Region III US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse (MD - DC - VA)

This USCF Clearinghouse is for the States of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Other adjacent areas will be accepted unless they conflict badly with established MD-DC-VA tournamanents

Last updated 04/17/18 10:41:33 PM

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This has been the Clearinghouse since 2/23/1999. Please send tournaments to me or CC me in your e-mail to USCF/TLA

 

Feb 2018 Feb 3-4
  • Feb 2. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
  • Feb. 3, Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore MD 21209. Open to all K-12 players from anywhere. 7 Sections. Championship K-12: 1000+, K-12, 4SS, G45 d5, Rds: 9:30-11:30-1:30-3:30. Championship K-8: 1000+, K-8, 4SS, G45 d5, Rds: 9:30-11:30-1:30-3:30. Championship K-5: 600+, K-5, 4SS, G40 d5, Rds: 9:30-11-12:30-2. U1000 K-12: under 1000 or unr, K-12, 5SS, G35 d5, Rds: 9:30-11-12:30-2-3:30. U800 K-8: under 800 or unr, K-8, 5SS, G30 d5, Rds: 9:30-10:45-12-1:15-2:30. U600 K-5: under 600 or unr, K-5, 5SS, G30 d5, Rds: 9:30-10:45-12-1:15-2:30. U400 K-5: under 400 or unr, K-5, 5SS, G25 d5, Rds: 9:30-10:30-11:30-12:30-1:30. Trophies per section: top ≈ 25% of individuals; top ≈ 40% of teams. EF: $30 through 01.30; $45 through 02.01; $60 by 5 AM, 02.03 (half-point bye possible in Rd 1); $80, 8 - 9 AM, 02.03 (on site; if space available; half-point bye likely in Rd 1). Provided: sets, boards, scoresheets, & pencils. Bring chess clock. Food available for purchase. Register: www.mdchess.com . Contact: tournaments@mdchess.com .
  • Feb 3 Maryland February Action GPP:15 Maryland  5SS, G/45;+5: incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. All Prizes Guaranteed 2 Sections: Championship(min 1600 rating) $350-$225-$125-$75, U2000 $150. Under 1800 $275-$175-$100-$50, U1600 $75, U1400 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $35 by 1/30, $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online entry at: http://mdchess.com

Feb 10-11
  • FEB. 9-11 OR 10-11   Baltimore Open GPP: 30 5-SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd. 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: Rds. 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1250 & U1000 G/120 d5 (rds. 1-2 G/60 d5), (U1250 3-day option Rds. 1&2 G/120 d5). Sheraton BWI, 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 1900) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2100 (min. rating of 1700) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150, 3.0=$40. U1900: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$125. U1700: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1500: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1250: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. U1000 (no adult Unr): 5.0= $250, 4.5= $125, 4.0= $50, 3.5= $20, Trophies to top 10 & top U800 in U1000. If no 5-0 in section, then sole 1st @ 4.5 or shared 1st at lower score receive bonus (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2100 $200, U1900 $150, U1700 & U1500: $100; U1250 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1250, or $400 in U1500. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship through U1500 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking. EF: $99 by 1/26, $109 by 2/6, and $114 online only by 2/8, $120 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1250, $55 less for U1000; GMs free, $50 deducted from prize; IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $89, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 1/26. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 9 & 3. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 2:15 & 6, Sun 9 & 3. U1250 & U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9 & 1:00. U1250 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4:00, Sun 9 & 1:00. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration http://thebaltopen.com.

  • Feb. 10, WCC QUADS #23  3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas. http://waldorfchessclub.org NS NCANCELLED

Feb 17-18
  • Feb 17. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Feb 11) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
Feb 24-25
  • Feb 23-25: George Washington Open, Falls Church VA CCA
  • Feb 23. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
  • Feb 24, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore
Mar 2018 Mar 3-4
  • Mar 2. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.

  • March 3-4, 2018:  Virginia Scholastic & College Championships, Roanoke, VA, location TBD.  Main tournament on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4.  Blitz Tournament on Friday evening March 2nd.  For more information see www.vachess.org after November 1st, 2017.

