Invitational IM Norm Event

May 14th-20th , 2022

winner presentation

GM-elect/IM Guillermo Vazquez on his near perfect performance winning first place with 8/9.

Our founder FM Eric Li took second place with 7/9 and achieved his second IM NORM.

GM Enrico Sevillano took third place with 5/9.

Congratulations to all of them and thanks to all participants for another successful event!

Live games are available event link is here.

Mission 360 Bay Area

IM Invitational Norm Tournament

9 Rounds; Round Robin Format

Where: 2050 Concourse Dr #42, San Jose, CA 95131

When: Saturday – Friday, May 14 – May 20, 2022

Registration: Invitational Only

Time Control: G90, Increment 30 sec

Opening ceremony: Saturday, May 14, 11:20 AM

Round Time (tentative) for 7-day

Round 1: Saturday, May 14, 11:30 AM

Round 2: Saturday, May 14, 5:30 PM

Round 3: Sunday, May 15, 11:30 AM

Round 4: Sunday, May 15, 5:30 PM

Round 5: Monday, May 16, 6:00 PM

Round 6: Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 PM

Round 7: Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 PM

Round 8: Thursday, May 19, 10:30AM

Round 9: Friday, May 20, 6:00 PM

Entry Fee:

$1000 for CA norm seekers

$850 for non-CA norm seekers

$650 for foreign norm seekers


PayPal friends and family or Zelle:


Eric Li

Kevin Pan

Lin Wang

Hui Wang

Sponsor: Mission 360; Bay Area Chess

  • Hotels: Sonesta San Jose Walking distance to Milpitas Square with many restaurants and grocery store (Ranch 99). Chess Rate $89+tax/night. Booking link will be provided soon.

  • 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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