Bay Area Chess
State & National Championship Events!
Next: Super State Championship April 27 and/or 28 @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Sponsors needed! Learn more!
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hotel hotel CalChess Super State Scholastic Championship
A State Championship Event!
The biggest event in California!
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy, CA (map)

April 2013: Sat 27 and/or Sun 28 (Blitz on Fri April 26)
register now Info - Register online or Download flyer (beginners | regular)
Download team entry Excel form for coaches & clubs
Reserve hotel room at Santa Clara Hilton or Biltmore for only $99
See Advance Entries (Alpha - Section - Team)
Schedule - Orientation - Changes - Advertising - Team Rooms - FAQ
register online
or download form for rookies & beginners or others.
Coaches may use teamentry form.
Warm welcome to 38th CalChess State Scholastic Championship at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Enjoy free parking without increase in the entry fees since 2008!
The tournament hotels are Santa Clara Hilton at 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 and Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel and Suites (2151 Laurelwood Rd Santa Clara, CA 95054). (Santa Clara Hyatt Regency was $30/night more).

Be there or be a weak square!
Salman Azhar, Ph.D.,
Chief Organizer, Annual CalChess State Scholastics Championships since 2008
What's New?
Sponsors Needed!
We need your help to meet the increasing costs. Please introduce any sponsors to us and we will make it worthwhile for them. Get more information.
1. Rating Supplement: All sections will use the April 2013 supplement for ratings.
2. CalChess Membership: CalChess Membership is only required in Junior Varsity and Championship sections. It is not required in KG, K-3 Rookie, K-3 Beginner, 4-6 Rookie, 4-6 Beginner, 6-8 Beginner, and 9-12 beginner sections.
3. Different Rating Cutoffs and New Sections:
The 6-8 Junior Varsity and 9-12 Junior Varsity sections are split into two sections: Booster and Junior Varsity. The 9-12 Championship section is going to be an elite K-12 FIDE rated section with 1600+ rating limit. No play-up fee is needed for Grade K-8 rated over 1600 who wants to participate in it.
Championship Sections: 1-3 is 800+, 4-5 is 800+, 4-6 is 800+, 6-8 is 1200+, and 9-12 is 1600+.
Beginner Sections: K-3 is under 500, 4-6 is under 500, 6-8 is under 800, and 9-12 is under 800.
Junior Varsity Sections: K-3 is 500-799, 4-6 is 500-799, 6-8 is 800-1200, and 9-12 is 800-1600.
Rookie Sections: K-3 and 4-6 retain their Rookie sections.
All sections for new and under 800 rated players are one day. Grades 1-3 are on Saturday and KG, and Grades 4-12 are on Sunday.
4. Expanded Two Tournament Specials: Players in KG, 1-3 (unrated or rated < 800), and 4-6 (unrated or rated <800) may choose to play in a second section on the other day.
5. Electronic Recording Devices Reminder: Monrois remain the only allowed electronic recording device allowed. To buy Monroi at discount prices please click here to contact us.
6. T-shirts: Free T-shirts with early registration (before 2/27). Regular Price remains the same: Pre-paid $15; onsite $20 (limited onsite availability).
7. Hotel: This year the hotel is Santa Clara Hilton. Hyatt's rate were $30 higher.
8. Accelerated Pairings: Accelerated pairings may be used in any round based on TD discretion.