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 Time: 

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

Entry Fee: 

$850 for norm seekers

$650 for foreign norm seekers


Josiah Stearman      

Hui Wang

Lin Wang

COVID-19 Guidelines:

Sponsor: Mission 360; Bay Area Chess; An Anonymous Donor.

Volunteers Needed

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

Time slots:

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 to sign up.