• 2019 US Class National Championship
      September 27-29, 2019

      Hyatt Regency SFO Airport (map)
      1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010

      Prizes: $17,000 - b/257 fully paid entries
      60% guaranteed - GPP 40 Enhanced



      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 US Class Kids Championship side event
      on Sept 28, Saturday (BayAreaChess.com/usclasskids)
  • Sections & Prizes


    $17,000 b/257 entries - 60% guaranteed!
    GPP 40 (Enhanced)

    7 Sections
      1st 2nd 3rd 4th
    Master (2200+, FIDE) $3,000 $1,500 $700 $300
    Expert (2000-2199, FIDE) $1,500 $700 $300 $200
    A (1800-1999, FIDE) $1,200 $550 $250 $150
    B (1600-1799) $1,200 $550 $250 $150
    C (1400-1599) $1,000 $400 $150 $100
    D (u1400) $1,000 $400 $150 $100
    Eu (u1400) $700 $400 $150 $100

    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Open.

    Sept 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.
  • Schedule & Fees

    Time Control:
    3-day: 5SS x 40/120 SD/30 d5
    2-day: 2SS x G/75 d5 + merge
    Merge before Round 3. All compete for the same prizes.

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



    Entry Fee:
    Regular Entry: $129

    After 9/19 Late Fee: Add $25

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

    Refund fee: $25
    Re-entry fee: $49

    No economy fee option for this tournament.

    Play-up fee applies if playing in a higher section than your rating in Sept 2019 supplement.
    IM/GM Free before 9/14 (EF subtracted from prize)
  • TDs and Organizers

    Organizers: BayAreaChess
    Email to the organizers

    Tournament Director:
    NTD Tom Langland
    NTD John McCumiskey
  • Location & Accomodation


    Hyatt Regency SFO Airport
    1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 (map)

    Link for special rate for the tournament players is coming soon!

 
Terms and Conditions
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