This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls. The time control for regular schedule is 6SS, 40/120 sd30 d5.
New Year! New Opportunties!
2018 New Year Championship
January 5-7 or 6-7, 2018
Santa Clara Biltmore (map)
2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Prizes: $12,000 - GPP 80 enhanced - Jr Grand Prix
b/159 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed
Youth (K-Gr12) rated under 1200, please consider the New Year Youth Championship on Sunday, January 7 (see details)
Prize Fund $12,000 b/159 (60% guaranteed) - GPP 80 Enhanced5 Sections (FIDE rating)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Class Open (2000+) $1,500 $1,000 $600 $300 $100 u2300: $300 $100 A (1800-1999) $1,000 $700 $300 $100 $50 B (1600-1799) $1,000 $600 $300 $100 $50 C (1400-1599) $1,000 $600 $300 $100 50 DEu (under 1400
$800 $400 $200 $100 u1200 $250 $100
New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $200 in all sections except Open.
Jan 2018 Supp, CCA min & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
Max two 1/2-point byes and Round 5 & 6 byers must be locked bef Rd. 1 starts.
Econ option must commit before the 1st round starts.
Schedule & Fees3-day: 6SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + merge
Merge in Round 4. All compete for the same prizes.
Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 2-day Schedule Sa 8:30-9a Sa 9a Sa 11:30p Sa 2p Sa 5p Su 10a Su 3:30p 3-day Schedule Fr 10-11a Fr 11a Fr 5p Sa 11a Sa 5p Su 10a Su 3:30p
Regular Entry: 124
Economy Option (not available for Open section): 104 with 60% of the calculated prize
After 1/1: Add 30 | Play-up 1 section: 20 | Refund fee: 20
Economy Option pays 60% of the calculated prize money. The remaining amount goes back to the budget to offset Economy Fee Discount.
Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in Jan 2018 supplement.
IM/GM Free before 12/24 (EF subtracted from prize)
TDs and OrganizersTournament Directors:
National TD Tom Langland - National TD John McCumiskey
Senior TD Jordan Langland - Senior TD Richard Koepcke
Organizers (Contact organizer)
Dr. Judit Sztaray
Location & AccomodationTournament site: Hotel Biltmore Santa Clara
2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
Reserve room at the tournament site: Santa Clara Biltmore
$99 Double Bed