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 04/11/14 03:45:38 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

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Jan 2014 Jan 4-5

Jan 11-12
  • DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net- 1/10
  • Jan. 10-12 or 11-12, Maryland 6th 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) U1400 & U1100 G/120 d5 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 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 [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=$350, 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. U1400 & U1100: 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; U1400 & U1100: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1400, or $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provid- ed. Clocks provided in the Championship & U2200 sections. Optional- ly, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning conti- nental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $95 by 12/27, $100 by 1/7, and $105 online only by 1/9, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1400 & U1100, 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 12/27. 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 U1400 & U1100 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4:00, Sun 9 & 1:00 U1400 & U1100 2- day schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 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 .
  • January 11 Kingstowne Quad #98/Action-Plus#68. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. 2 events. Quad #98: 3RR, G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 1/5, $15 at site. Prizes: medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #68: 5SS, G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 1/5, $20 at site. Prizes: $$250/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg 9-10:30. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122. e-mail (info only): dm407_92@hotmail.com . W (please give 48-hour notice)

  • Jan. 11, 2014 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 AND state representative to the 2014 National Girls Invitational Tournament. Individual & team prizes to be determined. In 3 sections: Championship (National Qualifier) (= 800): 3-SS, G/45 + inc 30”. Intermediate (U800): 4-SS, G/45 d5. Novice (U400): 5-SS, G/30 d5. Number of rounds and time control may change based on number of players. Sets and boards provided; please bring chess clock. Check-in: 8:30-9:45am. Rds.: Rd 1 start - 10am. EF: $20 by 1/6; $25 by 1/9; $30 at door. Ent: Online registration & further info at www.mdchess.com  Mail registration: if rec’d by 1/8; include 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.
  • JAN. 11   McNair January 2014 Scholastic and Open Quads 

Jan 18-19
  • SAT 01/18/14 WELCOME NEW YEAR SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT for K-12. Location:124 Park Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. 11:00 AM First round - 11 am EF: $15 in advance/$20 reg online/$25 on site Reg: online at www.viennachessclub.com  or on site. Format: 4 Rounds Swiss G/30; d5. Sections: U-500, U-800, U-1200, U-1500
     
  • JAN. 19 CAC Sunday January Scholastic  Location: Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Sections: K-12 Scholastic players: >1000, <1000, <600. Trophies: Top 5 Players. Medals to 2.5 or above points. Other Class Trophies in each section. Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm.Format: 4SS, G/30 d5. Rounds: 12:45pm and ASAP. EF: $20 by 1/17, Onsite $25. $20 check Postmarked by 1/12. CAC Members $5 less. Info and online registration: www.capitalareachess.com . Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. Boards and sets provided. No clocks supplied.

     


Jan 25-26
  • DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net - 1/24

  • Jan 25. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 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.

  • January 25, 3rd Annual Silver Knights Cup (K-8). 5SS, 25/5. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152. 4 Sections: K-1, K-3, K-5, K-8. EF: $33 online by Wed noon; $38 online by Fri noon; $43 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 4:30; All players have choice between t-shirt and trophy; huge trophies to section winners; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 240 players.
  • JAN. 24-26 OR 25-26 CAC Jan 2014 FIDE Open
    TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Prizes: $2500 b/o 60 paid entries. Open Section Place Prizes GTD. 3 Sections: Open (FIDE & USCF rated, uses USCF rules, USCF Ratings and Rules for Prizes; GMs free (No Prize deducted). Other Sections only USCF Rated - U1900, U1600. Format: Open & U1900 3-day: 5SS, G/90 + 30sec inc. (2-day Round 1 G/90 d5 Rounds 2-5 G/90 + 30sec); U1600 play only 2-day – 5-SS G/90 d5. Prizes - Open: $500-$250-$150. U2200/U2050 $110 each. U1900: $360-$180-$100 U1750 $100.U1600: $260-$130-$70 U1300/U1150/U1000 $60 each. Clear winner in each section receive a free entry to any future CAC FIDE Open. 3-day Schedule (Open/U1900): Registration ends 7pm Fri 1/24. Rounds: Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2pm - 7pm; Sun 10am - 3pm. 2-day Schedule: Registration ends Sat 1/25 9:30am. Open/U1900 Rounds: Sat 10am - 2pm - 7pm; Sun 10am - 3pm. U1600 Rounds: Sat 10am - 2pm - 6pm; Sun 10am - 2pm.EF: Open: $60 online by 1/17. $70 online by 1/23. $80 after 1/23 or onsite. (Discounts: CAC Members $10 less, Juniors or Addl. Family member $5 less, U1600 Section $15 less). Re-entries allowed $40. Checks postmarked by 1/15. One bye allowed if requested before completion of Rd. 2. Online registration: http://www.capitalareachess.com. Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. 2014janopen@capitalareachess.com . Boards and sets provided; Clocks supplied in Open Section only. Open 2-day Rd. 1 NOT FIDE Rated. Side Events: Saturday morning 8-SS, G/5 d0 FIDE Rated Blitz.


