Region III USCF Tournament Clearinghouse (MD - DC - VA)

This USCF Clearinghouse is for the States of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Other adjacent areas will be accepted unless they conflict badly with established MD-DC-VA tournamanents

Last updated 08/16/15 10:54:59 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

 

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.
  • Sep 26 - Floris September 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads, Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20171. 4 Sections - Open Quads 3-RR G/60;d5; K-8, K-5 (4-Round Swiss G/45;d5) and K-3 (5 Round Swiss G/30;d5). Prizes: $40 for Quad Winner, K-8/K-5/K-3 Scholastic Sections: Top 5 Individuals/Top 3 Teams and Other Class Prizes. Entry: $20 Early registrations by Sep 22nd; $25 by Sep 25th and $30 Onsite; On-Site Registrations CLOSES AT 8:30am SHARP. Mailed Entries: Vivek Iyer (make checks payable to Floris PTA), Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20171) Online entries: http://florispta.org. Email info only: florischessclub@gmail.com. More information: http://www.uschess.org/tlas/5819.tla.

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.

  • A Heritage Event! Oct. 10-12, Virginia 2015 (56th Annual) U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship 5-SS, 40/2, SD/30, d5. USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, 5940 9th Street (Corner of 9th and Belvoir) Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. Open to all U.S. Active Duty, Reservists, Military Retirees, Cadets, Midshipmen, and ROTC who have a USCF membership. EF: Free! Prizes: Trophies/ Plaques to Top 3 overall players, Top player of each DoD service on Active Duty, Top Reservist, Top Retiree, Top three Cadets/Midshipmen/ROTC, Top two each class A-D and below, Highest Upset, and USAFA Champion (top USAFA player), and other Trophies/Plaques and lots of special prizes. Reg.: 0800-0845 Sat. Rds.: 0930-1500; 0900-1500; 0900. Military ID not required for access to Fort Belvoir, but all participants must have a Military ID Card as it is required at check in for the tournament. One 1/2 point bye available, must declare 30 min before Round 2. The 12th Armed Forces Cadet/Midshipmen Championship will be conducted in conjunction with the Armed Forces Open. Awards ceremony to be held immediately after Rd 5. The annual Armed Forces Chess committee meeting will be held on Sat, 10/10 at 2000 along with the 6th U.S. Armed Forces Bughouse Championship. The G/5 d0 Armed Forces Open Blitz Championship will be held Sunday 10/11 at 2000 (USCF Rules). We ask Armed Forces participants to bring their uniform and wear it for Round 5 and the Awards Ceremony, proper Business attire if retired. If from out of town and flying to the tournament, please give yourself enough time to get to the airport for your return flight after the completion of the tournament, or take a 1/2 bye the last round. The USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir is the largest USO center ever constructed opening its doors in February 2013 servicing the Military and Military families. Billeting: TBA, please see www.vachess.org  for further details. Registering prior to the tournament is preferable than entry the day of, so we can get a better picture of the possible turnout. Entries: Online at www.vachess.org, or by email to mhoffpauir@aol.com  . For email entries, please include your Rank, Name, USCF ID #, and branch of service or military academy when you register. Additional details for the tournament can be found on www.vachess.org . 100% entry fee refunded in case of power outage. Bring clocks! FIDE. W.

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
  •  Nov. 21-22, 23rd Annual David Zofchak Memorial 5SS, G/2 d5. Site: Sleep Inn Lake Wright 6280 Northampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502, 757-461-6251 EF: $50 if rec’d. by 11/19, else $60. $1200 b/o 40  2 Sections - OPEN $160-$140-$120 - Top A  $110 - Top B $100. U1600 $120-$110 - $100 - Top D/Unr $90 - Top E $80 - U1000  $70. A VCF Cup event. Reg.: 9-9:30. Rds.: Sat: 9:45-2:15-7, Sun: 9:30-2:00. Mbr: VCF $10/$5. HR: $74 w/Free breakfast. Please reserve by 11/10. Entry & checks: Virginia Chess, 1370 S. Braden Cres., Norfolk, VA 23502. Info only: ernest.schlich@gmail.com, (757)362-6542. On-line entry and details www.vachess.org.Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

  • 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 - Floris November 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads, Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20171. 4 Sections - Open Quads 3-RR G/60;d5; K-8, K-5 (4-Round Swiss G/45;d5) and K-3 (5 Round Swiss G/30;d5). Prizes: $40 for Quad Winner, K-8/K-5/K-3 Scholastic Sections: Top 5 Individuals/Top 3 Teams and Other Class Prizes. Entry: $20 Early registrations by Nov 17th; $25 by Nov 20th and $30 Onsite; On-Site Registrations CLOSES AT 8:30am SHARP. Mailed Entries: Vivek Iyer (make checks payable to Floris PTA), Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20171) Online entries: http://florispta.org. Email info only: florischessclub@gmail.com. More information: http://www.uschess.org/tlas/5820.tla.


  • 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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