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 07/28/14 09:27:51 PM

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Maryland Chess Association Virginia Chess Feeration DC Chess League

This has been the Clearinghouse since 2/23/1999. Please send tournaments to me or CC me in your e-mail to USCF/TLA

Past years in Clearinghouse | 2014 | 2015 |

May 2014 May 3-4
  • May 3. DC Girls Open. 4-SS, G/25;d0. US Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC  20004. EF: $20 if by 1/25, $30 at site. Open to any girl in K-12, not only from DC. $100 Savings Bond to first place, trophies to top 5 in each of 2 sections by age. Reg. 12 - 12:45. (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org/girls.php

  • May 4. Metro Sunday Quads. 3-RR, G/85;d0. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC  20004 NW. EF: $20 $$ $40 each quad. Scholastic sections. G/25;d0 EF: $10, Trophy prizes. Both: Reg: 9:15 - 9:50. Rds. 10 - 1 - 4. (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org./quads.php

  • May 3. Bull Run Spring 2014 Scholastic and Open Quads. Bull Run Elementary School. 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville VA 20121. Two Sections: Scholastic Swiss and Adult Open. Swiss: K-6 and K-3 Sections 4-SS G/30 d:5, Rd 1 starts 9am. One ½ pt bye allowed if req’d before Rd.1. Trophies to Top 6 and Top girl in each section, Top K-1 in K-3 section plus medals to all who score 2.5 or more. Adult Open Quads: 3-RR G/45 d:5. Adults and K-12 (any K-6 must be rated over 800) $25 to Quad winners and no byes in quads. All: EF $20 if received before May 1, $25 after and at site. Mail checks (payable to Bull Run Chess Club) to Caijun Luo, 1420 Top Sergeant Lane, Centreville VA 20121. Online entries http://www.bullrunchessclub.com/ 

May 10-11
  • May 10 Kingstowne Quad #101/Action-Plus #71. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. 2 events. Quad #101: 3RR, G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 5/8, $15 at site. Prizes: medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #71: 5SS, G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 5/8, $20 at site. Prizes: $$250/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg 9-10:30. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122. e-mail (info only): dm407_92@hotmail.com . W (please give 48-hour notice)

May 17-18
  • MAY 17 McNair May 2014 Scholastic & Open Quads Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. K-12/Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60 d5. McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171. $40 for Quad Winner. Round 1 starts 9am. Subsequent rounds ASAP when both players ready. EF $20 Early registration by May 15th, $25 after May 15th. No On-site registrations. K-8 & K-5 Sections (4-Round Swiss G/45;d5) and K-3 Section (4-Round Swiss G/30;d5). Trophies to Top 5 Individuals and Top 3 Teams; Other Class Trophies in each Section; Medals to 2.5 or above points & Tied for 5th place. EF $20 Early registration by Nov. 7th, $25 after Nov. 7th and Onsite. On-site registrations closes sharp at 8:30am. Mailed entries: Georgina Chin (make checks payable to McNair PTA, Mail to: Georgina Chin, McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, VA 20171). Online registration: http://www.capitalareachess.com . Email info: Anand Dommamalapati (capitalareachess@gmail.com ) ; Georgina Chin (gchin@fcps.edu ).

  • SAT 05/17/14 SPRING VIENNA SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT for K-12. Location:124 Park Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. 11:00 AM First round - 11 am EF: $15 in advance/$20 reg online/$25 on site Reg: online at www.viennachessclub.com  or on site. Format: 4 Rounds Swiss G/30; d5. Sections: U-500, U-800, U-1200, U-1500
  • May 17-18, 2014 Maryland Senior Championship A State Championship Event! Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, Md. 21228. Format: 4SS, G/120; d5. Open to USCF members born before May 17, 1964.EF:$40 if received by 5/14/2014. $50 at site. Free entries to GM’s. $40 deducted from prizes. Top Md. Resident receives trophy and title of Md. Senior Champion 2014. 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. 18, CAC Sunday May Scholastic. Location: Capital Area Chess, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite #201, Chantilly, VA 20151. Sections: K-12 Scholastic players: >1000, <1000, <600. Trophies: Top 5 Players. Medals to 2.5 or above points. Other Class Trophies in each section. Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm.Format: 4SS, G/30 d5. Rounds: 12:45pm and ASAP. EF: $20 by 5/16, Onsite $25. $20 check Postmarked by 5/10. CAC Members $5 less. Total number of entries may be limited to 60. Info: www.capitalareachess.com. Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, Inc., PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20153-3582. Boards and sets provided. No clocks supplied

