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 07/20/15 04:39:03 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 2015 Apr 4-5
  • April 1-5 - Philadelphia Open, CCA event at Philadephia Marriott Downtown.
  • 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 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 18-19
  • April 18, 2015 FUMA Scholastic Fork Union, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all USCF-rated 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40. Trophies to top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections. Site: Fork Union Military Academy, 4744 James Madison Highway, Fork Union, VA. Please Note: Both Google and MapQuest often provide incorrect directions to Fork Union Military Academy.
  • APR. 18 Walter Muir Memorial GPP6 3-Round Swiss System, Game/75 w/25 sec inc. Westhampton Christian Church, 2515 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015. PRIZES: Open Section: $400-$200-$100 based on 20 entrants. Top under 1600 $100, Top under 1200 $100. No Smoking, No Computers, Wheelchair Accessible. ENTRY FEE: If post marked by April 10, $45.00. At site, $55.00. REGISTRATION: 8:30-9:30 am on 4/18. ROUNDS: 10-2-6. BYES: One, 1/2 pt bye available any round per tournament; must request before 1st round begins. ADVANCE ENTRIES: Roanoke Valley Chess Club, P.O. Box 4141, Roanoke, VA 24015. PHONE: (540) 355-8185. EMAIL: info@roanokechess.com. WEB PAGE: roanokechess.com. NW.
Apr 25-26
  • Apr 25. 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 April 20) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.

May 2015 May 2-3
  • MAY 1-3 OR 2-3 MARYLAND GPP30 61st Annual Maryland Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd. 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds. 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1300 & U1000 G/120 d5 (rds. 1-2 G/60 d5), (U1300 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d5). Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 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 4/17, $102 by 4/28, and $107 online only by 4/30, $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: $89, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 4/17. 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://themdopen.com .

  • May 2, 2015 Meadowdale Spring Scholastic Chesterfield County, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections. K–12 Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. USCF membership required. Site: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield, VA 23234
  • May 2 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Main. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

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 9 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.


May 16-17
  • May 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.
  • May 16 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Belmont. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

