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 08/07/18 04:46:12 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

 

June 2018 June 2-3
  • ** POSTPONED ** 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.
  • Saturday, June 9th, Charm City Chess Club Spring Open 10:00am Barnes & Noble Bookshop 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 US Chess rated open section 4SS, G/45; d5 Entry fee: $25, after May 12th - $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 and unrated players (US Chess membership required) $15, after May 12th - $20, 5 SS, G/30; d5, trophies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, plus additional 1 year USCF membership to players scoring 3.5 points or Above. Reg: 9:30-10:15AM, rds. -10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:15 PM, 2:30pm, 4:00pm. Register online via PayPal to: CharmCityChess@gmail.com
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.

  • Jun 17, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder!

June 23-24
  • Jun 23.  ** NEW LOCATION **  Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$600 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-200-100. U1700: $150-100-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $55 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $50 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.

  • Jun 24, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments  Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder!


June 30-Jul 1
July 2018 Jul  7-8
  • Jul 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.

  • Jul 8, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder!

Jul 14-15


  • July 14-15   28th Annual Charlottesville Open  GPP: 15  5SS, G/90 d5. EF: $60 by 7/8, then $75. 2 Sections: Open & U1700. Prizes: $2000 b/o 60. Open Section: 1st-3d Places $$400, $$250, $$150 (guaranteed). All other prizes b/o 60 player minimum: U2100 $145, U1900 $135; U1700 Section: $300, $200, $150; U1500 $140, U1200 $130. Site & HR: Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911, (434) 977-3300, $114.95 + tax if reserved by 6/13. Reg.: 7:30-11:15 am. Rds.: Sat. 12, 3:15, 7:15, Sun. 9:30am, 1:15pm. Ent: Online at www.vachess.org or mail to Mike Hoffpauir, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Checks to VCF. Mbr: USCF rqd, VCF rqd. for VA residents. Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com

  • Jul 14.  ** NEW LOCATION **  Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$600 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-200-100. U1700: $150-100-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $55 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $50 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 9) 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.

  • Jul 15, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder!

Jul 21-22
  • JULY 20-22 OR 21-22   Potomac Open 5SS, 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 Rds. 1&2 G/120 d5. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 8 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2100)(FIDE): 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$900, 4.0=$500, 3.5=$200, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2300 (min. rating of 1900)(FIDE): 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150, 3.0=$50. U2100 (min rating of 1700)(FIDE): 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, 3.0=$40. 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; U2300 $250, U2100 $200, U1900 $150, U1700 & U1500: $100; U1250 & U1000: $50. Unrated limited to $100 in U1000, $200 in U1250 and $400 in U1500. Sets, boards and clocks provided in all sections! Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Parking free for day guests. EF: $109 by 7/3, $114 by 7/17, and $119 online only by 7/19, $130 at the door. Special EFs: $40 less for U1250, $60 less for U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, $5 off EF if staying at hotel. HR: $99, Rooms may not be avail after 7/3. 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. U1250 & U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9:30 & 1:30 U1250 3- day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4, Sun 9:30 & 1:30. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. More information, rules and registration at http://thepotomacopen.com.  GPP: 30


  • Jul 20. 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.

  • Jul 22, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder!

Jul 28-29
  • July 27 - DC Chess League Summer Rd 2
  • July28, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: UMC Church of North East 508 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

  • Jul. 28, WCC SCHOLASTIC SWISS #3 4SS,G/30;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: 25; $20 WCC members; Add $1.50/entry to EF if paid by CC. Prizes: Trophies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall; and Top Under 500,400,300.  $5 less if EF paid before 24 July 2018. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM Rds: 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00. ENT: 301-752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area with Free Parking. http://waldorfchessclub.org Pre-Registration by 26 July to guarantee entry due to the need for an even number of entrants; Register by email or by phone. Please provide player's name, grade, and USCF ID when registering. NS NC.


  • Jul 29, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder!

Aug 2018 Aug 4-5
  • Aug 3. 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.
  • Aug. 4, WCC QUADS #27 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, FREE Parking. http://waldorfchessclub.org NS NC.