May 24-25
  • May 23. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
  • May 24-26, Virginia  2nd Cherry Blossom Classic! TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30

    VCF Cup Event! 6-SS, OPEN - G/160 d5;  RESERVE and AMATEUR - 30/100 SD/60 d5 . Alternate Sat. PM start option for all sections Rds. 1-2 5:30 8:30 G/70 d5, merge Rd.3 Sun. Open Section G/70 is NOT FIDE Rated Rd 1-2.  SITE: Marriott Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166 (www.marriott.com). Prizes $6200--3 Sections: OPEN (FIDE rated), RESERVE (U2000), and AMATEUR  (U1600). OPEN: (100% guaranteed) 1000-500-300-150, U2250 230-120, U2100 200. RESERVE: 850-400-250-120, U1800 200-100. AMATEUR:  700-350-220-110, U1400 200-100, Top U1100 100. Reserve and  Amateur sections 70% guaranteed b/132 total paid entries, 3 sections combined. Unrateds play in Reserve section. BOARDS and SETS provided  for all players; bring clocks--none supplied. HR: $79 per night, res. by 5/10. Reservations at 703-471-9500 (mention chess tournament). Schedule: (ALL) REG. Sat 9am-11:00am, Rds. Sat 5/24 12-7, Sun 5/2511-6, Mon 5/26 10-4:30 or, Alternative Saturday pm start -REG. til Sat 5pm, Rd.1 5:30, Rd.2 8:30, merge Sun. Rd.3. EF: $84 received by 5/18, $89 by 5/23 10pm, $95 at site (no credit cards at site). Free Entries to  past/present US (Closed) Champions--Men’s and Women’s (see list on www.cherryblossomchess.com  ). Re/Entry $45, max 1 R/E. Byes: Two 1/2pt byes available (Commit by Rd.3, Sun 10:30am). ENTRIES: PAYPAL via www.cherryblossomchess.com, or Mail to CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC/ Attn. Jonathan Kenny. 7405 Lanham Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043. Checks payable to Jonathan Kenny. Contact-Andrew Rea,  andrerea2@ yahoo.com , Jonathan Kenny, benonijump@hotmail.com . More info on website!



May 31-1
  • May 31. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by May 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.

  • May 31, May Mirage (K-8) 4SS, 25/5. Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. 6 Sections: K-8 Champ, K-8 U/1000, K-8 U/700, 4-8 U/400, 2-3 U/400, K-1 U/400. EF: $22 online by Wed noon; $27 online by Fri noon; $32 on-site till 12:30. Rds: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: Awards ceremony at approx. 5:00; Trophies to top individuals & schools; Free game analysis from IM Alex Battey or NM Jeremy Kane. See www.silverknightschess.com  to register. Max capacity of 150 players.


June 2014 June 7-8
  • Jun 7-8. VA Senior Open 2014.   5SS, G/120, d5. Tourney is open to any USCF member from any state over age 50. $$1000 in Guaranteed Prizes. 1 Section. OPEN: $300-200-150; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $100. Top Virginian also wins FREE entry to 2015 VA Senior Open. Trophies to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Playing Site: Lincolnia Senior Center: 4710 N Chambliss St., Alexandria, VA 22312. Reg.: 9:00-9:50. Rds.: 10-2:30-7; 10-2:30. Single ½ point bye allowed. EF: $50; or $40 advance entry at ACC club, by mail or on-line w/ PayPal. VA residents must have current VCF membership ($10). By mail: (MUST be received by Jun 2) mail form, check payable to "VA Chess Federation" to: VA Senior Open, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. On-line: http://www.vachess.org . Hotel: Comfort Inn Landmark, 6253 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22312, (703) 642-3422. Info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.

June 14-15
  • Jun 13. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.