Mar 10-11
  • Mar 9. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.    Cancelled
  • Mar 9 - DC Chess League Match
  • Mar. 10-11, Delaware Delaware State Open Chess Championship  GPP:20 Hilton, Christiana Hotel, 100 Continental Dr., Newark, DE 19713 (off I-95). Ask for the special price to reserve room for the chess tournament. 302-454-1500. 6-SS Open, 5-SS U1600, G/90; d5. Open: $600, $300, $150, U2200 $150, U2000 $150, U1800 $150, U1600 $400, $240, $140, U1400 $140, U1200 $140, U1000 $140. Special DE Resident Prizes: Delaware State Champion: Crystal Trophy + Free entry in next year's event, Delaware State Woman's Champion: Trophy + Free entry in next year's event (may be in U1600 or open section based on performance), Top DE U1600 Trophy. Reg: Advanced reg: Delaware Chess Association, 2400 N Broom St., Apt. 203, Wilmington, DE 19802. 302-893-9519. TD: William Trueman. On-site Reg: 8am - 9am. EF: Free entry to GM's and IM's ($50 deducted from prizes), $65 by 3/06, $70 at the site. Rds: Sat.10, 2, 6, Sun. 9, 1, (5 open only). Half point Byes: 2 available. $ prizes b/40 in each section. Email: trueman56@gmail.com

  • Mar. 10, WCC QUADS #24 3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas. http://waldorfchessclub.org NS NC.

  • Mar 10  Maryland March Action GPP:15 Maryland  5SS, G/45;+5: incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. All Prizes Guaranteed 2 Sections: Championship(min 1600 rating) $350-$225-$125-$75, U2000 $150. Under 1800 $275-$175-$100-$50, U1600 $75, U1400 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $35 by 3/6, $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online entry at: http://mdchess.com

  • Sunday, March 11. 10 AM. Tysons Winter Scholastic Championship. 4-rd Swiss. Trophies to section winners. Entry Fee: $40. Round 1 at 10 AM. Time control G/25;d5. Location: The Westin Tysons Corner Hotel, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. To preregister online, send us an email at DMVchess@gmail.com with the following information: 1) Child’s Name 2) USCF ID 3) Parent’s Phone Number 4) Name of the tournament you'd like to register for (Tysons Winter Scholastic). As soon as you send us the registration details we will send you an invoice via email for the entry fee.

  • Sunday, March 11. 10 AM. Tysons Corner G/45 Championship. 3-rd Swiss. Prizes: $100 for 1st, $30 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd.. EF: $25 online and $30 on-site. Round 1 at 10 AM. Time control G/45;d5. Location: The Westin Tysons Corner Hotel, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. To preregister online, send us an email at DMVchess@gmail.com with the following information: 1) Player’s Name 2) USCF ID 3) Phone Number 4) Name of the tournament you'd like to register for (Tysons G/45). As soon as you send us the registration details we will send you an invoice via email for the entry fee.

Mar 17-18
  • Mar 16. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

Mar 24-25
  • Mar. 23-25, 2018. 51st Virginia Open -- Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $$4000 Guaranteed! SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $104 Chess Rate plus taxes, res. by Fri. 3/2 at 1-800-228-9200 or 703-471-9500. Two Sections. OPEN (FIDE-rated): $750-475-325-230; Top X and A (based on USCF ratings) ea $200. FIDE Rules, 30-minute default for late arrivals. AMATEUR (U1900, USCF Rated): $500-300-200; Top B,C,D, ea $175, Top U1200 $165, Top Unr $130 (limited to $200 place award). Plaques to 1st Place in Open and Amateur. Trophies to Top U1000, U800, U600 and Unrated. 5 Rds.: Rd. 1 Fri 3/23, 7:30pm (G/90 inc/30); Rds. 2 & 3 Sat 3/24 10am (G/90 Inc/30) & 3pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30), Rds. 4 & 5 Sun 3/25 10am & 4pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30). EF: $85 if rec’d by Sat. 3/17, $100 starting Sun. 3/18 and on site. VCF Mem req. for VA Residents ($15 Adults, $8 Junior under 18 yo). One 1/2 point Bye allowed, commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40, start Rd2 with 1/2 pt. Checks payable to Virginia Chess Federation. REG.: On-line at www.vachess.org, mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: VA Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693; On-Site Fri 3/23 5-6:45pm. Info: www.vachess.org, or andrerea2@yahoo.com. Heritage event


