Tournaments

 

NorCal House of Chess will continuously conduct quality tournaments this year. In 2012, NHC conducted the most prestigious tournament in Northern California. For many years, NHC has organized around 160 rated tournaments in the US. http://www.uschess.org/msa/AffDtlTnmtHst.php?A6031214.4

We held many FIDE-rated tournaments, norm-events, adult tournaments, 1-day swiss, 2-day swiss and many scholastic tournaments. Our most popular tournament is the scholastic quads which we host once or twice a month. We usually average around 28-36 players. Sometimes we even had 60 players in our quads. Hence, we have a good amount of kids for their rating range.

However, in the coming months, we will also be hosting a $wiss tournament which is good for both adults and kids who prefer long time control. We also have our Friday Knight Marathon which is played once a week. 

Please check the list of tournaments we’re conducting in the coming months.


NHC QUADS*
    JUN10        JUN25(Sunday)        JUL8        JUL29        AUG12        AUG27(Sunday)
 
EF: $ 25, same-day registrants will be charged $30
Kids are grouped into 4 based on their ratings.
Time-control: game in 30 mins with 5-second delay
Rounds 1:15 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Recommended for kids who are unrated up to 1300 USCF rating. We congratulate top winners with trophies and medals for every participant!
*USCF Membership Required. We can help you sign up.

To register, please click the dates.

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SPECIAL FUNDRAISING QUAD @ NHC – Saturday

MAY 27*

Presented by S.H.A.F – www.shafieenhelpingafriend.com

*MAY 27 QUAD PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO ENHANCE THE IT DEPARTMENT OF GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOLS IN RURAL AREAS OF BANGLADESH.

EF: $25, same-day registrants will be charged $30

  • Rounds 1:15 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
  • Kids are grouped into 4 based on their ratings.
  • Time-control: game in 30 mins with 5-second delay
  • ALL Proceeds from S.H.A.F Inc. go towards helping those in need in Bangladesh and areas hit by disasters.

Recommended for kids who are unrated up to 1300 USCF rating. We congratulate top winners with trophies and medals for every participant!

Click the date to register!


NHC Friday Knight Marathon

Summer tournament starts on June 2nd  at 7 pm!

5-SS, G/75, d5       for Open and Amateur, One game every Friday night!!

3 SECTIONS: 1800 and above for Open, u1800 Amateur and u1000 for Novice
**FREE LECTURE BY A GRANDMASTER/IM/FM/FAMOUS CHESS CELEBRITY**

ADVANCED ENTREES:  1. International Master Omar Cartagena 2468; 2. International Master-Elect Ronald Cusi 2200; 3. Ted Castro 2011; 4. CM Pranav Senthilkuma 2054; 5. Anirudh Seela 2030; 6. Neil Regan 1900; 7. Amit Sant 1922; 8. Serafina Show 1800; 9. Nikunj Oza 1942.  

There will be 3 sections. The advanced entrees for the other sections will be posted as well. Please sign up early.

Rules & Guidelines for FKM
Location: NorCal House of Chess – 44802 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539.
Games Begin at 6:45 pm.
Normal rounds start at 6:30 pm.
Lecture is from 6:30-6:50 pm

  • 5 rounds, one game every Friday.  June 9, 16, 23 & 30th!
  • Round 1: 7 p.m. June 9; other rounds start at 645 pm
  • Time Control: G/75, d5
  • USCF rated
  • All time delay/increment must be from the beginning.
  • Entry Fee: $45.00.
  • $10.00 play-up fee.
  • Sections: Open (1800 & Over), Amateur (1000 & Over), Novice (u1000)
  • A request for up to two 1/2 point byes will be accepted if requested in advance.
  • Cash prizes and chess products will be given away (50% of prize fund).
  • Cash prizes can only be given to NorCal House of Chess members. All other prizes will be given as either a membership to NHC plus the remainder in cash, or partial payment toward a year’s membership.
  • A request for up to three 1/2 point byes will be accepted under the following conditions:
    • All byes are irrevocable.
    • Bye requests must be made by noon on Friday
  • The Tournament Director/Arbiter for this event is Ted Castro.
  • All questions and bye requests should be sent to: castro.ted@gmail.com or norcalhouseofchess@gmail.com

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NHC $WI$$ TOURNAMENTS 

This is a 3-round swiss tournament offering prize money for winners in various sections. The time control is game in 75 minutes with 5-second delay. This is ideal for adults and kids who prefer to play longer time control.

CARLSEN SWISS on JULY 30 (SUNDAY) Prize Fund $ 1,000  

$ 1,000 prize fund based on 35 entrees; 50% guaranteed. Prizes will be adjusted accordingly based on the number of paid entrees. 

Game in 75 minutes, 5-sec delay. Entry fee is $45.00.

Late fee WAIVED/ Play up fee is $ 20.00. Free entry for 2200 rated and above ($30 entry fee will be deducted from the prize winning). 1 half point bye is allowed.

OPEN SECTION (1800 and above rating)        $ 200, $ 150 (1st & 2nd – if tied, money will be split)                                                                     u2000 $50

AMATEUR SECTION (1400-1799)                    $150, 100  (1st & 2nd – if tied, money will be split evenly)                                                         u1600   $50

NOVICE SECTION (u1400)                                 $ 120, 80  (1st & 2nd – if tied, money will be split evenly)                                                               u1200  $50  u1000 $50 

1st ROUND – 11:00 am

2nd ROUND – 1:45 pm

3rd ROUND – 4:30 pm

LOCATION: 44802 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA 94539.

Email us at norcalhouseofchess@gmail.com if you’re interested in signing up. Click here to register online.

 

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