  • June 14  Kingstowne Quad #102/Action-Plus #72. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. 2 events. Quad #101: 3RR, G/100 d5. EF: $10 if received by 6/11, $15 at site. Prizes: medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #72: 5SS, G/45 d5. EF: $15 if received by 6/11, $20 at site. Prizes: $$250 b/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr. each $30. Rds: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg 9-10:30. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 151, Newington, VA 22122. e-mail (info only): dm407_92@hotmail.com . W (please give 48-hour notice)


June 21-22
  • June 20 - DC Chess Leauge Night

  • Jun 21. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Jun 9) 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 26-July 6, 2014: World Open side events, Arlington VA Includes WO Senior Amateur, WO Women's Championship, WO Under 13 Championship
  • June 26-30, 2014: DC International, Arlington VA
  • SAT 06/21/14 END OF SCHOOL VIENNA SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT for K-12. Location:124 Park Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. 11:00 AM First round - 11 am EF: $15 in advance/$20 reg online/$25 on site Reg: online at www.viennachessclub.com  or on site. Format: 4 Rounds Swiss G/30; d5. Sections: U-500, U-800, U-1200, U-1500 

June 28-29
  •  July 2-6, 3-6, 4-6 or June 30-July 6, 2014: World Open, Arlington VA 
July 2014 July 5-6  
July 12-13
  • July 11 - DC Chess League Night
  • July 11-13, Blacksburg Senior Open (BSO 1) 5-SS, G/100 d5, Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg, 900 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. HR: $95/night chess rate if booked by 06/10/2014. Phone 540-552-5005 and request “Blacksburg Senior Open” block rate, or book online at www.blacksburg.hgi.com and enter the group code CHESS. Two sections: Open and U1600. Prizes: (Based on 30 paid entries) Open, $200-$100-$50; U1600, $150-$75-$25. EF: $45 if postmarked by July 7; otherwise $50. Mail checks to Bob Mahan, 610 N Main St, Suite 215, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Schedule: Registration 6:00-7:00 PM Friday, Round 1 at 7:30 PM. Players electing to start on Saturday morning with a ½-point bye for Round 1 may register between 8:30-9:30 AM. Saturday rounds are at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and Sunday rounds are at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Byes: All players may take up to two irrevocable ½-point byes, which must be requested at registration. All participants must be USCF members and must be 50 years old by December 31, 2014. Please visit www.chessforseniors.org  for more information.
  • July 12  Kingstowne Quad #103/ Actiom Plus #73
July 19-20
  • Jul 18. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W,NS.



  • July 19-20,   GPP:  15  Virginia 24th Annual Charlottesville Open 5SS, G/90. EF: $55 by 7/17, then $65. 2 Sections: Open & U1700. Prizes: $2000 b/o 60. Open Section: Place prizes guaranteed. $$400, $$250, $$150 U2100 $150, U1900 $130; U1700 Section: $300, $200, $150 U1500 $140, U1200 $130. Site & HR: Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911 (434) 977-3300) $99.95 + tax. Reg.: 11-11:40 am. Rds.: Sat. 12, 3:15, 7:15 Sun. 9:30, 1:15. Entries: Ernest Schlich, 1370 S. Braden Cres., Norfolk, VA 23502. Checks to VCF. Mbr: VCF rqd. for VA residents $10, $5 under age 17. Info: ernest.schlich@gmail.com, www.vachess.org. Byes: single half-point bye on request. No CC on site, cash only please. Chess Magnet School JGP.

July 26-27
  • Jul 26. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Jul 14) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.


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

  • Aug. 1-3, 2-3, GPP: 30 Maryland 4th Annual Potomac Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1250 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (Rds 1-2 G/60 d/5) Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 1900) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2100: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150. U1900: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$125. U1700: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1500: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1250 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 5.0 in section (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2100 $200, U1900 $150, U1700 & U1500: $100; U1250 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1250, or $400 in U1500. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship & U2100 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $95 by 7/20, $100 by 7/28, and $105 online only by 7/31, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1250 & U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, $6 off EF if staying at hotel. HR: $99, Rooms may not be avail after 7/18. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9&3. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 9&3 U1250&U1000 Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9&1:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. More information and registration at http://thepotomacopen.com.

Aug 9-10
  • Aug 8. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W,NS.

