• General Information

    • Awards & Prizes

      40 Special Commemorative Chess Clocks

      Special Commemorative Chess Clocks to:
      1. The top 4 boards of the top team overall
      2. The top 4 boards of the 2nd team overall
      3. The top 4 boards of the 3rd team overall
      4. The top 4 boards of the top team u2000
      5. The top 4 boards of the top team u1800
      6. The top 4 boards of the top team u1600
      7. The top 4 boards of the top team u1400
      8. The top 4 boards of the top team u1200
      9. The top 4 boards of the top team u1000
      10. The top scorer on each board for boards 1-4


      55 Special Commemorative Trophies

      9 Special Commemorative Team Trophies to:
      1. The top team overall
      2. The 2nd team overall
      3. The 3rd team overall
      4. The top team u2000
      5. The top team u1800
      6. The top team u1600
      7. The top team u1400
      8. The top team u1200
      9. The top team u1000
      35 Special Commemorative Trophies to:
      1. All players in the top Industry team
      2. All players in the top College team
      3. All players in the top K-12 School Team
      4. All players in the top K-6 team
      5. All players in the top All Female team
      6. All players in the top Club team
      7. All players in the top Family Team
      9 Special Commemorative Trophies to:
      1. The top reserve player in the top team overall
      2. The 2nd team overall
      3. The 3rd team overall
      4. The top team u2000
      5. The top team u1800
      6. The top team u1600
      7. The top team u1400
      8. The top team u1200
      9. The top team u1000
      9 Special Commemorative to:
      1. The top reserve scorer
      2. The 2nd highest scorer on each board for boards 1-4
      3. The 3rd highest scorer on each board for boards 1-4
      4. The top team u2000
      5. The top team u1800
      6. The top team u1600
      7. The top team u1400
      8. The top team u1200
      9. The top team u1000


      $180 in Gift Certificates to top-voted team names as follows:

      1. $100 to the best team name
      2. $50 to the 2nd best team name
      3. $30 to the 3rd best team name


      Lots of Participation Souvenirs

      Participation souvenirs to all players


      Blitz Prize Fund

      400% of the entry fee returned as gift certificates for each group of 6 players. For example, first overall 200% of their entry fee, second overall ...
    • Open Event Schedule

      1. Registration closes 30 minutes before the start of Round 1.
      2. 3-day Schedule
        Registration: 9:30-10:30 am
        Round Times:
        • Sat 11 5
        • Sun 11 5
        • Mon 9:30 3
      3. 2-day Schedule
        Registration: Sun 8-8:30 am
        Round Times:
        • Sun 9 11:30 2 5
        • Mon 9:30 3
      4. Awards around 8:30pm.
      5. The schedules merge in Rd 4 and compete for the same prizes.



      What's New

      1. All rounds of the 3-day schedule will be G/120 +30 (instead of 40/120 SD/30).
      2. The first three rounds of the 2-day schedule will be G/55 +5.



      Open Blitz Schedule

      1. Monday 8:20-10pm
      2. Check-in Required before 8pm
      3. Time Control: G/5 d1
      4. Sections: 4-8 players grouped based on US Chess rating; each player plays 1-2 games against other players.



      Scholastic Event Schedule

      1. Saturday 9am-5pm
      2. Round Times: 9 10:45 12:30 2 3:30
      3. Registration closes 30 minutes before the start of Round 1.
      4. Awards around 5pm
      5. Time Control: G/30 d5



      Scholastic Blitz Schedule

      • Saturday 5:30-7:30pm
      • Check-in Required before 5pm
      • Time Control: G/5 d1
      • Sections: 4-8 players grouped based on US Chess rating; each player plays 1-2 games against other players.



      Financial Transparency

      1. The entry fees for members are slightly lower based on a donation by the Azhar Family.
      2. The entry fees for non-members are slightly higher due to inflation and the extra cost of COVID prevention protocols.
      3. US Chess Federation guidelines require non-cash prizes in Amateur events.
  • Registration Information

      • Entry Fees

        Entry Type BAC-Member Non-member
        Open Team 250 333
        Individual 65 87
        Blitz 13 17
        Scholastic Team 163 217
        Individual 44 59
        Blitz 13 17


        Optional Requests

        1. Open Event Fees (Individual): +10 2/6-12 | +20 2/13-15 | +30 2/16-18 | +40 onsite
          Scholastic Late Fees (Individual): +10 2/6-12 | +20 2/13-18 | +25 onsite
          Note: If you register as a team then the late fees are 1/2 for each player.
        2. Cancel/Change Fee: Same as late fee.
        3. No refunds after 2/12.
        4. Blitz Late Fees: +8 onsite
      • Buy More & Save with All Access Pass [available until Sun 2/12]

        Open All Access Pass includes the Open Team and Blitz (with Blitz at half price)!
        Scholastic All Access includes the Scholastic Team and Blitz as well as Open 2-Day Team and Blitz (with both Blitz free)!
        Scholastic 1-day Access includes the Scholastic Team and Blitz (with Blitz at half price)!
        Entry Type BAC-Member Non-member
        Open
        (Main & Blitz)
        Team 275 367
        Individual 74 96
        Scholastic

        (Scholastic Main & Blitz)
        (Open Main & Blitz)
        Team 413 550
        Individual 110 146
        Scholastic (1-Day)
        (Scholastic Main & Blitz)
        Team 163 217
        Individual 50 66
    • Post-Registration Information

      1. Check Processed Entries here to confirm registration one week before the tournament.
      2. Use this form for changes/corrections.
      3. Add @bayareachess.com to safe senders to receive emails with orientation and other notifications.
      4. Reconfirm the email address and other information in your profile.
      5. Check this page the day before the tournament for orientation information.
      6. Contact us for any questions or suggestions.
    • What's Expected

      1. Come as you are! We welcome all players regardless of their rating and playing level.
      2. USCF membership is required; if you're not a current US Chess member, you must renew/signup with your tournament registration so we can process and reconcile your entry.
      3. A team may register up to 5 players; 4 players play in every round (on Boards 1 to 4 in descending order of their rating).
      4. Every team's average rating must be below 2200 (based on the top 4 players in a team).
      5. January 2022 Supplement, BAC min, CCA min, and TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.
      6. We may adjust round times if needed (but it is unlikely).
      7. Be nice to everyone!
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