Region III US Chess 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 12/13/17 09:35:18 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

 

Sept 2017 Sept 2-3
  • Sept. 2-4 81st Annual Virginia Closed 6-SS, Two Schedules, $$3500 b/o 90 paid entries. Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA (804)521-2901. Ask for Chess Rate ($94), mention VA Closed Chess Tournament. Reserve by Fri. Aug 11th. Long Sched.: 30/90, SD/1 d5; Rds. Sat 1 and 7 pm, Sun 11 am and 5 pm, Mon 9:30 am, 3:30 pm. Short Sched.: Rds. 1 and 2 at G/60 d5, Sat 5 pm and 8 pm, join Long Sched Sun and Mon. Sections & Prizes: Open ($700, $400, $250; with $120 ea Top Expert and A), Amateur/U1800 ($525, $300, $200; with $95 ea Top C and D), U1200 & Unrated ($300, $200, $110, $85 to Top Unr). Top Unr place award limited to $200. EF: $75 by Sun. Aug. 27; $90 Aug. 28 and on-site. Details at www.vachess.org , including online entry and payment via PayPal. Elig.: Open to all Virginia residents, military stationed in Virginia, and students attending any Virginia school or college (must show student ID or other proof of Fall 2017 school enrollment). Blitz Tourn (G/5 d0) on Fri. Sept. 1 at 7PM. Annual VA Chess Federation Business Meeting Sat Sept. 2, 9-11am. Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com  or 757-846-4805. W A Heritage Event! A State Championship Event!

Sept 9-10

 

Sept 16-17
  • Sep 15. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

  • Sep. 16, WALDORF QUAD #20 3 Rd. Quads, G/90;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 2:00, and 5:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas. http://waldorfchessclub.org . NS NC.
Sept 23-24
  • Sep 23. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$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 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.
  • Sep. 23, Fairfax Frenzy 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com. www.skenrichment.com/tournaments.

  • Sep. 24, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Sept 30-Oct 1
  • Sep 29. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
  •  Sept. 30, Virginia 2017 Shenandoah Valley Open - pre National Chess Day Event! 4SS, G/40 d5. Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA 22655. Sections: Open and Scholastic, K-8. Prizes: Open section: $50 1st, $25 2nd. Scholastic: 1st & 2nd medals, Participation Ribbons. Reg.: 9:15 to 10:00 am. Open Round times: 10:15, 11:45, 2:00, 3:30. Scholastic Round Times as soon practical. Fee: $15 Open, $10 Scholastic preregistered. Site entries add $5 cash or check only. Max 1/2 half bye. Must be announced by Rd. 2. Entries/Info: http://www.winchesterchess.com, David Hubbard, winchesterchess@gmail.com , 973-280-7189.

  • Sep. 30, WCC SCHOLASTIC QUAD #2 3SS, G/30;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: 20; $15 WCC members. Prizes: Trophy for 1st each Quad. Must Register to play in tournament due to space availability. ENT: 301-752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area. http:// waldorfchessclub.org Must Pre-Register by 26 September to confirm entry; Registration on day of tournament is not guaranteed due to space availability and pairing limitations; Register by email or by phone. Please provide player's name, grade, and USCF ID when registering. NS NC.

  • September 30th  2017 Emery September Tournament  DC Scholastic Chess Unrated Tournament  Emery Center 5701 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC 20011 Registration 9:00-9:30 am.  Games start promptly at 10 am.  Three rounds SS G30/ Sections K-5, K-8, K-12\ Register @ dcscholasticchess.org  Entry Fee $10 Contact for more information chessgirlsdc@gmail.com Hosted by Chess Girls DC

  • Oct. 1, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Oct 2017 Oct 7-8
  • Oct 5-9, 2017: Washington Chess Congress, Arlington VA

  • Oct. 8, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Oct 14-15
  • Oct 13. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
  • Oct. 14, MONSTER MASH WCC QUAD #21 3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 5:00. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas. Pre-register by email or phone. http:// waldorfchessclub.org NS NC

