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

Entry Fee:

$850 for norm seekers

$650 for foreign norm seekers


Eric Li

Kevin Pan

Josiah Stearman

Madhuri Nagineni

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  1. Mask will be required inside the building

  2. Temperature will be taken before entering the venue each round

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

  • Confirmed players:

  • Hotels: Sonesta Silicon Valley Chess Rate $89+tax/night

  • Transportation

    • Nearest airport: SJC

    • Other airports in the area: SFO; OAK.

    • 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.

    • Public transportation:

      • 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

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