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 02/20/15 07:48:44 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

 

Dec 2014 Dec 6-7

 

  • December 6, 2014 Eastern Shore Fall Scholastic & Quads Cape Charles, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections. Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. USCF membership required. Site: Kiptopeke Elementary School, 24023 Fairview Road, Cape Charles, VA 23310.
Dec 13-14
  • Dec 12. 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
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  • December 13. Rated Beginners Open. 4-SS, G/25;d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004. Open to players rated under 1200 or unrated. EF: $30 ($20 if by 12/6). 5 sections by age. Reg: 12-12:45. Info: 202/857-4922. www.chessctr.org/rbo.php

  • December 13, 2014 Hopkins Scholastic at Hopewell Hopewell, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all USCF-rated 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections.Site: Hopewell High School, 400 South Mesa Drive, Hopewell, VA 23860 (Hopewell Exit 9-A from I-295. Route 36 East to 4th light at Miles Avenue. Left on Miles to Hopewell HS).
Dec 20-21
  • DCCL Winter League Match Night

  • Dec 20. 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 December 15) 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.

Dec 27-28
  • Dec. 26-29 or 27-29 or 26-28, 41st Annual Eastern Open: A Heritage Event! GPP: 100 (ENHANCED) 7-Rd SS in 5 Sections Over $14,000 prize fund! Over 30 prizes! Class prizes at 150-point interval within each section! Convenient Location: Doubletree Hotel, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda MD (just 2 mi. S from I-495 and 4 blks N of Metro). Open: $2,000-1,000-600-400; U2300: $400. FIDE Rated. Open section prizes guaranteed. Other section prizes based on 40 paid entries for each section. Under 2200: $1,000-600-300; U2050: $400. Under 1900: $1,000-600-300; U1750: $400. Under 1600: $1,000-600-300; U1450: $300. Under 1300: $1,000-500-250; U1150: $300; UR max: $150. Special Prizes ! Best Fighting Spirit/Best Played Game: $200-100-50. Brilliancy: $100-50. Opening Innovation: $100-50. Selected winning games, positions, and openings must be annotated and will be submitted for publication in Chess Life. Upset: For U1300, Rds. 1-6, $25 book prize; max 2 prizes per player. 4-day Schedule for Open, U2200, U1900, & U1600: 12/26-12/29 Rd. 1: Fri 12/26 at 6 pm; Rds. 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Sat 12/27 - Mon 12/29 at 11 am & 5:30 pm. TC: 40/120, SD/30 d10. On-Site Reg: Fri 12/26 at 4-5:30. 3-day Schedule for U2200, U1900, & U1600: 12/27- 12/29 Rds. 1-3: Sat 12/27 at 12, 3, 6 pm. TC: G/75 d10. Players join 4-day schedule in Rd. 4. On-Site Reg: Sat 12/27: 10-11:30 am. Weekend Schedule for U1300 Section: 12/26-12/28 Rd. 1: Fri 12/26 at 6 pm; Rds. 2-4 & 5-7: Sat 12/27 & Sun 12/28 at 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm. TC: G/90 d10. Byes: 1/2-pt byes available for any round, but Rds. 5-7 must commit before Rd. 4. Limit 2 byes for class prizes. Free Lecture 12/26 at 4-5:30 pm. Blitz Championship: 5-Rd Dbl Swiss. Sat 12/28 at 9:30 pm-12 am. $800 based on 40 paid entries. TC: G/7 d0. Advance EF: $35. See Web site for details. Quads: Daily 12/27-12/29: 3 Rds. at 10 pm, 1 pm, 4 pm. TC: G/75 d10. EF = $50: 1st = $90, 2nd = $50. HR: Amazing, only $79!! To reserve online, go to easternopenchess.com or call 1-800-955-7359 by 12/20 request chess rate. Pkg: Hotel valet is free if guest or $8/day! Free pkg on wkend 1 blk away in garage or lot! Entries: If postmarked by Dec 20: Open: $125; U2200: $120; U1900 & U1600: $110; U1300/UR: $100. Entries $25 more at site! Reentry $100 and limited to rounds 1-4. GMs: free entry, but $125 deducted from prize; IMs: $65 advance entry, but $60 deducted. FMs: $90 advance entry, but $35 deducted; $10 service charge for refunds. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Eastern Open. Mail entries to Tom Beckman, 3731 Kanawha St. NW, Washington, DC 20015-1809. For entry forms and info, www.easternopenchess.com   or tombeckman@rcn.com .
Jan 2015 Jan 3-4
  • Jan 4. Metro Sunday Quads. 3-RR, G/85;d5. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW. EF: $20 $$ $40 each quad. Scholastic sections. G/25;d5 EF: $10, Trophy prizes. Both: Reg: 9:15 - 9:50. Open Rds. 10 - 1 - 4. Schol. start at 10:00 and usually end by 1:00 (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org./quads.php
Jan 10-11
  • Jan. 9-11, 10-11, GPP: 30 Maryland 7th Annual Chesapeake Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1300 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (rds 1-2 G/60 d/5), (U1300 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d/5) Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2200: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150. 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 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 5.0 in section (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2200 $200, U2000 $150, U1800 & U1600: $100; U1300 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2200, & U2000 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $97 by 12/26, $102 by 1/6, and $107 online only by 1/8, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300 & U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, HR: $79, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 12/26. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9&3. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 9&3. U1300&U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9&1:00. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9&1:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://thechesapeakeopen.com .
  • Jan. 10, 2015 A State Championship Event! Maryland State Girls Chess Championship Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 – held together with the Chesapeake Open. Come out and play in an all-girl tournament - limited to Maryland girl residents in grades K-12. Winner of Championship section will be Maryland Girls Champion; state representative to the 2015 National Girls Invitational Tournament; & receive free entry to Maryland Open. Number of trophies may vary based on registration. In 3 sections: Championship (National Qualifier): 3-SS, G/45 + inc 30”. Trophies for Top 3 and top team. Intermediate (U800): 4-SS, G/45, d/5. Trophies for Top 7 and top team. Novice (U400): 5-SS, G/30, d/5. Trophies for Top 5 and top team. Sets and boards provided, please bring chess clock. Rds: Rd 1 start - 10am. EF: online $20 by 1/4; $30 by 1/8 7pm; $40 by 1/10 6am; $50 at the door. Ent: Online registration at http://www.mdchess.com Mail registration: if rec’d by 1/6, mail name, section, USCF number, grade, school, phone, and email plus check to MCA c/o Chris Kim; 3903 N Charles St; Baltimore, MD 21218 Info: Chris Kim, cyskim@gmail.com , 410-794-6312. WCL For more information: please go to the tournament website: http://tinyurl.com/qaae4wq