  • OCT. 14   The ’Chess Girls DC’ Eastern Regional All Girls Championships  Hampton Inn Washington DC NoMa Union Station, 501 New York Ave. NE Suite A, Washington, DC 20002. 5-Round Swiss, G/45 d5. Four Sections: Under 18, Under 14, Under 10, Under 8. Trophies/Prizes: In each section, Trophies for Top 5 Individual Places, Trophies for tied for 5th place, and Medals for 2.5 points or above; Trophy for Top Under 17/Under 16/Under 15 in Under 18 Section; Trophy for Top Under 13/Under 12/Under 11 in Under 14 Section; Trophy for Top Under 9 in Under 10 Section; Trophy for Top Under 7 in Under 8 Section; Other Prizes: ONLY Under 18 Section: $200-$100-$50 EF: $25 online by 10/1. $30 online after 10/1 and by 10/13. $35 after 10/13 or onsite. Checks postmarked by 10/4. Two half point byes allowed if requested before Rd. 2 or during Registration. Registration: 8: 30am-9:45am. Rounds: 10am and ASAP. More info and online registration: https:// dcscholasticchess.org/ Make checks payable to "Chess Girls DC" and Mail to: 1440 Newton St., Washington,DC 20017 Email Info only: chessgirlsdc@gmail.com  Boards and sets provided; Bring clock if you have one.

  • October 15,  Chess 4 Charity 2017, 5th Semi-Annual Charity Chess Tournament   4SS, G/25, d/3.  Quick Rated Only.  NEW LOCATION: BASIS Independent School, 8000 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102.  Reg: Pre-Registration online at www.chess4charity.org  On-site Registration 11-11:45am. Tournament starts at Noon.  Sections: Open, U-1000, Unrated (non-USCF members).  Prizes: TBD number of Trophies for each section. $50 Early Bird price (on or before Oct 12).  $65 after Oct. 12.  Elig: Players welcome from VA, MD, DC, and all other states and locations. All ages and experience levels welcome.  Questions: See www.chess4charity.org or email chess4charity@aol.com  100% of all profits go to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation!

  • Oct. 15, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Oct 21-22
  • Oct 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 Oct 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.

  • Oct. 21, The Capitol Hill Classic 4SS, G/25;d5, Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan, 215 G St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com. www.skenrichment.com/tournaments.

  • Oct. 21-22 33rd Emporia Open GPP:10 VCF Cup Tour. 5SS. Rd. 1 G/90 d5; Rds. 2-5 G/120 d5. Holiday Inn Express, 1350 West Atlantic, Emporia, VA. Chess Rate $83, reserve by Sept 21. $825 b/o minimum of 30 players. 1st place $300 Guaranteed. Other place and class prizes increased if over 30 players. 2nd $200, 3rd $100; Top U1700/Unrated $80, Top U1200 $75, Top Upset Rds 1-4 $70. EF: $45 if rec'd by 10/14, $55 starting 10/15 and on site. Re-Entry for $20 after Rd 1 with half-point bye. Rds.: Sat. 10am, 2pm, 7pm; Sun. 9:30am, 2:30pm. One half-point bye allowed if req. by 1:30pm 10/14. US Chess and VA Chess Fed memb. req'd for VA residents, avail. at site; other state memberships honored. Ent.: Online www.vachess.org , or on-site Fri. 7-10pm, Sat 7:30-9:15am. Send mail-in entries to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: Emporia Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Hotel rooms and other Info: www.vachess.org or mhoffpauir@aol.com 

  • Oct. 22, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Oct 28-29
  • Oct 27. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
  • Oct 28, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore

  • Oct. 28, WCC SCHOLASTIC QUAD #3 3SS, G/30;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: 20; $15 WCC members. Prizes: Trophy for 1st each Quad. Must Register to play in tournament due to space availability. ENT: 301-752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area. http:// waldorfchessclub.org Must Pre-Register by 25 October to confirm entry; Registration on day of tournament is not guaranteed due to space availability and pairing limitations; Register by email or by phone. Please provide player's name, grade, and USCF ID when registering. NS NC.