  • Aug 5, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder! 

Aug 11-12
  • AUG. 10   2018 Washington International Blitz   5 double SS, G/3+2” incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. 2 Sections: Open (FIDE Rated), $$Guaranteed: $400-$200-$100, U2200 $190-$90, U2000 $110-$60. U1800 (b/20): $250-$150-$75, U1600 $50 Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $30 by 7/27, $35 by 8/7, and then $40. Special EFs: GMs $20 off EF. Schedule Reg. ends 7pm Rnd 1 @ 8pm then ASAP. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://washintlblitz.mdchess.com.  GPP: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 11.  ** NEW LOCATION **  Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$600 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-200-100. U1700: $150-100-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $55 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $50 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 6) 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 12, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder! 

Aug 18-19
  • Aug 17 - DC Chess League Summer Rd 3
  • Aug 19, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder! 

Aug 25-26
  • AUG. 24-26 OR 25-26   VIRGINIA - 50th Annual Atlantic OpeN

    5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church VA 22043. Free parking, free shuttle to Tysons Corner Center and Metro. $30,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Major: Open to 1800/up. $3000-1500-800-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300 $1400-700. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1700: $1800-900-500-300-200. Under 1500: $1500-800-400-300-200. Under 1300: $1300-700-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-250-150-100, plaques to top 3, first U800, U600, Unrated. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/25. Unrated may not win over $200 in U1000, $350 U1300, $500 U1500, $700 U1700, or $900 U1900; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 5 sections EF: $133 online at chessaction.com by 8/22, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 if check mailed by 8/15, $150 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs free; $120 from prize. Under 1000 Section EF: All $50 less than top 5 sections EF. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60, not available in Major. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry- Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2, Major must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $104-104, 1-866-716-8108, reserve by 8/9 or rate may increase. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent:chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entry posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.  GPP: 150 (enhanced)

  • Aug 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.

  • Aug 26, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments Runs concurrently with a G/75;d5 ladder! 


Sept 2018 Sept 1-2
  • Sept. 1-3, 82nd Annual Virginia Closed - A State Championship Event! 6-SS, Two Schedules, $$4500 b/o 90 paid entries. Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA (804)521-2901. Ask for Chess Rate ($94), mention VA Closed Chess Tournament. Reserve by Thu. Aug 9th. Long Sched.: 30/90, SD/1, d5; Rds. Sat 1 and 7 pm, Sun 11 am and 5 pm, Mon 9:30 am, 3:30 pm. Short Sched.: Rds 1 and 2 at G/60 d5, Sat 5 pm and 8 pm, join Long Sched Sun and Mon. Sections & Prizes: Open ($850, $575, $350; with $150 ea Top Expert and A), Amateur/U1800 ($600, $400, $300; with $125 ea Top C and D), U1200 & Unrated ($375, $250, $150, $100 to Top Unr). Top Unr place award limited to $250. EF: $80 by Sat. Aug. 25; $95 Aug. 26 and on-site. Details at www.vachess.org , including online entry and payment via PayPal. Elig.: Open to all Virginia residents, military stationed in Virginia, and students attending any Virginia school or college (must show student ID or other proof of Fall 2018 school enrollment). Blitz Tourn (G/5 d0) on Fri. Aug. 31 at 7PM. Annual VA Chess Federation Business Meeting Sat Sept. 1, 9-11am. Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com  or 757-846-4805. W. NS. NC.
  • SEPT. 1   Maryland Action State Championship

     

    5SS, G/25;+5: incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. All Prizes Guaranteed 2 Sections: Championship (min 1600 rating) $500-$250-$150-$100, U2000 $150-$75. Under 1800 $400-$200-$100-$50, U1600 $80, U1400 $50, top Unrated $40. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $45 by 8/28, $50 later Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds. 10:30-11:45-1:45-3-4:15 More information & online reg @ http://mdchess.com

     

