Perhaps, it was the heat wave that inflamed the 311 players who came out over Memorial Day Weekend to contest BayAreaChess’ Best of the West Class Championships 2018 because there was plenty of feisty chess going on inside the Santa Clara Marriott.
“It’s heartwarming to see true representation all across Northern California and once again surpass last year’s numbers.”
-Dr. Judit Sztaray
1,200+ of the Best Youth Chess Players in NorCal – and the U.S. – to Compete in Santa Clara April 7-8
Santa Clara, California April 4, 2018 – Whether you call it the sport of kings or the supreme sport of the mind, chess has become one of the most popular youth pursuits in the brainy Bay Area.
BayAreaChess hosted another memorable US Amateur Team West Championship at the Santa Clara Convention Center this past President’s Day weekend.
This year’s field was not only the largest ever, but powerful, featuring more than 20 nationally-age-ranked players, including a handful of expert players.
Winning BayAreaChess tournaments has become a hard habit for GM Conrad Holt to break in 2017, much to his opponents’ dismay.
More than 110 players from 25+ schools descended upon the Santa Clara Convention Center on Nov. 11-12 for the 2nd Northern California Scholastic Team Championship….
US Chess Press
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- Jennifer Pearson Hired as Governance Coordinator at US Chess »
- 31st Frank Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship Announced »