  • Oct. 29, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Nov 2017 Nov 4-5
  • Nov. 4-5 2017 David Zofchak Memorial   Sleep Inn Lake Wright,1521 Premium Outlet Dr. Norfolk VA $59 Please reserve by 10/13. 5SS  G/120, d5 $2000 b/o 45 entries. Place prizes in open section guaranteed. Open Section: $$350, $$225, $$160 Top Expert $150, Top A $125 U1800 Section: $270, $170, $130, Top C/Unr $120, Top D $110, Top E $100, Top U1000 $90.  EF: $55 if received by 11/1 else $65. Reg: 8:30 - 9:15 Rounds: Sat: 9:30, 2:00, 7:00 Sun. 9:30, 2:00, The website has additional details and on-line and printable entry.

  • Nov 4. 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 30) 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. 4, Clemente Challenge 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Roberto W. Clemente Middle School, 18808 Waring Station Rd, Germantown, MD 20874. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com. www.skenrichment.com/tournaments.

  • Nov. 5, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Nov 11-12
  • Nov 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.
  • Nov. 11, WCC QUAD #22 3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:00. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas. Pre-register by email or phone. http:// waldorfchessclub.org NS NC.

  • Nov 11. ACC’s BLINDFOLD SIMUL w/ GM Timur Gareyev (the Blindfold Simul King)  Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition match between the GM and all players. GM Gareyev holds the World Record for the largest blindfold simul ever – 48 players! REGISTER EARLY – Boards available on a first-come, first-served basis! To preregister online and for more info, go to: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  Reg.: 9:30am. GM Intro and Q&A: 10:00am Simul: 11:00am. EF: $50, $45 for ACC members. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS. NEW LOCATION: For this event only, we are meeting at the Clarendon United Methodist Church which is located at: 606 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Enter the church through the double doors off the north-side parking lot - these are the doors with a small awning above them.

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  • Nov. 11, Drew Model Matchup 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Drew Model Elementary School, 3500 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22206. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com. www.skenrichment.com/tournaments.

  • Nov. 12, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Nov 18-19
  • Nov. 18-19   22nd Annual Northern Virginia Open! GPP:30   5SS. A VCF Cup Event! US Chess and FIDE-rated. FIDE Rules, 30-minute default period for late arrivals. Hotel and Tournament Site: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166, 703-471-9500. Chess Rate: $89 plus 6% tax, reserve by Fri. Oct 20. PRIZE: $$3500-GUARANTEED, $800, $550, $375, $250, Top X/A/B/C/D/ $225 each, Top U1200-UNR $200, Top Upset Sat & Sun $100 each. Reg.: www.vachess.org, Onsite Fri 11/17 7-10PM, Sat 11/18 7:30-8:45AM. Rds.: Sat. 9:30-2:30-7, Sun. 10-4:30; TC: Sat G/90 inc/30, Sun. 40/90, SD/30, inc/30. EF: $80 thru 11/11, $95 starting 11/12 and on site. VCF membership required for VA residents. Entries: Online www.vachess.org or Postal Mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: NoVA Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693-3356. Info: www.vachess.org or mhoffpauir@aol.com, 757-846-4805. No email entries.

  • Nov. 18, Ashburn Rumble 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Ashburn Elementary School, 44062 Fincastle Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com. www.skenrichment.com/tournaments.

  • Nov. 19, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Nov 25-26
  • Nov 25, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore
Dec 2017 Dec 2-3
  • Dec 1. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
  • Dec. 2, WCC SCHOLASTIC QUAD #4 3SS, G/30;d5, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: 20; $15 WCC members. Prizes: Trophy for 1st each Quad. Must Register to play in tournament due to space availability. ENT: 301-752-5169 strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Located within 30-40 minutes of the DC, and Northern VA metro area.http:// waldorfchessclub.org Must Pre-Register by 29 November to confirm entry; Registration on day of tournament is not guaranteed due to space availability and pairing limitations; Register by email or by phone. Please provide player's name, grade, and USCF ID when registering. NS NC.

  • Dec. 3, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Dec 9-10
  • Dec. 9, Sangster Sortie 2017 4SS, G/25;d5, Sangster Elementary School, 7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com. www.skenrichment.com/tournaments.

