• 2019 California
      Class Warfare Championship

      Nov 29/30 - Dec 1, 2019

      Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
      5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

      Prizes: $12,000 - b/197 fully paid entries
      80% guaranteed - GPP 60



      The time control for regular schedule is 40/120 SD/30; d5.

      This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls.
      Youth rated under 1200, please consider BAC Thanksgiving Kids' Tournament
      on Nov 29, Friday (BayAreaChess.com/tgs)
  • Sections & Prizes


    $12,000 b/197 entries - 80% guaranteed!
    GPP 60

    5 Sections
      1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Class
    Master (2100+, FIDE) $2,000 $1,000 $500 $300 $100 u2300: $300, 100
    XA (1900-2099, FIDE) $1,000 $500 $200 $100 $100  
    AB (1700-1899, FIDE) $1000 $500 $200 $100    
    BC (1500-1699) $800 $400 $200 $100    
    CD (1300-1499) $800 $400 $200 $100    
    DEu (u1300&unr) $700 $300 $200 $100    

    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $200 in all sections except Open.

    Nov 2019 Supp, CCA min & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.

    Max two 1/2pt byes, Round 5 & 6 bye locked bef Round 1 starts.
    Econ option must commit before the 1st round starts.

    FOR ALL PRIZES, IF YOU ARE A NON-RESIDENT ALIEN, the organizer must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If your country has a tax treaty with the United States and you have or obtain a US Social Security or Tax ID number, you may be able to avoid this withholding by submitting an IRS Form 8233 to the payer.
  • Schedule & Fees

    Time Control:
    3-day: 6SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + merge
    Merge before Round 4. All compete for the same prizes.


      Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
    3-day Schedule Fri 9-9:30a Fri 10p Fri 3:30p Sat 11a Sat 5p Sun 10a Sun 3:30p
    2-day Schedule Sa 8-8:30a Sat 9a Sat 11:30a Sat 2p Sat 5p Sun 10a Sun 3:30p


    Entry Fee:
    Regular Entry: $119
    Economy Option (not available for Open section): $99
    After 11/22 & onsite: +$25

    Play-up 1 section: $30
    (only if within 200 rating points from the next section!)

    Refund fee: $25
    Re-entry fee: $60

    Economy Option gets 50% of the calculated prize money.

    Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in Nov 2019 supplement.
    IM/GM Free by 11/14 (EF subtracted from prize)

  • TDs and Organizers

    Organizers: BayAreaChess
    Email to the organizers

    Tournament Director:
    NTD Tom Langland, STD Jordan Langland and others
  • Location & Accomodation


    Santa Clara Convention Center
    5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
    Accessible by VTA, ACE

 
Terms and Conditions
 - Refund policy - Accessibility & Special Accomodation