Region III USCF 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 03/25/17 07:20:40 PM

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Maryland Chess Association Virginia Chess Feeration DC Chess League

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 2017 Feb 4-5
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ; Round 5 is February 3
  • February 4, Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 9th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD 21209. Open to all K-12 players from anywhere. 7 Sections. 2 sections are 4-SS, G/45 d5: Championship K-12 (1000+, K-12) & Championship K-8 (1000+, K-8). 5 sections are 5-SS, G/30 d5: Championship K-5 (600+, K-5), U1000 K-12 (under 1000 or unrated, K-12), U800 K-8 (under 800 or unrated, K-8), U600 K-5 (under 600 or unrated, K-5), U400 K-3 (under 400 or unrated, K-3). Trophies in each section: top ≈ 25% of players, top ≈ 40% of teams. Rounds: Round 1 for all sections: 9:30 AM;subsequent rounds ASAP. EF: $30, by 11:59 PM, 01.31 (online); $45, by 7 PM, 02.02 (online); $60, by 5 AM, 02.04 (online) (half-point bye possible in Round 1); $80, 8 - 9 AM, 02.04 (if space available; half-point bye likely in Round 1). Entry: Online registration at www.mdchess.com. Sets, boards, scoresheets, & pencils provided; bringchess clock. Food available for purchase. Info: www.mdchess.com, tournaments@mdchess.com .
  • Feb 4 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 1/31, $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online http://mdchess.com
Feb 11-12
  • FEB. 10-12 OR 11-12 55th Annual 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 (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 U1700 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking. EF: $99 by 1/27, $109 by 2/7, and $114 online only by 2/9, $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 1/27. 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. 11, FEBRUARY FREEZE 2017  4SS, G/25;d5, School of the Incarnation, 2601 Symphony Ln, Gambrills MD 21054. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments 

  • Feb 10. 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 18-19
  • Feb 18.

    *** CANCELLED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AT CHURCH SITE. ***

    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 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.

  • Feb 18. The Park Heights Avenue CC 2017 February Open Tournament 10AM Barnes & Noble Bookshop 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. USCF rated open section 4SS, G/45; d5 Entry fee(Rated): $25, after Feb. 11 $35 Prizes based on 40 paid entries, 1st- $200, 2nd-$125, 3rd- $75 Top U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400 -$70 each, reg: 9:30-10:15am, rds 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00 pm. USCF membership required. U1200 RBO $15, after Feb. 11 $20 USCF and unrated players. 5 SS, G/30; d5 Trophies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 1 year USCF membership to players scoring 3.5 points or Above. Reg: 9:30-10:15AM, rds. -10:30pm, 12:00pm, 1:15 PM, 2:30pm, 4:00pm. Email and PayPal to: PkHtsAvCC@gmail.com

Feb 25-26
  • Feb 24. 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 24-26 : George Washington Open, Falls Church VA CCA
  • February 25, 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
  • Feb. 25, WALDORF QUAD #15 3 Rd. Quads, G/90;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 2:00, and 5:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301-
    752-5169 strider_08@comcast.ne t. http://waldorfchessclub.org . NS NC.
Mar 2017 Mar 4-5
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ; Round 6 is March 3
  • Mar. 4, MONTGOMERY MELEE 2017  4SS, G/25;d5, Forcey Christian Middle School, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring MD 20904. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments .
  • MAR. 4-5   UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament   5SS, G/90, +30incr. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Held concurrently with Maryland “Sweet 16” (Invitational)—winner to receive in-state fixed-dollar tuition scholarship to UMBC. Open: (All) $$1260: $400-300-200 Gtd., Class prizes $120 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Free ent. to GMs, $50 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$1080 b/40: $350-250-150, Class prizes $110 ea. to top U1600, U1400, U1200 (b/4). No Unr. player may win more than $250 in this section. All: EF: $50 if postmarked by 2/17, $60 later, $10 less if under age 20. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds.: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun. Byes: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req’d at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd. 2 for any Rd. 4-5 bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds. 4-5. HR: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, http://www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.) Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Commons Drive garage. Ent: Register online at http://mdchess.com  (email questions to dewyerj@umbc.edu), or mail to Joel DeWyer, UMBC, Attn: Open, 1000 Hilltop Circle, The Commons, Rm. 335, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to Maryland Chess Association. For more information:  www.umbc.edu/chess . W.


Mar 11-12
  • Mar 10. 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 11-12, 2017:  2017 Virginia State Scholastic & College Championships.  Holiday Inn, Virginia Beach / Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center.  Hotel and tournament registration opens in December at www.vachess.org.  Questions to Mike Hoffpauir text to 757-846-4805. 
  • March 11 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 3/7, $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online http://mdchess.com
Mar 18-19
  • Mar 18. 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 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.

