• 2017 Kids Thanksgiving Championship
      Friday November 24 , 2017
      Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
      5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

      This tournament is best suited for Youth (K-Gr12) rated under 1300 who like to play fast time control (G/30; d5).
      Adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls, please consider the California Class Warfare Championship on Nov 24-26 or 25-26 (see details). The time control for that event is 40/120 SD/30 d5.
  • Sections & Prizes

    Trophies to Top 10 players (with more wins than losses) in each section
    (medals to all others)
    Top 5 Clubs & Top 5 Schools in all sections combined.
    Top 4 players count for team score.

    NEW Sections:
    4 Sections based on rating:
    900-1299, 600-899, 300-599, u300
    November 2017 Supp & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
  • Schedule & Fees

    5SS x G/30 d5
     RegistrationRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
    All Sections 8:30-9a 9:30am 11am 12:30p 2p 3:30p

    Entry Fee: 47 by 11/18, After that and onsite add 15
    Play-up 1 section: 10
    Change or Refund fee: 15
  • TDs and Organizers

    Tournament Directors:
    National TD Tom Langland
    Senior TD Jordan Langland

    Organizer: Dr. Judit Sztaray (send email to the organizer)
  • Location & Accomodation

    Tournament site: Santa Clara Convention Center
    5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
    Accessible by VTA, ACE

    Reserve room NOW at Biltmore -


    Or Call 408-988-8411

    Refrence Bay Area Chess-Thanksgiving Tournament or Booking ID#34481

    2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)

    Reserve room NOW at Springhill Suites Marriott - coming soon
    breakfast included! Must book by 8/20/2016
    10 Skyport Drive, San Jose, CA 95110 (map)