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    Welcome BACk by Popular Demand!

    2021 Cash Day Tourneys

    Welcome to BAC! The Chessiest Place on Earth!
    Continue your fulfilling journey here.

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    Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth!
    These events are for advanced children (rated 1000+) and all adults.
    Others, please check out our scholastic tournaments.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Everyone's safety is our top priority. Accordingly, we will enforce all prevailing COVID-19 protocols (such as masks, social distancing, frequent handwashing, no physical contact, ...).. We need your cooperation to keep everyone's safe so expect the following:
    1. We will only allow players the playing area. (No spectators/non-players allowed.)
    2. We will require all our staff to be vaccinated and regularly tested.
    3. Site specific information:
      • Cupertino Juniper Hilton: We will require all games to be played outside (unless both players insist to play inside). Please see detailed information about COVID safety protocols.
      • San Jose Chess Center: We will limit children's tournaments at San Jose Chess Center. This is 12 players and 2 vaccinated staff members (aka pod) until further notice. Please see detailed information about COVID safety protocols.

General Information

    • Prize Fund $1,500 b/48 (starting 7/24)

      Section Eligibility 1st 2nd
      1800+ All $200 $100
      u 2000 $100 $100
      1400-1799 All $200 $100
      u 1600 $100 $100
      u1400 All $200 $100
      u 1200 $100 $100
      • Unrated: Max $100 (except in 1800+)
      • Econ entries win 50% of the calculated prize

    • Orientation & Fees

      • Add @bayareachess.com to safe senders
      • Reconfirm the email address in your profile
      • Entry Fee:
        Member Non-member
        Regular 43 57
        Econ 32 42
      • Optional Play-up Fee: 15
      • Onsite (standby) entry: 18
  • Prize Fund $1,000 b/35 (until 7/18)

      1st 2nd Class
    1800+ $200 $100 u2000: $100
    1400-1799 $150 $50 u1600: $100
    Under 1400 $150 $50 u1200: $100
    Unrated: Max $100 (except in 1800+)
  • Schedule & Time Control

    1. G/45 +5: 4 or 5 rounds every 120 minutes
    2. G/45 +15: 4 rounds every 135 minutes
    3. G/60 +5: 4 rounds every 150 minutes
    4. G/75 +5: 3 rounds every 180 minutes
    5. G/90 +5: 3 rounds every 200 minutes
    Onsite is entry available 15 minutes before the start of any round only if space is available.

Basic Orientation

  • Before You Come

      • Check entries to confirm your registration.
      • Use this form to request changes and/or report any errors.
      • Add @bayareachess.com to safe senders.
      • Reconfirm the email address in your profile.
      • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.
      • Bring your own clock.
      • Be nice to everyone!
  • When You Come

    • No check-in required
    • No non-players in the playing area
    • General: Report any errors to the TD ASAP
    • Be nice to everyone!
  • Calendar of Events

    More regular/adult children tournaments coming in the Summer and beyond! Please check back frequently.
    Location
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Cupertino Juniper (map) 16 [sold out]: G/75 +5 (9a-5:30p)
    30 [sold out]: G/75 +5 (10a-6:30p)
    6 [sold out]: G/75 +5 (10a-6:30p)
    20 [sold out]: G/75 +5 (10a-6:30p)
    27 [sold out]: G/75 +5 (10a-6:30p)
    11 [sold out]: 4x G/45 +15 (10a-6:30p)
    25: 4x G/45 +15 (10a-6:30p)
    22 [sold out]<: 4x G/45 +15 (10a-6:30p)
    29 [sold out]<: 4x G/45 +15 (10a-6:30p)
    *new* 12: 3x G/75 +5 (10a-6p)
    *new* 26: 4x G/60 +5 (10a-7:30p)
    Fremont Marriott (map) Reopens in June 12 [sold out]: G/75 +5 (10a-6:30p) 17 [sold out]: G/60 +5 (10a-6:30p) NA (Fremont hosted Bay Area Chess Championship) *new* 18: 3x G/75 +5 (10a-6p)
    San Jose @ BAC Center (map) 31: G/90 +5 (10a-6:30p) 20 [sold out]: 4x G/45 +15 (10a-6:30p) 17: 4x G/45 +5 (12-7:30p)
    25 [sold out]: 4x G/45 +5 (10-7:40p)
    1: 5x G/45 +5 (10-7:40p)
    8: 5x G/45 +5 (10-7:40p)
    TBD
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