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 09/11/14 02:36:26 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

Past years in Clearinghouse | 2014 | 2015 |

July 2014 July 5-6  
July 12-13
  • July 11 - DC Chess League Night
  • 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 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.



  • 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 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 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.


Aug 2014 Aug 2-3
  • August 2 Virginia 11th Harris Pavilion “Open Air” (QC) GPP 10. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110. 5SS G/20 d3. Two sections: Open: EF: $25 if received by 7/29, $35 at site. Prizes $$800G: $250-150-100. U2000-U1600-U1200-Unr. each $75. Fun (not USCF-rated): EF: $10 if received by 7/29, $15 at site. Prizes: trophies to the top ten. Both: Reg: 8:30-9:45. Rds: 10-11-12:30-1:30-2:30. Ent: Harris Pavilion, 9116 Center St., Ste. 103, Manassas, VA 20110. W

  • 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. 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. 8   Washington International Blitz (BLZ)  5 double SS, G/3+2” incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$All Prizes Guaranteed: $400-$200-$150, U2200 $130-$70, U2000 $110-$60, U1800 $100-$50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. Free parking for day guests. EF: $30 by 7/29, $35 by 8/5, and then $40. Special EFs: GMs & IMs $20 off EF. Schedule: Reg. ends 7:30 pm Rnd. 1 at 8pm then ASAP. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://washintlblitz.mdchess.com.TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15

  • 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 16-17
  • Aug 16. 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 23-24
  • Aug 22-24 or 23-24, 2014: Atlantic Open, Washington DC
Aug 30-31
  • Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 78th Annual Virginia Closed State Championship - 6-SS, 30/90, SD/1 d5. Hilton Garden Inn Richmond-Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA (804)521-2900. Conveniently located off I-295. Ask for Chess Rate and mention the VA Closed Chess Tournament. Reserve before Fri, Aug 15 to get the chess rate http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com . Open to VA residents, military stationed in the VA, and students attending any VA school or college (must show valid ID or other proof of Fall 2014 school enrollment). Annual VCF Business Meeting Sat Aug 30 from 10am-12 noon. $$3,000 b/85 paid entries. Two sections, Open and Amateur (U1800). Open: $650-375-275, Top Expert & A $125 ea. Trophy to 1st, Top Exp & A. Amateur: $525-325-200. Top C, D, U1200, Unr $100 each. Trophy to 1st, Top C, D, U1200. Trophies to top Senior (60+), Junior (U18) and Woman with 1pt added to Open Section score. Reg.: Fri Aug 29, 3-6:00 pm and Sat Aug 30, 8:00 am-12-noon. Walk-ins arriving after 12-noon risk not being paired for Rd 1. Rds.: Sat 1 & 7; Sun 11 & 5; Mon 9:30 & 3:30. Two 1/2 pt byes, must declare 30 min before Rd 2. EF: $65 if payment mailed by Aug 26, $80 thereafter and on site. Re-entry allowed for Rd.2 only at $30 with 1/2 pt bye. Ent.: Mail payment to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: VA Closed, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Checks to "VCF". Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com , 757-846-4805, or www.vachess.org . W. NS. NC. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

Sept 2014 Sept 6-7
  • Sept 5 - DC Chess League Night
Sept 13-14
  • Sept. 13-14, Maryland TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 UMBC Championship  5SS, G/90, +30incr. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Open: (All) $$1260: $400-300-200 Gtd., Class prizes $120 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Top UMBCstudent awarded trophy & title of 2014-2015 UMBC Chess Champion. Certificates& UMBC Class titles to top UMBC students U2200, U2000,U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, & Unr. All prospective members of any UMBC Chess Team for academic year 2014-2015 must play in this section. Free ent. to GMs, $50 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.)$$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 9/13. 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. 4-5bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds. 4-5. HR: La Quinta Innand 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 Lot 9 or 16. Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman,Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Championship, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore,MD 21250. Make out check to UMBC. For more information: Chess-Club@umbc.edu , (410) 455-8499, www.umbc.edu/chess . W.

  • Sept. 13, UMBC Rated Beginner’s Championship (RBO) 5SS, G/25 d5. UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Open to U1200/Unr. USCF membership required. Free USCF memb. to anyone scoring at least 3.5 pts. Certificate to anyone completing 5 rds. Top UMBC student awarded trophy & title of 2014-2015 UMBC Amateur Chess Champ. EF: $20 if postmarked by 9/1, $25 later. Reg.: 8:30- 9:30am. Rds.: 10-11:30-1:30-3-4:30 Sat. 1/2 pt. bye avail. in any rd. if req’d before rd. 1. Held concurrently w/UMBC Champ. 9/13-9/14 (see separate TLA). Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, ATTN: Beginners Champ. Cks payable to UMBC. Dir: Exit 47B off I95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Commons Drive garage. For more info: 410-455-8499, ChessClub@umbc.edu,       www.umbc.edu/chess . W.

