• 2020 US Junior Congress
      A National Championship Event
      January 11 and/or 12, 2020
      Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
      5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara 95054

      This is an official USCF National Championship based on Age
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      • Sections

        (Sections are based on Age as of 9/1/2019)

        Ages 6/8 & under
        : 1 day tournament - Saturday only

        Ages 10/12/14/16/18/20 & under : 2 day tournament - Saturday AND Sunday

        2 Junior Varsity Sections based on grade & rating:
        10 & under u500; 20 & under u800 - 1 day tournament - Sunday only

        Jan 2020 Supplement ratings will be assigned to players
      • Per USCF Scholastic regulation:

        13.2.2.1 Pre-School players are allowed to play for the school they plan to attend. The parents/coach/guardian of the pre-schooler shall obtain a “Letter of Authorization” signed by a senior administrator of the school to document their player's eligibility to participate as part of the school’s team. In this letter, the senior administrator shall verify that the player would attend the school if the player were old enough. The player/parents/coach/guardian should bring this letter to the tournament and be ready to provide it to US Chess if requested.
  • Prizes

    Ages 6 & under: Trophies to all
    All other sections: Trophies players with + score
    Team: All teams with two or more players
    Medals to all players
  • Schedule

    Ages 6/8 & under - SATURDAY only
    Time Control: 5SS G/45; d5

    On-site Registration: 8:00 - 8:30am

    Round 1: 9am
    Round 2: 11am
    Round 3: 1:30pm
    Round 4: 3:30pm
    Round 5: 5:30pm



    Ages 10/12/14/16/18/20 & under
    Saturday AND Sunday

    Time Control: 5SS G/75; d5

    On-site Registration: Saturday 8:00 - 8:30am

    Round 1: Sat 9am
    Round 2: Sat 12:30pm
    Round 3: Sat 3:30pm
    Round 4: Sun 9am
    Round 5: Sun 12:30pm



    SIDE Events - Sunday only

    Two sections:
    Ages 10 & under u500
    Ages 20 & under u800

    Time Control: 5SS G/30; d5

    On-site Registration: 8:00 - 8:30am

    Round 1: 9am
    Round 2: 10:45am
    Round 3: 1pm
    Round 4: 2:30pm
    Round 5: 4pm


    BLITZ - Saturday evening

    Time Control: 8xG/5; d0
    Registration 4-5pm
    Games 5:15-7:15pm

    Individual Prizes: Trophies to all players with plus score



    Do you need to miss a round? Request a BYE!
    Rd 4 & 5 byes must be requested before the start of the Round 1.

  • Fees

    Entry Fee:
    Ages 6/8 & under and JV (1-day tournament) entry fee: $55
    Ages 10/12/14/16/18/20
    & under (2-day tournament) entry fee: $69
    Blitz: $15

    USCF membership required Please click here to get one (or renew)!

    After 1/3 until 1/7: +$15
    After 1/7 until 1/10: +$30
    onsite: +$40

    Change/Refund fee:
    Before 1/3: $10
    After 1/3: $15
    Within 24 hours: $20