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 06/06/16 07:54:30 PM

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Maryland Chess Association Virginia Chess Feeration DC Chess League

This has been the Clearinghouse since 2/23/1999. Please send tournaments to me or CC me in your e-mail to USCF/TLA

 

Feb 2016 Feb 6-7
  • Rd5/ DC Chess League Match February 5 www.dcchess.net

  • Feb. 6, Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 8th AnnualGreater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Ln., Baltimore, MD 21209. Open to K-12 players. 122 Trophies: 93 Individual & 29 Team. Sections. 4 sections are 4-SS, G/45 d5: Championship K-12 (1000+, K-12, trophies to top 8 players & 2 teams), Championship K-8 (1000+, K-8, trophies to top 10 players & 3 teams), Championship K-5 (600+, K-5, trophies to top 10 players & 3 teams), Championship K-3 (600+, K-3, trophies to top 4 players & 1 team). 4 sections are 5- SS, G/30 d5: U1000 K-12 (under 1000 or unrated, K-12, trophies to top 14 players & 5 teams), U800 K-8 (under 800 or unrated, K-8, trophies to top 16 players & 5 teams), U600 K-5 (under 600 or unrated, K-5, trophies to top 20 players & 7 teams), U400 K-3 (under 400 or unrated, K-3, trophies to top 11 players & 3 teams). Rounds: Round 1 for all sections: 9:30 AM; subsequent rounds ASAP. # of rounds, # of sections, time control, & # of trophies might change, based on # of players. EF: $30, by 11:59 PM, 01.31 (online or received mail); $40, by 7 PM, 02.04 (online); $60, by 6 AM, 02.06 (online) (half-point bye possible in Round 1); $70, 8:30 - 9 AM, 02.06 (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, US Chess ID #, US Chess exp. date, section, grade, school, mobile phone #, email address, & check (in ink & made payable to MCA). Mail to: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Road, Towson MD 21204. Sets, boards, & scoresheets provided; bring chess clock & pencil. Food available for purchase. Information website & email: www.mdchess.com, tournaments@mdchess.com.

Feb 13-14
  • Feb 13. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line :www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Jan 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.
Feb 20-21
  • Rd6/ DC Chess League Match February 19 www.dcchess.net

  • Feb. 20 2016, FEBRUARY FREEZE 2016 Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, February 16th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. ENT: www. silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

  • Feb 21 match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info

Feb 27-28
  • Feb 25-27: George Washington Open - Herndon,VA - CCA
  • Feb. 27, CHESS BOWL V School of the Incarnation, 2601 Symphony Ln, Gambrills MD 21054. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 5 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Open & under. Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25; d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, February 23rd. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
Mar 2016 Mar 5-6
  • Mar 4  Catonsville Friday Knight #202 G/12; d3, 5 Round Swiss, Quick Rated Entry Fee: $10, club members $8. USCF Membership Required. Prizes: $$b/18 1st=$50, 2nd=$25, U1850 $12. Hillcrest Elementary 1500 Frederick Rd.   Catonsville, MD 21228  contact Joe Summers josephas2@verizon.net for information.

  • Mar 4. 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

  • 4-6 March 2016:  2015-2016 Virginia Scholastic & College Chess Championships, hosted by the Virginia Chess Federation.  Blitz and/or Bughouse on Friday night, March 4th.  Main Tournament is 6 rounds, Swiss System, on Sat & Sun, March 5th-6th. 4-Round Parents & Friends Tournament on Sat & Sun.  Chess and Clothing Vendor will be on site.  Location contract with a northern VA High School is in negotiation, expect registration to open in December 2015.  Location will be in northern Virginia.  Open only to Virginia Residents, children of Active Duty military stationed in Virginia, and Virginia Residents attending College out of state.  Play is in grades K-12, plus college in 5 Sections:  K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12, and College.

Mar 12-13
  • March 12. DC Girls Open. 4-SS, G/25;d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. EF: $20 if by 3/5, $30 at site. Open to any girl in K-12, not only from DC. $100 to first place in top section, trophies to top 5 in each of 2 sections by age. Reg. 12 - 12:45. (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org/girls.php
  • March 13  match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info
Mar 19-20
  • Mar 18  Catonsville Friday Knight #202 G/12; d3, 5 Round Swiss, Quick Rated Entry Fee: $10, club members $8. USCF Membership Required. Prizes: $$b/18 1st=$50, 2nd=$25, U1850 $12. Hillcrest Elementary 1500 Frederick Rd.   Catonsville, MD 21228  contact Joe Summers josephas2@verizon.net for information.

