• New Year! New Opportunties !
      2019 New Year Amateur Championship
      January 4-6 or 5-6, 2019

      SFO Hyatt Regency (map)
      1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

      Prizes: $8,000
      b/120 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed

    This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth with USCF ratings between 1000 and 2200 who prefer long time controls. The time control for regular schedule is 6SS, 40/120 sd30 d5.

    For players with  FIDE 2000+ rating (even if USCF u2200), please consider playing at the 
    SF International Open Tournament
    GM/IM norms possible
    Jan 1-7, 2019 SFO Hyatt

    Youth (K-Gr12) rated under 1200, please consider the New Year Youth Championship on Sunday, January 6 (see details)
  • Prize Fund $8,000 b/120 (60% guaranteed)

    4 Sections:
      1st 2nd 3rd 4th
    XA (1900-2199, u2000FIDE) $1,400 $800 $400 $200
    AB (1600-1899) $1,100 $600 $300 $100
    C (1400-1599) $800 $500 $300 $100
    DE (u1400) $700 $400 $200 $100

    Sections XA and AB will be FIDE rated.
    Anyone with under2200 USCF rating, but 2000+ FIDE rating: should register for the International Tournament. http://sfinternationalchess.com

    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $200 in all sections except XA.
    Jan 2019 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 & Fees

    3-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: 119

    After 1/1: Add 30 | Play-up 1 section: 30 | Refund fee: 20

    Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in Jan 2019 supplement.
  • TDs and Organizers

    Tournament Directors:
    National TD Tom Langland - National TD John McCumiskey
    ANTD Richard Koepcke
    Senior TD Jordan Langland - Senior TD Abel Talamantez

    Organizers (Contact organizer)
    Dr. Judit Sztaray
  • Location & Accomodation

    Tournament site:
    SFO Hyatt Regency (map)
    1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Reserve room NOW at the Tournament Site
    $109/night (+ tax & fees)
    Link to reserve rooms: