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

 

This is the US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse for the States of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


Events from other adjacent states will be listed unless they conflict badly with established MD-DC-VA tournaments.
I am requesting the assistance of our organizers to submit their events promptly and
follow the
US Chess policy for the Regional Tournament Clearinghouses.

 

Ernest Schlich has been officially designated as the Region III clearinghouse coordinator by US Chess and with the approval of the Region III state affiliates.
Please email your tournament information to me or CC me in your e-mail to USCF/TLA

 

Website links to the Region III State Affiliates:  District of Columbia,     Maryland Chess Association,     Virginia Chess Federation.
The DC Chess League is the official state affiliate for the District of Columbia. 

Last updated 05/07/20 05:06:57 AM

  Please send me your 2020 events ASAP.  The 2021 listing is posted below the 2020 events.

 

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2020 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse listing.
Month Starting Date Event Information
January
2020
Jan-3

Jan 3. ACC Blitz Tournament 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/5, d0. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.  

Jan-11

Jan 11 Maryland January Action – 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 1/7, $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

Jan 17 Jan 17 – 20,  12th Annual Chesapeake Open, Rockville, MD. Details to follow.
Jan-25

Jan 25. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, ** New ** U2100 $100,  U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.

 Jan 25-26 Washington, D.C. Chess Championship $3,000 guaranteed prize fund! 4SS (5SS in K-8, K-5, and K-3). 7 Sections: Open, Amateur (U2000), Reserve (U1600), Booster (U1200), K-8, K-5, K-3 Schedule for Open, Amateur, Reserve, Booster: Saturday 10:30 AM & 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM & 5 PM Schedule for K-8, K-5, K-3: Saturday noon, 1:30 PM, 3 PM, 4:30 PM, 6 PM Open: $1,000-500-150. FIDE-rated Amateur: $500-200-100 Reserve: $300-150-100 Booster, K-8, K-5, K-3: Trophies to top three finishers Time Control for Open, Amateur, Reserve, Booster: 40/90, SD/60 +30 Time Control for K-8, K-5, K-3: G/30 d5 Byes: 1/2-pt OK except in final round. Limit 1 bye in Open, Amateur, Reserve, and Booster. Limit 2 byes in K-8, K-5, and K-3. Equipment: Please bring. Open Section Rules: USCF Rules used with US Chess 1-hour lateness/default rule in effect. Location: Edmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20008 Registration for top four sections: online at caissachess.net/online-registration/index/625 $60 by 12/31, $65 by 1/18, $70 by 1/22, $75 by 1/24, $80 by 1/25 or at site. Registration for scholastic sections: online at caissachess.net/online-registration/index/645 $40 by 12/31, $45 by 1/18, $50 by 1/22, $55 by 1/24, $60 by 1/25 or at site. On-Site Registration ends half hour before first round. January 2020 Rating List used. For questions, dcchesschampionship@gmail.com. Highest- scoring D.C. resident in Open Section becomes Washington D.C. champion. In the event of a tie among more than one D.C. resident, tiebreaker games used to determine D.C. champion at future date. Web site: dcchampionship.com/washington-d-c-championship
Jan-31

** CANCELLED **  Jan 31. ACC's Friday Quads  3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.  

February
2020
Feb-1

Feb 1 Maryland February Action -  GRAND PRIX 15 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 1/28, $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-7 Feb 7-9, Baltimore Open, Baltimore, MD.  Details to follow.

** CANCELLED ** Feb 7. ACC Blitz Tournament 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/5, d0. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.  

Feb-14

** CANCELLED ** Feb 14. ACC's Friday Quads  3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.  

Feb-15

February 15. Learn from the World Champions: Rated Games Day 1-rd ladder, G/45, d5. Round on Saturday at 3:30 pm (show up a few minutes early). Weekly class that meets every Saturday, rated games once per month. WeWork Office Building, 1775 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA 22102.  To register or request more details contact Josh Hiban at 703-415-6600 or josh@dmvchess.com. View more details on dmvchess.com

Feb-21 Feb 21-23 George Washington Open Reston, VA $16,000 prize fund guaranteed. Details: http://chesstour.com/gwo20.htm  History: http://georgewashingtonopen.com  A CCA Event
Feb-29

Feb 29. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, ** New ** U2100 $100, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.