Feb 2014 Feb 1-2
  • Jan 31. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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. 1 McNair February 2014 Scholastic & Open Quads Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. K-12/Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60 d5. McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171. $40 for Quad Winner. Round 1 starts 9am. Subsequent rounds ASAP when both players ready. EF $20 Early registration by Jan. 30th, $25 after Jan. 30th. No On-site registrations.
    K-8 & K-5 Sections (4-Round Swiss G/45;d5) and K-3 Section (4-Round Swiss G/30;d5). Trophies to Top 5 Individuals and Top 3 Teams; Other Class Trophies in each Section; Medals to 2.5 or above points & Tied for 5th place. EF $20 Early registration by Jan. 30th, $25 after Jan. 30th and Onsite. On-site registrations closes sharp at 8:30am. Mailed entries: Georgina Chin (make checks payable to McNair PTA, Mail to: Georgina Chin, McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171). Online registration: http://www.capitalareachess.com . Email info: Anand Dommamalapati (capitalareachess@gmail.com ) ; Georgina Chin (gchin@fcps.edu ).
  • February 1, Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 6th 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. 7 Sections. 4 sections are 5-SS, G/40 d/5: Varsity: K-12 (rated 600+, grades K-12, trophies to top 10 players & 4 teams), Varsity: K-8 (rated 600+, grades K-8, trophies to top 10 players & 5 teams), Varsity: K-5 (rated 600+, grades K-5, trophies to top 10 players & 6 teams), Varsity: K-3 (rated 600+, grades K-3, trophies to top 8 players & 4 teams). 3 sections are 5-SS, G/30 d/5: U1000 K-12 (rated under 1000 or unrated, grades K-12, trophies to top 10 players & 4 teams), U700 K-8 (rated under 700 or unrated, grades K-8, trophies to top 27 players & 13 teams), U400 K-3 (rated under 400 or unrated, grades K-3, trophies to top 14 players & 6 teams). Rds.: Rd 1 for all sections: 9:30 AM; subsequent rounds ASAP. # of rds, time control, & # of trophies might change, based on number of players. EF: $30, by 1/19 (online or received mail); $35, by 1/28 (online or received mail); $40, by 7 PM, 1/30 (online); $50, 8:30 - 9 AM, 2/1 (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, phone #, email address, & check (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 , & 240-426-5477 (M)

  • February 1, 3rd Annual Chess Bowl (K-8). 4SS, 25/5. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152. 6 Sections: K-8 Champ, K-8 U/1000, K-8 U/700, 4-8 U/400, 2-3 U/400, K-1 U/400. EF: $22 online by Wed noon; $27 online by Fri noon; $32 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 5:00; Trophies to top individuals & schools; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 240 players.


Feb 8-9
  • DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net- Feb 7
  • 52nd Annual Baltimore Open Feb. 7-9, 8-9, GPP: 30 Maryland 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) U1300 & U1100 G/120 d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 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 [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. U1300 & U1100: 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; U1300 & U1100: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1500. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship & U2100 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking. EF: $95 by 1/24, $100 by 2/4, and $105 online only by 2/6, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300 & U1100; 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 U1300&U1100 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9&1:00 U1300&U1100 2-day schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9&1:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://thebaltopen.com .


  • Saturday, February 8, 2014 Gallaudet Swiss   Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002  Open. 3SS only. G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $5 at site. Prizes: 90% of paid entry fees paid as prizes. One ½ pt bye allowed, players entering after the start of Rd 1 will receive ½ pt bye. Reg: 9:00 am to 9:45 am  Rds: 10-1:15-4:30  Playing site: Sorenson Language and Communication Center) (SLCC nears the football field). Information: Mathew Jacob   Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES). Note: A sign language/voice interpreter will be provided.

  • February 8  Kingstowne Quad #99/Action-Plus#69. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. 2 events. Quad #99: 3RR, G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 2/5, $15 at site. Prizes: medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #69: 5SS, G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 2/5, $20 at site. Prizes: $$250/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg 9-10:30. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122. e-mail (info only): dm407_92@hotmail.com . W (please give 48-hour notice)

Feb 15-16
  • Feb 15. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 Feb 10) 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.

  • SAT 02/15/14 FEBRUARY VIENNA SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT for K-12. Location:124 Park Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. 11:00 AM First round - 11 am EF: $15 in advance/$20 reg online/$25 on site Reg: online at www.viennachessclub.com  or on site. Format: 4 Rounds Swiss G/30; d5. Sections: U-500, U-800, U-1200, U-1500
  • FEB. 16 CAC Sunday February Scholastic Location: Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Sections: K-12 Scholastic players: >1000, <1000, <600. Trophies: Top 5 Players. Medals to 2.5 or above points. Other Class Trophies in each section. Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm.Format: 4SS, G/30 d5. Rounds: 12:45pm and ASAP. EF: $20 by 2/14, Onsite $25. $20 check Postmarked by 2/9. CAC Members $5 less. Info: www.capitalareachess.com  . Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. Boards and sets provided. No clocks supplied.
  • Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).

Feb 22-23
  • Feb 21. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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.

  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 Gallaudet Quad   Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002  Quad 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4-person sections. EF $5 at site. Prizes: 90% of paid entry fees paid as prizes. One ½ pt bye allowed, players entering after the start of Rd 1 will receive ½ pt bye. Reg: 9:00 am to 9:45 am  Rds: 10-1:15-4:30  Playing site: Sorenson Language and Communication Center) (SLCC nears the football field). Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES). Note: A sign language/voice interpreter will be provided.

  • Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).

  • FEB. 21-23 OR 22-23 CAC Feb 2014 FIDE Open  GPP 15 Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Prizes: $2500 b/o 60 paid entries. Open Section Place Prizes GTD. 3 Sections: Open (FIDE & USCF rated, uses USCF rules, USCF Ratings and Rules for Prizes; GMs free (No Prize deducted). Other Sections only USCF Rated - U1900, U1600. Format: Open & U1900 3-day: 5SS, G/90 + 30sec inc. (2-day Round 1 G/90 d5 Rounds 2-5 G/90 + 30sec); U1600 play only 2-day – 5-SS G/90 d5. Prizes - Open: $500-$250-$150. U2200/U2050 $110 each. U1900: $360-$180-$100 U1750 $100.U1600: $260-$130-$70 U1300/U1150/U1000 $60 each. Clear winner in each section receive a free entry to any future CAC FIDE Open. 3-day Schedule (Open/U1900): Registration ends 7pm Fri 2/21. Rounds: Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2pm - 7pm; Sun 10am - 3pm. 2-day Schedule: Registration ends Sat 2/22 9:30am. Open/U1900 Rounds: Sat 10am - 2pm - 7pm; Sun 10am - 3pm. U1600 Rounds: Sat 10am - 2pm - 6pm; Sun 10am - 2pm.EF: Open: $60 online by 2/14. $70 online by 2/20. $80 after 2/20 or onsite. (Discounts: CAC Members $10 less, Juniors or Addl. Family member $5 less, U1600 Section $15 less). Re-entries allowed $40. Checks postmarked by 2/14. One bye allowed if requested before completion of Rd. 2. Online registration: http://www.capitalareachess.com . Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. 2014febopen@capitalareachess.com . Boards and sets provided; Clocks supplied in Open Section only. Open 2-day Rd. 1 NOT FIDE Rated. Side Events: Saturday morning 8-SS, G/5 d0 FIDE Rated Blitz.

Mar 2014 Mar 1-2
  • DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net- Feb 28
  • March 1-2 GPP: 10 Maryland UMBC Open – Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament. 5SS, 20/1, SD/60; D/5. 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 2/15, $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 Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, Ask for UMBC chess rate. 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 . NS, W.

  • MAR. 1 McNair March 2014 Scholastic & Open Quads Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. K-12/Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60 d5. McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171. $40 for Quad Winner. Round 1 starts 9am. Subsequent rounds ASAP when both players ready. EF $20 Early registration by Feb. 27th, $25 after Feb. 27th. No On-site registrations.
    K-8 & K-5 Sections (4-Round Swiss G/45;d5) and K-3 Section (4-Round Swiss G/30;d5). Trophies to Top 5 Individuals and Top 3 Teams; Other Class Trophies in each Section; Medals to 2.5 or above points & Tied for 5th place. EF $20 Early registration by Feb. 27th, $25 after Feb. 27th and Onsite. On-site registrations closes sharp at 8:30am. Mailed entries: Georgina Chin (make checks payable to McNair PTA, Mail to: Georgina Chin, McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171). Online registration: http://www.capitalareachess.com . Email info: Anand Dommamalapati (capitalareachess@gmail.com ) ; Georgina Chin (gchin@fcps.edu ).

  • March 1, 4th Annual State Warm-up (K-8). 4SS, 25/5. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152. 6 Sections: K-8 Champ, K-8 U/1000, K-8 U/700, 4-8 U/400, 2-3 U/400, K-1 U/400. EF: $22 online by Wed noon; $27 online by Fri noon; $32 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 5:00; Trophies to top individuals & schools; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 240 players.
  • • Sunday, March 2, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).
Mar 8-9
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014 Gallaudet Swiss   Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002  Open. 3SS. G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $5 at site. Prizes: 90% of paid entry fees paid as prizes. One ½ pt bye allowed, players entering after the start of Rd 1 will receive ½ pt bye. Reg: 9:00 am to 9:45 am  Rds: 10-1:15-4:30  Playing site: Sorenson Language and Communication Center) (SLCC nears the football field). Information: Mathew Jacob  Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).  Note: A sign language/voice interpreter will be provided.

  • Sunday, March 2, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).

  • March 8 Kingstowne Quad #100/Action-Plus#70. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. 2 events. Quad #100: 3RR, G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 3/5, $15 at site. Prizes: medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #70: 5SS, G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 3/5, $20 at site. Prizes: $$250/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg 9-10:30. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122. e-mail (info only): dm407_92@hotmail.com . W (please give 48-hour notice)

Mar 15-16
  • SAT 03/15/14 END OF WINTER VIENNA SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT for K-12. Location:124 Park Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. 11:00 AM First round - 11 am EF: $15 in advance/$20 reg online/$25 on site Reg: online at www.viennachessclub.com  or on site. Format: 4 Rounds Swiss G/30; d5. Sections: U-500, U-800, U-1200, U-1500

