• 2019 U.S. Cadet (Invitational)

      June 20-23, 2019
      ** right after the National Open **

      BayAreaChess office (map)
      2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131

  • List of invited players

    Confirmed Players:

    List of players will be coming in April 2019.
    Invitation is based on March 2019 supplemental ratings and the winner of the Barber Championship.
  • Format, Time Control & Schedule

    Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin
    Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s

    Thursday, June 20 
    Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
    Round 1: 4PM

    Friday, June 21
    Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM

    Saturday, June 22 
    Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM

    Sunday, June 23
    Round 6&7: 10AM & 3PM
    Trophy ceremony: around 7PM 

    The tournament is using:
    FIDE rules with modification to forfeit time is 30 minutes.
    USCF pairing table for 8 players round robin format (USCF Table C)
    Tiebreak system adapted from Saint Louis Chess Club:
    1. Direct Encounter (if applicable), 2. Most Blacks, 3. Koya System, 4. Sonneborn-Berger, 5. Won Games. 

    Playoff has the following format:
    The players will play two rapid games, with G/10;d5 time control, with
    alternating colors. If the score after two games is 1-1, the playoff moves on
    to an Armageddon match.
    In the Armageddon match, White will get 6 minutes, Black will get 5
    minutes. Colors will be allocated with coin toss. White must win for victory,
    therefore Black needs draw or win for victory.

    Live Games & Pairings&Standings

  • Prizes

    1st Place Champion: $2,000
    2nd Place: $1,000
    3rd Place: $600
    4th Place: $400

    Ties will be handled per USCF rules and prizes will be paid out
    Commemorative plaques will be given to all players.
  • Accomodation

    Courtyard Marriott Silicon Valley in Milpitas
    1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
    109 USD per night

    Start Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
    End Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
    Last Day to Book: Friday, May 31, 2019
    Book your group rate for BAY AREA CHESS GROUP
  • Questions? Location

    Email us at ask @bayareachess.com
    or call us at 408-409-6596

    Location: BayAreaChess Office
    2050 Concourse Drive #42
    San Jose, CA 95131

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