May 23-24
  • May 23-24, 2015 Maryland Senior Championship A State Championship Event! Hilllcrest Elem School, 1500 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, Md. 21228. Format: 4SS, G/120; d5. Open to USCF members born before May 23, 1965.EF:$40 if received by 5/18/2015. $50 at site. Free entries to GM’s. $40 deducted from prizes. Top Md. Resident receives trophy and title of Md. Senior Champion 2015. Reg 9-9:45 AM. Rds: Saturday 10 AM, 3:15 PM. Sunday 9:30 AM, 2:45 PM.1/2 point bye available if requested before rd. 2. Prizes: $760 Gtd. 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100, top u2000 $100, u1700 $95, u1400 $90.Plaques to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Standard USCF tiebreaks used for title/plaques. Please put date of birth and USCF id number with entry. Info Wilbert A Brown 410-327-9191, Joe Summers, 410-788-1009
  • MAY 22-25 OR 23-25 3rd Cherry Blossom Classic GPP:50 Marriot Dulles Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. A VCF Cup Event. 5 Sections - 7-SS in 4 sections (4-day or 3-day): Open (FIDE Rated), U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 and U1600. 6-SS in U1300 (2-day only – Sat and Sun). Open & U2200 FIDE Rated - FIDE Laws of Chess will be followed, but USCF Ratings used for Pairings and Prizes. Prizes $$7500 b/140 (re-entries count as half, U1300 count as 3/4 entry), Open Section $2400 Unconditionally Guaranteed, Minimum $5970 GTD (70% each prize gtd in Other Sections). Open: (100% GTD) $1000-500-300-150 Top U2300 $300-150. U2200: $800-400-200 Top U2000 $300-150. U1900: $600-300-150 Top U1700 $200-100 Unrated limit $200. U1600: $500-250-125, Top U1400 $150-75 Unrated limit $150. U1300: $400-200-100 Top 1100 $100 Unrated limit $100. Entry Fee: All Sections except U1300 $84 if rec’d by May 15, $89 by May 21, $95 later and at site. Re-entry $45 for all players, except no re-entry in FIDE Sections - Open to Open or U2200 to U2200. GMs/IMs/WGMs free; Deducted from prize - $40 for GMs & $50 for IMs/WGMs. $10 less to seniors age 65/over, except in U1300 Section. U1300 Section entry fee $20 less.Time control: Open/U2200/U1900/U1600: 4-day Schedule: May 22-25: 7SS 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. 3-day Schedule: May 23-25 Rd. G/45;+30, Rds. 2-3 Sat G/90;+30, Rds. 4-7 Sun/Mon 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. U1300 plays only 2-day G/90 d5. Round times: 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, Rds. Fri 8 pm, Sat 11am - 5:30pm, Sun 10am - 4:30pm, Mon 9:30am – 3:30pm. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rd. 4-7 follows 4-day schedule. Under 1300 2-day schedule only (Reg. ends 10am, Rds. Sat 11am-3pm-7pm, Sun 9:30am-1:30pm-5:30pm). Byes: Up to two 1/2pt byes available in all sections, must commit 1 hour before start of rd. 4 (by Sun 8:30am).HR $79/night if reserved by Apr 24th. Reservations 703-471-9500, mention chess tournament. More information/Online registration www.cherryblossomchess.com  . Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess.) to CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC/ Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20171. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2015@capitalareachess.com . Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open/U2200 section. Four Side Events: Sat May 23. Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic. 5-SS G/30 d5. Sections: Pre-K/K-1, K-3 U600, K-5 U800, K-8 U1000, K-12 U1200. $25 by May 15 online, $30 by May 21, $35 after May 21 and onsite. Trophies to Top 3 in each section, Medals to 2.5 points and above. Onsite Reg. closes 9am. Rounds 10am-11:30pm-1pm-2:30pm-4pm. Awards 5:30pm. Sat Night Scholastic Blitz May 23:Sections: K-5 and K-12. Enter onsite by 6:30pm. 5-Round Double Swiss G/5 d0. Rounds Start 7pm. EF: $15. Prizes b/30: $160-$80-$40-$20. Sun Quads May 24 G/75 d5. Register onsite by 9:30am. Rounds 10am-1pm-4pm EF: $30. Prizes: $60 to 1st in each quad. Sun Night Blitz May 24 - Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Blitz(see also TLA for this Cherry Blossom Classic Grand Prix 10 Enhanced tnmt.) G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$200-100 Top U2400/U2200/U2000/U1800: $50 each. Highest rating (regular, quick or blitz) used for pairings & prizes. EF: Enter online $25 by May 23 or $30 after and onsite by 9:15pm. Rounds start 9:30pm Max 3 byes allowed, req at entry.
  • MAY 24   Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Rated Blitz! (BLZ)

    TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 (ENHANCED)

    Side Event to 3rd Cherry Blossom Classic (May 22-25). Marriot Dulles Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. Sunday May 24th. G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$200-100 Top U2400, U2200, U2000, U1800: $50. Highest rating (regular, quick or blitz) used for pairings & prizes. EF:Enter online $25 by May 23 or $30 after and onsite by 9:15pm. Rounds start 9:30pm Max 3 byes allowed, req at entry. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20171. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2015@capitalareachess.com.



     

May 30-31
  • May 30. 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 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.
  • May 30: Grafton Spring Chess Festival at Grafton Middle School in Yorktown, VA. There are 2 Tournaments--A scholastic tournament for players in grades K-12, and a Quads event for advanced scholastic players and adults. Details at www.vschess.org .

