SJCC - 1000GM Winter Championship

SJCC + 1000 GM Winter Championship

(Over-the-Board ; OPEN Section FIDE RATED)

January 21st and January 22nd 2023

Sonesta San Jose 777 Bellew Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035

(Projected $3300 b/80; $2475 GTD)

Donations: If you have donated a sum of over $250 previously to the 1000GM organization, please email us the player information at, and we will give you free entry into this tournament. Please check this website for more details regarding this exciting opportunity to help fund free chess events in the bay area:

Open Section: Open to players USCF rated 2000 or above. Open section is FIDE rated and USCF Rated, but uses FIDE playing rules. Play-up is only allowed for 1800+, $15 extra to play up.

GM/IM/WGM/WIM receive free entry without prize deduction if registered before 1/11. Please email to enter.

Reserve Section: Open to USCF 1500-2000. Play up is only allowed for 1300+, $15 extra to play up.

Booster Section: Open to USCF u1500.

Both: 5 rounds; G/90; 30 second increment

Early online registration before 1/11 is $110, afterwards it will be $120.

Registration will close at Friday midnight.

There will be no onsite registration. USCF rules/ratings used to award prizes, pairing purposes. All players must have a valid, active USCF membership to play.

Please see if you do not have a membership or need to renew.

See for more details regarding the tournament.

Rounds: Saturday 9:00 am, 1:30 pm, 6:15 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am, 2:30 pm.

Registration Link

Advance Entries


$3,300 based on 80 fully paid entries. Under prizes based on January 2023 USCF Published Rating

Open Section = 1st: $750, 2nd: $375, 3rd: $225, Top U2200, $150.

Reserve Section (1500-2000) = 1st: $525, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $187.50, Top U1700: $150

Reserve Section (u1500) = 1st: $300, 2nd: $150, 3rd: $112.50, Top unrated: $75

Boards and pieces are provided, but players should bring clocks

This tournament is non-refundable a week from the event

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