  • March 18-20/ 48th ANNUAL VIRGINIA OPEN, 5SS, a VCF Cup Event,  $3600 Guaranteed!  SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles VA 20166-7506; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $89/ res. by 3/6, 800-228-9200 chess rate.  $3600 PRIZES,  2 Sections OPEN (FIDE rated) : $650-410-300-240; 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 also gets plaque and title! REG(at site): Fri 3/18 5pm-7pm;  ROUNDs Fri 7:45pm (g/120), Sat 3/19-Sun 3/20 10:00-3:30 (40/115, g/30 Rds 2-5) All rounds d/5. EF: $65 if rec’d by 3/15, $75 later or at site. VCF Mem req. for Va. Residents ($10 Adults, U19 $5) One ½ point Bye allowed, commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40 avail, start Rd2 with ½ pt.  Checks payable to Virginia Chess Federation; ENT- mail to Adam Chrisney, P.O.Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22135. OR- Pay on-line/  www.vachess.org.  Info  andrerea2@yahoo.com   NS, JGP    

Mar 26-27
  • Rd7/ DC Chess League Match March 25 www.dcchess.net
  • Mar 26. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Mar 21) 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 2016 Apr 2-3
  • Apr 2. ACC Simul & Lecture w/ GM Sergey Erenburg 1-hour lecture by GM Erenburg followed by Simultaneous Exhibition match between the GM and all players.  Reg.: 1:00-1:30. Lecture: 1:30pm. Simul: 2:30pm. EF: $35, $30 for ACC members, $20 just for lecture. Only cash or check on-site (no credit). To preregister online, go to:  www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd. (at intersection with N. Henderson Road). Enter through basement/ramp door next to the parking lot in the rear of the church. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS
  • Apr. 2 2016, SPRING BREAKOUT 2016 Corpus Christi School, 3301 Glen Carlyn Rd, Falls Church VA 22041. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, February 16th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 10:00 am, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. ENT: www. silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
Apr 9-10
Apr 16-17
  • Apr 16. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line:  www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Apr 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. 

 

Apr 23-24
  • Apr 22. 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. 23, APRIL SHOWERS 2016 Ashburn Elementary School, 44062 Fincastle Dr, Ashburn VA 20147. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, April 19th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but onsite registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT:  www.silverknightschess.com  INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

Apr 30-May1


  • Apr 29-May 1, Apr 30-May 1,  62nd Annual Maryland Open  GPP: 30 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 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. 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 may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2200, U2000, and U1800 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $99 by 4/15, $104 by 4/26, and $109 online only by 4/28, $120 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: $99, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 4/15. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9:30&3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 9:30&3:30. U1300&U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9:30&1:30. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9:30&1:30. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://themdopen.com.

May 2016 May 7-8
May 14-15
  • May 14. 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 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. 
  • May 14 2016, MAY MAYHEM 2016 Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, May 10th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but onsite registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. ENT: www. silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

May 21-22
  • May 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.
  • May 22 Chess 4 Charity 3SS G/30, d5. Two Sections USCF and non-USCF. Bring sets, clocks and USCF card. EF $40 pre-registration by May 20 or $50 on site. Registration 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Rounds 1, 2 and 3 PM. Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182. www.chess4charity.org . Contact Brian Heller at chess4charity@aol.com  for further inquiries. Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Bring extra cash for raffles and for with food and drinks. National Master Greg Acholonu Simultaneous Exhibition at 4 PM. EF $10.

  • May 21, THE CATONSVILLE CHALLENGE 2016 Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Road, Baltimore MD 21228. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 5 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Open & under. Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25; d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, May 17th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
  • May 22 match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info
May 28-29

 

  • May 27th-30th. 4th Cherry Blossom Classic, Washington Dulles Marriott Hotel, Dulles, VA

June 2016 June 4-5
  • Jun 3-5. VA Senior Open 2016. (This is a place-holder)
  • June 4, 2016 – Centre Ridge Elementary Scholastic (K-8) Chess Championship 5SS, G/ 30 d0. Location: 14400 New Braddock Road Centreville, VA 20121. Schedule: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. Awarding ceremony follows shortly. 6 Sections: 1. BEGINNERS: Kindergarten-Grade 1 (400 USCF ratings and below); 2. BEGINNERS: Grades 2-4 (400 USCF ratings and below); 3. BEGINNERS: Grades 5-8 (400 USCF ratings and below); 4. Intermediate: K-8 (USCF Ratings of 401-700); 5. Advanced: K-8 (USCF Ratings of 701-999); 6. Championship: K-8 (USCF Ratings of 1000 and higher). Byes: Each player will be allowed to take up to two half-point "byes" if declared before round 2 starts. Prizes: Trophies to TOP 5. Medals to TOP 6-10. Medal to TOP GIRL of each section. Top 5 schools receive trophies. Entries to: Joseph Calapati Telephone: 703-577-2320. Online entries to www.vcwchesskids.com  E-mail: vcchesskids@gmail.com  or centrevillechessclub@gmail.com . Registration Fee: Early Registration Fee: $20 by May 31st. Regular Fee: $25 (June 1-2). Late Fee: $30 June 3rd (Friday). REGISTRATION ENDS on June 3rd (Fri) at 10:00 p.m. Organized by: Centreville Chess Club (Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids). *Chess sets are provided. Please bring your own chess clocks.

