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.
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
b/120 fully paid entries, 60% guaranteed
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 & 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: 119
Economy Option: 99 with 50% of the calculated prize
After 1/1: Add 30 | Play-up 1 section: 30 | Refund fee: 20
Economy Option pays 50% 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 2019 supplement.
TDs and OrganizersTournament 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