  • SEPT. 1   Maryland State Blitz Championship

    5 double SS, G3+2 incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Prizes: (80% of Entries Paid) 30%-20%-10% and class prizes based on entries. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $25 by 8/28, $30 later. Schedule: Reg ends 6:30pm, rds. start at 7pm. More information & online reg @ http://mdchess.com

     


Sept 8-9
Sept 15-16
  • Sep 14. 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.
  • SEPT. 15-16   UMBC Championship

     

    5SS, G/90, +30incr. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Open: (All) $$1260: $400-300- 200 Gtd., Class prizes $120 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Top UMBC student awarded trophy & title of 2018-2019 UMBC Chess Champion. Certificates & UMBC Class titles to top UMBC students U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, & Unr. All prospective members of any UMBC Chess Team for academic year 2018-2019 must play in this section. Free ent. to GMs, $50 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$1080 b/40: $350-250-150, Class prizes $110 ea. to top U1600, U1400. No Unr. player may win more than $250 in this section. See separate TLA for rated beginners tournament held 9/16. All: EF: $50 if postmarked by 9/1, $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 Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Championship, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to Maryland Chess Associaton. For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu , www.umbc.edu/chess . W.


Sept 22-23
  • Sep 21-23. VA Senior Open. While limited to players born on or before 9/23/1968 (i.e. 50+ years of age), the tournament is also open to players from ANY state. 5SS, G/120, d5. $$1800 in Guaranteed Prizes. 1 Section. Prizes: $600-400-300; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $125; U1400: $125. Trophies to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. *NEW* Location/Hotel: Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston; 650 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA  22203; (703) 310-1999; no room rate; FREE PARKING, FREE WIFIReg: 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: $75; or $65 advance entry at ACC club, by mail or on-line. VA residents must have current VCF membership ($15).  On-linehttp://www.vachess.org   By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Sep 17) mail form, check payable to "VA Chess Federation" to: Adam Chrisney (VA Sr Open), P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Saturday Evening Blitz: G/5; 5 rd double swiss – Reg ends: 7:20pm; Rd. 1: 7:30pm – EF: $20 – prizes b/o entries; 80% returned as prizes. Info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.

Sept 29-30
  • Sep 29. 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.
Oct 2018 Oct 6-7
  • OCT. 4-8, 5-8 OR 6-8   VIRGINIA 10th annual Washington Chess Congress

    Premier Section, 9SS, Oct 4-8, 40/100, SD/30 d10; GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. Other Sections, 7SS, Oct 5-8 or 6-8, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60, d10). Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church, VA 22043. Free parking, free shuttle to Tysons Corner Center and Metro. $26,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections: Premier: Open to FIDE 1900/over, USCF 2000/over, and all foreign FIDE rated players. $4000-2000-1000-600-500-400-300-200, clear or tiebreak first bonus $100, top FIDE Under 2300/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Minimum prize $600 to first 5 foreign GMs to enter online by 9/21 who play all 9 rounds with no byes, minimum prize $400 to first 5 foreign IMs to enter online by 9/21 who play all 9 rounds with no byes, minimum prize $300 to the following who enter online by 9/21 and play all 9 rounds with no byes: other foreign GMs, foreign WGMs, US GMs. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 (no Unr) $1200-600. Under 1700: $1700-900-500-300-200, top Under 1500 (no Unr) $800-400. Under 1300: $1000-500-300-200-100, top Under 1100 (no Unr) $400-200. Prize limits: Unrated cannot win over $200 in U1300, $400 in U1700, or $600 in U2100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500. Only first 7 rounds of Premier counted. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Ratings: October FIDE ratings used in Premier, USCF October official in other sections. Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated, Top 3 sections EF: $158 online at chessaction.com by 10/3, 5-day $155, 4-day $154, 3-day $153 if check mailed by 9/25, all $180 at site until 1 hour before rd. 1, or online at chessaction.com until 2 hours before rd. 1. U1300 Section: all EF $60 less than top 3 sections EF. Premier Section GMs, IMs, WGMs, foreign FMs: free, $150 deducted from prize; no deduction from minimum prize. Premier Section FIDE rated foreign players: EF $60 less than top 3 sections EF. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $80, no re-entry from Premier to Premier. 5-day schedule (Premier only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 1 pm & 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 11 am & 5 pm, Mon 10 am & 3:15 pm. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm. Sat 11 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:15. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:15. Byes: OK all including last rd; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd. 4. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. HR: $104-104-104, 866-716-8108, reserve by 9/20 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269, www.chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sun. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.  GPP: 100 enhanced