  • March 14-16, West Virginia A State Championship Event! West Virginia Senior Championships 5-SS, G/100 d5, Charleston Marriott Town Center, 200 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV 25301. HR: $114/night chess rate if booked by 02/20/2014. Phone 1-800-228-9290 or 304-345-6500 and request “Senior Chess Championships” (SCC) block rate, or book online at www.marriott.com and enter the Group Code SCC. Two sections: Open and U1600. Prizes: (Based on 30 paid entries) Open, $250-$150-$100; U1600, $150. The top West Virginia finisher will be recognized as 2014 West Virginia Senior Champion. EF: $45 if postmarked by March 10; otherwise $55. Mail checks to Bob Mahan, 610 N Main St, Suite 215, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Schedule: Registration 6:00-7:00 PM Friday, Round 1 at 7:30 PM. Players electing to start on Saturday morning with a ½-point bye for Round 1 may register between 8:30-9:30 AM. Saturday rounds are at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and Sunday rounds are at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Byes: All players may take up to two irrevocable ½-point byes, which must be requested at registration. All participants must be USCF members and must be 50 years old by December 31, 2014. Please visit www.chessforseniors.org  for more information.
  • Mar 14. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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. 15-16, Virginia Scholastic & College Championships 6SS, Rds. 1-3 G/60 d5; Rds. 4-6 G/90 d5. Organized by the VA Chess Federation and hosted by William Fleming High School in Roanoke, VA. Blitz Championships Friday March 14 at 6PM. Main tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16. Players must be K-12 or College players attending school or college full time in Virginia as of Jan. 2014, or must be Virginia residents. Virginia residency NOT REQUIRED for the Blitz Tournament. Online registration, eligibility, hotel info and other details at: www.vachess.org . Questions to: Mike Hoffpauir, mhoffpauir@aol.com , or 757-846-4805.
  • • Sunday, March 16, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).
     
Mar 22-23
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 Gallaudet Swiss   Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002  Open. 3SS. G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $5 at site. Prizes: 90% of paid entry fees paid as prizes. One ½ pt bye allowed, players entering after the start of Rd 1 will receive ½ pt bye. Reg: 9:00 am to 9:45 am  Rds: 10-1:15-4:30  Playing site: Sorenson Language and Communication Center) (SLCC nears the football field). Information: Mathew Jacob  Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).  Note: A sign language/voice interpreter will be provided.

  • Mar. 21-23 46th Annual Virginia Open  5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $3500 Guaranteed!  SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166-7506; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $89/ res. by2/22, 800-228-9200 chess rate. $3500 PRIZES GUARANTEED, 2 Sections; OPEN (FIDE rated): $620-410-310-250, Top X,A ea 190. AMATEUR (U1900): $420-230-180, Top B,C,D,U1200 ea 150, top Unr 100. Winner of Open and Amateur each also gets plaque and title! REG.: Fri 3/21 5pm-7pm. ROUNDS: Fri 7:45pm (G/120 d5), Sat 3/22-Sun 3/23 10:00-4:30 (40/2, G/60 d5) EF: $60 if rec’d by 3/18, $70 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 Rd. 2 with 1/2 pt. Checks payable to Virginia Chess Federation; ENT- mail to Andrew Rea, 6102 Lundy Pl., Burke VA 22015. Email andrerea2@yahoo.com, info only, no email entries. WEB: www.vachess.org. NS.

  • March 22, March Madness 2014 (K-8). 4SS, 25/5. Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. 6 Sections: K-8 Champ, K-8 U/1000, K-8 U/700, 4-8 U/400, 2-3 U/400, K-1 U/400. EF: $22 online by Wed noon; $27 online by Fri noon; $32 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 5:00; Trophies to top individuals & schools; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 150 players.

  • March 22 - Alfred Dolezal Open - Charlottesville

Mar 29-30
  • DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net - Mar 28

  • Mar 29. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 24) 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.
  • March 29. Rated Beginners Open. 4-SS, G/25;d0. US Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC  20004. Open to players rated under 1200 or unrated. EF: $30 ($20 if by 4/14). 5 sections by age. Reg: 12-12:45. Info: 202/857-4922. www.chessctr.org/rbo.php

  • Sunday, March 30, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).
  • Mar. 30th. CAC Sunday March Scholastic. Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Sections: K-12 Scholastic players: >1000, <1000, <600. Trophies: Top 5 Players. Medals to 2.5 or above points. Other Class Trophies in each section. Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm. Format: 4SS, G/30 d5. Rounds: 12:45pm and ASAP. EF: $20 by 3/28, Late or Onsite $25. $20 check Postmarked by 3/22. CAC Members $5 less. Info: www.capitalareachess.com   or info@capitalareachess.comMail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. Boards and sets provided. No clocks supplied.


Apr 2014 Apr 5-6
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 Gallaudet Swiss   Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002  Open. 3SS. G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $5 at site. Prizes: 90% of paid entry fees paid as prizes. One ½ pt bye allowed, players entering after the start of Rd 1 will receive ½ pt bye. Reg: 9:00 am to 9:45 am  Rds: 10-1:15-4:30  Playing site: Sorenson Language and Communication Center) (SLCC nears the football field). Information: Mathew Jacob   Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).  Note: A sign language/voice interpreter will be provided.

