• Discounts

    BAC offeres several types of discounts, some available to non-members, and dicounts available to BAC members via BAC memberships.

    The amount of discount is based on the number of tournaments registered at the same time or the type of membership a user has. If two discounts are applicable, the higher amount is applied, but only one type of discount is applied at any give time (i.e. no double dipping.)

    Discounts only applicable to tournaments. Clubs, enrichment classes, team fees etc are not discountable due to the low student to teacher ratio.
    Discounts only applicable for online transactions, when registering does not involve manual admin work. BAC memberships can not be applied for prices given by BAC staff via email.

    All memberships should be purchased in a separate transaction, no discount can be applied towards purchasing a new membership and membeships are not good towards any late fee.

    Choose your discount from the following categories:
    Non BAC-members
    Basic membership
    Platinum membership

    Please note that as of 1/1/17 the Gold Pass membership is being phased out.
  • Non BAC-members

    Non BAC-members get discount if they register for multiple tournaments at the same time.
    Registration must be made in one transaction, and discount can not be applied to past transactions.
    The amount of discount is based on the number of tournaments.

    The current discount structure is as follows:
    # of Tournaments       Discount for non-members
    2                                   $5
    3                                 $10
    4                                 $20
    5                                 $30
    6                                 $40
    7                                 $50

  • Basic membership - Individual or Family

    Basic membership can be purchased for $80.
    It is valid for 12 months, from the time of purchse and it's assigned to one user.
    Basic Members get a 25% off from every entry-fee and play-up fee.

    Beginning June 1, 2016 BAC will offer a Family Basic membership:
    $80 - one member
    $135 - 2 family memers
    $175 - 3+ family members
    The family membership will need to be purchased by one of the family member, and the other members will be granted the membership access manually by confirming the family status and usernames. Please, email us with the BAC user names of those, you want to have access to this Family membership.

    Please note that discount for registering for multiple tournaments and basic membership can not be combined. The system will automatically apply the discount that gives the better price for our players.
    Please see comparison tables on the bottom of this page.

    When registering, Basic members will be shown the following at the check-out site:
     Total AmountBasic Pass Discount
    Tournament 1 (scholastic) $40 $10
    Tournament 2 (regular) $20 $5
    Total Amount (payable with Buy Now): $60  
    Total Discount: $15  
    Net Amount (payable with Gold Pass): $45  
    You can purchase the registration by click Buy Now and pay with any card through PayPal.

  • Gold-Pass membership

    As of 1/1/17 the Gold Pass membership is being phased out. If you have purhcased a Gold Pass membership prior to this date, you are welcome to use it, but you will not be able to renew it. 

  • Platinum membership

    As of 4/1/17 Platinum membership is operating on a referal basis. If you have any questions, please contact us.

    Youth Platinum members can register for unlimited number of kids tournaments for a period of one year (12 calendar months).

    Regular Platinum members can register for unlimited number of regular tournament with cash prize for a period of one year (12 calendar months). Any cash prize won by the platinum member will be donated back to BayAreaChess.

    Youth Platinum Membership - $777
    Regular Platinum Membership - $888
    Youth & Regular Platinum Membership - $999

    Available all tournaments including both signature, and special event tournaments.

    Exceptions: Pass can not be applied for any past tournament, or when manual admin work is involved (rescheduling, refunding, prorating, etc.) or when BayAreaChess is collecting online registrations for another organizer.