FEB. 29, WCC LEAP YEAR SCHOLASTIC QUAD #11 3 Rds., 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. Rds: 10:00, 11:30, 1:00. ENT: 301-752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas, FREE Parking. http://waldorfchessclub.org  Pre-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.

March
2020
Mar-6 Mar 6 2020 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Blitz Championship. 4SS. Rd1 starts at 6:30 pm. Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology in Arlington, VA. Details and registration at http://www.vachess.org/

Mar 6. ACC Blitz Tournament 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/5, d0. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.  

Mar-7
MAR. 7-8   Virginia Scholastic & College Championships A US Chess Junior Grand Prix and VA State Championship. 5SS. Organized by the VA Chess Federation at Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology in Arlington, VA.  Main tournament Sat.-Sun. Mar. 7-8. Rds.: Rds. 1-3 Sat. 3/7 at 9AM, 12-noon and 4:30PM; Rds. 4-5 Sun. 3/8 at 8:30AM and 12:30PM. T/C: Rds. 1-2 G/60 d10, Rds. 3-5 G/90 d10. Reg.: Detailed information including registration, entry, and player eligibility at www.vachess.orgInfo: NTD Anand Dommalapati, adommalapati@yahoo.com.
Mar. 7 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
Mar-13

Mar 13. ACC's Friday Quads  3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.

Mar-14

MAR. 14, WCC QUADS #37 3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $25. $$GTD: $60. 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.

Mar-20

Date changed due to coronavirus  Now on 7/24 -26 Mar. 20-22, 53rd Annual Virginia Open  40 GRAND PRIX POINTS, US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $$4600 Guaranteed! SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $115 Chess Rate plus taxes, res. by Fri. 2/28 at 703-471-9500. Two Sections. OPEN (FIDE and US Chess rated): $950-600-375-250; Top X and A (based on US Chess March Supplement ratings) ea $225. FIDE Rules, 30-minute default for late arrivals. AMATEUR (U1900, US Chess rated): $600-350-210; Top B, C, D ea $175, Top U1200 $170, Top Unr $130. All Unr must play in U1900 Section, limited to $250 place award. Plaques to 1st Place in Open and Amateur. Trophies to Top U1000, U800, U600. 5 Rds.: Rd. 1 Fri 3/20, 7:30pm (G/90 inc/30); Rds. 2 & 3 Sat 3/21 10am (G/90 Inc/30) & 3pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30), Rds. 4 & 5 Sun 3/22 10am & 4:30pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30). EF: $85 if rec’d by Sat. 3/14, $100 starting Sun. 3/15 and on site; $5 retained if you withdraw before the tournament. VCF Mem req. for VA Residents ($15 Adults, $8 Junior under 18 yo). Byes: One half-point Bye allowed any round, must commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40, start Rd2 with 1/2 pt. Checks payable to VCF. REG.: On-line at www.vachess.org; postal mail to Anand Dommalapati, ATTN: VA Open, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120; On-Site Fri 3/20 4:30-6:45pm. Info: www.vachess.org, or adommalapati@yahoo.com.

Mar-28

Mar 28 Maryland March ActionGRAND PRIX 15 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 3/24, $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 

Mar 28. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, ** New ** U2100 $100, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS

March 28. Learn from the World Champions: Rated Games Day 1-rd ladder, G/45, d5. Round on Saturday at 3:30 pm (show up a few minutes early). Weekly class that meets every Saturday, rated games once per month. WeWork Office Building, 1775 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA 22102.  No on-site registration. To register or request more details contact Josh Hiban at 703-415-6600 or josh@dmvchess.com. You can also view more details on dmvchess.com

April
2020
Apr-3

Cancelled due to coronavirus  Apr 3. ACC's Friday Quads  3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS. 