  • Dec. 9, WCC QUAD #23 3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $20. $$GTD: $50. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:00. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169strider_08@comcast.net. DIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas. Pre-register by email or phone.http://waldorfchessclub.orgNS NC.

  • Dec. 10, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Dec 16-17
  • Dec 16. CANCELLED
    Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus
    5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Dec 11) 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. 16, The BASIS Bash  2017 4SS, G/25;d5, BASIS Independent McLean, 8000 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com. www.skenrichment.com/tournaments.

  • Dec. 17, Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss 3SS, G/25;d5, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. EF: $33 for early registration!. Please check our website below for details on capacity and/or to register. ENT: our website below. INFO: tournaments@skenrichment.com www.skenrichment.com/tournaments

Dec 23-24
  • Dec 22. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
  • Dec 23, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore
Dec 30-31  
Jan 2018 Jan 5-6  
Jan 12-13
  • Jan 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.

  • Jan. 12-15, 13-15, GPP: 30 Maryland   10th Annual Chesapeake Open  7SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (3-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr); U1300 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (rds 1&2 G/60 d5)(2-day schedule, rds 1-4 G/30 d/5) Marriott North Bethesda, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000) FIDE: 7.0 =$2200, 6.5 =$1600, 6.0=$1100, 5.5=$700, 5.0=$350, 4.5=$125, 4.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2200 (min. rating of 1800) FIDE: 7.0 =$2100, 6.5 =$1500, 6.0=$1000, 5.5=$600, 5.0=$300, 4.5=$100, 4.0=$30. U2000: 7.0 =$2000, 6.5 =$1300, 6.0=$800, 5.5=$500, 5.0=$275, 4.5=$100. U1800: 7.0= $2000, 6.5 = $1200, 6.0= $750, 5.5= $450, 5.0=$225, 4.5=$100. U1600: 7.0= $1800, 6.5= $1000, 6.0= $600, 5.5= $400, 5.0=$200, 4.5=$80. U1300: 7.0= $1200, 6.5= $700, 6.0= $350, 5.5= $225, 5.0=$120, 4.5=$50. U1000 (no adult UNR): 7.0=$500, 6.5=$325, 6.0=$175, 5.5=$100, 5.0=$55, 4.5=$30. Trophies to top 10  & top U800 in U1000. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 7-0 in section (added to score prize) - Championship: $400; U2200 $300, U2000 $250, U1800 & U1600: $200; U1300 $150, U1000 $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1600. Boards and pieces provided in all sections. Clocks provided in the Championship – U1600 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted or emailed. Free Monday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $109 by 12/28, $119 by 1/9, and $124 online only by 1/11, $130 after 1/11. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300, $60 less for U1000; GMs free, $50 deducted from prize; IMs $45 less, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $99, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 12/28. 4-day schedule (Champ-U1600): Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 11&6, Mon 9:30&3:30. 3-day schedule (Champ-U1600): Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 11&6, Mon 9:30&3:30. U1300 & U1000 3-day schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 11&4:00, Mon 9:30&1:30. U1300 & U1000 2-day schedule: reg ends Sun 10am rds Sun 11, 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00, Mon 9:30&1:30 Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://thechesapeakeopen.com.

  • Jan. 13   CRS FREE PIZZA Tournament  4-SS, G/25 d5. Churchill Road Elem. School Cafeteria, 7100 Churchill Rd., McLean, VA 22101. EF: $25 if by 1/6, $30 at site. Open to any student in K - 6. Reg.: 12 - 12:45. Team and individual trophies. (202) 857-4922. Details and registration: www.chessctr.org/CRS.php.

  • Jan. 13, 2018, 12TH ANNUAL MLK, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLASTIC OPEN 5SS, G/25;d5 Location: Second Baptist Church, 816 3rd Street NW, Washington DC 20001. Sections: K-1, K-3, K-6, K-8, K-12. Team = four players from the same school. Club teams are not eligible for team trophies. EF: $25.00 discounted by $23. 75 = $1.25 (If you can not afford it, we will pay for you.). Cash onsite only. (No checks, no cards.). Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place individual trophy for each section. Team trophy for each section. Top female trophy for each section. Medals.   Registration: Please send your name, grade, school, USCF ID #, rating and section you wish to play in to vaughn_bennett@yahoo.com. Registration closes at 5pm on January 12, 2018. Check In: January 13th, from 9:30am-9:55am. Rds: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Please bring clocks and chess sets, our equipment is limited. 