  • Mar 18. The Park Heights Avenue CC 2017 February Open Tournament 10AM Barnes & Noble Bookshop 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. USCF rated open section 4SS, G/45; d5 Entry fee(Rated): $25, after Feb. 11 $35 Prizes based on 40 paid entries, 1st- $200, 2nd-$125, 3rd- $75 Top U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400 -$70 each, reg: 9:30-10:15am, rds 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00 pm. USCF membership required. U1200 RBO $15, after Mar. 11 $20 USCF and unrated players. 5 SS, G/30; d5 Trophies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 1 year USCF membership to players scoring 3.5 points or Above. Reg: 9:30-10:15AM, rds. -10:30pm, 12:00pm, 1:15 PM, 2:30pm, 4:00pm. Email and PayPal to: PkHtsAvCC@gmail.com

  • Mar. 18, ASHBURN TWISTER 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Creighton's Corner Elementary, 23171 Minerva Dr, Ashburn VA 20148. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments .
Mar 25-26
  •    March 24-26!  Virginia Open, At Dulles Marriott /  45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles VA 20166.  TLA to follow, info Andrew Rea/ andrerea2@yahoo.com

  • Mar. 25, WALDORF QUAD #16 3 Rd. Quads, G/90;d5, 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, 2:00, and 5:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area. http://waldorfchessclub.org. NS NC.

  • Mar. 25, MARCH MADNESS 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Floris Elementary, 2708 Centreville Rd, Herndon VA 20171. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed! ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments
April 2017 Apr 1-2
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ; Round 7 is March 31
  • Apr. 1, CLEMENTE CLASSIC 4SS, G/25;d5, Roberto W. Clemente Middle School, 18808 Waring Station Rd, Germantown MD 20874. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed! ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Apr 8-9
  • Apr 7. 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.

  • April 8 Maryland December 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 8/4 , $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online http://mdchess.com

  • Apr. 8, MONTGOMERY MAELSTROM 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Forcey Christian Middle School, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring MD 20904. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed! ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Apr 15-16
  • April 12-16, Philadelphia Open

  • April 15. The Park Heights Avenue CC 2017 February Open Tournament 10AM Barnes & Noble Bookshop 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. USCF rated open section 4SS, G/45; d5 Entry fee(Rated): $25, after Feb. 11 $35 Prizes based on 40 paid entries, 1st- $200, 2nd-$125, 3rd- $75 Top U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400 -$70 each, reg: 9:30-10:15am, rds 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00 pm. USCF membership required. U1200 RBO $15, after April 8  $20 USCF and unrated players. 5 SS, G/30; d5 Trophies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus 1 year USCF membership to players scoring 3.5 points or Above. Reg: 9:30-10:15AM, rds. -10:30pm, 12:00pm, 1:15 PM, 2:30pm, 4:00pm. Email and PayPal to: PkHtsAvCC@gmail.com


Apr 22-23
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ; SS-1  is April 21

  • Apr. 22, SPRING BREAKOUT 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Ashburn Elementary, 44062 Fincastle Dr, Ashburn VA 20147. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments .

  • Apr 22. 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 17) 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 29-30
  • Apr 28. 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.

  • Apr. 29, WALDORF QUAD #17 3 Rd. Quads, G/90;d5, 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, 2:00, and 5:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area. http://waldorfchessclub.org. NS NC.

May 2017 May 6-7
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ; Round SS-2 is May 5
  • May 5-7  63rd  Annual Maryland Open  Maryland Open GPP:305SS, 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 4/21, $109 by 5/2, and $114 online only by 5/4, $120 at the door. 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 4/21. 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 6, WATERLOO WHIRLWIND 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Waterloo Elementary, 5940 Waterloo Rd, Columbia MD 21045. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments .
May 13-14
  • May 13. 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 8) 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 13, WAPLES WINDMILL 2017  4SS, G/25;d5, Waples Mill Elementary School, 11509 Waples Mill Rd, Oakton VA 22124. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

