Invitational GM/IM Norm Event
Apr 1st-5th , 2022
IM Vyom Vidyathi, GM Gabor Nagy, and FM Maria Malicka tired for first with 5.5/9.
IM Vyom Vidyathi got an IM Norm (though he doesn't need it).
FM Maria Malicka got an IM Norm as well as a WGM Norm.
Congratulations to all of them!
Mission 360 Bay Area
GM/IM Invitational Norm Tournament
9 Rounds; Round Robin Format
Where: 2050 Concourse Dr #42, San Jose, CA 95131
When: Friday – Tuesday, March 25 – March 29, 2022
Registration: Invitational Only
Time Control: G/90, Increment 30 sec
Opening ceremony: Friday Apr 1st, 6:30PM
Round 1: Friday, Apr 1, 7:00 PM
Round 2: Saturday, Apr 2, 11:30 AM
Round 3: Saturday, Apr 2, 5:30 PM
Round 4: Sunday, Apr 3, 10:00 AM
Round 5: Sunday, Apr 3, 4:00 PM
Round 6: Monday, Apr 4, 10:00 AM
Round 7: Monday, Apr 4, 4:00 PM
Round 8: Tuesday, Apr 5, 10:00 AM
Round 9: Tuesday, Apr 5, 4:00 PM
$850 for norm seekers
$650 for foreign norm seekers
Josiah Stearman firstname.lastname@example.org
Hui Wang Whui_99@yahoo.com
Lin Wang email@example.com
Mask will be required inside the building
Temperature will be taken before entering the venue each round
Sponsor: Mission 360; Bay Area Chess; An Anonymous Donor.
Hotels: Sonesta Silicon Valley Chess Rate $89+tax/night
Nearest airport: SJC
A free vanpool shuttle between Sonesta and chess club will be arranged 30 minutes prior to the round (or start of the opening ceremony for 1st round) and 4 hours after each round.
AC Transit: bus system serving many bay area cities
BART: bay area rapid transit system
Caltrain: train serving west bay from San Fransisco to Gilroy
Uber and Lyft are easily accessible around the area
Do you want to be up close with a chess grandmaster?
Do you want to be part of the most elite chess tournaments - GM NORM tournaments?
Do you have a passion to help others in need?
We are looking for volunteers with USCF rating >1000 to help with taking notation and pushing clocks for the upcoming Mission 360 Bay Area GM NORM tournaments. One of our GMs needs help for religious reasons. Your help ensures we can bring high quality elite chess tournaments to Bay Area!
Volunteer hours (~5 hours per game) will be provided.
Location: Bay Area Chess, 2050 Concourse Dr, San Jose
Fri. Mar 25th 7-11pm (1/2 filled)
Sat. Mar 26th 11:30am-3:30pm (0/2 filled)
Sat. Mar 26th 5:30pm-9:30pm (2/2 filled)
Fri. Apr 1st 7-11pm (0/2 filled)
Sat. Apr 2nd 11:30am-3:30pm (0/2 filled)
Sat. Apr 2nd 5:30pm-9:30pm (1/2 filled)
Please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.