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: WednesdayMonday, 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

Entry Fee: 

$850 for norm seekers

$650 for foreign norm seekers


Eric Li

Kevin Pan

Josiah Stearman   

Madhuri Nagineni   

COVID-19 Guidelines:

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