Jan 20-21
  • Jan 189 ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
  • Jan. 20, 2018 Shenandoah Valley Winter Open 4SS, G/45 d0. Holiday Inn Hotel Winchester SE-Historic Gateway (Exit
    313 RT 81), 333 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602. Sections: Open, Novice U1300 or Unr. Prizes: Open section: 1st $100, 2nd $50, Novice Section: Trophies to Top 3, Medals. Reg.: 8:30 to 9:15 am. Open Round times: 9:30, 11:15, 1:45, then ASAP. Fee: $20 before 1/25. $25 Site entries, cash or check only. Max 1/2 half bye. Must be announced by Rd. 2. Entries/Contact: http://www.winchesterchess.com , David Hubbard, 106 O'Keefe Dr., Winchester, VA 22602, winchesterchess@gmail.com , 973- 280-7189
Jan 27-28
  • Jan 27. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Jan 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.
  • Jan 27 2018 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore
Feb 2018 Feb 3-4
  • Feb 2. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
  • Feb. 3, Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore MD 21209. Open to all K-12 players from anywhere. 7 Sections. Championship K-12: 1000+, K-12, 4SS, G45 d5, Rds: 9:30-11:30-1:30-3:30. Championship K-8: 1000+, K-8, 4SS, G45 d5, Rds: 9:30-11:30-1:30-3:30. Championship K-5: 600+, K-5, 4SS, G40 d5, Rds: 9:30-11-12:30-2. U1000 K-12: under 1000 or unr, K-12, 5SS, G35 d5, Rds: 9:30-11-12:30-2-3:30. U800 K-8: under 800 or unr, K-8, 5SS, G30 d5, Rds: 9:30-10:45-12-1:15-2:30. U600 K-5: under 600 or unr, K-5, 5SS, G30 d5, Rds: 9:30-10:45-12-1:15-2:30. U400 K-5: under 400 or unr, K-5, 5SS, G25 d5, Rds: 9:30-10:30-11:30-12:30-1:30. Trophies per section: top ≈ 25% of individuals; top ≈ 40% of teams. EF: $30 through 01.30; $45 through 02.01; $60 by 5 AM, 02.03 (half-point bye possible in Rd 1); $80, 8 - 9 AM, 02.03 (on site; if space available; half-point bye likely in Rd 1). Provided: sets, boards, scoresheets, & pencils. Bring chess clock. Food available for purchase. Register: www.mdchess.com . Contact: tournaments@mdchess.com .
Feb 10-11
  • Feb 9-11 Baltimore Open

Feb 17-18
  • Feb 17. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Feb 11) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
Feb 24-25
  • Feb 23-25: George Washington Open, Falls Church VA CCA
  • Feb 23. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
  • Feb 24, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore
Mar 2018 Mar 3-4
  • Mar 2. 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.

  • March 3-4, 2018:  Virginia Scholastic & College Championships, Roanoke, VA, location TBD.  Main tournament on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4.  Blitz Tournament on Friday evening March 2nd.  For more information see www.vachess.org after November 1st, 2017.

Mar 10-11
  • Mar 9. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
Mar 17-18 Possible Virginia Open - March 16-18
Mar 24-25
  • Mar. 23-25, 2018. 51st Virginia Open -- Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $$4000 Guaranteed! SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $104 Chess Rate plus taxes, res. by Fri. 3/2 at 1-800-228-9200 or 703-471-9500. Two Sections. OPEN (FIDE-rated): $750-475-325-230; Top X and A (based on USCF ratings) ea $200. FIDE Rules, 30-minute default for late arrivals. AMATEUR (U1900, USCF Rated): $500-300-200; Top B,C,D, ea $175, Top U1200 $165, Top Unr $130 (limited to $200 place award). Plaques to 1st Place in Open and Amateur. Trophies to Top U1000, U800, U600 and Unrated. 5 Rds.: Rd. 1 Fri 3/23, 7:30pm (G/90 inc/30); Rds. 2 & 3 Sat 3/24 10am (G/90 Inc/30) & 3pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30), Rds. 4 & 5 Sun 3/25 10am & 4pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30). EF: $85 if rec’d by Sat. 3/17, $100 starting Sun. 3/18 and on site. VCF Mem req. for VA Residents ($15 Adults, $8 Junior under 18 yo). One 1/2 point Bye allowed, commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40, start Rd2 with 1/2 pt. Checks payable to Virginia Chess Federation. REG.: On-line at www.vachess.org, mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: VA Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693; On-Site Fri 3/23 5-6:45pm. Info: www.vachess.org, or andrerea2@yahoo.com. Heritage event


