sheldoncooper

1-day Regular Tournaments in 2019
aka Grand Prix Tourneys

Prize Fund
$1,300 b/50, 50% Guaranteed *
Sacramento: $600 b/40

for adults and advanced youth (rated over 1000)
register online - flyer - entries


Check Schedule - Round Times - Addresses - Prizes below

* Special events may have different prize funds, please check below.

2019 Schedule

See schedule below for upcoming events...
day of the event (time control)


(map)
 
Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cupertino Aloft (map)

8 (90), 23 (75)

13 (75) 11 (90), 24 (61) 7 (90), 21 (61) 5 (45),
27 (90)
2 (75),
9 (75),
24 (61)
7 (75),
14 (75)
Fremont Marriott (map) 22 (61)   18 (61) 14 (61),
15 (90)
26 (75) 10 (75),
23 (90)
8 (61)
San Jose / BAC Center (map) 15 (75)         15 (61)
Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map) 16 (90)   10 (75),
18 (90)
14 (75) 12 (90) 9 (61) 14 (90)
Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map) 15 (61) 13 (75) 10 (90) 7 (75) 12 (90) 9 (90) 14 (90)
San Ramon Courtyard Marriott (map) 9 (45) 14 (61) 4 (45) 8 (75) 6 (61) cancelled 28 (75)
Palo Alto Crown Plaza (map) 3 (75) 27 (61) 29 (90)
*For 2020 tournaments*: Visit www.bayareachess.com/1day for more info

How it started

These recurring tournaments address the need for one day tournaments with mid-range time controls that allow players to calculate and also play more than a couple of rated games for affordable entry fees with a chance of getting cash prizes. This is best-suited for adults and youth who desire to take their game to the next level... Let the journey continue!


You may participate in any of the following events:
Swiss45: 4 rounds of G/45;d5
Swiss61: 4 rounds of G/61;d5
Swiss75: 3 round of G/75;d5
Swiss90: 3 round of G/90;d5

Registration & other fees


  • Online Regular Entry Fee: 50

    Online Economy Entry Fee: 40
    Few notes on Economy Entry Fee:
    1) Not allowed in the Open section
    2) Receives 50% of the prize money
    3) Available until capacity reaches 75%
    4) Not available for onsite registrations
    5) Must be finalized before Round 1 starts
    (players can not "upgrade" to normal entry fee after Round1 has started)

    Onsite Entry Fee: $70

    Play-up: $20
    Rule: USCF Published Rating Supplement must be within 200 points of the section intended  or per TD discretion.

    Late fee: $20
    (Applied if capacity has reached 80%)

    Re-entry fee: $25

    Players with following titles: GM, IM, WGM, WIM are free (at least 10 days before tourney , prize - EF)

    How to make it even cheaper? Here is Scott's advice:
    "I registered for both (Superswiss 6/14 and Luperswiss 6/15)!! Actually, I also registered for Sacramento on 7/12 as well. So get this...I used the economy mode for all three tournaments and received a $10 discount for registering for three Grand Prix events. It comes to only $8.64 per round (assuming I win NO prize fund). Thank you BAC for making this so affordable!"

Time Controls & Rounds times

    • Swiss45
      G/45 d5

      Schedule Round Time
      Registration 8:30-8: 45am
      Round 1 9am
      Round 2 11am
      Round 3 12:45pm
      Round 4 2:30pm
    • Swiss61
      G/61 d5

      Schedule Round Time
      Registration 8:30-8: 45am
      Round 1 9am
      Round 2 11:30am
      Round 3 2pm
      Round 4 4:30pm

  • Swiss75
    G/75 d5

    Schedule Round Time
    Registration 8:30-8: 45am
    Round 1 9am
    Round 2 12pm
    Round 3 3pm
  • Swiss90
    G/90 d5

    Schedule Round Time
    Registration 8:30-8: 45am
    Round 1 9am
    Round 2 12:30pm
    Round 3 4pm

Prize Funds

  • Regular Prize Fund
    $1,300 b/50 50% guar.

    3 sections b/rating (u1500, 1500-1899, 1900+)
      1st 2nd 3rd Class
    1900+ $200 $100 $100 u2000: $50, $50
    1500-
    1899
    $200 $100 u1600: $50, $50
    Under
    1500
    $200 $100   u1200: $50, $50
  • Sacramento special Prize Fund
    $600 b/40- 50% guaranteed

    2 sections b/rating
    (u1700, 1700+)
      1st 2nd
    1700+ $150 $100
    u1900: $50
    Under
    1700
    $150 $100
    u1600: $50
FOR ALL PRIZES, IF YOU ARE A NON-RESIDENT ALIEN, once your net prize has reached $600, the organizer must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If your country has a tax treaty with the United States and you have or obtain a US Social Security or Tax ID number, you may be able to avoid this withholding by submitting an IRS Form 8233 to the payer.


Recurring 1-day tournament locations

  • BAC Center (San Jose) (map): 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131
    Cupertino Aloft (map): 10165 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
    Fremont Marriott (map): 46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
    Foster City Courtyard Marriott (map): 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
    Pleasanton Courtyard Marriott (map): 5059 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Pleasanton Larkspur Landing (map): 5535 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton, CA 95336
    Sacramento / Rancho Cordova Courtyard Marriott (map): 10683 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    San Ramon Courtyard Marriott: 18090 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583 (map)
  • Terms and Conditions - Refund policy