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Organizers

Arun Sharma [asharma18@berkeley.edu]
Salman Azhar [salman@bayareachess.com]


Time Control

40/90, SD/30 with 30 second increment

Location

Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Prizes

1st 2nd3rdU2500U2300Mixed Doubles
$3000$1500$1000$1000$1000See below

Schedule

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9
Date Jan 2 Jan 3 Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 8
Time 5 pm 10 am 5 pm 5 pm 10 am 5 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm

General

Both GM and IM norms possible! The Bay Area International begins only a couple of days after the North American Open in Las Vegas ends so is a very convenient event for those considering playing in both.

The International is open to players with FIDE Ratings above 2000 (a few special exceptions may be made at the discretion of the organizers). But to ensure players of having good chances to make GM norms, a maximum of one-third of the total field will be permitted to be U2200 FIDE.

With the relaxed seven day schedule, there should be ample opportunity for players to tour one of the US's most popular cities. And along with that, with five days of the tournament having only one game, this will be one of the very few US events which will allow players the opportunity to earn one of the special GM norms now required by FIDE to obtain the GM title.

Mixed Doubles

This special prize will be awarded to the male/female team(s) with the highest combined score. Teams must be registered before the tournament. The total prize amount will be $100 x the number of registered teams.