  • January 10th, 2015 Winter Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov,support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
Jan 17-18
  • January 17-18: DC Junior Open. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Open to all in K-12. 4-SS. EF: $20 if by 1/10, $30 at door. 7 Sections, Open, Any grade and rated Under 1200, Any rating under age 13, Under Age 13 and rated Under 800, Under Age 13 and rated Under 600, Under Age 13 and rated Under 400 & Under Age 13 and rated Under 200. $100 prize for Open Champion. Trophies in all sections. Reg. 12-12:45. Top Section: G/85;d5. Rds: 1 - 4, 12:30 - 3:30 This section determines the DC Scholastic male and female Champions. Other 6 Sections TC: G/25;d5 with all games played on Saturday. Info: (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org/DCJunior.php 

  • January 17, 2015 Kemps Landing/Old Donation School Winter Scholastic & Quads Virginia Beach, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections. Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. USCF membership required. Site: * NEW LOCATION * Kemps Landing/Old Donation School, 2509 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Jan 24-25
  • Jan 24. 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 January 19) 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.


Jan 31-Feb 1
  • Jan 30. 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.

  • January 31, 2015 Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 7th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD 21209. Open to K-12 players. 104 Trophies: 83 Individual & 21 Team. 8 Sections. 4 sections are 4-SS, G/45 d/5: K-12 Championship (rated 1000+, grades K-12, trophies to top 8 players & 2 teams), K-8 Championship (rated 1000+, grades K-8,trophies to top 10 players & 2 teams), K-5 Championship (rated 600+, grades K-5,trophies to top 9 players & 2 teams), K-3 Championship (rated 600+, grades K-3, trophies to top 5 players & 1 team). 4 sections are 5-SS, G/30 d/5: K-12 U1000 (grades K-12, rated under 1000 or unrated, trophies to top 10 players & 2 teams), K-8 U800 (grades K-8, rated under 800 or unrated, trophies to top 13 players & 4 teams), K-5 U600 (grades K-5, rated under 600 or unrated, trophies to top 17 players & 5 teams), K- 3 U400 (grades K-3, rated under 400 or unrated, trophies to top 11 players & 3 teams). Rds.: Rd 1 for all sections: 9:30 AM; subsequent rounds ASAP. # of rds, # of sections, time control, & # of trophies might change, based on # of players. EF: $30, by 11:59 PM, 1/25 (online or received mail); $40, by 7 PM, 1/29 (online); $50, by 6 AM, 1/31 (online) (half-point bye possible in Round 1); $60, 8:30 - 9 AM, 1/31 (only if space available; half-point bye likely in Round 1). Entry: Online registration at www.mdchess.com/tourneyreg . Mail registration: include player's name, USCF ID #, USCF exp. date, section, grade, school, mobile phone #, email address, & check (in ink & made payable to Maryland Chess Association). Mail to: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Road, Towson MD 21204-1841. Sets, boards, & scoresheets provided; bring chess clock & pencil. Food available for purchase. Info: www.mdchess.com, tournaments@mdchess.com .