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

  • Aug 9-14 9SS, 3rd Annual Washington International 40/90, SD/30 inc/30 Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 301-468-0308 All prizes guaranteed Two sections A Section (minimum 2100 FIDE to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes) $4000-2000-1500-1000-900-700-600-400, top U2500 $1300-650, top U2400 $1200-600 top U2300 $1100-550 top U2200 $1000-500.  GM and IM norms possible (2 GM & 2 IM earned last year). B Section 7 SS(under 2201 USCF and under 2200 FIDE, USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $1500-$700-$400, top U2000 $600-300, top under 1800 $500. Free Continental breakfast before morning rounds. Sets, board and clocks provided for both sections. A section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs and WGMs $199; FIDE above 2300 $299; FIDE above 2200 $349; FIDE less than 2200 $399. All $25 more after 6/6, $35 more after 7/21, $45 more after 8/3, $70 more at the door. A Section Special EFs: All EFs $100 less for non-US FIDE rated, All EFs $50 less, if staying at the Hilton; $50 less, if born after 8/6/1963; $25 less for all FMs, WFMs, WIMs, and non-US WGMs. B Section EF: $249. $20 more after 7/21, $30 more after 8/3, $40 more at the door. B Section Special EFs: All EFs $50 less, if staying at the Hilton.  A Section Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/9-8/11:11am & 6pm, 8/12&13 6pm, Thur 8/14 11am. B Section Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/9-8/11:11am & 6pm, 8/12 6pm HR $89(Fri/Sat), $99(weekday) Ent: MCA, c/o Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. More information, link for hotel reservation, & online entry @ http://washint.mdchess.com 

  • Aug. 9 Kingstowne Quad #104/Action-Plus #74

Aug 16-17
  • Aug 16. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.

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

Sept 2014 Sept 6-7
  • Sept 5 - DC Chess League Night
Sept 13-14
  • Sept. 13-14, Maryland TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 UMBC Championship  5SS, G/90, +30incr. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Open: (All) $$1260: $400-300-200 Gtd., Class prizes $120 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Top UMBCstudent awarded trophy & title of 2014-2015 UMBC Chess Champion. Certificates& UMBC Class titles to top UMBC students U2200, U2000,U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, & Unr. All prospective members of any UMBC Chess Team for academic year 2014-2015 must play in this section. Free ent. to GMs, $50 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.)$$1080 b/40: $350-250-150, Class prizes $110 ea. to top U1600, U1400.No Unr. player may win more than $250 in this section. See separate TLA for rated beginners tournament held 9/13. All: EF: $50 if postmarked by 9/1, $60 later, $10 less if under age 20. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds.: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun. Byes: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req’d at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd. 2 for any Rd. 4-5bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds. 4-5. HR: La Quinta Innand Suites, 1734 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, http://www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport.Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.) Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Lot 9 or 16. Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman,Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Championship, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore,MD 21250. Make out check to UMBC. For more information: Chess-Club@umbc.edu , (410) 455-8499, www.umbc.edu/chess . W.

  • Sept. 13, UMBC Rated Beginner’s Championship (RBO) 5SS, G/25 d5. UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Open to U1200/Unr. USCF membership required. Free USCF memb. to anyone scoring at least 3.5 pts. Certificate to anyone completing 5 rds. Top UMBC student awarded trophy & title of 2014-2015 UMBC Amateur Chess Champ. EF: $20 if postmarked by 9/1, $25 later. Reg.: 8:30- 9:30am. Rds.: 10-11:30-1:30-3-4:30 Sat. 1/2 pt. bye avail. in any rd. if req’d before rd. 1. Held concurrently w/UMBC Champ. 9/13-9/14 (see separate TLA). Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, ATTN: Beginners Champ. Cks payable to UMBC. Dir: Exit 47B off I95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Commons Drive garage. For more info: 410-455-8499, ChessClub@umbc.edu,       www.umbc.edu/chess . W.
  • Saturday September 13, 2014. Chess Clinic with Andy Rea @Arlington Chess Club, Arlington Forest United Methodist Church/ Sheffield Hall 4701 Arlington Blvd, Arlington VA 22203. A day of chess instruction focusing on improving chess vision, planning, target recognition and technique. Featuring many Master games, also some of my own- with 50+ tournament wins, 2 state championships, current leader of 2014 VCF Cup, I get it right more often than not while still learning from mistakes! This one-day clinic can help further enhance your chess skills and decision making! 9:30-4:30, FEE $40, or half-day (9:30-12:30 or 1:30-4:30) $25. Mail fee to Andrew Rea, 6102 Lundy Pl, Burke VA 22015. More information at www.arlingtonchessclub.com  or email, andrerea2@yahoo.com . Checks payable to Andrew Rea.