  • May 30 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – North Ave. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
  • May 30 The 3rd R2R Chess Invitational Catholic University, Edward Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room-A, Washington, D.C. 20064 7SS, G/30 - $$500-250-125-75-50 + Trophies 1st thru 5th place; Registration: 9am to 10am; Rounds: 10:00-11:30-1:00-2:30-4:00-5:30-7:00; EF: $50 by April 30th, $65 by May 23rd, or $80 on site; Payments online via Paypal to: Kimkit13@gmail.com ; Payments by mail payable to: Alex Winters, c/o R2R Media Group, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, #1412, Washington, D.C. 20013; Special Note: No entry fee required for Disabled Veterans, Retired Veterans, Homeless participants, and participants of the 1st and 2nd R2R Chess Invitationals. For more information, please contact Alex Kane via e-mail: akproductionsllc@aol.com .
  • May 30 The R2R Scholastic and Collegiate Chess Championships Catholic University, Edward Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room-A, Washington, D.C. 20064 7SS, G/30 – Two Sections – Collegiate Section: $$100-50-25 + Trophies 1st thru 3rd place; EF: $30 by April 30th, $40 by May 23rd, or $50 on site; Scholastic Section: $$50-25 + Trophies 1st and 2nd place for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades; Trophies 1st thru 3rd place + gift certificates for 4th thru 8th grades; EF: $25 by April 30th, $35 by May 23rd, or $45 on site; Both Sections--Registration: 9am to 10am; Rounds: 10:00-11:30-1:00-2:30-4:00-5:30-7:00; Payments online via Paypal to: Kimkit13@gmail.com ; Payments by mail payable to: Alex Winters, c/o R2R Media Group, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, #1412, Washington, D.C. 20013; For more information, please contact Alex Kane via e-mail: akproductionsllc@aol.com .
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.
  • June 6 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Main. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

June 13-14
  • Jun 12. 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.
  • 5th Fairfax Open - details TBA
June 20-21
  • June 19 - DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net 

  • Jun 20. 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 15) 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 20 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
  • June 20&21  World Open and Charlottesville Warm Up!  5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 6/18. $90.00 6/19 or at site.   Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes.  Prize fund $1000 b/30 paid entries. 50% guaranteed.  1st $400, 2nd $200, 3rd $100. (Top u 1600, 1200), $100. Upset $25 @ round 200 pts.  Less than 17 entries, 4-SS G/120 d5' 1st $300, 2nd $150, 3rd $75. (top u1600, 1200), $75.  Trophies 1st adult, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12 for both options.  RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310. www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 6/20 9am-9:25.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm.

     

June 27-28
July 2015 July 4-5
July 11-12
  • Jul 10. 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 11 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Main. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
July 18-19
  • July 18-19,   GPP:  15  Virginia 25rd Annual Charlottesville Open 5SS, G/90;d5. EF: $55 by 7/16, 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 if reserved by 6/17. 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. On-line registration at www.vachess.org  Mbr: VCF rqd. for VA residents $10, $5 under age 17. Info: ernest.schlich@gmailcom   http://www.vachess.org     Byes: single half-point bye on request. No CC on site, cash only please. Chess Magnet School JGP.

  • July 18 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

  • ** DATE CHANGE: The event is now on July 18 . 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 25 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 25-26
  • Date Changet to July 18    Jul 25. 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 20) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.

  • July 25 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – North Ave. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

  • July 25&26   Hotter Than July Swiss 5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 7/23. $90.00 after. Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes.  Prize fund $1200 b/35 paid entries!  50% guaranteed.  1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $150. (Top u 1600, 1200), $150. Upset $25 @ round.  Min 200 pts.  Trophies 1st, 2nd, and 3rd adult. Trophy 1st, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12.  RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310.  www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 7/25 9am-9:25.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm

Aug 2015 Aug 1-2
  • Jul 31- Aug 2, Aug 1-2, GPP: 30 Maryland 5th 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), U1250 3-day Rds 1&2 G/120 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, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2100 (FIDE rated): 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 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. Trophies to top 5 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 & 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 to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $97 by 7/17, $102 by 7/28, and $107 online only by 7/30, $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: $89, Rooms may not be avail after 7/18. 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 at http://thepotomacopen.com.

Aug 8-9
  • Aug. 7 2015 Washington International Blitz 5 double SS, G/3+2” incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. 2 Sections: Open, $$Guaranteed: $400-$200-$150, U2200 $130-$70, U2000 $110-$60. U1800 (b/20): $250-$150-$75, U1600 $50 Sets, boards and clocks provided. Free parking for day guests. EF: $30 by 7/28, $35 by 8/5, and then $40. Special EFs: GMs & IMs $20 off EF.  Schedule Reg. ends 7pm Rnd 1 @ 8pm then ASAP. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://washintlblitz.mdchess.com.

