2019 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship
$4,000 prize fund
June 20-23, 2019
** right after the National Open **
$4,000 prize fund
and to the winner:
$10,000 scholarship to the college/university of choice!
BayAreaChess office (map)
2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131
List of invited playersConfirmed Players:
IM Hans Niemann (CT)
IM Andrew Zhang Hong (CA-N)
FM Justin Chen (NY)
FM Josiah Stearman (CA-N)
CM Robert Shlyakhtenko (CA-S)
NM Ivan Ke (CA-N)
FM Alexander Costello (CA-S)
WIM Rochelle Wu (CA-N) - wildcard
Invitation is based on March 2019 supplemental ratings for Top Age under16, the winner of the Barber Championship (declined) and an organizer wild card.
Format, Time Control & Schedule
Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin
Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s
Thursday, June 20
Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
Update: Special Guest FM Jim Eade, the President of US Chess Trust
Round 1: 4PM
Friday, June 21
Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM
Saturday, June 22
Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM
Sunday, June 23
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 CadetPairings, 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:
Photos of the event can be found on our facebook page.
Prizes1st Place Champion: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $600
4th Place: $400
*** $10,000 scholarship prize has been offered to the college of choice to the winner of the Cadet Championship ***
The winner will receive from the Dewain Barber Foundation a $5,000 scholarship to an institution of higher learning.The organizer would like to thank the generous donation of Mr. Dewain Barber, the Dean of Scholastic Chess
US Chess will match this donation with $5,000.
In the event of a tie, the Scholarship winner shall be determined by the tiebreaks used for each event.
and to US Chess Federation.
Ties will be handled per USCF rules and prizes will be paid out
Commemorative plaques will be given to all players.
AccomodationCourtyard Marriott Silicon Valley in Milpitas
1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
109 USD per night
Start Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
End Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Last Day to Book: Friday, May 31, 2019
Book your group rate for BAY AREA CHESS GROUP
Questions? LocationEmail us at ask @bayareachess.com
or call us at 408-409-6596
Chief TD: NTD Tomas Langland
Chief Organizer: Dr. Salman Azhar
Location: BayAreaChess Office
2050 Concourse Drive #42
San Jose, CA 95131