  • Mar 24, 2017 4th Saturday Quads Cecil County Chess Club (C-4) Address: North East UMC Church 308 South Main St. North East, Md 21901 USCF Membership Required – Time control: G/90;d5 Registration time: 9 – 9:45 am / Entrance fee: $25 Bring someone new with you & get $5 off on entrance fee First Prize in each Quad and Swiss: $60/ 2nd Swiss $30 Coffee, Tea, and snacks are available Great Restaurants within a block 5min. drive off Rt. 95/20 min. from Newark/30 min. from Wilmington Entrance is at the white door on Main St. Go down the stairs to the white door. Info: call John Anderson at 302-593-3752 or E-mail: daoceanandjohn@aol.com - 45 minutes from Baltimore
Mar 31-Apr 1
  • Mar 31. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Mar 26) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
Apr 2018 Apr 7-8
  • Apr 6. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
Apr 14-15  
Apr 21-22
  • Apr 21. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$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 Apr 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.
Apr 28-29
  • Apr 27. 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 2018 May 5-6  
May 12-13
  • May 11. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
May 19-20
  • May 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 May 13) 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 26-27
  • May 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.
  •  MAY 25-28 OR 26-28   6th Cherry Blossom Classic  GPP 100 (enhanced)

    Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. A VCF Cup Event. $$12,500 GUARANTEED Prizes in 5 Sections ($$2,500 increase in Prize Fund from 2017 - 4th straight year with an increase in prizes !!!). Open: $2000-1000-500-300 U2350 $400-200. Clear 1st/Tiebreaker $100 bonus. U2200: $1300-700-400 U2050 $300- 150. U1900: $1000-500-250 U1750 $300-150 U1600: $800-400-200, U1450 $200-100 U1300: $500-300-150 U1150 $200-100 Unrated prize limits in all sections except Open. 7-SS in 4 sections (4-day or 3-day): Open/U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 and U1600. 6-SS in U1300 (2-day only – Sat and Sun). GMs, IMs & WGMs free, deduct $50 from prize winnings; Addl conditions offered to the first 6 GMs/IMs who register by May 5th. Contact Organizer by the deadline. Min Rating in Open & U2200: 2000 for Open and 1750 for U2200 else pay $50 more. EF: Top 4 sections $98 (Eary Bird rate) by Apr 8th, $105 by May 8th, $110 by May 22nd, $115 by May 24th, $125 after and onsite. U1300 Section $15 less. Re-entry $60 for all players, no re-entry in Open. T/C: Top 4 Sections: 4-day: Rd1 G/90;+30; Rds2-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. 3-day: Rd1 G/45;+30, Rds2-3 G/90;+30, Rds4-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. U1300 only Sat & Sun G/90 d5. Rounds: 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, Rds. Fri 8pm, Sat/Sun 11am- 5:30pm, Mon 9:30am-3:30pm. 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rds. 4-7 follows 4-day. (U1300 only 2-day Rds. Sat 11am-3pm-7pm, Sun 10am-2pm-6pm.) 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 $99/night if reserved by May 10th. Reservations call 1-800- 228-9290 or 703-471-6700, mention Cherry Blossom 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, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open section. Four Side Events: Fri May 25th 8pm - Open Quick Rated; Sat May 26th - 6th Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic 10am, Scholastic Blitz 5pm & Open(FIDE)/Amateur Blitz Tournament at 10pm
  • MAY 25 6th Cherry Blossom Classic Rapid! (QC) Side Event to the 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 25-28). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. One Section - Open: 5-SS, G/15 d10. $400 b/25 $180-90-50 TopU1400/TopU1200 $40 each. EF: $20 by May 24th online, Onsite $25 by 7pm. Rounds start 8pm and ASAP. Max 1 byes allowed 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 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.