  • January 31, 2015 Spratley Gifted Center Scholastic & Quads Hampton, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections. Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. USCF membership required. Site: Spratley Gifted Center, 339 Woodland Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Feb 2015 Feb 7-8
  • Feb. 6-8, 7-8, GPP: 30 Maryland 53rd Annual Baltimore 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 d/5 (rds 1-2 G/60 d/5), (U1250 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d/5) 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: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150. 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 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 5.0 in section (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, U2100, & U1900 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking. EF: $97 by 1/23, $102 by 2/3, and $107 online only by 2/5, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1250 & U1000; GMs free, $50 deducted from prize; IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $79, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 1/24. . 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: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration http://thebaltopen.com .
  • February 7th, 2015 February Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prizes: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
  • February 7. Bull Run Winter 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads. Bull Run Elementary School. 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville VA 20121.  Two Sections: Scholastic Swiss and Adult Open. Swiss: K-6 and K-3 Sections 4-SS G/40 d:5, Rd 1 starts 9am. One ½ pt bye allowed if req’d before Rd.1. Trophies to Top 6 and Top girl in each section, Top K-1 in K-3 section plus medals to all who score 2.5 or more. Adult Open Quads: 3-RR G/60 d:5. Adults and K-12 (any K-6 must be rated over 900) $25 to Quad winners and no byes in quads.  All: EF $20 if received by 8pm on February 6, $25 after that until  8:30 AM at site on February 7. Mail checks (payable to Bull Run PTA) to Jerome Mariarathinam, 13964 Gill Brook Ln, Centreville VA 20121. Online entries http://www.bullrunchessclub.com/


Feb 14-15
  • Feb 13. 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 21-22  
Feb 28-Mar 1
  • Feb 28. 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 February 23) 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 28. DC Girls Open. 4-SS, G/25;d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. EF: $20 if by 2/21, $30 at site. Open to any girl in K-12, not only from DC. $100 Savings Bond to first place, trophies to top 5 in each of 2 sections by age. Reg. 12 - 12:45. (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org/girls.php

Mar 2015 Mar 7-8
  • Mar. 7-8 UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament GPP:15 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 2/20, $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: Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Open, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to UMBC. For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu , (410) 455-8499, www.umbc.edu/chess . W.
Mar 14-15
  • Mar. 13-15, 2015: Virginia Scholastic & College Championships. Anticipated site is Charlottesville, VA, location TBD. Friday Night Scholastic Blitz on Mar 13. Main Scholastic Tournament Sat & Sun, Mar. 14-15. New for 2015, a Parents& Friends event planned for 3 or 4 rounds on Sat. & Sun, with Rd 1 at 12:30PM. Blitz is 4 or 5 rounds at G/5, with Rd 1 at 6PM. Main Tournament is 6 Rounds for K3, K5, K8 and K12 (Sat & Sun); and, 4 Rounds for College (Sat Only). Rd 1 in Main Event is 9AM Sat. Time controls vary by round in the Main Event. Main Event players must be K-12 or College players attending school or college full time in Virginia as of Jan. 2015, or must be Virginia residents. Virginia residency NOT REQUIRED for the Blitz Tournament, or Parents & Friends. Online registration, player eligibility, hotel info and other details at www.vachess.org . Registration opens Jan 1, 2015. Questions to: Mike Hoffpauir, mhoffpauir@aol.com , or 757-846-4805.
Mar 21-22
  • CANCELLED - Mar 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.

