• Signature Youth Tournaments

    These recurring tournaments have spawned most youth prodigies on the Top 100 list. If you want to get to the top, the journey starts here... Let the journey begin!
    You may participate in either or both of the following events...
    Tip: Choose Swiss and/or Quads based on your schedule... Swiss are in the morning and slightly longer than the Quads in the afternoon.

    Please note: these tournaments are for scholastic players of 18 years or younger, and with rating under 1400.
    Adults and advanced scholastic players shoud consider regular recurring tournaments like GrandPrix and Championships.
  • Swiss

    Prizes: All players with a plus score and teams in each section

    Schedule: 4 games from 10am to about 1:30pm
    (Onsite Registration: 9:30-9:45am - Check-in is not required)

    Time Control:
    G/30 d5
    (each player gets 30 minutes, so one game can last up to an hour)

    3 sections: unrated & u500, 500-799, 800+

    Please, note that sections might be merged based on registration numbers.
    Inquire possible merging on site at TD or via email.
    Entry Fee: 34
    Play-up Fee: +$10
    Please, note that there is a maximum of 100 point rating difference between the player's supplemental rating and the requested sections' lowest rating, unless TD allows special exceptions.

    Late Fee: 15 extra onsite & less than 3 days before tourney, or earlier if venue fills up.
  • Quads

    Prizes: All players with a plus score

    Schedule:
    Reqd Check-in & Registration: 1:30-2pm
    3 round-robin games, 2pm to about 5pm

    Time Control:
    G/30 d5
    (each player gets 30 minutes, so one game can last up to an hour)

    Important:
    Check-in with the TD is REQUIRED. If you do not check in by 2:00pm, you WILL NOT PLAY.

    Sections: Four players based on rating/age - select rated or non-rated options - USCF membership is required

    Entry Fee: 29
    Late Fee: 15 extra onsite & less than 3 days before tourney, or earlier if venue fills up.
  • Schedule


     
    Bay Area Chess
    San Jose (map)
    Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Fremont
    Marriott (map)
    San Ramon Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Aug 6(S), *19*changed 27 13 *20 *changed 12
    Sep 10(Q), 17   10 30 9
    Oct 1, 15 29 8 22 7
    Nov 5(Q) 19 12 18 11
    Dec 23 17 10 16 9

    Please note that from Aug 13 & onwards, the Fremont tournaments are at Fremont Marriott,
    and not Fremont Couartyard Marriott.
    Fremont Marriott: : 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538 (map)



    Notice: Please always check Entries before the event to check your entry and look out for any notifications regarding change in schedule/location/other details or rarely cancellation of event.
    Please, make sure you have your email address set in your user account as we use email to send orientation email and communicate any change in the events.

Locations

BayAreaChess Center @ San Jose: 2050 Concourse Dr San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
Cupertino Courtyard Marriott: 10605 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 (map)
Fremont Courtyard Marriott: 47000 Lakeview Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538 (map)
Fremont Marriott: : 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538 (map)
Foster City Courtyard Marriott: 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404 (map)
Milpitas: 1639A South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)
Pleasanton Courtyard Marriott: 50509 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588 (map)
Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott: 10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670(map)
San Ramon Courtyard Marriott: 18090 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583 (map)