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 10/20/21 01:02:34 PM

  Please send me your 2022 events ASAP. 

  The 2018 to 2020 Clearinghouse listings have been archived.   Click to go to the archives

 

2021 (62nd Annual) US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship 

- Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051

I started updating the 2021 clearinghouse on 29 April 2021 The Clearinghouse  is only showing OTB events.

2021 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse listing.
Month Starting Date Event Information
January 2021     No OTB Events due to Covid 19
   
February 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
   
March 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
   
April 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
   
May 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
   
June 2021 June 13  June 13 Tyson Corner Scholastic tournament. 4 Rounds of Rated Chess at 10:30 am
   Visit Website
June 13  June 13 The Tysons Corner Action. 4PM EF $30  Visit Website
June 20   June 20 Tyson Corner Scholastic tournament. 4 Rounds of Rated Chess at 10:30 am
   Visit Website
June 20   June 20 Tysons Corner Action. 4PM EF $30  Visit Website
July 2021 July 1   July 1-5 49th World Open Philadelphia, PA. A CCA Tournament. Many sections and side events. Visit website for full details
July 9  July 9  Charlottesville Open Blitz tournament. 4SS double .  EF: $25 - $30 at door
 Visit Website for full details
July 10   July 10-11 Charlottesville Open 2 sections. Prizes:$2,210 b/o 55  5SS EF: $65 by 7/4
Visit Website for full details.
July 10

Jul 10-11. VA Senior Open 2021. Open to players from ANY state that are born on or before 7/10/1971 (50+ years of age). 5SS, 1 Section, Rd1 G/60, d5; Rds 2-5 G/90, d5. $$1000 in Guaranteed Prizes. Prizes: $500-200-100; U2000: $100; U1600: $100. Top Virginian: Free Entry to 2022 VA Snr Open, PLUS Free Entry to 2021 Natl Trnmt Snr State Champs. Reg:  Sat 9:00-9:50am, and for pre-entry use: http://www.arlingtonchessclub.com/VASnrOpen.html  EF: $70; or $60 advance entry on-line; VA residents must have current VCF membership ( $15 ) Rds: 10-1-5, 10-2. One irrevocable 1/2 pt bye allowed, must declare before Rd 2. COVID Protocols Enforced: details on website. Location/Hotel: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott; 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166; (703) 471-9500; FREE PARKING. Info only: ACCvachess@gmail.com  W. NS.

August 2021 Aug 27   Aug 27 - 29 2021 Atlantic Open Reston, VA  A CCA Tournament  Visit Website for full Details
   
September 2021 Sept 4  Sept. 4-6   VA Closed State Championship  Details to follow soon.
Watch VAChess.org for updates
 
October 2021 Oct 3

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am- 2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Oct 8  Oct 8-11 62nd Armed Forces Open Texas    Click for details
Oct 10

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Oct 17

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Oct 22  Oct 22-24 Annual DC Championship Details to follow.
Oct 24

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Oct 30 October 30-31 Fredericksburg Open Early registration ends Saturday Oct 23rd, and the cut-off for hotel reservations is Friday, Oct. 22nd.  The $79 per night "chess rate" is hard to beat!!  Website  www.vachess.org
Oct 31

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

November 2021    
Nov 7

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Nov 14

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Nov 20

Nov 20-21  NORTHERN VIRGINIA OPEN, Marriott Dulles Airport.  Registration is open.  The tournament is FIDE rated and US Chess rated.  $4000 prize fund based on 80 paid entries, with some of the place and class prizes GUARANTEED.  Early entry is open through Nov 13th. To get the chess rate for your hotel room, make your reservation by Friday, Oct 29th by contacting the hotel at 703-471-9500.  The name of our group is "Virginia Chess Federation."  Website  www.vachess.org

Nov 21

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Nov 28

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

December2021 Dec 5

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Dec 11

Dec 11-12    29th David Zofchak Memorial Open   A VCF Cup Event

3 Sections.  Open Section (No unrated players allowed) & U1600 Section  5SS, EF $70 advance $70, through 12/4. Thereafter $85 on-line or at door.  TC: Rd1 G/70+10. Rds 2-5 G/90+10  Round times:  Saturday:  Rd 1: 10 AM.  Rd 2: 2:00 Rd 3: 6:30. Sunday Rd 4 10:00 Rd 5 3:00. BYES: One half-point bye if requested prior to the start of Round 3 all sections.   Prizes:  Prizes B/O 60 entries in the Open + U1600 sections, Open Section: (1st-3rd): $800, $500, $300; Top U1800 $100 Under1600 Section: (1st-3rd): $700, $400, $200; Top U1200 $100, Top Unrated $100; Unrated winning a place prize limited to $250. 

U1000 Section: Sat ONLY: TC: G/40d5  Rounds 1-4: 10, 12, 2, 4. 6 PM if 5 rounds EF: $20 through Sat 12/4; $25 beginning Sun 12/5 and onsite  Prizes Trophies to top 5 overall, Top U800, and Top U600, Medals to other participants with even or plus scores. 

Playing site and onsite registration:  Online at www.kingregistration.com  through 12/10 or onsite at the Mid-Atlantic Chess Center 8-9:15AM Sat 12/11  Mid-Atlantic Chess Center (walk across the parking lot), located at 291 Independence Blvd, Suite 515, Building 4 in the Pembroke office park.  Open section games may be played at the hotel. Hotel: Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center, 335 Independence Blvd; Chess Rate for lodging is $85 + taxes for a single king or $95 + taxes for a double queen room (higher floor rooms $10 more), must reserve by November 26th. To reserve a room at this rate, use this link:   VA Covid regulations used.

Dec 11 December Action Tournament 4SS, G/30; d5 Open & U1200  Entry fee: Open $30, $40 after December 4th. U1200 $25. $30 after December 4th  Open Prizes: based on 40 paid entries, 1st- $200, 2nd-$125, 3rd- $75 Top U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400 -$70 each. U1200 Prizes  Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place plus 1 year USCF membership for players scoring three (3) points or better. Site: The 2021 Charm City Barnes & Noble Bookshop 3330 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 Tel: 917-573-5775 Click for Registration & details Please bring chess sets and clocks. Per Baltimore City Covid Policy, players are require to wear masks at all times. Event Flyer

Dec 12

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.  Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Dec 19

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

Dec 26

The Tysons Corner  Sunday Tournaments - 3 events every Sunday through 21/12/26.  Click for registration.

Scholastic 4SS G/25 d5   10 am-2 pm4PM  Rated R & Q

Blitz 5SS double G/5 d0   12:30  pm to 2:30 pm  Rated B

Action 4SS G/30 D5   3 pm-8 pm Rated R & Q

January 2022