  •  Mar. 20-22, Virginia 47th Annual Virginia Open T OPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30  5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $$3600 Prize Fund Guaranteed! SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles VA 20166- 7506; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $89/ res. by 3/8, 800-228- 9200 chess rate. 2 Sections: OPEN $640-420-300-240, Top X,A ea 200. AMATEUR (U1900) $420-250-190, Top B,C,D,U1200 ea 160, Top Unr 100. Winner of Open and Amateur each get plaque and title! REG (on site): Fri 3/20 5pm-7pm; Round 1, Fri 7:45pm (G/120 d5); Rounds 2-5 Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22 at 10:00 and 3:30 (30/90, SD/60 d5). EF: $65 if rec’d by 3/17, $75 later or at site. VCF Mem req. for Va. Residents ($10 Adults, U19 $5). One 1/2 point Bye allowed, commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40 avail, start Rd2 with 1/2 pt. Enter and pay o/l at www.vachess.org , or by mail to Adam Chrisney, P.O.Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22135, with check payable to VCF. Info andrerea2@yahoo.com .
Mar 28-29
  • Mar 28. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$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 March 23) 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 2015 Apr 4-5
  • April 1-5 - Philadelphia Open, CCA event at Philadephia Marriott Downtown.
  • April 4th, 2015 Spring Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
Apr 11-12
  • Apr 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.

Apr 18-19
  • April 18, 2015 FUMA Scholastic Fork Union, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all USCF-rated 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40. Trophies to top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections. Site: Fork Union Military Academy, 4744 James Madison Highway, Fork Union, VA. Please Note: Both Google and MapQuest often provide incorrect directions to Fork Union Military Academy.
  • APR. 18 Walter Muir Memorial GPP6 3-Round Swiss System, Game/75 w/25 sec inc. Westhampton Christian Church, 2515 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015. PRIZES: Open Section: $400-$200-$100 based on 20 entrants. Top under 1600 $100, Top under 1200 $100. No Smoking, No Computers, Wheelchair Accessible. ENTRY FEE: If post marked by April 10, $45.00. At site, $55.00. REGISTRATION: 8:30-9:30 am on 4/18. ROUNDS: 10-2-6. BYES: One, 1/2 pt bye available any round per tournament; must request before 1st round begins. ADVANCE ENTRIES: Roanoke Valley Chess Club, P.O. Box 4141, Roanoke, VA 24015. PHONE: (540) 355-8185. EMAIL: info@roanokechess.com. WEB PAGE: roanokechess.com. NW.
Apr 25-26
  • Apr 25. 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 April 20) 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 2015 May 2-3
  • MAY 1-3 OR 2-3 MARYLAND GPP30 61st Annual Maryland Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd. 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds. 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1300 & U1000 G/120 d5 (rds. 1-2 G/60 d5), (U1300 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d5). 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. 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 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 5.0 in section (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2200 $200, U2000 $150, U1800 & U1600: $100; U1300 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2200, & U2000 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $97 by 4/17, $102 by 4/28, and $107 online only by 4/30, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300 & 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 4/17. 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. U1300 & U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9&1:00. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9&1:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://themdopen.com .

  • May 2, 2015 Meadowdale Spring Scholastic Chesterfield County, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections. K–12 Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. USCF membership required. Site: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield, VA 23234
May 9-10
  • May 9th, 2015 May Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.

May 16-17
  • May 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.
May 23-24
  • MAY 22-25 OR 23-25 3rd Cherry Blossom Classic GPP:50 Marriot Dulles Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. A VCF Cup Event. 5 Sections - 7-SS in 4 sections (4-day or 3-day): Open (FIDE Rated), U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 and U1600. 6-SS in U1300 (2-day only – Sat and Sun). Open & U2200 FIDE Rated - FIDE Laws of Chess will be followed, but USCF Ratings used for Pairings and Prizes. Prizes $$7500 b/140 (re-entries count as half, U1300 count as 3/4 entry), Open Section $2400 Unconditionally Guaranteed, Minimum $5970 GTD (70% each prize gtd in Other Sections). Open: (100% GTD) $1000-500-300-150 Top U2300 $300-150. U2200: $800-400-200 Top U2000 $300-150. U1900: $600-300-150 Top U1700 $200-100 Unrated limit $200. U1600: $500-250-125, Top U1400 $150-75 Unrated limit $150. U1300: $400-200-100 Top 1100 $100 Unrated limit $100. Entry Fee: All Sections except U1300 $84 if rec’d by May 15, $89 by May 21, $95 later and at site. Re-entry $45 for all players, except no re-entry in FIDE Sections - Open to Open or U2200 to U2200. GMs/IMs/WGMs free; Deducted from prize - $40 for GMs & $50 for IMs/WGMs. $10 less to seniors age 65/over, except in U1300 Section. U1300 Section entry fee $20 less.Time control: Open/U2200/U1900/U1600: 4-day Schedule: May 22-25: 7SS 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. 3-day Schedule: May 23-25 Rd. G/45;+30, Rds. 2-3 Sat G/90;+30, Rds. 4-7 Sun/Mon 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. U1300 plays only 2-day G/90 d5. Round times: 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, Rds. Fri 8 pm, Sat 11am - 5:30pm, Sun 10am - 4:30pm, Mon 9:30am – 3:30pm. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rd. 4-7 follows 4-day schedule. Under 1300 2-day schedule only (Reg. ends 10am, Rds. Sat 11am-3pm-7pm, Sun 9:30am-1:30pm-5:30pm). 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 $79/night if reserved by Apr 24th. Reservations 703-471-9500, 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, cbc2015@capitalareachess.com . Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open/U2200 section. Four Side Events: Sat May 23. Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic. 5-SS G/30 d5. Sections: Pre-K/K-1, K-3 U600, K-5 U800, K-8 U1000, K-12 U1200. $25 by May 15 online, $30 by May 21, $35 after May 21 and onsite. Trophies to Top 3 in each section, Medals to 2.5 points and above. Onsite Reg. closes 9am. Rounds 10am-11:30pm-1pm-2:30pm-4pm. Awards 5:30pm. Sat Night Scholastic Blitz May 23:Sections: K-5 and K-12. Enter onsite by 6:30pm. 5-Round Double Swiss G/5 d0. Rounds Start 7pm. EF: $15. Prizes b/30: $160-$80-$40-$20. Sun Quads May 24 G/75 d5. Register onsite by 9:30am. Rounds 10am-1pm-4pm EF: $30. Prizes: $60 to 1st in each quad. Sun Night Blitz May 24 - Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Blitz(see also TLA for this Cherry Blossom Classic Grand Prix 10 Enhanced tnmt.) G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$200-100 Top U2400/U2200/U2000/U1800: $50 each. Highest rating (regular, quick or blitz) used for pairings & prizes. EF: Enter online $25 by May 23 or $30 after and onsite by 9:15pm. Rounds start 9:30pm Max 3 byes allowed, req at entry.
  • MAY 24   Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Rated Blitz! (BLZ)

    TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 (ENHANCED)

    Side Event to 3rd Cherry Blossom Classic (May 22-25). Marriot Dulles Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. Sunday May 24th. G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$200-100 Top U2400, U2200, U2000, U1800: $50. Highest rating (regular, quick or blitz) used for pairings & prizes. EF:Enter online $25 by May 23 or $30 after and onsite by 9:15pm. Rounds start 9:30pm Max 3 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 20171. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2015@capitalareachess.com.

May 30-31
  • May 30. 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 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.

June 2015 June 6-7
  • June 6th, 2015 Summer Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
June 13-14
  • 5th Fairfax Open - details TBA
June 20-21
June 27-28
July 2015 July 4-5
July 11-12  
July 18-19
  • July 18-19,   GPP:  15  Virginia 25rd Annual Charlottesville Open 5SS, G/90;d5. EF: $55 by 7/16, then $65. 2 Sections: Open & U1700. Prizes: $2000 b/o 60. Open Section: Place prizes guaranteed. $$400, $$250, $$150 U2100 $150, U1900 $130; U1700 Section: $300, $200, $150 U1500 $140, U1200 $130. Site & HR: Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911 (434) 977-3300) $99.95 + tax if reserved by 6/17. Reg.: 11-11:40 am. Rds.: Sat. 12, 3:15, 7:15 Sun. 9:30, 1:15. Entries: Ernest Schlich, 1370 S. Braden Cres., Norfolk, VA 23502. Checks to VCF. On-line registration at www.vachess.org  Mbr: VCF rqd. for VA residents $10, $5 under age 17. Info: ernest.schlich@gmailcom   http://www.vachess.org     Byes: single half-point bye on request. No CC on site, cash only please. Chess Magnet School JGP.

July 25-26  
Aug 2015 Aug 1-2  
Aug 8-9  
Aug 15-16  
Aug 22-23  
Aug 29-30
  • Aug 28-30 or 29-30, 2015: Atlantic Open, Washington DC
Sept 2015 Sept 5-6
  • Virginia Closed State Championship
Sept 12-13  
Sept 19-20  
Sept 26-27  
Oct 2015 Oct 3-4  
Oct 10-11
  • Oct 7-12, 9-12 or 10-12, 2015: Washington Chess Congress, Arlington VA
Oct 17-18  
Oct 24-25
  • 30th Emporia Open, Emporia, Virginia
Oct 31-Nov 1  
Nov 2015 Nov 7-8  
Nov 14-15  
Nov 21-22
  • 2015 David Zofchak Memorial  Nov. 21-22 Sleep Inn Norfolk, VA
Nov 28-29
Dec 2015 Dec 5-6  
Dec 12-13  
Dec 19-20  
Dec 26-27
  • Eastern Open
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  • Jan 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2016: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA
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