May 20-21
  • May 19. 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 20, MAY MAYHEM 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Drew Model Elementary School, 3500 23rd St S, Arlington VA 22206. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments  .
  • May 20 Maryland December 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 5/16, $40 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds 10:30-12:30-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online http://mdchess.com
May 27-28
  • MAY 26-29 OR 27-29   5th Cherry Blossom ClassicCrowne GPP:80  Plaza Dulles Airport, 2200 Centerville Road, Herndon, VA 20170. A VCF Cup Event. 6 Sections - 7-SS in 5 sections (4-day or 3-day): Open/U2200 (FIDE Rated), U2000, U1700 and U1400. 6-SS in U1200 (2-day only – Sat and Sun). GMs, IMs & WGMs free, deduct $50 from prize; Addl. Conditions - First 6 GMs/IMs to Register by May 15th - Free HR in double shared accommodation (Must Register in advance). Prizes $10000 b/180 ($9000 Unconditionally GTD - 70% each prize GTD all sections except Open $3100 GTD, Re-entries count as half, No Re-entry in Open/U2200, U1200 count as 3/4 entry), Open: $1300-600-400-200 U2300 $300-200. Clear 1st $100 bonus. Minimum USCF/FIDE 2000 Rating else pay $50 more. U2200: $900-400-200 U2100 $300-200. USCF/FIDE Minimum 1900 to play else pay $50 more.  U2000: $600-300-200 U1850 $300-200 U1700: $600-300-200, U1550 $200-100 U1400: $500-300-200 U1300 $100 U1200: $400-200-100 U1100 $100.  Unrated prize limits: $100 in U1200/U1400, $150 U1700/U2000, $200 U2200. EF: Top 5 sections $95 by May 15, $100 by May 22, $105 by May 25, $115 after May 25 and at site. Re-entry $60 for all players, no re-entry in Open/U2200; U1200 Section $20 less. Time control: Top 5 Sections4-day Schedule: 7SS 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. 3-day Schedule: Rd. 1 G/45;+30, Rds. 2-3 Sat G/90;+30, Rds. 4-7 Sun/Mon 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. U1200 plays only 2-day G/90 d5. Round times: 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, Rds. Fri 8 pm, Sat/Sun 11am - 5:30pm, Mon 9:30am - 3:30pm3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rd. 4-7 follows 4-day schedule. 2-day schedule (U1200 only) Reg. ends 10am, 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 15th. Reservations 703-471-6700, mention 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, cbc2017@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open section. Two Side Events: Sat May 274th Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic 10am (Enter by 9:30am) & Sun May 28th 10pm FIDE Blitz Tournament (Enter by 9:45pm
  • MAY 28   5th Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Rated Blitz! (BLZ) Side Event to 5th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 26-29)Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, 2200 Centerville Road, Herndon, VA 20170. 2 Sections - Open (FIDE) and Amatuer/U1800. Open: G/3;+2; 5 Rounds Double Swiss. $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: Enter online $25 by May 27th online or onsite. $30 after May 27th and onsite by 9:45pm. Rounds start 10pm. Max 1 byes allowed, req 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, cbc2017@capitalareachess.com.

June 2017 June 3-4
  • Jun 2-4. 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 w/ PayPal. VA residents must have current VCF membership ($10). By mail: (MUST be post-marked by May 29) 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, d2; 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 3, CATONSVILLE CHALLENGE 4SS, G/25;d5, Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd, Catonsville MD 21228. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com . www.skenrichment.com/tournaments .

June 10-11
  • Jun 10. 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 5) 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 17-18
  • June 16-18, 2017: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

June 24-25
  • Jun 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.
  • June 24, WALDORF CHESS CLUB SUMMER OPEN 2017, 4SS, G/60;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $30; (WCC members $25). $$b/20: $120-90- 60. Top Under 1800,1400 each $60. Reg: 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Rds: 9:30, 12:30, 3:30, and 6:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301-752-5169 strider_08@ comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area. http://waldorfchessclub.org. NS NC.

July 2017 Jul 1-2  
Jul 8-9  
Jul 15-16
  • July 15-16:  27th Charlottesville Open, Comfort Inn, Monticello VA

Jul 22-23
  • Jul 22. 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 Jul 17) 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.
  • July 22, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth Games Open & Scholastic Tournament  Open Section for adults and advanced scholastic players, 2 Scholastic Sections (K5 and K12). 4 rounds in all sections, all games are rated. US Chess membership required. Elig.: VA, NC, WV, DC and MD residents only. Prizes: Gold Medals 1st & 2nd, Silver 3rd & 4th, Bronze 5th & 6th places in each section; participation Ribbons to players in K5 and K12. Site: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, DeMoss Hall Rm 4066. Onsite Reg.: 7:30-9:15am. Rds.: Scholastic Rd. 1 at 10am, other rounds as soon as possible, all G/40 d5. Open Rd. 1 at 10am G/45 d5, Rd. 2 at 12:15pm G/45 d5, Rd. 3 at 2:30 G/60 d5, Rd. 4 at 5:30 G/60 d5. EF: $25 by Sunday 7/16, $35 starting 7/17 and onsite. Bye: One half-point Bye allowed, must declare before Rd. 2. Adv. Ent.: Online only at www.vachess.org, no mail or email entries. Info.: www.vachess.org. Chief T.D.: National Tournament Director Mike Hoffpauir, mhoffpauir@aol.com or 757-846-4805.

