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 09/27/16 11:59:39 AM

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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

 

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.

  •  SEPT. 17-18   UMBC Championship  5SS, G/90, +30incr. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Open: (All) $$1260: $400-300-200 Gtd., Class prizes $120 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Top UMBC student awarded trophy & title of 2016-2017 UMBC Chess Champion. Certificates & UMBC Class titles to top UMBC students U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, & Unr. All prospective members of any UMBC Chess Team for academic year 2016-2017 must play in this section. Free ent. to GMs, $50 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$1080 b/40: $350-250-150, Class prizes $110 ea. to top U1600, U1400. No Unr. player may win more than $250 in this section. See separate TLA for rated beginners tournament held 9/12. All: EF: $50 if postmarked by 9/1, $60 later, $10 less if under age 20. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds.: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun. Byes: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req’d at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd. 2 for any Rd. 4-5 bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds. 4-5. HR: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, http://www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.) Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Commons Drive garage. Ent: NEW! Register online at http://mdchess.com (email questions to dewyerj@umbc.edu), or mail to Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Championship, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to Maryland Chess Associaton. For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu, www.umbc.edu/chess. W.TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15

Sep 24-25
  • Cancelled -  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. 

     

  • September 24, 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

Oct 2016 Oct 1-2
  • Oct. 1, THE OCTOBER OPEN  4SS, G/25;d5, Stenwood Elementary School, 2620 Gallows Rd, Vienna VA 22180. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.comwww.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Oct 8-9
  • OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10   3rd annual Washington Chess Congress

  • Premier Section, 9SS, Oct 5-10, 40/2, SD/30 d10; GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated, satisfies FIDE requirement that one GM norm be in a 6-day or longer event to obtain the GM title. Other Sections, 7SS, Oct 7-10 or 8-10, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/75 d10). Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Free shuttle to/from Reagan International Airport and Crystal City Metro station (contact hotel for schedule). $25,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections: Premier: Open to 1900/over USCF or FIDE and all foreign FIDE rated players. $4000-2000-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak first bonus $100, top FIDE Under 2300/Unr $1400-700. Minimum prize $800 to first 5 foreign GMs to enter online by 9/1 who play all 9 rounds with no byes, minimum prize $400 to first 5 foreign IMs to enter online by 9/1 who play all 9 rounds with no byes, minimum prize $300 to the following who enter online by 9/1 and play all 9 rounds with no byes: other foreign GMs, all US GMs. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 (no Unr) $1200-600. Under 1700: $1700-900-500-300-200, top Under 1500 (no Unr) $800-400. Under 1300: $1000-500-300-200-100, top Under 1100 (no Unr) $400-200. Prize limits: Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $200 in U1300, $400 in U1700, or $700 in U2100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team”combined score among all sections: $1000-500. Only first 7 rounds of Premier counted. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated may not win over $300. Ratings: FIDE ratings used in Premier, USCF October official in other sections. Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated, Top 3 sections EF: $145 online at chessaction.com by 10/4, $155 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/3, 6-day $156, 4-day $154, 3-day $153 if check mailed by 9/26, all $160 at site until 1 hour before rd. 1, or online at chessaction.com until 2 hours before rd. 1. U1300 Section: all EF $60 less than top 3 sections EF. Premier Section GMs, IMs, WGMs, foreign FMs: free, $140 deducted from prize; no deduction from minimum prize. Premier Section FIDE rated foreign players: EF $100 less than top 3 sections EF. Special 1 yr USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $80, no re-entry from Premier to Premier. 6-day schedule (Premier only): Reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds. Wed 7 pm, Thu 12 noon & 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 5 pm, Mon 10 am. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm. Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 5, Mon 10 & 4. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 5, Mon 10 & 4. Byes: OK all; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd. 3. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. HR: $101-101-111, 703-418-1234, reserve by 9/22 or rate may increase. Special chess rate valet parking $8/day, with or without guest room. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269, www.chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sunday 10 pm, reg. by 9:45 pm.

  • Oct 7. 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.

     

Oct 15-16
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ;  Round 1 / October 14, 

  • 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. 15, THE WAPLES MILL CLASSIC  4SS, G/25;d5, Waples Mill Elementary School, 1509 Waples Mill Rd, Oakton VA 22124. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.comwww.skenrichment.com/tournaments

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. 22, WALDORF QUAD #13 3 Rd. Quads, G/90;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 2:00, and 5:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net . DIR: 1/2 mile north of Waldorf Park & Ride. See www.waldorfchessclub.org  for more info. NS NC.

