $200
      X (2000-2199) All $2,000 $1,000 $500 $200
      X (2000-2199) u2100 $1,000 $500 $200 $200
      A (1800-1999) All $1,500 $700 $300 $200
      A (1800-1999) u1900 $700 $300 $200 $200
      B (1600-1799) All $1,200 $600 $300 $200
      B (1600-1799) u1700 $600 $300 $200 $200
      C (1400-1599) All $1,200 $600 $300 $200
      C (1400-1599) u1500 $600 $300 $200 $200
      D (1200-1399) All $1,000 $500 $200 $200
      D (1200-1399) u1300 $500 $200 $200 $200
      E (1000-1199) All $1,000 $500 $200 $200
      E (1000-1199) u1100 $500 $200 $200 $200

      Trophies to the winners of each class in the above seven sections (M, X, A, B, C, D, E) using standard USChess tiebreaks.
      New & Unrated players: Max prize $400
      (except in the Open Section).
      • Blitz Side Event (1000+) Prize Fund

        70% of entry fees returned as cash prizes
    • u1000 Sections
      Trophies or Medals for everyone!

      Main Event Prizes

      Section Player School Club
      F
      (800 -
      999)
      Trophies to all players with a winning record in each section.

      Medals to players who don't get a trophy.
      Trophies to all schools with 2 or more players in all sections combined. Trophies to all clubs with 2 or more players in all sections combined.
      G
      (600 -
      799)
      H
      (400 -
      599)
      IJ
      (under
      400)



      1. School & Club Teams consist of 2 or more players.
      2. The sum of the top 4 (or fewer) players' scores (in all sections combined) constitutes the team score.
      3. The trophies are different sizes; the higher players/schools/clubs will earn larger trophies than the lower placed players/schools/clubs.

      • Quads, Swiss, Rapid, Fast, and Blitz Event Prizes

        Trophies to all players with a winning record in each section.
  • What's New?

    1. We have increased the Prize Fund to match the increase in entry fees.
    2. The tournament is back in the Bay Area.
  • What's Expected?

    1. Come as you are! We welcome all players regardless of their rating and playing level.
    2. US Chess membership is required; if you're not a current member, you must renew/signup for US Chess membership with your tournament registration so we can process and reconcile your entry.
    3. We will use the August 2022 Supplement and TD discretion to determine players' ratings and place them accurately.
    4. Be nice to everyone!

Lots of Chances to Win!

      • 1000+ Schedule

        Schedule 2-2-2 1-3-2 0-4-2
        Online Registration Until Thu 11:59p Until Thu 11:59p Until Fri 11:59p
        Onsite Registration Fri 8:00-8:30am Sat 5:00-5:15p Sun 9:00-9:30am

        Round # Round Times
        1 Fri 2:30p Fri 6:50p Sat 9:00a
        2 Fri 6:50p Sat 9:40a Sat 11:30a
        Merge All 1000+ schedules merge and compete for the same prizes
        Lunch Break to allow time for the merge
        3 2:30p
        4 Sat 6:50p
        5 Sun 9:30a
        6 Sun 2:00p
        Dinner Break to allow time for the merge
        Blitz Sun 6:30-8:30p


    • Under 1000 Schedule

      Schedule Friday Saturday Sunday
      Online Registration Until Thu 11:59p Until Fri 11:59p Until Sat 11:59p

      Event Warmup Quads Championship Last Chance Quads
      Time Control G/25 +5 G/25 +5 G/25 +5
      Onsite Registration 8:30-8:45a 7:00-7:30a 8:30-8:45a
      Games 9:00-12:00p 8:00a-2:20p 9:00-12:00p
      Awards 12:00p 2:20p 12:00p


      Lunch Break

      Event Warmup Swiss Rapid Last Chance Swiss
      Time Control G/25 +5 G/15 +2 G/25 +5
      Onsite Registration 12:00-12:15p 2:30-2:45p 12:00-12:15p
      Games 12:30-4:30p 3:00-5:30p 12:30-4:30p
      Awards 4:30p 5:30p 4:30p


      Dinner Break

      Event Warmup Blitz Fast Last Chance Blitz
      Time Control G/5 +1 G/10 +2 G/5 +1
      Onsite Registration 5:30-5:45p 4:30-4:45p 5:30-5:45p
      Games 6:00-8:00p 5:00-7:00p 6:00-8:00p
      Awards 8:00p 5:30p 8:90p
      1. The Championship round times are: 8:00, 9:20, 10:40, 11:40, 12:00, 1:20
      2. All events other than Championship will use AzhLangRated Schedule (each round starts ASAP after the previous round)

Fees & Discounts

Please register early to save your money and our time!

      • Entry Fees
        for Sections Rated 1000+
        (with cash prizes)

        Event Non-member BAC-Member Members Save
        Championship
        (Regular)
        156 117 39
        Championship
        (Econ)
        117 88 29
        Blitz 33 25 8
      • Entry Fees
        for Sections Rated under 1000
        (with non-cash prizes)

        Event Non-member BAC-Member Members Save
        Championship 66 49 17
        Swiss 49 37 12
        Quads 39 29 10
        Rapid 39 29 10
        Fast 37 28 9
        Blitz 33 25 8
      • Optional/Other Fees

        1. Play-up Fee: +37 for 1000+ Sections | +27 for Under 1000 Sections (must be within 300 rating of the section's minimum rating)
        2. Registration Fees: +10 8/3-5 | +20 8/6-8 | +30 8/9-11 | +40 onsite
        3. Cancel/Change Fee: Same as the late fee; no refunds after 8/11
        4. Blitz Late Fees: +7 onsite
    • Buy More & Save with All-Access Pass
      [available until August Aug 17]



      Access Passes for Sections Rated 1000+
      (with cash prizes)

      Pass Non-member BAC-Member Non-member
      Saves
      BAC-member
      Saves
      Includes
      1000+ All-Access (Regular) 172 129 17 60 Championship (Reg)*
      + Blitz (Mon)
      1000+ All-Access (Econ) 132 99 18 51 Championship (Econ)*
      + Blitz (Mon)
      *includes options for 2-2-2, 1-3-2, and 0-4-2 schedules

      Access Passes for Sections Rated under 1000
      (with trophies & medals awards)

      Pass Non-member BAC-Member Non-member
      Saves
      BAC-member
      Saves
      Includes
      3-day All-Access 264 198 120 186 Championship + Rapid + Fast
      +2 Swiss +2 Quads +2 Blitz
      Friday All-Access 99 74 22 47 Swiss + Quads + Blitz
      Saturday All-Access 116 87 26 55 Championship + Rapid + Fast
      Sunday All-Access 99 74 22 47 Swiss + Quads + Blitz

Post-Registration Information

What to expect after registering

    • After Registering

      1. Check Processed Entries to confirm registration (available one week before the tournament).
      2. Use this form for changes/corrections.
      3. Add @bayareachess.com to safe senders so you can receive emails with orientation and other notifications.
      4. Reconfirm the email address and other information in your profile.
      5. Check this page the day before the tournament for orientation information.
      6. Contact us for any questions or suggestions.
    • Financial Transparency

      1. The entry fees for members are slightly lower based on a donation by the Azhar Family.
      2. The entry fees for non-members are slightly higher due to inflation and the extra cost of COVID prevention protocols.