Don't miss the Official National Team Championship Event Authorized by US Chess Federation! (and supported by CalChess).
See details below.
A National Championship Event!

2023 US NATIONAL
Amateur Team West Championship
for all ages and levels with free parking!

Play and Stay at Sonesta Silicon Valley on 1820 Barber Ln, Milpitas

Non-Scholastic Scholastic
Team National Championship: Feb 19-20 or 18-20 National Championship: Sat Feb 18

Individual Blitz: Sat Feb 18 Blitz: Sat Feb 18
Quads: Mon Feb 20 (10a)
Swiss: Mon Feb 20 (2p)
Live Entries based on start date:
Processed Entries:
The registration may close anytime (whenever we reach capacity under health and safety protocols)!
We will share the detailed orientation information a few days before each tourney weekend.


    • Registration Help

      1. Use this form to help form teams.
      2. Use this form to request changes.
      3. Join us for a live Ask Me Anything town hall on Zoom (Meeting ID 91847146324) from 7-7:30pm on Thursdays and Sundays (from Jan 29 to Feb 16).


Lotsa Awards & Prizes Click here to expand/contract
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    • Non-scholastic Awards

      32 Special commemorative chess clocks
      (DGT North American)
      and 75 commemorative trophies!


      Special commemorative chess clocks to
      1. The top scorer on
        1. Board 1
        2. Board 2
        3. Board 3
        4. Board 4
      2. The top 4 boards of:
        1. The top team
        2. The 2nd team
        3. The top team u2000
        4. The top team u1750
        5. The top team u1500
        6. The top team u1250
        7. The top team u1000

      Special commemorative team trophies to
      1. The top team
      2. The 2nd team
      3. The top team u2000
      4. The top team u1750
      5. The top team u1500
      6. The top team u1250
      7. The top team u1000

      Special commemorative individual trophies to each player in
      1. The top Industry team
      2. The top College team
      3. The top K-6 team
      4. The top K-12 School Team
      5. The top All Female team
      6. The top Club team
      7. The top Family Team

      Special commemorative individual trophies to reserve players in
      1. The top team
      2. The 2nd team
      3. The top team u2000
      4. The top team u1750
      5. The top team u1500
      6. The top team u1250
      7. The top team u1000

      Special commemorative individual trophies to
      1. The top scorer among reserves
      2. The 2nd highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4
        5. among reserves
      3. The 3rd highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4
      4. The 4th highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4
      5. The 5th highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4

      Non-scholastic Blitz

      [Sun 7:30-9:30p | G/5 d1]
      Sections: groups of 6 players based on rating.
      Prizes: $60 to the winner & $40 to the 2nd place.
    • Scholastic Awards

      12 special commemorative chess clocks
      (DGT North American)
      and 65 commemorative trophies!


      Special commemorative chess clocks to:
      1. The top scorer on
        1. Board 1
        2. Board 2
        3. Board 3
        4. Board 4
      2. The top 4 boards of:
        1. The top team
        2. The 2nd team

      Special commemorative team trophies to
      1. The top team
      2. The 2nd team

      Special commemorative individual trophies to each player in
      1. The 3rd team
      2. The top team u800
      3. The top team u600
      4. The top team u400
      5. The top team u200
      6. The top all-girls team
      7. The top K-6 school team
      8. The top K-12 school Team
      9. The top club team

      Special commemorative individual trophies to
      1. The top scorer among reserves
      2. The 2nd highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4
        5. among reserves
      3. The 3rd highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4
      4. The 4th highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4
      5. The 5th highest scorer
        1. on Board 1
        2. on Board 2
        3. on Board 3
        4. on Board 4

      Scholastic Blitz

      [Sat 5:15-7p | G/5 d1]
      Sections: groups of 6 players based on rating.
      Prizes: trophies to all players with a winning record.

Schedule Click here to expand/contract
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    • Non-scholastic Events Schedule

      • Amateur Team Championship (Sat 1p to Mon 6:30p [2-day Sun 9a to Mon 6:30p])
        • Online Registration: Until Fri, Feb 17 at 11:59p
        • Onsite Registration: Until 30 minutes before Round 1's scheduled start
        • ½-point Byes are available for any round (no maximum; Rounds 1-4 byes must be requested at least 1 hour before that round's scheduled start; Rounds 5-6 byes are final after Round 3 starts)
        • Round Times: [2-day schedule in brackets]
          1. Sat 1p [Sun 9a]
          2. Sat 5:30p [Sun 11a]
          3. Sun 10:30a [Sun 1p]
            3-day & 2-day schedules merge
          4. Sun 3:15p [Sun 3:15p]
          5. Mon 10a [Mon 10a]
          6. Mon 2:30p [Mon 2:30p]
        • Time Control: G/90 +30 [2-day Rds 1-3 G/45 d5]