  • Saturday September 13, 2014. Chess Clinic with Andy Rea @Arlington Chess Club, Arlington Forest United Methodist Church/ Sheffield Hall 4701 Arlington Blvd, Arlington VA 22203. A day of chess instruction focusing on improving chess vision, planning, target recognition and technique. Featuring many Master games, also some of my own- with 50+ tournament wins, 2 state championships, current leader of 2014 VCF Cup, I get it right more often than not while still learning from mistakes! This one-day clinic can help further enhance your chess skills and decision making! 9:30-4:30, FEE $40, or half-day (9:30-12:30 or 1:30-4:30) $25. Mail fee to Andrew Rea, 6102 Lundy Pl, Burke VA 22015. More information at www.arlingtonchessclub.com  or email, andrerea2@yahoo.com . Checks payable to Andrew Rea.
  • September 13th End Of Summer Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, Support@viennachessclub.com   or 703-898-9066.


  • September 14. Metro Sunday Quads. 3-RR, G/85;d5. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW. EF: $20 $$ $40 each quad. Scholastic sections. G/25;d5EF: $10, Trophy prizes. Both: Reg: 9:15 - 9:50. Open Rds. 10 - 1 - 4.

    Schol. start at 10:00 and usually end by 1:00 (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org./quads.php

Sept 20-21
  • Sep 20. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com. W. NS.
Sept 27-28
  • Sep 26. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
Oct 2014 Oct 4-5
  • Oct. 4-5 Kingstowne Chess Festival XII
  • October 5. Metro Sunday Quads. 3-RR, G/85;d5. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW. EF: $20 $$ $40 each quad. Scholastic sections. G/25;d5 EF: $10, Trophy prizes. Both: Reg: 9:15 - 9:50. Open Rds. 10 - 1 - 4.
    Schol. start at 10:00 and usually end by 1:00 (202) 857-4922.  www.chessctr.org./quads.php
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
  • Oct. 18. National Capital Scholastic Cup Qualifier. 4-SS. G/25; d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Open to any student in K - 12 grade living in DC, Maryland or Virginia. EF: $20 if by 10/11, $30 at site. Reg: Noon - 12:45. Top 16 players qualify for play-off matches. $$200-100-50-50 to champion, finalist and semi-finalists of the play-offs. Trophies to the top 16. http://www.chessctr.org/Cup.php  202/857-4922.
  • Oct. 19. 3rd Annual Chess 4 Charity. Quads. Game 30. OLGC School, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182. EF $40 if by 10/16, $50 after or at site. Open to all ages; Rated and Unrated Sections. Reg. by 12:30. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. More info at www.chess4charity.com  or briheller@aol.com 
Ocy 25-26
  • Oct 25. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$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.

  • Oct. 25-26, 29th Emporia Open GPP: 10 Virginia VCF Cup Tour, 5SS. Rd. 1 G/90, d/5; Rds. 2-5 G/120, d/5. Holiday Inn Express, 1350 W. Atlantic St., Emporia, VA. $$810GTD, more if over 35 players.1st-3rd overall, $325-225-125; Top U1700/Unrated, $90; Top U1200, $80; Top Junior $70. EF: $45 if rec'd by 10/22, $55 afterwards and on site. Checks payable to VCF; PayPal for online entries. Reg.: Fri. 7-9pm, Sat 7:30-9:15am. Rds.: Sat. 10am, 2:30pm, 7pm; Sun. 9:30am, 2:30pm. One half-point bye allowed if req. by 2:00pm Oct 25. USCF and VA Chess Fed memb. req'd for VA residents, avail. at site; other state memberships honored. Hotel rooms and other Info: www.vachess.org or mhoffpauir@aol.com . Ent: Online at www.vachess.org , or US Mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: Emporia Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Chess Magnet School JGP.
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.
  • November 22nd Fall Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com   or 703-898-9066.

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
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  • December 13. Rated Beginners Open. 4-SS, G/25;d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004. Open to players rated under 1200 or unrated. EF: $30 ($20 if by 12/6). 5 sections by age. Reg: 12-12:45. Info: 202/857-4922. www.chessctr.org/rbo.php

Dec 20-21 Dec 20. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.
Dec 27-28  
Jan 2015 Jan 3-4  
Jan 10-11
  • Jan. 9-11, 10-11, GPP: 30 Maryland 7th Annual Chesapeake Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1300 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (rds 1-2 G/60 d/5), (U1300 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d/5) Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2200: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150. U2000: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$325, 3.5=$125. U1800: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1600: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1300 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 5.0 in section (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2200 $200, U2000 $150, U1800 & U1600: $100; U1300 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2200, & U2000 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $97 by 12/26, $102 by 1/6, and $107 online only by 1/8, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300 & U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, HR: $79, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 12/26. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9&3. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 9&3. U1300&U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9&1:00. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9&1:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://thechesapeakeopen.com .

