Invitational GM/IM Norm Event
Apr 6th-11th , 2022
IM Balaji Daggupati got 1st place with 7/9, achieving the last GM Norm he needs and will become a GM once he gets over the rating cutoff.
FM Kirk Ghazarian got 2nd place with 6.5/9, also achieving the final IM Norm he needs in the mean time surpassing the 2400 rating and is now an IM-elect!
GM David Berczes and GM Joshua Castillo tied for 3rd place with 5.5/9.
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: Wednesday – Monday, Apr. 6th - 11th, 2022
Registration: Invitational Only
Time Control: G/90, Increment 30 sec
Opening ceremony: Wednesday Apr 6th, 6:30PM
Round Time (tentative) for 6-day
Round 1: Wednesday, Apr 6, 7:00 PM
Round 2: Thursday, Apr 7, 11:30 AM
Round 3: Thursday, Apr 7, 5:30 PM
Round 4: Friday, Apr 8, 11:30 AM
Round 5: Friday, Apr 8, 5:30 PM
Round 6: Saturday, Apr 9, 5:30PM
Round 7: Sunday, Apr 10, 11:30 AM
Round 8: Sunday, Apr 10, 5:30 PM
Round 9: Monday, Apr 11, 9:30 AM
$850 for norm seekers
$650 for foreign norm seekers
Eric Li email@example.com
Kevin Pan firstname.lastname@example.org
Josiah Stearman email@example.com
Madhuri Nagineni firstname.lastname@example.org
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