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 08/23/16 07:13:52 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

 

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.   CANCELLED!!!! 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
  • July 29-31 6th 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 d5 (Rds. 1-2 G/60 d5), U1250 3-day Rds. 1 & 2 G/120 d5. Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD 20877. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 1900) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2100(FIDE): 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150, 3.0=$40. 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: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. U1000 (no Unr): 5.0= $250, 4.5= $125, 4.0= $50, 3.5= $20 Trophies to top 10 & top U800 in U1000. 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; U2100 $200, U1900 $150, U1700 & U1500: $100; U1250. Unrated limited to $200 U1250 and $400 in U1500. August ratings will be used. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2100, U1900 & U1700 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking. EF: $99 by 7/15, $104 by 7/26, and $109 online only by 7/28, $120 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1250, $55 less for U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, $5 off EF if staying at hotel. HR: $85 King, $95 Dbl, Rooms may not be avail after 7/15. 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. U1250 & U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9:30 & 1:30 U1250 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4, Sun 9:30 & 1:30. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. More information and registration athttp://thepotomacopen.com.TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30

Aug 2016 Aug 6-7
  • Aug 6. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  - Cancelled
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
  • August 27, 2016 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com
Sept 2016 Sep 3-4
  •   Sept. 3-5, 80th Annual Virginia Closed  Virginia A Heritage Event! A State Championship Event!  6-SS, Two Schedules, $$3400 b/o 85 paid entries.  Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA (804)521-2901. Ask for Chess Rate ($94), mention VA Closed Chess Tournament. Reserve by Fri. Aug 12th. Long Sched.: 30/90, SD/1, d5; Rds. Sat 1 and 7 pm, Sun 11 am and 5 pm, Mon 9:30 am, 3:30 pm.  Short Sched.: Rds 1 and 2 at G/60 d5, Sat 5 pm and 8 pm, join Long Sched Sun and Mon. Sections & Prizes: Open ($650, $375, $250, plus $125 ea Top Expert and A), Amateur/U1800 ($500, $300, $170, plus $85 ea Top C and D), U1200 & Unrated ($350, $200, $110, plus $75 to Top Unr). Top Unr limited to $200. EF: $65 by Aug. 28, $80 Aug. 29 and on-site. Details at www.vachess.org, including online entry and payment via PayPal.  Elig.: Open to all Virginia residents, military stationed in Virginia, and students attending any Virginia school or college (must show student ID or other proof of Fall 2016 school enrollment). Blitz Tourn (G/5 d0) on Friday Sept. 2 at 7PM. Annual VA Chess Federation Business Meeting Sat Sept. 3, 9-11am. Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com or 757-846-4805. W. NS. NC.

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. 15-16, Virginia 31st Emporia Open VCF Cup Tour. 5SS. Rd. 1 G/90 d5; Rds. 2-5 G/120 d5. Holiday Inn Express,1350 W. Atlantic, Emporia. $$830GTD, more if over 35 players. 1st-3rd overall, $300-200-100, GTD; Top U1700/Unrated, $80; Top U1200, $80; Top Junior $70. EF: $45 if rec'd by 10/8, $55 starting 10/9 and on site. Rds.: Sat. 10am, 2pm, 7pm; Sun. 9:30am, 2:30pm. One half-point bye allowed if req. by 1:30pm Oct 15. USCF and VA Chess Fed memb. req'd for VA residents, avail. at site; other state memberships honored. Ent.: Online www.vachess.org, or on-site Fri. 7-10pm, Sat 7:30-9:15am. Send mail-in entries to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: Emporia Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693.  Hotel rooms and other Info: www.vachess.org or mhoffpauir@aol.com. TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Oct 22-23
  • Oct 22. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$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 5-6 20th Annual Northern Virginia Open! 5SS. A VCF Cup Event! US Chess and FIDE-rated. Hotel and Tournament Site: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166, 703-471-9500. Chess Rate: $79 for Northern VA Open Chess Tournament, reserve by Fri. Oct 14. PRIZE: $$2800-GUARANTEED, $630, $350, $270, $130, Top X/A-Unr/B/C/D/U1200 $220 each, Top Upset Sat & Sun $50 each. Reg.: Online at www.vachess.org, Onsite Sat 11/5 8:00-9:15. Rds.: Sat. 10-2:30-7, Sun. 10-4:30; TC: Sat G/115 d5, Sun. 40/120, SD/30 d5. VCF membership required for VA residents, available on site. EF: $65 thru 10/31, $80 after 10/31 and on site. Entries: www.vachess.org, or mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: NoVA Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693-3356. Contact: mhoffpauir@aol.com, info only. GPP:20

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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