  • MAY 26 6th Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Blitz! (BLZ) US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 (ENHANCED) Side Event to the 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 25-28). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. 2 Sections - Open (FIDE) and Amatuer/U1800. Open: G/3;+2; 5-SS Double. $$500 GTD $200-100 Top U2200/U2000 $100 each. Amateur/U1800 (b/16; Section maybe combined with Open): $100-$50 Top U1400/U1200 $50 each. EF: $25 by May 25th online, Onsite. $30 by 9:45pm. Rounds start 10pm. Max 1 byes allowed at entry. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com . Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.
  • MAY 26 6th Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic Side Event to the 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 25-28). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. 4-or-5-SS. Sections: K-12 Open, K-8 U1000, K-5 U800, K-3 U600. K-12/K-8: 4-SS, G/45 d5; K-5/K-3: 5-SS, G/30 d5. $32 by May 21st, $37 by May 25th, $45 onsite. Trophies to Top 5, Other Class Trophies and Medals. Onsite Reg. closes 9:30am. Rounds 10am and ASAP. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com . Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com
June 2018 June 2-3
  • June 1-3. VA Senior Open  5SS, G/120, d5. $$1000 in Guaranteed Prizes. 1 Section: OPEN: $300-200-150; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $100. Trophies to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Lincolnia Senior Center: 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria, VA  22312. Reg.: Fri 6:00-6:50pm; Sat 9:00-9:50am. Rds.: 7, 10-2:30, 10-2:30. Byes: One 1/2 pt allowed, must declare before Rd 2, then irrevocable. EF: $60; or $50 advance entry at ACC club, by mail or on-line. VA residents must have current VCF membership ($10). By mail: (MUST be post-marked by May 28) mail form, check payable to "VA Chess Federation" to: VA Senior Open, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. On-linehttp://www.vachess.org  Saturday Evening Blitz: G3 +2; 5-rd double swiss – Reg ends: 7:20pm; Rd. 1: 7:30pm – EF: $15 – prizes b/o entries; 80% returned as prizes. Hotel: Comfort Inn Landmark, 6254 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22312, (703) 642-3422  Info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.

June 9-10
  • Jun 8. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/3 +2. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
June 16-17
  • June 15-17, 2018: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

  • Jun 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.

June 23-24
  • Jun 23. 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 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.

June 30-Jul 1  
July 2018 Jul  7-8  
Jul 14-15  
Jul 21-22  
Jul 28-29  
Aug 2018 Aug 4-5  
Aug 11-12  
Aug 18-19  
Aug 25-26
  • Aug 24-26, Atlantic Open - Falls Church VA - CCA

Sept 2018 Sept 1-2  
Sept 8-9  
Sept 15-16  
Sept 22-23  
Sept 29-30  
Oct 2018 Oct 6-7
  • Oct 4-8, Washington Chess Congress - Falls Church, VA - CCA
Oct 13-14  
Oct 20-21
  • 20-21 Oct 2018:  34th Emporia Open.  Emporia, VA, Holiday Inn Express
Oct 27-28  
Nov 2018 Nov 3-4  
Nov 10-11  
Nov 17-18  
Nov 24-30  
   
Dec 2018 Dec 1-2  
Dec 8-9  
Dec 15-16  
Dec 22-23  
Dec 29-30  
Jan 2019    
Feb 2019  
  • Feb 22-24, George Washington Open - Falls Church, VA - CCA

Mar 2019    
Apr 2019    
May 2019    
June 2019  
  • June 14-16, Continental Class, Falls Church, VA - CCA

July 2019    
Aug 2019  
  • Aug 23-25, Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA - CCA

Sept 2019    
Oct 2019  
  • Oct 10-14, Washington Chess Congress, VA - CCA

Nov 2019    
Dec 2019    
Jan 2020