  •  Aug 8 - 13  4th Annual Washington International GPP:120 Maryland  9SS, 40/100, 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 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 (1 GM & 1 IM earned last year). B Section 7-SS (under 2201 USCF and under 2200 FIDE, USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2000-$1000-$500, top U2000 $1000, top under 1800 $500. Free Continental breakfast before morning rounds. All equipment provided for both sections. A section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs and WGMs $199; FIDE above 2300 $299; FIDE from 2200 to 2299 $349; FIDE from 2100 to 2199 $399, FIDE from 2000 to 2099 $600, FIDE less than 2000 $800. All $25 more after 6/8, $35 more after 7/24, $45 more after 8/4, $70 more at the door. B Section EF: $249. $20 more after 7/24, $30 more after 8/4, $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 8/8/1965. A Section Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/8-8/10:11am & 6pm, 8/11 & 12: 6pm, Thur 8/13 11am. B Section Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/8-8/10:11am & 6pm, 8/11 6pm 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 8 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Main. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
Aug 15-16
  • Aug 14 - DC Chess League Night - www.dcchess.net 
  • Aug 15. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Aug 10) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.
  • Aug 15 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
  • August 15&16 End Of Summer Swiss 5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 8/10. $90.00 after.  Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes.  Prize fund $1500 b/45 paid entries.  50% guaranteed.  1st $600, 2nd $300, 3rd $150. (Top u 1700, 1400, 1100), $100. Upset $50 @ round.  Min 200 pts.  (Unrated Prize limit is 1/2 of regular Prizes).  Trophies 1st, 2nd, and 3rd adult. Trophy 1st, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12.  RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310.  www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 8/15 9am-9:25.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm.

Aug 22-23
  • Aug 21. 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 22 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Belmont. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/ Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
Aug 29-30
Sept 2015 Sept 5-6
  • Sept 5-7: 79th Virginia Closed Chess Championships. NOTE: This year's tournament is being held in northern Virginia at the Westin-Washington Dulles because our usual site in Richmond is undergoing renovation and there were no other suitable hotels in the area. Details to be posted on the Virginia Chess Federation's website at www.vachess.org .
Sept 12-13
Sept 19-20
  • Sep 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 Sep 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.

  • Sep 19 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
  • Sept 19&20  Back To School Slugfest 5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 9/14. $90.00 after.  Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes.  Prize fund $1500 b/45 paid entries.  50% guaranteed.  1st $600, 2nd $300, 3rd $150. (Top u 1700, 1400, 1100), $100. Upset $50 @ round.  Min 200 pts.  (Unrated Prize limit is 1/2 of regular Prizes).  Trophies 1st, 2nd, and 3rd adult. Trophy 1st, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12.  RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310.  www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 9/19 9am-9:25.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm.

Sept 26-27
  • Sep 25. 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 26 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – North Ave. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
Oct 2015 Oct 3-4
Oct 10-11
  • Oct 7-12, 9-12 or 10-12, 2015: Washington Chess Congress, Arlington VA
  • Oct 10 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Belmont. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
  • Oct. 10   Emmorton Rec. Chess Club - National Chess Day Tournamen 4 round SS, G/60 d5. Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air, MD 21014. 3 sections: Open, U1600, U1200. Prizes: based on 50 entries, Open $150-$100; U1600/1200, $100-$75. EF: $25 in advance by Oct 8 at http://www.emmortonrec.com/Default.aspx?tabid=867569 or go to www.emmortonrec.com and navigate to the Chess program, and $30 on site (cash only). Space is limited so register early. Registration/check-in: 8:00–8:45, Rd. 1, 9:00; Rd. 2, 11:15; Rd. 3. 2:15; Rd. 4, 4:30. Check back at www.emmortonrec.com often as we plan to add more features. Contact: rfechess@yahoo.com.

Oct 17-18
  • Oct 17 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
  • Oct 17&18 1st Annual Richmond City Championship 5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 10/12. $90.00 after.  Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes. Prize fund $2500 b/65 paid entries.  50% guaranteed.  1st $750, 2nd $500, 3rd $300, 4th $200, 5th $100. (Top Unr $300, $150.  Unrated combined max prize limit $500.), Upset $50 @ round.  Min 200 pts.  Unearned prizes increase earned prize values!  Trophy 1st, 2nd, and 3rd adult overall.  Trophy 1st, 2nd, 3rd Richmond City Limits Finishers.  Trophy 1st, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12.  Trophy 1st, k-3,k-5, k-8, k-12 Richmond City Limits Finishers.   RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310.  www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 10/17 8:45am-9:30.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm.