Apr-4 Apr 4 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
Apr-10

Cancelled due to coronavirus   APR. 10-12 OR 11-12   2nd (2020) Colonial Open 60 US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS (ENHANCED) Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. $$6,600 GTD. 4 sections. VCF Cup.  Event: Open (FIDE): $1200-600-400-200, U2300/Unr $200. U2100 (FIDE): $1000-500-300, U1900 $200, Unr limit $150. U1700: $600-300- 200, U1500 $200, Unr limit $150. U1300 (1-day/Sat ONLY): $300-200- 100, U1100 $100, Unr limit $100. Top 3 sections EF: Online Early bird $85 by 3/13, $95 by 4/2, $105 by 4/9, $115 later and onsite, $5 service fee for refunds., U1300 EF $20 less. 3-day Reg. ends Fri 7pm. All games G/90;+30, Rds. Fri 7:30pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. 2-day Reg. ends Sat 9:30am. Rds. 1-2: G/60 d10, Sat 10am-1pm; Rds. 3-5: G/90;+30, Sat 4pm; Sun 10am-3pm. U1300 Sat ONLY. 5-Rounds G/45 d10 (10am- 12pm-2pm-4pm-6pm). Byes: all rounds allowed, must commit 1hr before rd. 3 (Sat 3pm); limit 1 byes. HR: $99/night by 3/20, https://tinyurl.com/uausms2 or call 703-471-9500. Ent: colonialopenchess.com or Capital Area Chess Inc, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120. Side Events: 4-SS, G/15 d10 Rapid, Fri 7:30pm; 5-Double SS Blitz, Sat 8:30pm.

Apr-11

Cancelled due to coronavirus APR. 11, WCC QUADS #38 3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $25. $$GTD: $60. 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.

Apr-17

Cancelled due to coronavirus  Apr 17. ACC Blitz Tournament 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/5, d0. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.  

Apr-25

Cancelled due to coronavirus Apr 25. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, ** New ** U2100 $100,  U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  W. NS.


April 25. Learn from the World Champions: Rated Games Day 
1-rd ladder, G/45, d5. Round on Saturday at 3:30 pm (show up a few minutes early). Weekly class that meets every Saturday, rated games once per month. WeWork Office Building, 1775 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA 22102.  No on-site registration. To register or request more details contact Josh Hiban at 703-415-6600 or josh@dmvchess.com. You can also view more details on dmvchess.com

May
2020
May-1

Cancelled due to coronavirus May 1. ACC Blitz Tournament 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/5, d0. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.  

May-2
May 2  Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open
4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
May-15

Cancelled due to coronavirus May 15. ACC's Friday Quads  3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.