  • January 10th, 2015 Winter Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov,support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
Jan 17-18  
Jan 24-25
  • Jan 24. 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.
  • Dec 26-29 or 27029 or 26-28 41st Annual Eastern Open: GPP:100 (Enhanced) 7-Rd SS in 5 Sections Over $14,000 prize fund! Over 30 prizes! Class prizes at 150-point interval within each section! Convenient Location: Doubletree Hotel, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda MD (just 2 mi. S from I-495 and 4 blks N of Metro). Open: $2,000-1,000-600-400; U2300: $400. FIDE Rated. Open section prizes guaranteed. Other section prizes based on 40 paid entries for each section. Under 2200: $1,000-600-300; U2050: $400. Under 1900: $1,000-600-300; U1750: $400. Under 1600: $1,000-600-300; U1450: $300. Under 1300: $1,000-500-250; U1150: $300; UR max: $150. Special Prizes ! Best Fighting Spirit/Best Played Game: $200-100-50. Brilliancy: $100-50. Opening Innovation: $100-50. Selected winning games, positions, and openings must be annotated and will be submitted for publication in Chess Life. Upset: For U1300, Rds. 1-6, $25 book prize; max 2 prizes per player. 4-day Schedule for Open, U2200, U1900, & U1600: 12/26-12/29 Rd. 1: Fri 12/26 at 6 pm; Rds. 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Sat 12/27 - Mon 12/29 at 11 am & 5:30 pm. TC: 40/120, SD/30 d10. On-Site Reg: Fri 12/26 at 4-5:30. 3-day Schedule for U2200, U1900, & U1600: 12/27- 12/29 Rds. 1-3: Sat 12/27 at 12, 3, 6 pm. TC: G/75 d10. Players join 4-day schedule in Rd. 4. On-Site Reg: Sat 12/27: 10-11:30 am. Weekend Schedule for U1300 Section: 12/26-12/28 Rd. 1: Fri 12/26 at 6 pm; Rds. 2-4 & 5-7: Sat 12/27 & Sun 12/28 at 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm. TC: G/90 d10. Byes: 1/2-pt byes available for any round, but Rds. 5-7 must commit before Rd. 4. Limit 2 byes for class prizes. Free Lecture 12/26 at 4-5:30 pm. Blitz Championship: 5-Rd Dbl Swiss. Sat 12/28 at 9:30 pm-12 am. $800 based on 40 paid entries. TC: G/7 d0. Advance EF: $35. See Web site for details. Quads: Daily 12/27-12/29: 3 Rds. at 10 pm, 1 pm, 4 pm. TC: G/75 d10. EF = $50: 1st = $90, 2nd = $50. HR: Amazing, only $79!! To reserve online, go to easternopenchess.com or call 1-800-955-7359 by 12/20 request chess rate. Pkg: Hotel valet is free if guest or $8/day! Free pkg on wkend 1 blk away in garage or lot! Entries: If postmarked by Dec 20: Open: $125; U2200: $120; U1900 & U1600: $110; U1300/UR: $100. Entries $25 more at site! Reentry $100 and limited to rounds 1-4. GMs: free entry, but $125 deducted from prize; IMs: $65 advance entry, but $60 deducted. FMs: $90 advance entry, but $35 deducted; $10 service charge for refunds. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Eastern Open. Mail entries to Tom Beckman, 3731 Kanawha St. NW, Washington, DC 20015-1809. For entry forms and info, www.easternopenchess.com   or tombeckman@rcn.com .

Jan 31-Feb 1
  • Jan 30. 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 2015 Feb 7-8
  • Feb. 6-8, 7-8, GPP: 30 Maryland 53rd Annual Baltimore Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1250 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (rds 1-2 G/60 d/5), (U1250 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d/5) Sheraton BWI, 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 1900) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2100: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150. U1900: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$125. U1700: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1500: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1250 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 5.0 in section (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2100 $200, U1900 $150, U1700 & U1500: $100; U1250 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1250, or $400 in U1500. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2100, & U1900 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking. EF: $97 by 1/23, $102 by 2/3, and $107 online only by 2/5, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1250 & U1000; GMs free, $50 deducted from prize; IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $79, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 1/24. . 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9&3. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 9&3. U1250&U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9&1:00. U1250 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9&1:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration http://thebaltopen.com .
  • February 7th, 2015 February Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
Feb 14-15
  • Feb 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.
Feb 21-22  
Feb 28-Mar 1
  • Feb 28. 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.
Mar 2015 Mar 7-8  
Mar 14-15  
Mar 21-22
  • Mar 20. 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 28-29
  • Mar 28. 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.
Apr 2015 Apr 4-5
  • April 4th, 2015 Spring Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
Apr 11-12
  • Apr 10. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.

Apr 18-19  
Apr 25-26
  • Apr 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.
May 2015 May 2-3  
May 9-10
  • May 9th, 2015 May Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.

May 16-17
  • May 15. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
May 23-24  
May 30-31
  • May 30. 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.

June 2015 June 6-7
  • June 6th, 2015 Summer Vienna Scholastic Tournament for K-12 Location: Vienna, VA 22180. Reg.: online at www.viennachessclub.com or on site 10:30-10:45 am; Format: 4 Rounds G/30 SS . Sections - U-500, U-900, U-1500. Prises: $25 for 1st and $15 for second in U-1500; medals for U-500 and U-900. Contact Info: Yuri Bogdanov, support@viennachessclub.com  or 703-898-9066.
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