Oct 13-14  
Oct 20-21
  • Oct. 20-21   34th Emporia Open  VCF Cup Tour. 5SS. Rd. 1 G/75 d5; Rds. 2-5 G/90 d5.  Holiday Inn Express, 1350 West Atlantic, Emporia, VA. $1,095 b/o minimum of 24 players. 1st place $400 Guaranteed. Other prizes b/o 24 paid players, 2nd $275, 3rd $150; Top U1700/Unrated $100, Top U1200 $90, Top Junior $80.  EF: $60 if rec'd by 10/13, $75 starting 10/14 and on site. Re-Entry $25 after Rd 1 with half-point bye.  Rds.: Sat. 10am, 2pm, 7pm; Sun. 9:30am, 1:30pm.  One half-point bye allowed if req. by 1:30pm 10/20. US Chess and VA Chess Fed memb. req'd for VA residents, avail. at site; other state memberships honored.  Ent.: Online www.vachess.org, or on-site Fri. 6-9pm, Sat 7:30-9:15am. Send mail-in entries to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: Emporia Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693.US JGP, GPP:10  Hotel rooms and other Info: www.vachess.org or mhoffpauir@aol.com

Oct 27-28  
Nov 2018 Nov 3-4  
Nov 10-11
  • Nov 10-11  22nd Annual Northern Virginia Open!  5SS. A VCF Cup Event! US Chess and FIDE-rated, FIDE Rules, 30-minute default period for late arrivals. Hotel and Tournament Site: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166, 703-471-9500. Chess Rate: $109 plus 13% tax, identify yourself as Northern Virginia Open Chess Tournament, reserve by Fri. Oct 12. PRIZE: $$4000-GUARANTEED, $900, $600, $400, $290, $235, Top X/A/B/C/D/ $225 each, Top U1200-UNR $200, Top Upset Sat & Sun $125 each. Reg.: www.vachess.org, Onsite Fri 11/9 7-10PM, Sat 11/10 7:30-8:45AM. Rds.: Sat. 9:30-2:30-7, Sun. 09:30-3:30; TC: Sat G/90 inc/30, Sun. 40/90, SD/30 inc/30. EF: $80 thru 11/11, $95 starting 11/4 and on site. VCF membership required for VA residents. Entries: Online www.vachess.org or Postal Mail to Anand Dommalapati, ATTN: NoVA Open, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Checks payable to VCF or Virginia Chess. Byes: See website. Info: www.vachess.org or adommalapati@yahoo.com, 703-627-5314. No email or phone entries. GPP:40

Nov 17-18
  • Nov 17-18  Zofchak Memorial, Sleep Inn Lake Wright, Norfolk VA
Nov 24-30  
   
Dec 2018 Dec 1-2  
Dec 8-9
  • Dec 7-9, Dec 8-9 1st Annual Old Line Open  , GPP: 30 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/90 d/5 (rds 1-2 G/45 d/5), (U1300 3-day option rds 1&2 G/90 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, boards and clocks provided in all sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $109 by 11/23, $114 by 12/4, and $119 online only by 12/6, $130 later. Special EFs: $55 less for U1000, $35 less for U1300, GMs free, IMs $45 off EF. 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, 12:45 & 3:00, Sun 9:30&12:30. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&3:00, Sun 9:30&12:30. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://theodlineopen.com.

Dec 15-16  
Dec 22-23  
Dec 29-30  
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  • Feb 22-24, George Washington Open - Falls Church, VA - CCA
Mar 2019    
   
   
   
   
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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