  • Sunday, April 6, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).

  • April 5, Spring Breakout 2014 (K-8) 4SS, 25/5. Ashburn Elementary, 44062 Fincastle Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147. 6 Sections: K-8 Champ, K-8 U/1000, K-8 U/700, 4-8 U/400, 2-3 U/400, K-1 U/400. EF: $22 online by Wed noon; $27 online by Fri noon; $32 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 5:00; Trophies to top individuals & schools; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 200 players.

  • Apr 5th. McNair Apr 2014 Scholastic & Open Quads. K-12/Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60 d5. McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171. $40 for Quad Winner. Round 1 starts 9am. Subsequent rounds ASAP when both players ready. EF $20 Early registration by Apr 3rd, $25 after Apr. 3rd & Onsite. K-8 & K-5 Sections (4-Round Swiss G/45;d5) and K-3 Section (4-Round Swiss G/30;d5). Trophies to Top 5 Individuals and Top 3 Teams; Other Class Trophies in each Section; Medals to 2.5 or above points & Tied for 5th place. EF $20 Early registration by Apr. 3rd, $25 after Apr. 3rd and Onsite. Maximum registrations restricted to 200. On-site registrations closes sharp at 8:30am. Mailed entries: Georgina Chin (make checks payable to McNair PTA, Mail to: Georgina Chin, McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171). Online registration: http://www.mcnairpta.org. info: Anand Dommalapati info@capitalareachess@gmail.com ; Georgina Chin (mcnairchess@gmail.com).


Apr 12-13
  • DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net - Apr 11

  • April 12-13 Virginia Kingstowne Spring Half $K GPP6. Kingstowne Snyder Center, 6450 Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA 22315. 5SS G/100 d5. 2 sections. Open: EF: $25 if received by 4/9, $35 at site. Prizes $$500G: $180-100-70. U1800-U1600-Unr. each $50. Under1700: EF: $15 if received by 4/9, $25 at site. Prizes $$300 b/24: 100-70-40. U1400-U1200-Unr. each $30. Both: Rds.: 11-3-7, 10-2. Side Events. Saturday Quads: 3RR G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 4/9, $15 at site. Prizes: Medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if perfect score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds.: 11-3-7 (Saturday only). Sunday Quads: 3RR G/61 d5. EF: $10 if received by 4/9, $15 at site. Prizes: Medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if perfect score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds.: 10-12:30-3 (Sunday only). Sunday Action-Plus: 5SS G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 4/9, $25 at site. Prizes $$250 b/20: 100-60. U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6 (Sunday only). All: Maximum 2 half-point byes in Swiss events. Last round bye must request by end of round 3 and irrevocable. Reg: Saturday 8-10:30 for all events, Sunday 8-9:30 for Sunday events. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122 W
  • • Sunday, April 13, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).

Apr 19-20
  • Apr 18. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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.

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 Gallaudet Swiss   Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002  Open. 3SS. G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $5 at site. Prizes: 90% of paid entry fees paid as prizes. One ½ pt bye allowed, players entering after the start of Rd 1 will receive ½ pt bye. Reg: 9:00 am to 9:45 am  Rds: 10-1:15-4:30  Playing site: Sorenson Language and Communication Center) (SLCC nears the football field). Information: Mathew Jacob  Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).  Note: A sign language/voice interpreter will be provided.

    • Sunday, April 20, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).

    Apr. 19-20, CAC Apr 2014 FIDE Open. GPP: 15. Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. 3 Sections: Open (FIDE/USCF rated and uses FIDE rules; GMs free (No Prize deducted). U1900 & U1400 Sections USCF Rated & follows USCF rules. Format: 4SS, G/90 + 30sec inc.;. Prizes: $1920 b/o 45 paid entriesOpen Section Place Prizes GTD. Other prizes minimum 50% GTD. Open: $440-$220-$110. U2200/U2050 $110 each. U1900:$280-$140-$70 U1750/U1600 $70 each. U1400: $160-$80 U1200 $60. Clear winner in each section receive a free entry to any future CAC FIDE Open. Onsite Registration ends Sat 4/19 10:30am. Rounds: Sat 11am - 4pm; Sun 10am - 3pm. EF: Open: $50 online by 4/12. $55 online by 4/18. $60 after 4/18 or onsite. (Discounts: CAC Members $10 less, Juniors or Addl. Family member $5 less, U1900 $5 less, U1600 Section $10 less). Checks postmarked by 2/14. One bye allowed if requested before beginning of Rd. 2. Online registration: http://www.capitalareachess.com. Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. 2014apropen@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided; Clocks supplied in Open Section only.


Apr 26-27
  •  Apr. 25-27, 26-27, GPP: 30  60th 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) U1400 & U1100 G/120 d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 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 [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=$350, 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. U1400 & U1100: 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; U1400 & U1100: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1400, or $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship & U2200 sections. Optionally, pairings can be emailed/texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $95 by 12/27, $100 by 1/7, and $105 online only by 1/9, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1400 & U1100, 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 12/27. 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 U1400&U1100 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9&1:00 U1400&U1100 2-day schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 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

  • Apr 26. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 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.