     

Oct 24-25
  • Oct 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 Oct 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 24 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – North Ave. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
Oct 31-Nov 1
  • 30th Emporia Open
  • Oct 30. 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 2015 Nov 7-8
  • Nov 7 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Main. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

  • November 7-8   Northern Virginia Open   same site as 2014, the Executive Conference/ Training Center near Holiday Inn Express,  Sterling VA, FIDE rated.  Further details when TLA is sent, not yet finalized Virginia Chess Federation's website at www.vachess.org

Nov 14-15
  • Nov 13. 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 14 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Belmont. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
Nov 21-22
  • 2015 David Zofchak Memorial  Nov. 21-22 Sleep Inn Norfolk, VA
  • Nov 21. 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 16) 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 21- Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
  • Nov 21&22 Fall Richmond Middle School Chess League Warm Up  5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 11/16. $90.00 after.  Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes.  Prize fund $2000 b/60 paid entries.  50% guaranteed.  1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th 100. (Top u 1700, 1400, 1100), $100. Upset $25 @ round.  Min 200 pts. (Top Unr $200, $100).  Unrated combined max prize limit $400.).  Trophies 1st, 2nd, and 3rd adult. Trophy 1st, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12.  RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310.  www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 11/21 9am-9:25.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm.

     

Nov 28-29
Dec 2015 Dec 5-6
Dec 12-13
  • Dec 11. 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 12 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Belmont. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

  • Dec 12&13  Fall Richmond Middle School Chess League Championship 5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 12/7. $90.00 after.  Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes.  Prize fund $2000 b/60 paid entries.  50% guaranteed.  1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th 100. (Top u 1700, 1400, 1100), $100. Upset $25 @ round.  Min 200 pts. (Top Unr $200, $100).  Unrated combined max prize limit $400.).  Trophies 1st, 2nd, and 3rd adult. Trophy 1st, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12.  RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310.  www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 11/21 9am-9:25.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm.

Dec 19-20
  • Dec 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 Dec 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.
  • Dec 19 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.

Dec 26-27
  • Eastern Open
Jan 2016 Jan 2-3 Jan 30 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – North Ave. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event.
Jan 9-10
Jan 16-17
  • Jan 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2016: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA
Jan 23-24
  • Jan 23 - Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix! Richmond Public Library – Westover Hills. 4SS Rnds 1&2 g/30 d5. Rnd 3 g/35 d5, Rnd 4 g/40 d5. Reg @804-398-2310, Mike Callaham. waterman2010kir@aol.com . Name, phone, email, USCF id. Cash and cc accepted via website, email, and on site. EF$25.00. RCI mem $20.00. Trophy to 1st and 2nd adult and 1st k5, k8, and k12. Info and link at https://richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com/busline-grand-prix-schedule/  Not a USCF Grand Prix event .
  • Jan 23&24  Richmond 1st annual K-12 Winter Classic 5-SS G/100 d5' Lucille Brown Middle School.  6300 Janke Rd, Richmond VA 23225.  Entry fee $75.00 til 1/18. $90.00 after.  Masters committing to all rounds play free. $90.00 deducted from prizes.  Prize fund $2000 b/60 paid entries.  50% guaranteed.  1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200, 4th 100. (Top u 1700, 1400, 1100), $100. Upset $25 @ round.  Min 200 pts. (Top Unr $200, $100).  Unrated combined max prize limit $400.).  Trophies 1st, 2nd, and 3rd adult. Trophy 1st, k-3, k-5, k-8, k-12.  RCI mem Req.  1/2pt bye avail. Reentry $40.00, rnd 2 only.  Bring sets and clocks.  Mike Callaham 804-398-2310.  www.richmondchessinitiative.wordpress.com.  cash, credit card, and paypal accepted.  no checks.  Registration 11/21 9am-9:25.  Rounds Sat at 9:45, 1:15, 4:45.  Sunday 10:30 and 2pm.

Jan 30-31  
Feb 2016 Feb 6-7

Feb 25-27: George Washington Open - Herndon,VA - CCA

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June 18-19 June 17-19: Continental Class - Arlington, VA - CCA
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