May-21

Cancelled due to coronavirus - all events cancelled.  MAY 21-25, 22-25, 23-25  8th Cherry Blossom Classic 200 GRAND PRIX POINTS: US Chess Junior Grand Prix!  $$23,000 GTD (6 Sections). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. Open Section GM/IM Norms possible (FIDE), $$10,500 GTD. 9-SS 40/90;SD/30;+30inc.U2300 – U1400; May 22-25 or 23-25, 7-SS (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). U1100 May 23rd or 24th (2 separate 1-day events), 4-SS G/45;d5. Prizes: Open: $4000-2000-1300-1000-700-400-300-200 U2400 $400-200. Appearance fee for GM/IM/WGM/WIM titled players who register by 5/1 and play all 9 games with no byes: First 6 Foreign GMs $500, First 6 Foreign IMs/WGMs/WIMs $300, First 4 US GMs $200. Limited double shared accommodation for 4-nights provided to the first 10 GMs/IMs who register/ commit by Apr 16th 2020. Min Rating USCF/FIDE 2200 except Foreign FIDE, else pay $150 more. U2300 (FIDE): $1600-800-400-300-200. U2100 $200-100.U2000 (FIDE): $1300-700-400-300-200. U1800 $200- 100. Min Rating enforcement in U2300 Section (Min USCF/FIDE 1900) and U2000 Section (Min USCF/FIDE 1600). U1700: $1100-600-400-300- 200. U1500 $200. U1400: $700-400-300-200-100. U1100 Cancelled due to coronavirus  (2 separate 1-day events - Sat and Sun): Each day prizes- $300-200-100; Trophies to Top 5; Top U800, U600, Unrated. Entry Fees: Open: $205 by 4/16, $220 by 5/14, $230 by 5/20, $240 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free, No prize deduction if registering by 4/16, else $100 deducted from prize. US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from prize. U2300 to U1400: $120 by 4/16, $135 by 5/14, $140 by 5/21, $150 later and onsite. U1100: $60 by 4/16, $75 by 5/14, $80 by 5/21, $90 later and onsite. Re-entry $60, no re-entry in Open/U2300/U2000. Rounds: Open 5-day (Thu 7pm; Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat/Sun 11am-5:30pm, Mon 9:30am-3:30pm). U2300 to U1400 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7pm, Sat/Sun/Mon same as Open. 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1- 3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rds. 4-7 follows 4-day.U1100: 2 Separate events - Sat and Sun 11am-1pm-3pm-5pm. Byes limit 3 in Open, limit 2 in U2300 to U1400, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4, norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds. U1100 limit 1 bye. HR: $109/night by May 1st. Reservations https://tinyurl.com/qnk474q or 703- 471-9500, mention chess tournament. More tournament information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2020@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied only in the Open section. Side Events: Fri night Rapid; Sat Open(FIDE)/Amateur Blitz Tournament. Cancelled due to coronavirus

May-23 Cancelled due to coronavirus MAY 23 8th Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Blitz! (BLZ) 20 GRAND PRIX POINTS: Side Event to the 8th Cherry Blossom Classic. Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. 2 Sections - Open (FIDE) and Amateur/U1800. Open: G/3;+2; 5-SS Double. $$800 GTD: $300-200-100 Top U2300/U2100 $100 each. U1800(b/16): $200-$100 Top U1400/U1200 $50 each. EF: $35 by May 22nd online, Onsite. $40 by 9:45pm. Rounds start 10pm. Max 1 byes allowed at entry. More information/ Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com.
May-30

Cancelled due to coronavirus May 30. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 May 25) 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 30. Learn from the World Champions: Rated Games Day 1-rd ladder, G/45, d5. Round on Saturday at 3:30 pm (show up a few minutes early). Weekly class that meets every Saturday, rated games once per month. WeWork Office Building, 1775 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA 22102.  No on-site registration. To register or request more details contact Josh Hiban at 703-415-6600 or josh@dmvchess.com. You can also view more details on.dmvchess.com 

June
2020
June -2 Jun 2 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
June-5

Cancelled due to coronavirus Jun 5. ACC Blitz Tournament 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/5, d0. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.  

June 13 Cancelled due to coronavirus Jun13. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 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.
June-19 June 19-21 Continental Class Reston, VA A CCA Event
June-26

Cancelled due to coronavirus Jun 26. ACC's Friday Quads  3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.

July
2020
July 2020
Jul-11 July 11 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open Not 1st Saturday due to 4th of July. 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/

Change pending. Expect a move to Dec 12-13 July 11-12  30th Annual Charlottesville Open A Heritage Event 15 Grand Prix Points and US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 5SS. 2 Sections: Open & U1700. Prizes: $2000 b/o 55 paid entries. Open Section: 1st-3d Places $400, $250, $150. Top U2100 $145, Top U1900 $135. U1700 Section: 1st-3d Places $300, $200, $150; Top U1500 $140, Top U1200 $130. Place Prize amounts guaranteed! EF: $65 by July 6th, then $80. Site & HR: Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911, (434)977-3300, $115 + tax if reserved by Wednesday June 10th. Reg.: 7:30-11:15 am. Rds.: Sat. Rds 1-3 at 11am, 2:30pm, 7pm; Sun. Rds 4-5 at 10am and 2:30pm. Time Control: Rd 1, G/75 delay-5; Rds 2-5, G/90 delay-5. 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-18

July 18  ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 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.

