Monday, November 24

Bay Area Chess Gives Thanks

Organizer Salman Azhar and Bay Area Chess are hosting the Thanksgiving Festival in Milpitas on Friday through Sunday. The main event will be a 3-day adult tournament featuring slow time controls (30/90, G/60) with an accelerated 2-day schedule. Side events include a 1-day scholastic swiss on Friday and kids quads on Saturday. The advance entries for the adult tournament have been rather slow so far due to limited publicity, but there is still time to register online before the late fee kicks in after Wednesday. (Update: the late fee is waived on Thanksgiving Day.)

Please note that the location of this event is in Milpitas, not in Santa Clara.
  • Event: Bay Area Chess Thanksgiving Festival
  • Dates: November 28-30
  • Location: 372 Turquoise, Ste 2, Milpitas (near Calaveras between I-880 and I-680)
  • Format: 6 round swiss in 3 sections (Master/Expert, Class A/B and Class C/D)
  • 3-day schedule: Reg: Friday 10:00-10:30. Rounds: 11:00 and 4:00 daily.
  • 2-day schedule: Reg: Saturday 8:15-8:45. Rounds: Saturday 9:00, 11:10, 1:45, 4:00; Sunday 11:00 and 4:00.
  • Time control: 30/90, G/60 (rounds 1-3 of 2-day at G/60)
  • Entry fee: $59 online by Wednesday, $75 on site
  • Prize fund: $3000 based on 100 paid entries (or else proportional)
  • Side events: 1-day scholastic swiss on Friday; kids quads on Saturday
  • PDF flyer and entry form
  • Advance entry list
This tournament is highly recommended to my students, particularly those rated below 2000. I plan to play in the 3-day schedule and will be available between rounds to share some laughs and review tournament games.

No comments: