• Regular Tournaments

    Updated Dec 30, 2017. Please report any corrections/updates to help at bayareachess.com
  • Coming Up
    Special Events

    2018 New Years Championship

    3-day or 2-day schedule
    Jan 5-7 or 6-7, 2018
    @ Biltmore Santa Clara


    2018 US Amateur Team West Championship

    3-day or 2-day schedule
    Feb 17-19 or 18-19, 2018
    @ Santa Clara Convention Center
  • Recurring
    1-day Events

    1-day Grandprix

    Jan 21 @ Palo Alto(G75)
    Feb 3 @ Pleasanton (G75)
    Feb 4 @ Milpitas (G61)
    Feb 10 @ Foster City (G90)
    Feb 10 @ Sacramento (G90)
    Feb 11 @ Fremont (G75)

    and many other dates
    @ many cities in the Bay Area
  • Recurring
    Weekend Events

    BAC Championships
    Next up:
    Jan 26/27-28
    Mar 23/24-25
    Apr 27/28-29
    more 2018 dates are on event website
  • A National Event

    2018 New Year's Championships
    Friday/Saturday - Sunday
    Jan 5/6 - 7, 2018

    @ Biltmore Santa Clara (map)

    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Prize Funds

    $12,000 b/159 - 60% guaranteed

     1st2nd3rd4th5thClass
    Open (2000+) $1,500 $1,000 $600 $300 $100 u2300: $300 $100
    A (1800-1999) $1,000 $700 $300 $100 $50
    B (1600-1799) $1,000 $600 $300 $100 $50
    C (1400-1599) $1,000 $600 $300 $100 50
    DEu (under 1400
    & unrated)
    $800 $400 $200 $100   u1200 $250 $100
    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $200 in all sections except Open.

    Time Control:
    3-day: 6SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + merge

     RegistrationRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 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


    Entry Fee: $124
    Econ Entry Fee: $104
    Play-up 1 section: +$30
    Late fee: +$20 after 1/1
    Reentry: $50
    Refund: $20
  • Recurring Weekend Championships

    BayAreaChess Championships Series
    info - flyer - entries - register online

    *** NEW Venue! ***
    Typical Sections & Prizes

    Prize Fund: $5000 /b90 60% guaranteed

    Sections: 2000+ (FIDE Rated!), 1600-1999, u1600

    Time control: G90 +30sec increments
    2-day schedule Rd1&2: G/60;d5

    For more information on prize fund, round times, etc - visit the event's homepage

    Entry Fees

    Regular Entry Fee: $109 - full price
    Economy/discounted: $89 - 50% of calculated prize
    Re-entry fee: $59
    Play-up: $20
    Late Fee: Add 20 - <3 day or when venue is near full

    Upcoming Dates in 2018
    Jan 26/27-28
    Mar 23/24-25
    Apr 27/28-29
  • Recurring 1-day Tournaments

    Signature 1-day Swiss tournaments
    Grandprix series
    info - flyer - entries - register online



     Cupertino Courtyard Marriott (map)Palo Alto
    Crowne Plaza (map)
    Fremont Marriott (map)Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map)Milpitas @Main St
    (map)
    Pleasanton Sheraton
    (map)
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map)
    Jan   21 (75)          
    Feb   25 (61) 11 (75) 10 (90) 4 (61) 3 (75) 10 (90)
    Mar 4 (75), 17 (90) 18 (60) 11 (61) 10 (90) 3 (45), 31(75) 3 (75)
    Apr   22 (90) 15 (75) 14 (90) 21 (45)   14 (90)
    May 20 (75)   12 (61) 12 (90) 19 (45) 6 (61) 12 (75)
    Jun 2 (45) 17 (75 10 (45) 9 (90) 30(75) 3 (75) 9 (61)


    Typical Sections & Prizes
    Prize Fund: $1,300 60% guaranteed
    (may vary based on type and location, please see details on info page)
    Sections: 1900+, 1500-1899, u1500

    Variety of time controls
    Quick$wiss4SS G/45 d5
    Super$wiss: 4SS G/61 d5
    Duper$wiss: 3SS G/75 d5
    Luper$wiss: 3SS G/90 d5


    Entry Fees
    Regular Entry Fee: $49 - full price
    Economy/discounted: $39 - 50% of calculated prize
    Play-up: $20
    Late Fee: Add 20 - please check for dates for each tournament!
  • A National Event

    2018 US Amateur Team West Championships
    Saturday/Sunday - Monday
    President's Day weekend
    Feb 17/18 - 19, 2018

    @ Santa Clara Convention Center (map)

    info - flyer - entries - register online

    Prizes

    Special commemorative clocks to top 4 players and trophy to the team for:
    Top 3 Teams overall
    Top Team u2000
    Top Team u1800
    Top Team u1600
    Top Team u1400
    Top Team u1200
    and many other fun categories!

    Schedule
    Onsite Registration: Saturday 9-10am and Sun 8-8:30am
    Time Control: 40/120 SD/30 d5 (2-day Rounds 1-3: G/61 d5)
    Round3-Day
    Round Times
    2-Day
    Round Times
    1 Sat 11am Sun 9am
    2 Sat 4:30pm Sun 11:30am
    3 Sun 11am Sun 2pm
    4 Sun 4:30pm Sun 4:30pm
    5 Mon 10:00am Mon 10:00am
    6 Mon 3:30pm Mon 3:30pm


    Entry Fee:
    $79 (individual) and $299 (team)
    Late fee After 2/11 and onsite: $20 per Player, $80 per team