      • Blitz (Sun 7:30-9:30p)
        • Online Registration: Until Sat, Feb 18 at 11:59p
        • Onsite Registration: Until Sun, Feb 19 at 7:15p
        • Round Times: Sun, Feb 19 from 7:30 to 9:30p (5 double rounds = 10 games on a rolling schedule)
        • Time Control: G/5 d1
    • Scholastic Events Schedule

      • Scholastic Championship (Sat 9:30a-4:40p | 5 games)
        • Online Registration: Until Fri, Feb 17 at 11:59p
        • Onsite Registration: Until Sat, Feb 18 at 9a
        • Round Times: Fri 9:30a, 11a, Lunch Break, 12:40p, 2:10p, 3:40p
        • Time Control: G/25 d5



      • Blitz (Sat 5:15-7p | 10 games to accelerate earning BA€oins)
        • Online Registration: Until Fri, Feb 17 at 11:59p
        • Onsite Registration: Until Sat, Feb 18 at 5p
        • Round Times: Sat 5:15-7p (5 double rounds = 10 games)
        • Time Control: G/5 d1



      • Signature Quads (Monday 10a-12:30p | 3 games)
        • Online Registration: Until Sun, Feb 19 at 11:59p
        • Onsite Registration: Until Mon, Feb 20 at 9:30a
        • Time Control: G/25 d5



      • Signature Swiss (Monday 2-5:30p | 4 games)
        • Online Registration: Until Sun, Feb 19 at 11:59p
        • Onsite Registration: Until Mon, Feb 20 at 1:30p
        • Time Control: G/25 d5

Fees & Discounts Click here to expand/contract
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Please register early to save your money and our time!

    • Non-scholastic sections

      Entry Type Non-member BAC-Member
      Team 377 283
      Individual 99 74

      Non-scholastic Optional Requests

      1. Late registration
        • +10 2/6-11
        • +20 2/12-14
        • +30 2/15-17
        • +40 onsite
      2. Cancel/Change Fees are the same as the late fee.
      3. No refunds after 2/12.
      4. Blitz Late Fees: +7 onsite



      Scholastic sections

      Entry Type Non-member BAC-Member
      Team 248 186
      Individual 66 50
      Blitz 33 25
      Quads 39 29
      Swiss 49 37

      Scholastic Optional Requests

      1. Late registration
        • +10 2/6-11
        • +15 2/12-14
        • +20 2/15-17
        • +25 onsite
      2. Cancel/Change Fees are the same as the late fee.
      3. No refunds after 2/12.
      4. Blitz Late Fees: +7 onsite
    • Buy More & Save with All Access Pass
      [available until Sun 2/12]

      1. Non-scholastic All Access Pass includes:
        1. Non-scholastic Team Championship
        2. Non-scholastic Blitz at half-price
      2. Scholastic All Access Pass includes:
        1. Scholastic Team Championship
        2. Scholastic Blitz is free!
        3. Non-scholastic Team Championship (2-day)
        4. Non-scholastic Blitz at half-price
      3. Scholastic Saturday Access Pass includes:
        1. Scholastic Team Championship
        2. Scholastic Blitz at half-price
      4. Scholastic Monday Access Pass includes:
        1. Scholastic Quads at half-price
        2. Scholastic Swiss
      Entry Type Non-member BAC-Member
      Non-scholastic
      All-Access
      (Champ & Blitz)
      Team 443 332
      Individual 116 87
      Scholastic All-Access
      (Scholastic Champ & Blitz and
      Non-scholastic Champ & Blitz)
      Team 691 518
      Individual 182 137
      Scholastic Saturday
      Access (Scholastic
      Champ & Blitz)
      Team 314 236
      Individual 83 62
      Scholastic Monday
      Access (Scholastic
      Quads & Swiss)
      Individual 69 52

Post-Registration Information Click here to expand/contract
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What to expect after registering

        • After Registering

          1. Check Processed Entries to confirm registration (available one week before the tournament).
          2. Use this form to request changes and 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.
      • Financial Transparency

        1. The entry fees for Bay Area Chess 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.
        • What's New?

          1. The 2023 US National Amateur Team West is February 18-20, 2023.
          2. The first three rounds of the 2-day schedule will be G/45 d5.
      • What's Expected?

        1. Come as you are! We welcome all players regardless of their rating and playing level.
        2. US Chess membership is required; if you're not a current member, you must renew/signup with your tournament registration at BayAreaChess.com so we can process and reconcile your entry.
        3. We will use January 2023 Supplement and TD discretion to place players accurately.
        4. We may adjust round times if needed (but it is unlikely).
        5. Be nice to everyone!