Oct 29-30
  • Oct. 29, THE HALLOWEEN GAMBIT   4SS, G/25;d5, St. Martins in-the-Field Episcopal School, 375 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed! INFO:  tournaments@skenrichment.comwww.skenrichment.com/tournaments

  • Oct 28-30. VA Senior Open .   5SS, G/120, d5. $$1000 in Guaranteed Prizes. 1 Section: OPEN: $300-200-150; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $100. Trophies to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Lincolnia Senior Center: 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria, VA  22312. Reg.: Fri 6:00-6:50pm; Sat 9:00-9:50am. Rds.: 7, 10-2:30, 10-2:30. Byes: One 1/2 pt allowed, must declare before Rd 2, then irrevocable. EF: $60; or $50 advance entry at ACC club, by mail or on-line w/ PayPal. VA residents must have current VCF membership ($10). By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Oct 24) 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. Saturday Evening Blitz: G3, d2; 5 rd double swiss – Reg ends: 7:20pm; Rd. 1: 7:30pm – EF: $15 – prizes b/o entries; 80% returned as prizes. Hotel: Comfort Inn Landmark, 6254 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22312, (703) 642-3422. 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. 5, FORCEY FEST   4SS, G/25;d5, Forcey Christian Middle School, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.comwww.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Nov 12-13
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ;  Round 2 / November 11

  • Nov. 12, THE SANGSTER SORTIE 4SS, G/25;d5, Sangster Elementary School, 7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. Open to Sections restrictions based on age and rating. EF: $32 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. On-site registration is not guaranteed!. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.comwww.skenrichment.com/tournaments

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 19. 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 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. 

Nov 26-27  
Dec 2016 Dec 3-4  
Dec 10-11
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ;  Round 3 / December 9,

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.

  • Dec. 27-30, 28-30, 29-30 or 27 43rd Annual Eastern Open A Heritage Event! TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) 6 Sections: Open, U2200, & U1900 Sections (7-Rd SS in 4- or 3-days); U1600 & U1300 Sections (6-Rd SS in 2-days); Scholastic Section (4- Rd SS in 1-day). Over $13,000 prize fund! Over 40 prizes! Class prizes at 150-point interval within each section! Convenient Location: Doubletree Hotel, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD (just 2 mi. S from I- 495 and 4 blks N of Metro) Open: $2,000-1,000-500; U2350: $500. FIDE Rated. Open section prizes guaranteed. Other section prizes based on 40 paid entries for each section. Under 2200: $1,000-500-250; U2050: $500. Under 1900: $1,000-500-250; U1750: $500. Under 1600: $800-400-200; U1450: $400; UR max $250. Under 1300: $700-350-200; U1150: $300; U1000 $250; UR max: $100. Scholastic: Trophies, book prizes, and memberships. Special Prizes! Best Fighting Spirit/Best Played Game: $200- 100. Brilliancy: $100-50. Opening Innovation: $100-50. Selected winning games, positions, and openings must be annotated and will be submitted for publication in Chess Life. Upset: For U1600 & U1300, Rds 1-5, $25 book credit prize; max 2 prizes per player. 4-day Schedule for Open, U2200, U1900: 12/27-12/30 Rd. 1: Tue12/27 at 6 pm; Rds. 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Wed 12/28 - Fri 12/30 at 11 am & 5:30 pm. On-Site Reg: Tue 12/27 at 4- 5:30. TC: 40/120, SD/30 d10. 3-day Schedule for U2200, U1900: 12/28- 12/30 Rds. 1-3: Wed 12/28 at 5, 7, 9 pm. On-Site Reg: Wed 12/28: 4-4:45 pm. TC: G/45 d10. Join 4-day in Rd. 4. Open Section Rules: FIDE Rules used, with regular US Chess 1-hr lateness/default rule in effect. If no US Chess rating, use FIDE rating + 100 pts. If no US or FIDE rating, then rating assigned for other countries per US Chess rulebook. Foreign players with no FIDE ID, MUST pre-register by no later than Dec. 15th so that country can properly register player with FIDE. 4-day schedule only & no re-entries. Byes: 1/2-pt byes available for any round, but Rds. 5-7 must commit before Rd. 4. Limit 2 byes. 2-day Schedule for U1600, U1300: Thu-Fri 12/29-12/30 Rds. 1-3 & 4-6 at 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm. On-Site Reg: Thu12/29: 9-9:45 am. TC: G/90 d10. Scholastic Tourney (Tue 12/27 in 4 rds) in 3 sections: K-12 Open, K-8 U1000, K-5 U700. Rds. 1-4 at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm. On-Site Reg: Tue 12/27: 10-10:45 pm. TC: G/45 d10. Blitz Championship: 5-Rd Dbl Swiss. Tue 12/27 at 1-4:30 pm. Prizes: $850 in prizes based on 40 entries: 1st/2nd: $250/150, U2100: $150/75; U1800: $150/75. TC: G/6, i3. Site Reg: Tue 12/27: 12-12:45 pm. EF: Advance EF: $35; on-site EF: $45. Free Lecture: 12/27 at 4-5:30 pm. HR: Amazing, only $79!! To reserve online, go to www.easternopenchess.com  or call 301-652-2000 or 888-370-0998 by 12/20 request chess rate. Pkg: Hotel valet is $10 if overnight or $5 if for day! Entries: If postmarked by Dec 20: Open: $125; U2200: $120; U1900 & U1600: $110; U1300: $100; Scholastic: $35. Entries after 12/20: $25 more for Open-U1300; $10 more for Scholastic! Reentry $100 and limited to rounds 1-4. GMs: free entry, but $125 deducted from prize; IMs: $65 advance entry, but $60 deducted. FMs: $90 advance entry, but $35 deducted; $10 service charge for refunds. Please make checks or money orders payable to Eastern Open. Mail entries to Tom Beckman, 3731 Kanawha St. NW, Washington, DC 20015-1809. For entry forms and info, www.easternopenchess.com   or tombeckman@rcn.com 