June 11-12
  • Jun 11. 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 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.

  • June 12 match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info

June 18-19
  • June 17-19: Continental Class - Arlington, VA - CCA
June 25-26
  • Jun 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.
Jul 2016 Jul 2-3  
Jul 9-10  
Jul 16-17
  • Jul 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.
  • July 16-17, Virginia GPP:15 26th Annual Charlottesville Open 5SS, G/90 d5. EF: $55 by 7/12, then $70. 2 Sections: Open & U1700.  Prizes: $2000 b/o 60. Open Section: 1st-3d Places $$400, $$250, $$150 (guaranteed). All other prizes b/o 60: 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 Monday 6/27. Reg.: 8:30-11:00 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: VCF rqd. for VA residents $10, $5 under age 17. Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com


Jul 23-24
  • Jul 23. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Jul 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.

  • July 23, Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Games Open & Scholastic Tournament. Open Section for adults and advanced scholastic players, 2 Scholastic Sections (K5 and K12). 4 rounds in all sections. USCF membership required in Open and K12 Sections. Elig.: VA, WV, MD and DC residents only. Prizes: Gold Medals 1st & 2nd, Silver 3rd & 4th, Bronze 5th & 6th in all 3 sections. Site: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, DeMoss Hall, Room 4066. Onsite Reg.: 7:30-9:15am. Rds.: Scholastic Rd 1 at 10am, other rounds as soon as possible, all G/40 d5.  Open Rd 1 at 10am G/45 d5, Rd 2 at 12:15pm G/45 d5, Rd 3 at 2:30 G/60 d5, Rd 4 at 5:30 G/60 d5. EF: $20 by Sunday 7/17, $25 after and onsite. Ent.: Online only at www.vachess.org, no mail or email entries. Info.: www.vachess.org

     

Jul 30-31  
Aug 2016 Aug 6-7
  • Aug 6. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Aug 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. 
Aug 13-14


  • Aug 13-17  5th Annual Washington International GPP:120 Maryland   9SS, 40/90, SD/20 inc/30 Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 301-468-0308 All prizes guaranteed Two sections A Section (minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes) $4000-2000-1000-900-700-600-400, top U2500 $1300-650, top U2300 $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 (2 IMs earned last year). B Section 9-SS (under 2201 USCF and under 2200 FIDE, USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2000-$1000-$600-$400, top U2000 $1000-$500, top under 1800 $500. Free Continental breakfast for players each morning. All equipment provided for both sections. A section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs and WGMs $199; FMs $299; FIDE above 2200 $349; FIDE from 2100 to 2199 $399, FIDE from 2000 to 2099 $600, FIDE below 2000 $800. All $25 more after 6/13, $35 more after 7/30, $45 more after 8/9, $70 more at the door. B Section EF: $249. $20 more after 7/30, $30 more after 8/9, $40 more at the door. Special EFs: All $100 less for non-US FIDE rated in A section; If staying at the Hilton (min 3 nights), $50 less for US IMs and WGMs, others $75 less. All $25 less for new WI players. All $20 rebate for every new paying WI player you refer. All $50 less, if born before 8/13/1966. Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/13-8/16:11am & 5:30pm, Wed 8/17 11am. HR $93 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 20-21
  • Aug 19. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
Aug 27-28  
Sept 2016 Sep 3-4  
Sep 10-11  
Sep 17-18
  • Sep 16. 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.

Sep 24-25
  • Sep 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 Sep 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. 

Oct 2016 Oct 1-2  
Oct 8-9  
Oct 15-16  
Oct 22-23
  • Oct 22. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line:www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Oct 17) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS. 

Oct 29-30
  • Oct 28. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website:www.arlingtonchessclub.com. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com. W, NS.

Nov 2016 Nov 5-6  
Nov 12-13
  • Nov 12. 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 Nov 7) 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. 

Nov 19-20
  • Nov 18. 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.

Nov 26-27  
Dec 2016 Dec 3-4  
Dec 10-11  
Dec 17-18
  • Dec 17. 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 Dec 12) 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 24-25
  • Dec 23. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website:www.arlingtonchessclub.com. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com. W, NS.

  • Eastern Open

Dec 31-Jan1  
Jan 2017 Jan 7-8  
Jan 14-15  
Jan 21-22
  • Jan 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.

Jan 28-29
  • Jan 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 Jan 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. 

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