• Kids Tournaments & Clubs

    Updated Nov 16, 2017. Please report any corrections/updates to help at bayareachess.com.
  • Special Events Coming Up

     
    2017 Thanksgiving Kids' Championship
    Friday, Nov 24, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
    2017 CalChess Grade Level Championship
    Saturday - Sunday, Dec 2-3, 2017
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
  • Recurring Signature Tourneys

    1/2-day Tourneys
    Every Weekend (Swiss 10am-2pm & Quads 2:30-5pm)
    @ all over Bay Area at various locations
    Trophies to all players with winning record
    Medals to all others
    Swiss @ 10a: 4 rounds SS x G/30
    Quads @ 2p (req. checkin from 1:30p): 3 games (round robin) x G/30
    Typical Schedule
    Please see Signature Tournament Information for detailed schedule and more information!
    Popular locations
    San Jose BAC Office (map): various Sundays, few Saturdays
    Cupertino Courtyard (map): various Sundays, few Saturdays
    Fremont MARRIOTT (Not Courtyard!) (map): 2nd Sunday of the month
    Rancho Cordova (Sacramento) Courtyard (map): *Quads only * every 2nd Saturday of the month
    San Ramon Courtyard (map): various Sundays, few Saturdays
  • 2017 Thanksgiving - Scholastic Event

    2017 Thanksgiving Kids' Championship

    Friday, Nov 24, 2017

    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)

    Trophies to:
    Top 10 players in each sections (winning record required)
    Top 10 Clubs & Top 10 Schools in all sections combined
    Sections & Schedule
    1299-900, 899-600, 599-300, u300

    Time Control: G/30;d5
    Online registration: Sunday 9-9:30am
    Round times: 10am, 11:30am, lunch, 1pm, 2:20pm, 3:45pm
    Trophy ceremony: around 4:45pm
     
    Fees
    Entry Fee: $47
    Play-up fee: $10
    Late Fee: +$15 after 11/18
  • A STATE event!

    2017 CalChess Grade Level State Championship
    Saturday and/or Sunday
    Dec 2 and/or 3, 2017

    @ Santa Clara Convention Center(map)

    Trophies to:
    Trophies to Top 15 players in each section
    Top 5 Clubs and Top 5 Schools in each section. 
    Sections
    based on grade: K through Grade 12 each
    no playup allowed
    Schedule & Time Control


    Please, check the event's webpage for detailed inforation.
     
    Fees
    Entry Fee: $49 for K-Gr3
    $62 for Gr4-12
    Late fee: +$20 after 11/24
    +$40 onsite
  • Kids One Day Signature Events
    All over the Bay Area! on Every Weekend!

    Trophies to all players with winning record
    Medals to all others
    Swiss @ 10a: 4 rounds SS x G/30
    Quads @ 2p (req. checkin from 1:30p): 3 games (round robin) x G/30
    Ideal for getting more experience or for a second tournament after the Big Super States!
    Popular Locations: Fremont, Cupertino, San Ramon, San Jose, Foster City, Sacramento
    Mostly Sundays, some Saturdays.
    Register Early as space is limited!

  • BAC Rising Star Tournamnets
    @ BAC Office San Jose (map)

    Non-rated tournaments for rookie touranament players
    Seminar & Q&A session for the parents
    Swiss Style tournament: 3 rounds of G/30;d5

    Once every month
    :
    3-6pm: Dec 10

    Trophies to prefert scores, medals to all others.