  • Mar 24, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore
Mar 31-Apr 1
  • Mar 31. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Mar 26) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
  • Mar. 31, WCC SCHOLASTIC QUAD #6 3SS,G/30;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: 20; $15 WCC members. Prizes: Trophy for 1st each Quad. Pre-Registration before the day of the tournament is greatly appreciated however will work to pair same day entries as possible. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM Rds: 10:00, 11:30, 1:00. ENT: 301-752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area.http://waldorfchessclub.orgPre-Registration is requested. Pre-Registration eases pairing limitations on the day of the tournament; Register by email or by phone. Please provide player's name, grade, and USCF ID when registering. NS NC.

Apr 2018 Apr 7-8
  • Apr 6. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
  • Apr 7 Maryland April Action GPP:15 Maryland  5SS, G/45;+5: incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. All Prizes Guaranteed 2 Sections: Championship(min 1600 rating) $350-$225-$125-$75, U2000 $150. Under 1800 $275-$175-$100-$50, U1600 $75, U1400 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $35 by 4/3, $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online entry at: http://mdchess.com

  • April 7 - Frederick Chess Club Monthly Open - see http://www.uschess.org/tlas/9316.tla

Apr 14-15
  • April 13 - DC Chess League Match
  • Apr. 14, WCC QUADS #25  3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas.http://waldorfchessclub.orgNS NC.

Apr 21-22
  • Apr 21. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Apr 16) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
Apr 28-29
  • Apr 27. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
May 2018 May 5-6
  • May 4. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info:www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

  • 64th   Annual Maryland Open  May 4-6, May 5-6, GPP: 30 Maryland   Maryland Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1300 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (rds 1-2 G/60 d/5), (U1300 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d/5) Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2200: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150, 3.0=$40. U2000: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$325, 3.5=$125. U1800: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1600: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1300: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. U1000 (no adult UNR): 5.0= $250, 4.5= $125, 4.0= $50, 3.5= $20. Trophies to top 10 & U800 in U1000. If no 5-0 in section, then sole 1st @ 4.5 or shared 1st at lower score receive bonus (added to score prize)  - Championship: $300; U2200 $200, U2000 $150, U1800 & U1600: $100; U1300 & U1000: $50. Unrated limited to $100 in U1000, $200 in U1300, and $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2200, U2000, U1800, and U1600 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $99 by 4/20, $109 by 5/1, and $114 online only by 5/5, $120 later. Special EFs: $55 less for U1000, $35 less for U1300, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, HR: $99, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 4/20. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9:30&3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 9:30&3:30. U1300&U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9:30&1:30. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9:30&1:30. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://themdopen.com.

May 12-13
  • May 11 - DC Chess League match
  • May 12  Maryland May Action GPP:15 Maryland  5SS, G/45;+5: incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. All Prizes Guaranteed 2 Sections: Championship(min 1600 rating) $350-$225-$125-$75, U2000 $150. Under 1800 $275-$175-$100-$50, U1600 $75, U1400 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $35 by 5/8, $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online entry at: http://mdchess.com

May 19-20
  • May 18 - Possibler DCCL playoff night
  • May 19. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by May 13) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
May 26-27
  • May 25. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
  •  MAY 25-28 OR 26-28   6th Cherry Blossom Classic  GPP 100 (enhanced)

    Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. A VCF Cup Event. $$12,500 GUARANTEED Prizes in 5 Sections ($$2,500 increase in Prize Fund from 2017 - 4th straight year with an increase in prizes !!!). Open: $2000-1000-500-300 U2350 $400-200. Clear 1st/Tiebreaker $100 bonus. U2200: $1300-700-400 U2050 $300- 150. U1900: $1000-500-250 U1750 $300-150 U1600: $800-400-200, U1450 $200-100 U1300: $500-300-150 U1150 $200-100 Unrated prize limits in all sections except Open. 7-SS in 4 sections (4-day or 3-day): Open/U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 and U1600. 6-SS in U1300 (2-day only – Sat and Sun). GMs, IMs & WGMs free, deduct $50 from prize winnings; Addl conditions offered to the first 6 GMs/IMs who register by May 5th. Contact Organizer by the deadline. Min Rating in Open & U2200: 2000 for Open and 1750 for U2200 else pay $50 more. EF: Top 4 sections $98 (Eary Bird rate) by Apr 8th, $105 by May 8th, $110 by May 22nd, $115 by May 24th, $125 after and onsite. U1300 Section $15 less. Re-entry $60 for all players, no re-entry in Open. T/C: Top 4 Sections: 4-day: Rd1 G/90;+30; Rds2-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. 3-day: Rd1 G/45;+30, Rds2-3 G/90;+30, Rds4-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. U1300 only Sat & Sun G/90 d5. Rounds: 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, Rds. Fri 8pm, Sat/Sun 11am- 5:30pm, Mon 9:30am-3:30pm. 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rds. 4-7 follows 4-day. (U1300 only 2-day Rds. Sat 11am-3pm-7pm, Sun 10am-2pm-6pm.) Byes: Up to two 1/2pt byes available in all sections, must commit 1 hour before start of rd. 4 (by Sun 8:30am). HR $99/night if reserved by May 10th. Reservations call 1-800- 228-9290 or 703-471-6700, mention Cherry Blossom Chess Tournament. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC/ Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20171. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open section. Four Side Events: Fri May 25th 8pm - Open Quick Rated; Sat May 26th - 6th Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic 10am, Scholastic Blitz 5pm & Open(FIDE)/Amateur Blitz Tournament at 10pm
  • MAY 25 6th Cherry Blossom Classic Rapid! (QC) Side Event to the 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 25-28). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. One Section - Open: 5-SS, G/15 d10. $400 b/25 $180-90-50 TopU1400/TopU1200 $40 each. EF: $20 by May 24th online, Onsite $25 by 7pm. Rounds start 8pm and ASAP. Max 1 byes allowed at entry. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com . Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.
  • MAY 26 6th Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Blitz! (BLZ) US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 (ENHANCED) Side Event to the 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 25-28). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. 2 Sections - Open (FIDE) and Amatuer/U1800. Open: G/3;+2; 5-SS Double. $$500 GTD $200-100 Top U2200/U2000 $100 each. Amateur/U1800 (b/16; Section maybe combined with Open): $100-$50 Top U1400/U1200 $50 each. EF: $25 by May 25th online, Onsite. $30 by 9:45pm. Rounds start 10pm. Max 1 byes allowed at entry. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com . Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.
  • MAY 26 6th Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic Side Event to the 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 25-28). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. 4-or-5-SS. Sections: K-12 Open, K-8 U1000, K-5 U800, K-3 U600. K-12/K-8: 4-SS, G/45 d5; K-5/K-3: 5-SS, G/30 d5. $32 by May 21st, $37 by May 25th, $45 onsite. Trophies to Top 5, Other Class Trophies and Medals. Onsite Reg. closes 9:30am. Rounds 10am and ASAP. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com . Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com
June 2018 June 2-3
  • June 1-3. VA Senior Open  5SS, G/120, d5. $$1000 in Guaranteed Prizes. 1 Section: OPEN: $300-200-150; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $100. Trophies to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Lincolnia Senior Center: 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria, VA  22312. Reg.: Fri 6:00-6:50pm; Sat 9:00-9:50am. Rds.: 7, 10-2:30, 10-2:30. Byes: One 1/2 pt allowed, must declare before Rd 2, then irrevocable. EF: $60; or $50 advance entry at ACC club, by mail or on-line. VA residents must have current VCF membership ($10). By mail: (MUST be post-marked by May 28) mail form, check payable to "VA Chess Federation" to: VA Senior Open, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. On-linehttp://www.vachess.org  Saturday Evening Blitz: G3 +2; 5-rd double swiss – Reg ends: 7:20pm; Rd. 1: 7:30pm – EF: $15 – prizes b/o entries; 80% returned as prizes. Hotel: Comfort Inn Landmark, 6254 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22312, (703) 642-3422  Info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.

