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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.
We had more than 100 excited players join us for the 2018 New Year Championship. While missing many of our regular titled players, we did not lack excitement, nail biting games, and surprising upsets.
Accurately reflecting the rapid growth of chess strength in the northern California, the Bay Area Chess Winter Championship, the last BAC Championship of the year, fielded 2 GMs, 3 IMs, and a host of masters. What an exciting event to close the old year!
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.
The two National Championships attracted no less than 11 grandmasters. GM Daniel Naroditsky, GM Zviad Izoria, GM Enrico Sevillano and GM Conrad Holt represented the Bay Area grandmaster contingent. GM Ray Robson and GM Alex Shimanov traveled from St. Louis to participate.
The 2017 CalChess State Championship took place over Labor Day Weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Center. In both the main event as well as the scholastic side event, the organizing team reported record numbers. In fact, the projected prize fund was increased by 10% because of the massive amount of entries!
Since this heritage tournament was originally founded and first held in Berkeley, CA, bringing it back to this location was extremely important emotionally for many of the players in the Northern California chess community. The historical site provided a majestic, comfortable, and intimate venue for the distinguished members of the NorCal chess community.
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