Jul 29-30
  • July 28-30 - Potomac Open
  • Jul 28. 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.

  • July 29-August 6 2017 U.S. Open Chess Championship  Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel Norfolk, VA 23510 (757)  622-6664 HR: $114 and complimentary self-parking for overnight guests, otherwise $5 per day


Aug 2017 Aug 5-6  
Aug 12-13
  • Aug 11. 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.
  • Aug 12-16  6th 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) $4400-2100-1100-900-700-600-500-400, top U2500 $1400-750, top U2300 $1200-650.  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 1700 USCF to play. USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2200-1100-600-500-400, top U2000 $1100-525. Contenders (under 1800 USCF): $2000-1000-500, top U1600 $400. 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 and WGMs $199; FMs $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 6/12, $35 more after 7/29, $45 more after 8/8, $70 more at the door. Experts EF: USCF above 1799 $249; USCF below 1800 $299. $20 more after 7/29, $30 more after 8/8, $40 more at the door. Contenders EF: $249. $20 more after 7/29, $30 more after 8/8, $40 more at the door. Special EFs: All $100 less for non-US FIDE rated in masters section; If staying at the Hilton (min 3 nights), $50 less. All $25 less for new WI players. All $20 rebate for every new paying WI player you refer. All $50 less, if born before 8/12/1967. Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/12-8/15:11am & 5:30pm, Wed 8/16 11am. HR $99 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 19-20
  • Aug 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 Aug 14) 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.
Aug 26-27
  • Aug 25-27, 2017: Atlantic Open, Arlington VA

Sept 2017 Sept 2-3
  • September 2-4, 2017 81st Virginia Closed: , Hilton Garden Inn Innsbruck, Glen Allen VA.  Blitz on Friday evening, Sept 1st

Sept 9-10  
Sept 16-17  
Sept 23-24  
Sept 30-Oct 1  
Oct 2017 Oct 7-8
  • Oct 5-9, 2017: Washington Chess Congress, Arlington VA

Oct 14-15  
Oct 21-22
  • October 21-22, 2017 32nd Emporia Open: , Holiday Inn Express, Emporia VA

Oct 28-29  
Nov 2017 Nov 4-5
  • November 4-5, 2017, 2017 Zofchak Memorial: , Sleep Inn Lake Wright, Norfolk VA

Nov 11-12  
Nov 18-19
  • November 17-19, 2017  22nd Northern Virginia Open: , Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott, Dulles VA

Nov 15-26  
Dec 2017 Dec 2-3  
Dec 9-10  
Dec 16-17  
Dec 23-24  
Dec 30-31  
Jan 2018 Jan 5-6  
Jan 12-13  
Jan 19-20  
Jan 26-27  
Feb 2018 Feb 2-3  
Feb 9-10
  • Feb 8-10 Baltimore Open

Feb 16-17  
Feb 23-24
  • Feb 22-24 : George Washington Open, Falls Church VA CCA
Mar 2018 Mar 2-3  
Mar 9-10  
Mar 16-17  
Mar 23-24  
Mar 30-31  
Apr 2018 Apr 6-7  
Apr 13-14  
Apr 20-21  
Apr 27-28  
May 2018 May 4-5  
May 11-12  
May 18-19  
May 25-26  
June 2018 June 1-2  
June 8-9  
June 15-16
  • June 15-17, 2018: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

June 22-23  
June 29-30  
July 2018 Jul  6-7  
Jul 13-14  
Jul 20-21  
Jul 27-28  
Aug 2018 Aug 3-4  
Aug 10-11  
Aug 17-18  
Aug 24-25

Aug 24-26, Atlantic Open - Falls Church VA - CCA

Aug 31-Sept 1  
Sept 2018 Sept 7-8  
Sept 14-15  
Sept 21-22  
Sept 28-29  
Oct 2018 Oct 5-6 Oct 4-8, Washington Chess Congress - Falls Church, VA - CCA
Oct 12-13  
Oct 19-20  
Oct 26-27  
Nov 2018 Nov 2-3  
Nov 9-10  
Nov 16-17  
Nov 23-24  
Nov 30-Dec 1  
Dec 2018 Dec 7-8  
Dec 14-15  
Dec 21-22  
Dec 28-29  
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