• 2019 CalChess State Championship
      Aug 31 or Sep 1 - 2, 2019

      Santa Clara Convention Center

      Prizes: $20,000
      b/250 fully paid entries, 75% guaranteed
      GPP 80 enhanced - Jr Grand Prix

      This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls. The time control for regular schedule is G/120 +30.
      Youth rated under 1000, please register for CalChess Scholastic Championship on Aug 31. (see details)
  • Sections & Prizes

    Prize Fund $20,000 b/250 (75% guaranteed) - GPP 80 Enhanced

    7 Sections
      1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Class Prizes
    Master (2200+)
    FIDE rated
    $2,500 $1,500 $800 $300 $200 u2300: $200 100
    Expert (2000-2199) $1,500 $1,000 $600 $200    
    A (1800-1999) $1,200 $900 $500 $200    
    B (1600-1799) $1,200 $900 $500 $200    
    C (1400-1599) $1,200 $900 $500 $200    
    D (1200-1399) $1,000 $500 $300 $100    
    Eu (under 1200
    & unrated)
    $500 $200 $100  

    Trophy to 1st place in each section.
    Prizes may be scaled in each section based on the number of paid entries in that section.

    New & Unrated players prizes are capped at $300 in all sections except Master.
    Sep 2019 Supp & TD discretion will be used to place players accurately.

    Max two 1/2-point byes if requested in advance. Round 6 bye must be requested before Rd 2.

    FOR ALL PRIZES, IF YOU ARE A NON-RESIDENT ALIEN, 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.
  • Schedule & Fees

    3-day: 6SS x G/120 +30
    2-day: 3SS x G/61 d5 + 3SS x G/120 +30
    Merge in Round 4. All compete for the same prizes.
      Registration Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
    3-day Schedule Sat
    10-10:30am
    Sat
    11am
    Sat
    5pm
    Sun
    11am

    Sun
    5pm

    Mon
    10am

    Mon
    3:30pm

    2-day Schedule Sun
    8:30-9am
    Sun
    9:30am
    Sun
    12pm
    Sun
    2:30pm

    Entry Fee: $125
    After 8/29 & onsite: $145
    Play-up fee: $40
    Re-entry fee: $60

    $5 discount to CalChess members!
    Click here to see if your CalChess membership is still valid and email us for the discount code.
    Or click here to renew your membership or become a member of CalChess.

    GM/IM/WGM/WIM $0 by 8/21 (EF subtracted from prize)

    Refund fee: $25
  • Location & Accomodation

    Tournament site:
    Santa Clara Convention Center
    5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
    Free Parking
    Accessible by VTA, ACE