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

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

Sept 20-21
  • Sep. 20 Kingstowne Quad #105/ACtion-Plus #75
  • Sep 20. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com. W. NS.
Sept 27-28
  • Sep 26. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
Oct 2014 Oct 4-5
  • Oct. 4-5 Kingstowne Chess Festival XII
  • October 5. Metro Sunday Quads. 3-RR, G/85;d5. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW. EF: $20 $$ $40 each quad. Scholastic sections. G/25;d5 EF: $10, Trophy prizes. Both: Reg: 9:15 - 9:50. Open Rds. 10 - 1 - 4.
    Schol. start at 10:00 and usually end by 1:00 (202) 857-4922.  www.chessctr.org./quads.php
Oct 11-12
  • Oct 11-13:  55th US Armed Forces Open (TBA)

  • Oct 8-13, 10-13 or 11-13, 2014: Continental Class Championships, Arlington VA

Oct 18-19
  • Oct. 18. National Capital Scholastic Cup Qualifier. 4-SS. G/25; d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Open to any student in K - 12 grade living in DC, Maryland or Virginia. EF: $20 if by 10/11, $30 at site. Reg: Noon - 12:45. Top 16 players qualify for play-off matches. $$200-100-50-50 to champion, finalist and semi-finalists of the play-offs. Trophies to the top 16. http://www.chessctr.org/Cup.php  202/857-4922.
Ocy 25-26
  • Oct 25. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.

  • Oct. 25-26, 29th Emporia Open GPP: 10 Virginia VCF Cup Tour, 5SS. Rd. 1 G/90, d/5; Rds. 2-5 G/120, d/5. Holiday Inn Express, 1350 W. Atlantic St., Emporia, VA. $$810GTD, more if over 35 players.1st-3rd overall, $325-225-125; Top U1700/Unrated, $90; Top U1200, $80; Top Junior $70. EF: $45 if rec'd by 10/22, $55 afterwards and on site. Checks payable to VCF; PayPal for online entries. Reg.: Fri. 7-9pm, Sat 7:30-9:15am. Rds.: Sat. 10am, 2:30pm, 7pm; Sun. 9:30am, 2:30pm. One half-point bye allowed if req. by 2:00pm Oct 25. USCF and VA Chess Fed memb. req'd for VA residents, avail. at site; other state memberships honored. Hotel rooms and other Info: www.vachess.org or mhoffpauir@aol.com . Ent: Online at www.vachess.org , or US Mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: Emporia Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Nov 2014 Nov 1-2
  • Oct 31. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.

  • Nov 1-2:  Emporia Open

Nov 8-9
  • Nov 8-9:  Northern VA Open

Nov 15-16
  • Nov 14. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
  • Nov. 15 Kingstowne Quad #106/Action-Plus #76
Nov 22-23
  • Nov 22. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.
Nov 29-30  
Dec 2014 Dec 6-7
  • Dec. 6 Kingstowne Quad #107/Action-Plus #77
Dec 13-14
  • Dec 12. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS
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  • December 13. Rated Beginners Open. 4-SS, G/25;d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004. Open to players rated under 1200 or unrated. EF: $30 ($20 if by 12/6). 5 sections by age. Reg: 12-12:45. Info: 202/857-4922. www.chessctr.org/rbo.php

Dec 20-21 Dec 20. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W. NS.
Dec 27-28  
Jan 2015 Jan 3-4  
Jan 10-11
  • Jan 9-11, 2015 Chesapeake Open
Jan 17-18  
Jan 24-25
  • Jan 24. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.
Jan 31-Feb 1
  • Jan 30. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
Feb 2015 Feb 7-8
  • Feb 6-8, 2015 Baltimore Open
Feb 14-15
  • Feb 13. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
Feb 21-22  
Feb 28-Mar 1
  • Feb 28. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.
Mar 2015 Mar 7-8  
Mar 14-15  
Mar 21-22
  • Mar 20. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
Mar 28-29
  • Mar 28. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.
Apr 2015 Apr 4-5  
Apr 11-12
  • Apr 10. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
Apr 18-19  
Apr 25-26
  • Apr 25. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.
May 2015 May 2-3  
May 9-10  
May 16-17
  • May 15. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30.Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W,NS.
May 23-24  
May 30-31
  • May 30. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$440 Guaranteed for Top 3 Open Section Prizes with other prizes b/entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 3 Sections. OPEN: $240-120-90; U1700: $150-75-50; U1300: $100-50-40. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $40 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $30 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by January 21) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.

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