June 9-10
  • Jun 8. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
June 16-17
  • June 15-17, 2018: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

  • Jun 15. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.

June 23-24
  • Jun 23. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Jun 18) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.

June 30-Jul 1  
July 2018 Jul  7-8  
Jul 14-15  
Jul 21-22
  • Jul 20-22  Potomac Open,
Jul 28-29  
Aug 2018 Aug 4-5  
Aug 11-12
  • Washington Intl Blitz Aug 10

  • Aug 11-15 7th Annual Washington International GPP: 200 (Enhanced) Maryland 9SS, 40/90, SD/20 inc/30 Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 301-468-0308 All prizes guaranteed Three Sections Masters Section (minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes) $4500-2200-1100-900-700-600-500-400-300, top U2500 $1400-750, top U2400 $1200-650, top U2275 $1100-$550.  Limited number of minimum prizes for non-US FIDE rated players, see web page. Limited amount of housing support is available for non-US GMs and IMs. GM and IM norms possible. Expert Section 9-SS (under 2201 USCF and under 2100 FIDE, minimum 1750 USCF to play. USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2500-1200-600-500-400-300, top U2000 $1100-525. Contenders (under 1800 USCF): $2200-1100-500-200, top U1600 $500. Free Continental breakfast for players Sat. and Wed. mornings. All equipment provided for all sections. Hospitality Suite Friday evening. Masters section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs, WGMs and non-US FIDE above 2100 $199; FMs FIDE above 2100 $299; FIDE above 2200 $349; FIDE from 2100 to 2199 $399, FIDE from 2000 to 2099 $600, FIDE below 2000 $800. All $25 more after 6/11, $35 more after 7/28, $45 more after 8/7, $70 more at the door. Experts EF: USCF above 1799 $249; USCF below 1800 $299. $20 more after 7/28, $30 more after 8/7, $40 more at the door. Contenders EF: $249. $20 more after 7/28, $30 more after 8/7, $40 more at the door. Special EFs: Masters section, $25 less if playing in the 2018 US Masters; All, $50 less, if staying at the Hilton (min 3 nights); All, $25 less for new WI players; All, $20 rebate for every new paying WI player you refer; All, $50 less, if born before 8/11/1968. Byes: Available in all section for all rounds, limit three ½ point byes. Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/11-8/14:11am & 5:30pm, Wed 8/15 11am. HR $107 Ent: MCA, c/o Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. More information, hotel reservation link, & online entry @ http://washintl.mdchess.com 

 

Aug 18-19  
Aug 25-26
  • Aug 24-26, Atlantic Open - Falls Church VA - CCA

Sept 2018 Sept 1-2  
Sept 8-9  
Sept 15-16  
Sept 22-23  
Sept 29-30  
Oct 2018 Oct 6-7
  • Oct 4-8, Washington Chess Congress - Falls Church, VA - CCA
Oct 13-14  
Oct 20-21
  • 20-21 Oct 2018:  34th Emporia Open.  Emporia, VA, Holiday Inn Express
Oct 27-28  
Nov 2018 Nov 3-4  
Nov 10-11  
Nov 17-18  
Nov 24-30  
   
Dec 2018 Dec 1-2  
Dec 8-9  
Dec 15-16  
Dec 22-23  
Dec 29-30  
Jan 2019    
Feb 2019  
  • Feb 22-24, George Washington Open - Falls Church, VA - CCA

Mar 2019    
Apr 2019    
May 2019    
June 2019  
  • June 14-16, Continental Class, Falls Church, VA - CCA

July 2019    
Aug 2019  
  • Aug 23-25, Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA - CCA

Sept 2019    
Oct 2019  
  • Oct 10-14, Washington Chess Congress, VA - CCA

Nov 2019    
Dec 2019    
Jan 2020