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2020 US Amateur Team West National Championship

Saturday, February 15, 2020 to Monday, February 17, 2020

3-day or 2-day schedules available!

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6SS 40/120 SD/30 d5 (2-day Rd1-3: G/61 d5)

USCF-rated only (NOT FIDE rated)

Venue: Hyatt Regency SFO

1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010
Discounted parking for chess players!

To reserve a room at a discounted prize, please follow the link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SFOBU/G-MCHI



Four-player teams plus optional alternate, average rating of four highest must be under 2200, difference between ratings of board 3 & 4 must be less than 1000.
January 2020 Supplement, CCA min, & TD discretion used to place players accurately. 


Saturday: 9AM - 10AM
Sunday: 8AM - 8:30AM

3-day schedule:

Rounds: Sat & Sun 11a 4:30p, Mon 10a 3:30p.
Time Control: 40/120 SD/30 d5

2-day schedule:

Rounds: Sun 9a 11:30a 2p 4:30p; Mon 10a 3:30p.
Time Control: G/61 d5 in Rounds 1-3, 40/120 SD/30 d5 in Rounds 4-6 (merge in Round 4 with 3-day schedule). 


All teams are enterred in one Open section.
Prizes will be awarded based on the average rating of the team.


  • Individual byes will be treated as forfeit, and players in the team need to adjust their placing accordingly, and/or use an alternate player.

  • The whole team can take a pre-requested half point bye. This half point will be for the team standing.


Special 4 commemorative clocks and team plaque to the teams:
Top 3 overall teams
Top team u2000
Top team u1800
Top team u1600
Top team u1400
Top team u1200
Trophies to all players of: 
Top “Female” team
Top “College” team
Top “High School” team
Top “Elementary School” team
Top “Club” team
Top “Family” team.

Clocks to top scorer on each board (1-4)
Trophy to top reserve as well as second and third scorers on each board (1-4).


$276/team or $69/player by 2/7.
2/8-14: $20 late fee per player or $80 per team & Onsite.
A change fee equal to the late fee will apply for any changes, other than bye requests within 3 days of the tournament

USCF membership required

Chief TD: NTD John McCumiskey, Asst. TD: NTD Richard Koepcke

Organziers: STD, FA Abel Talamantez, and STD, FA Dr. Judit Sztaray

Hyatt Regency SFO, 1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010