Jul-24 July 24-26 53rd Annual Virginia Open  (Moved from March) 40 GRAND PRIX POINTS, US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $$4600 Guaranteed! SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $115 Chess Rate plus taxes, res. by Fri. 2/28 at 703-471-9500. Two Sections. OPEN (FIDE and US Chess rated): $950-600-375-250; Top X and A (based on US Chess March Supplement ratings) ea $225. FIDE Rules, 30-minute default for late arrivals. AMATEUR (U1900, US Chess rated): $600-350-210; Top B, C, D ea $175, Top U1200 $170, Top Unr $130. All Unr must play in U1900 Section, limited to $250 place award. Plaques to 1st Place in Open and Amateur. Trophies to Top U1000, U800, U600. 5 Rds.: Rd. 1 Fri 3/20, 7:30pm (G/90 inc/30); Rds. 2 & 3 Sat 3/21 10am (G/90 Inc/30) & 3pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30), Rds. 4 & 5 Sun 3/22 10am & 4:30pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30). EF: $85 if rec’d by Sat. 3/14, $100 starting Sun. 3/15 and on site; $5 retained if you withdraw before the tournament. VCF Mem req. for VA Residents ($15 Adults, $8 Junior under 18 yo). Byes: One half-point Bye allowed any round, must commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40, start Rd2 with 1/2 pt. Checks payable to VCF. REG.: On-line at www.vachess.org; postal mail to Anand Dommalapati, ATTN: VA Open, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120; On-Site Fri 3/20 4:30-6:45pm. Info: www.vachess.org, or adommalapati@yahoo.com.
Jul-25 July 25  Virginia Commonwealth Games Chess Tournament. A one day, 4 round event for scholastic players and adults. Three Sections: Grades K-5, Grades 6-12, and Open. All Sections will be US Chess rated. Prizes are large (Olympic Medal-sized) Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Class Trophies. Details TBD on www.vachess.org after March 1, 2020.
August
2020
Aug-1 Aug. 1 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
Aug-28 Aug 28-30 Atlantic Open Reston, VA   A CCA event
   
September
2020
Sep-5 Sep. 5-7 Virgina Closed.  Details to follow.  See VCF website for updates. http://www.vachess.org/
Sep. 5 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
Sep-19 Sep. 19-20 Virginia Senior Open  Details to follow.  See VCF website for updates. http://www.vachess.org/
Sep-26 Sept 26-27, 2020:  Fredericksburg Open.  Country Inn & Suites-South, Fredericksburg, VA.  Details at http://www.vachess.org/ starting May 1st.
   
October
2020
Oct-3 Oct. 3 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
Oct-8 Oct 8-12 Washington Chess Congress Reston, VA Multiple schedules and sections.  A CCA Event  http://chesstour.com/
Oct-30 Oct. 30-Nov 1   2020 U.S. Class Championship (A US National Event) 2 day schedule Oct 31 – Nov 1. Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166
November
2020
Nov-7 Nov. 7 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
Nov-14 Nov 14-15 Northern Virginia Open Dulles, VA  Details to follow. See VCF website for updates. http://www.vachess.org/
Nov-21  Nov. 21-22 David Zofchak Memorial  Norfolk, VA.  Details to follow. See VCF website for updates. http://www.vachess.org/
December
2020
Dec-5 Dec. 5 Frederick Chess Club Monthly 1st Saturday Open 4SS, G45, d/5 EF $20, 1st and 2nd place prizes awarded. Minimum prize fund of $60 based on 16 entries. Minimum prize fund of $140 based on 20 entries. Minimum prize fund of $330 based on 30 or more entries. No advanced entries, cash only. Rounds start promptly at 11:00 A.M, 1:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M, 5:00 P.M. Late arrivals will be charged a $5.00 fee for first round bye. Frederick Community College, Student Center, Room H202, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: presfredchess@gmail.com Details: https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/events/
Dec-12 Dec. 12-13 The Charlottesville Open is expected to move to these dates from July 11-12. The change will be finalized shortly with details.

 

 

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