  • April 26, April Attack (K-8) 4SS, 25/5. Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. 6 Sections: K-8 Champ, K-8 U/1000, K-8 U/700, 4-8 U/400, 2-3 U/400, K-1 U/400. EF: $22 online by Wed noon; $27 online by Fri noon; $32 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 5:00; Trophies to top individuals & schools; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 150 players.

  • Sunday, April 27, 2014 Gallaudet Quad (Class A/Experts only) Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Open. 4-RR. Play 3 opponents in 4 person sections. (1800+ only) G/90 with 5 seconds delay. EF $10 at site. Prizes: A winner of the quad gets $35 No byes will be given in the quads. Reg: 10:00 am to 10:45 am Rds: 11-2:15-5:30 Playing site: The atrium is in the Student Alumni Center. The atrium has many tables and chairs in the basement. SAC nears the football field. Information: Mathew Jacob Additional information: Gallaudet University have free parking lots during the weekend. You can park anywhere, but you cannot park on the President's House and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES).
  • Apr. 27, CAC Sunday April Scholastic. Location: Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Sections: K-12 Scholastic players: >1000, <1000, <600. Trophies: Top 5 Players. Medals to 2.5 or above points. Other Class Trophies in each section. Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm.Format: 4SS, G/30 d5. Rounds: 12:45pm and ASAP. EF: $20 by 4/25, Onsite $25. $20 check Postmarked by 4/19. CAC Members $5 less. Total number of entries may be limited to 60. Info: www.capitalareachess.com. Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. Boards and sets provided. No clocks supplied.


May 2014 May 3-4
  • May 3. DC Girls Open. 4-SS, G/25;d0. US Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC  20004. EF: $20 if by 1/25, $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

  • May 4. Metro Sunday Quads. 3-RR, G/85;d0. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC  20004 NW. EF: $20 $$ $40 each quad. Scholastic sections. G/25;d0 EF: $10, Trophy prizes. Both: Reg: 9:15 - 9:50. Rds. 10 - 1 - 4. (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org./quads.php

  • May 3. Bull Run Spring 2014 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/30 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/45 d:5. Adults and K-12 (any K-6 must be rated over 800) $25 to Quad winners and no byes in quads. All: EF $20 if received before May 1, $25 after and at site. Mail checks (payable to Bull Run Chess Club) to Caijun Luo, 1420 Top Sergeant Lane, Centreville VA 20121. Online entries http://www.bullrunchessclub.com/ 

May 10-11
  • May 10 Kingstowne Quad #101/Action-Plus #71. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. 2 events. Quad #101: 3RR, G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 5/8, $15 at site. Prizes: medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #71: 5SS, G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 5/8, $20 at site. Prizes: $$250/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg 9-10:30. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122. e-mail (info only): dm407_92@hotmail.com . W (please give 48-hour notice)

May 17-18
  • MAY 17 McNair May 2014 Scholastic & Open Quads Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. K-12/Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60 d5. McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171. $40 for Quad Winner. Round 1 starts 9am. Subsequent rounds ASAP when both players ready. EF $20 Early registration by May 15th, $25 after May 15th. No On-site registrations. K-8 & K-5 Sections (4-Round Swiss G/45;d5) and K-3 Section (4-Round Swiss G/30;d5). Trophies to Top 5 Individuals and Top 3 Teams; Other Class Trophies in each Section; Medals to 2.5 or above points & Tied for 5th place. EF $20 Early registration by Nov. 7th, $25 after Nov. 7th and Onsite. On-site registrations closes sharp at 8:30am. Mailed entries: Georgina Chin (make checks payable to McNair PTA, Mail to: Georgina Chin, McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171). Online registration: http://www.capitalareachess.com . Email info: Anand Dommamalapati (capitalareachess@gmail.com ) ; Georgina Chin (gchin@fcps.edu ).

  • SAT 05/17/14 SPRING VIENNA SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT for K-12. Location:124 Park Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. 11:00 AM First round - 11 am EF: $15 in advance/$20 reg online/$25 on site Reg: online at www.viennachessclub.com  or on site. Format: 4 Rounds Swiss G/30; d5. Sections: U-500, U-800, U-1200, U-1500
  • May 17-18, 2014 Maryland Senior Championship A State Championship Event! Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, Md. 21228. Format: 4SS, G/120; d5. Open to USCF members born before May 17, 1964.EF:$40 if received by 5/14/2014. $50 at site. Free entries to GM’s. $40 deducted from prizes. Top Md. Resident receives trophy and title of Md. Senior Champion 2014. Reg 9-9:45 AM. Rds: Saturday 10 AM, 3:15 PM. Sunday 9:30 AM, 2:45 PM.1/2 point bye available if requested before rd. 2. Prizes: $760 Gtd. 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100, top u2000 $100, u1700 $95, u1400 $90.Plaques to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Standard USCF tiebreaks used for title/plaques. Please put date of birth and USCF id number with entry. Info Wilbert A Brown 410-327-9191, Joe Summers, 410-788-1009
  •  May. 18, CAC Sunday May Scholastic. Location: Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Sections: K-12 Scholastic players: >1000, <1000, <600. Trophies: Top 5 Players. Medals to 2.5 or above points. Other Class Trophies in each section. Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm.Format: 4SS, G/30 d5. Rounds: 12:45pm and ASAP. EF: $20 by 5/16, Onsite $25. $20 check Postmarked by 5/10. CAC Members $5 less. Total number of entries may be limited to 60. Info: www.capitalareachess.com. Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. Boards and sets provided. No clocks supplied

