• 2019 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship

      June 20-23, 2019
      ** right after the National Open **

      @ BayAreaChess Center

      2050 Concourse Drive #42
      San Jose, CA 95131 (map)

List of invited players

Confirmed Players:

List of players will be coming in April 2019.
Invitation is based on March 2019 supplemental ratings and the winner of the Barber Championship.

 Format, Time Control & Schedule

Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin
Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s

Thursday, July 12 
Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
Round 1: 4PM

Friday, July 13
Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM

Saturday, July 14 
Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM

Sunday, July 15
Round 6&7: 10AM & 3PM
Trophy ceremony: around 7PM 

The tournament is using:
FIDE rules with modification to forfeit time is 30 minutes.
USCF pairing table for 8 players round robin format (USCF Table C)
Tiebreak system adapted from Saint Louis Chess Club:
1. Direct Encounter (if applicable), 2. Most Blacks, 3. Koya System, 4. Sonneborn-Berger, 5. Won Games. 

Playoff has the following format:
The players will play two rapid games, with G/10;d5 time control, with
alternating colors. If the score after two games is 1-1, the playoff moves on
to an Armageddon match.
In the Armageddon match, White will get 6 minutes, Black will get 5
minutes. Colors will be allocated with coin toss. White must win for victory,
therefore Black needs draw or win for victory.

Live Games & Pairings&Standings

Results of the 2018 US Cadet

Pairings, final standings, and the downloadable pgn files of each games
of the 2018 US Junior Cadet National Championship
can be found here:

Daily reports were published here:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Photos of the event can be found on our facebook page.


1st Place Champion: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $600
4th Place: $400

Ties will be handled per USCF rules and prizes will be paid out
Commemorative plaques will be given to all players.


Courtyard Marriott Silicon Valley in Milpitas
1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035

Reserve the room NOW!


Start date: 6/20/19
End date: 6/23/19
Last day to book: 5/31/19

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Courtyard Milpitas Silicon Valley  for 109.00 USD  per night

All players and spectators can also call Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 321-2211 or (408) 719-1966 and identify themselves as part of the Bay Area Chess group staying at the Courtyard Milpitas Silicon Valley, located at 1480 Falcon Drive, Milpitas, CA  95035-8047.


Email us at ask @bayareachess.com
or call us at 408-409-6596