Dec 31-Jan1  
Jan 2017 Jan 7-8
  • 2016-2017 DC Chess League  Winter Season at www.dcchess.net ;  Round 4 is January 6. 

Jan 14-15
  • Jan 13-16 Potomac Open in Rockville, MD
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. 

Feb 2017 Feb 4-5  
Feb 11-12
  • Feb 10-12  Baltimore Open

Feb 18-19  
Feb 25-26
  • Feb 24-26 : George Washington Open, Falls Church VA CCA
Mar 2017 Mar 4-5  
Mar 11-12  
Mar 18-19  
Mar 25-26  
April 2017 Apr 1-2  
Apr 8-9  
Apr 15-16  
Apr 22-23  
Apr 29-30  
May 2017 May 6-7  
May 13-14  
May 20-21  
May 27-28  
June 2017 June 3-4  
June 10-11  
June 17-18
  • June 16-18, 2017: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

June 24-25  
July 2017 Jul 1-2  
Jul 8-9  
Jul 15-16  
Jul 22-23  
Jul 29-30  
Aug 2017 Aug 5-6  
Aug 12-13  
Aug 19-20  
Aug 26-27
  • Aug 25-27, 2017: Atlantic Open, Arlington VA

Sept 2017 Sept 2-3
  • Virginia Closed State Championship
Sept 9-10  
Sept 16-17  
Sept 23-24  
Sept 30-Oct 1  
Oct 2017 Oct 7-8
  • Oct 5-9, 2017: Washington Chess Congress, Arlington VA

Oct 14-15  
Oct 21-22  
Oct 28-29  
Nov 2017 Nov 4-5  
Nov 11-12  
Nov 18-19  
Nov 15-26  
Dec 2017 Dec 2-3  
Dec 9-10  
Dec 16-17  
Dec 23-24  
Dec 30-31  
Jan 2018 Jan 5-6  
Jan 12-13  
Jan 19-20  
Jan 26-27  
Feb 2018 Feb 2-3  
Feb 9-10
  • Feb 8-10 Baltimore Open

Feb 16-17  
Feb 23-24
  • Feb 22-24 : George Washington Open, Falls Church VA CCA
Mar 2018 Mar 2-3  
Mar 9-10  
Mar 16-17  
Mar 23-24  
Mar 30-31  
Apr 2018 Apr 6-7  
Apr 13-14  
Apr 20-21  
Apr 27-28  
May 2018 May 4-5  
May 11-12  
May 18-19  
May 25-26  
June 2018 June 1-2  
June 8-9  
June 15-16
  • June 15-17, 2018: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

June 22-23  
June 29-30