May 24-25
  • May 23. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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 24-26, Virginia  2nd Cherry Blossom Classic! TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30

    VCF Cup Event! 6-SS, OPEN - G/160 d5;  RESERVE and AMATEUR - 30/100 SD/60 d5 . Alternate Sat. PM start option for all sections Rds. 1-2 5:30 8:30 G/70 d5, merge Rd.3 Sun. Open Section G/70 is NOT FIDE Rated Rd 1-2.  SITE: Marriott Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166 (www.marriott.com). Prizes $6200--3 Sections: OPEN (FIDE rated), RESERVE (U2000), and AMATEUR  (U1600). OPEN: (100% guaranteed) 1000-500-300-150, U2250 230-120, U2100 200. RESERVE: 850-400-250-120, U1800 200-100. AMATEUR:  700-350-220-110, U1400 200-100, Top U1100 100. Reserve and  Amateur sections 70% guaranteed b/132 total paid entries, 3 sections combined. Unrateds play in Reserve section. BOARDS and SETS provided  for all players; bring clocks--none supplied. HR: $79 per night, res. by 5/10. Reservations at 703-471-9500 (mention chess tournament). Schedule: (ALL) REG. Sat 9am-11:00am, Rds. Sat 5/24 12-7, Sun 5/2511-6, Mon 5/26 10-4:30 or, Alternative Saturday pm start -REG. til Sat 5pm, Rd.1 5:30, Rd.2 8:30, merge Sun. Rd.3. EF: $84 received by 5/18, $89 by 5/23 10pm, $95 at site (no credit cards at site). Free Entries to  past/present US (Closed) Champions--Men’s and Women’s (see list on www.cherryblossomchess.com  ). Re/Entry $45, max 1 R/E. Byes: Two 1/2pt byes available (Commit by Rd.3, Sun 10:30am). ENTRIES: PAYPAL via www.cherryblossomchess.com, or Mail to CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC/ Attn. Jonathan Kenny. 7405 Lanham Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043. Checks payable to Jonathan Kenny. Contact-Andrew Rea,  andrerea2@ yahoo.com , Jonathan Kenny, benonijump@hotmail.com . More info on website!



May 31-1
  • May 31. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 26) 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 31, May Mirage (K-8) 4SS, 25/5. Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. 6 Sections: K-8 Champ, K-8 U/1000, K-8 U/700, 4-8 U/400, 2-3 U/400, K-1 U/400. EF: $22 online by Wed noon; $27 online by Fri noon; $32 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 5:00; Trophies to top individuals & schools; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 150 players.


June 2014 June 7-8
  • Jun 7-8. VA Senior Open 2014.   5SS, G/120, d5. Tourney is open to any USCF member from any state over age 50. $$1000 in Guaranteed Prizes. 1 Section. OPEN: $300-200-150; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $100. Top Virginian also wins FREE entry to 2015 VA Senior Open. Trophies to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Playing Site: Lincolnia Senior Center: 4710 N Chambliss St., Alexandria, VA 22312. Reg.: 9:00-9:50. Rds.: 10-2:30-7; 10-2:30. Single ½ point bye allowed. EF: $50; or $40 advance entry at ACC club, by mail or on-line w/ PayPal. VA residents must have current VCF membership ($10). By mail: (MUST be received by Jun 2) mail form, check payable to "VA Chess Federation" to: VA Senior Open, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. On-line: http://www.vachess.org . Hotel: Comfort Inn Landmark, 6253 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22312, (703) 642-3422. Info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.

June 14-15
  • Jun 13. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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.

  • SAT 06/21/14 END OF SCHOOL VIENNA SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT for K-12. Location:124 Park Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. 11:00 AM First round - 11 am EF: $15 in advance/$20 reg online/$25 on site Reg: online at www.viennachessclub.com  or on site. Format: 4 Rounds Swiss G/30; d5. Sections: U-500, U-800, U-1200, U-1500

  • June 14  Kingstowne Quad #102/Action-Plus #72. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. 2 events. Quad #101: 3RR, G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 6/11, $15 at site. Prizes: medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #72: 5SS, G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 6/11, $20 at site. Prizes: $$250 b/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg 9-10:30. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122. e-mail (info only): dm407_92@hotmail.com . W (please give 48-hour notice)


