$20,000 Prize fund Based off of 250 Players 70% Guaranteed
Master: 2200+(Fide Rated) $2,500:$1,500:$800;$300;$200
Trophy Cup to the winner of the Master Section!, Small Trophy to the winner of other sections. (1st place only, Modified Median Tie Break will be used)
Unrated may not win more than $300 in any section except Master.
Players who have been more than 100 points above the section limit within the last year will be moved up to the next section. Players who have no USCF rating, but have a Fide. Fide +50 will be used as an USCF rating.
CCA Minimum ratings will be used if applicable.
Entry Fee $125.00 Late fee $20 after 08/28, Play Up Fee $40, Re Entry into 2 day Schedule $60
GM's, IM's, WGM's, WIM's Free entry (entry fee will be deducted from any winnings)
$5 discount if a current Cal Chess member.
Time Control 3 day schedule: G/120 with a 30 Second Increment.
Rounds: Sat: 11am, 5pm.
Sun: 11am, 5pm.
Mon:(Labor Day) 10am, 3:30pm
2 day schedule: rounds 1-3 G/61;d5 merges with 3 day in round 4.
Sun: 9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm
Mon: (Labor Day) 10am, 3:30pm
Please bring your own chess clock, as very few will be provided
Please contact The Berkeley Chess School if you have any questions.