June 21-22

  • Jun 21. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 9) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
  • June 26-July 6, 2014: World Open side events, Arlington VA Includes WO Senior Amateur, WO Women's Championship, WO Under 13 Championship
  • June 26-30, 2014: DC International, Arlington VA
June 28-29
  •  July 2-6, 3-6, 4-6 or June 30-July 6, 2014: World Open, Arlington VA 
July 2014 July 5-6  
July 12-13
  • July 11-13, Blacksburg Senior Open (BSO 1) 5-SS, G/100 d5, Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg, 900 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. HR: $95/night chess rate if booked by 06/10/2014. Phone 540-552-5005 and request “Blacksburg Senior Open” block rate, or book online at www.blacksburg.hgi.com and enter the group code CHESS. Two sections: Open and U1600. Prizes: (Based on 30 paid entries) Open, $200-$100-$50; U1600, $150-$75-$25. EF: $45 if postmarked by July 7; otherwise $50. Mail checks to Bob Mahan, 610 N Main St, Suite 215, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Schedule: Registration 6:00-7:00 PM Friday, Round 1 at 7:30 PM. Players electing to start on Saturday morning with a ½-point bye for Round 1 may register between 8:30-9:30 AM. Saturday rounds are at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and Sunday rounds are at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Byes: All players may take up to two irrevocable ½-point byes, which must be requested at registration. All participants must be USCF members and must be 50 years old by December 31, 2014. Please visit www.chessforseniors.org  for more information.
  • July 12  Kingstowne Quad #103/ Actiom Plus #73
July 19-20
  • Jul 19. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 14) 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 19-20,   GPP:  15  Virginia 24th Annual Charlottesville Open 5SS, G/90. EF: $55 by 7/17, 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. 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. Mbr: VCF rqd. for VA residents $10, $5 under age 17. Info: ernest.schlich@gmail.com, www.vachess.org. Byes: single half-point bye on request. No CC on site, cash only please. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 26-27
  • Jul 25. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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 2014 Aug 2-3
  • Aug. 1-3, 2-3, GPP: 30 Maryland 4th Annual Potomac Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1250 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (Rds 1-2 G/60 d/5) Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 1900) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175 [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 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $95 by 7/20, $100 by 7/28, and $105 online only by 7/31, $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, $6 off EF if staying at hotel. HR: $99, Rooms may not be avail after 7/18. 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 Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9&1:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. More information and registration at http://thepotomacopen.com.

Aug 9-10
  • Aug 8, 2014 Washington International Blitz

  • Aug 9-14 9SS, 3rd Annual Washington International 40/90, SD/30 inc/30 Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 301-468-0308 All prizes guaranteed Two sections A Section (minimum 2100 FIDE to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes) $4000-2000-1500-1000-900-700-600-400, top U2500 $1300-650, top U2400 $1200-600 top U2300 $1100-550 top U2200 $1000-500.  GM and IM norms possible (2 GM & 2 IM earned last year). B Section 7 SS(under 2201 USCF and under 2200 FIDE, USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $1500-$700-$400, top U2000 $600-300, top under 1800 $500. Free Continental breakfast before morning rounds. Sets, board and clocks provided for both sections. A section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs and WGMs $199; FIDE above 2300 $299; FIDE above 2200 $349; FIDE less than 2200 $399. All $25 more after 6/6, $35 more after 7/21, $45 more after 8/3, $70 more at the door. A Section Special EFs: All EFs $100 less for non-US FIDE rated, All EFs $50 less, if staying at the Hilton; $50 less, if born after 8/6/1963; $25 less for all FMs, WFMs, WIMs, and non-US WGMs. B Section EF: $249. $20 more after 7/21, $30 more after 8/3, $40 more at the door. B Section Special EFs: All EFs $50 less, if staying at the Hilton.  A Section Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/9-8/11:11am & 6pm, 8/12&13 6pm, Thur 8/14 11am. B Section Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/9-8/11:11am & 6pm, 8/12 6pm HR $89(Fri/Sat), $99(weekday) Ent: MCA, c/o Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. More information, link for hotel reservation, & online entry @ http://washint.mdchess.com 

  • Aug. 9 Kingstowne Quad #104/Action-Plus #74
  • Aug 9. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 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.
Aug 16-17
  • Aug 15. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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. 16 Harris Pavilion "Open Air"

Aug 23-24
  • Aug 22-24 or 23-24, 2014: Atlantic Open, Washington DC
Aug 30-31
  • Aug 30-Sept 1:  78th Virginia Closed (Richmond)

Sept 2014 Sept 6-7  
Sept 13-14
  • Sept 13-14  UMBC Championship
Sept 20-21
  • Sep. 20 Kingstowne Quad #105/ACtion-Plus #75
  • Sep 20. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 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.
Sept 27-28
  • Sep 26. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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.
Oct 2014 Oct 4-5
  • Oct. 4-5 Kingstowne Chess Festival XII
Oct 11-12
  • Oct 11-13:  55th US Armed Forces Open (TBA)

  • Oct 8-13, 10-13 or 11-13, 2014: Continental Class Championships, Arlington VA

Oct 18-19  
Ocy 25-26
  • Oct 25. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 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.
Nov 2014 Nov 1-2
  • Oct 31. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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 1-2:  Emporia Open

Nov 8-9
  • Nov 8-9:  Northern VA Open

Nov 15-16
  • Nov 14. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.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. 15 Kingstowne Quad #106/Action-Plus #76
Nov 22-23
  • Nov 22. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.
Nov 29-30  
Dec 2014 Dec 6-7
  • Dec. 6 Kingstowne Quad #107/Action-Plus #77
Dec 13-14
  • Dec 12. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
Dec 20-21 Dec 20. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 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 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.
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