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 01/28/16 05:29:22 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

 

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.
  • November 14  Maryland October Action GPP:10 Maryland 5SS, G/45;+5: incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. All Prizes Guaranteed 2 Sections: Open $300-$200-$100, U2000 $125. Under 1800 $250-$150-$75, U1600 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $35 by 11/9, $40 later Schedule Reg. ends 10am, rds 11:00-1:00-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online http://mdchess.com


Nov 21-22
  • Rd2/ DC Chess League Match November 20 www.dcchess.net

  • 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, ASHBURN RUMBLE 2015 Virginia Academy, 19790 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn VA 20147. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Open & under. Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, November 17th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a firstround bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

  • 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
  • Rd3/ DC Chess League Match December 4 www.dcchess.net
  • Dec 5- 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.
  • Dec. 5, THE CATONSVILLE CLASH 2015 Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Road, Baltimore MD 21228. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Open & under. Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, December 1st. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a firstround bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
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. 12-13, Virginia 30th Emporia Open VCF Cup Tour. 5SS. Rd. 1 G/90 d5; Rds. 2-5 G/120 d5. Hampton Inn, 898 Wiggins Rd., Emporia, VA. $$830GTD, more if over 35 players. 1st-3rd overall, $300-200-100, GTD; Top U1700/Unrated, $80; Top U1200, $80; Top Junior $70. EF: $45 if rec'd by 12/8, $55 starting 12/9 and on site. Online Reg.: www.vachess.org; On-site Reg.: Fri. 7-10pm, 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 Dec 12. 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 www.vachess.org , or US Mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: Emporia Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693.TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10

  • 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
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  • December 12   Maryland October Action GPP:10 Maryland   5SS, G/45;+5: incr, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. All Prizes Guaranteed 2 Sections: Open $300-$200-$100, U2000 $125. Under 1800 $250-$150-$75, U1600 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. EF: $35 by 12/7, $40 later Schedule Reg. ends 10am, rds 11:00-1:00-3:00-5:00-7:00 More information & online http://mdchess.com


  • 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. 12 2015, 5TH ANNUAL SILVER KNIGHTS CUP Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 4 Sections Grades K-8: 5SS, G/25;d5, Grades K-5: 5SS, G/25;d5, Grades K-3: 5SS, G/25;d5, Grades K-1: 5SS, G/25;d5, ALL: EF: Online registration is $40 before noon on Tuesday,December 8th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $45. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 9:00am - 9: 30am on Saturday for $50. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 10:00 am, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

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 19 - McLean and Vienna Holidays Tournament. 4SS Rnds g/30 d5. 1st round - 9 am. Location - St Thomas Episcopal Church, 8991 Brook Rd, McLean VA 22102. Reg @ www.viennachessclub.com  , support@viennachessclub.com  EF$20.00 till Dec 10th, EF $25 after that. Section U-500, U1000, U1500. Cash prizes ($20) for 1st in U1000 and U1500; Medals for 1st and 2nd in $500. Info and link at/ USCF Rated Event.

Dec 26-27
  • DEC. 26-29, 27-29, 26 OR 27 MARYLAND 42nd Annual Eastern Open 7-Rd SS in 5 Sections + New U1000 and Scholastic Sections! Over $14,000 prize fund! Over 50 prizes! Class prizes at 150-point interval within each section! Convenient Location: Doubletree Hotel, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda MD (just 2 mi. S from I-495 and 4 blks N of Metro). Open: $2,000-1,000-500; U2350: $500. FIDE Rated. Open section prizes guaranteed. Other section prizes based on 40 paid entries for each section. Under 2200: $1,000-500-250; U2050: $400. Under 1900: $1,000-500-250; U1750: $400. Under 1600: $1,000-500-250; U1450: $400. Under 1300: $750-400-200 & Upsets; U1150: $300; UR max: $150. Under 1000: $400-200-100 & Upsets, U800: $100. Unr max: $100. Scholastic: Trophies, book prizes, and memberships. Special Prizes: Best Fighting Spirit/Best Played Game: $200-100. Brilliancy: $100-50. Opening Innovation: $100-50. Selected winning games, positions, and openings must be annotated and will be submitted for publication in Chess Life. Upset: For U1300, Rds. 1-6, $25 book credit prize. For U1000, Rds. 1-4, $25 book credit prize. Max 2 prizes per player. 4-day Schedule for Open, U2200, U1900, U1600, U1300: 12/26-12/29 Rd. 1: Sat 12/26 at 6 pm; Rds. 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Sun 12/27 - Tue 12/29 at 11 am & 5:30 pm. On-Site Reg: Sat 12/26 at 4-5:30. TC: 40/120, SD/30 d10. 3-day Schedule for U2200, U1900, U1600, U1300: 12/27-12/29 Rds. 1-3: Sun 12/27 at 12, 4, 8 pm. On-Site Reg: Sun 12/27: 10-11:30 am. TC: G/90 d10. Players join 4-day schedule in Rd. 4. Byes for Open-U1300 Sections: 1/2-pt byes available for any round, but Rds. 5-7 must commit before Rd. 4. Limit 2 byes for class prizes. *New* U1000 Section (Sat 12/26 in 5 rds): Rds. 1-5 at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8 pm. On-Site Reg: Sat 12/26: 11-11:45 pm. TC: G/45 d10. *New* Scholastic Tourney (Sun 12/27 in 4 rds) in 3 sections: K-12 Open, K-8 U1000, K-5 U700. Rds. 1-4 at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm. On-Site Reg: Sun 12/26: 10-10:45 pm. TC: G/45 d10. Blitz Championship (new time): 5-Rd Dbl Swiss. Sat 12/26 at 1-4:30 pm. 75% of paid entries returned in prizes. TC: G/7 d0. Advance EF: $30; on-site EF: $40. See Web site for details. Free Lecture: 12/26 at 4-5:30 pm. HR: Amazing, only $79!! To reserve online, go to easternopenchess.com or call 301-652-2000 or 888-370-0998 by 12/20 request chess rate. Pkg: Hotel valet is $10 if overnight or $5 if for day! Free pkg on wkend 1 blk away in garage or lot! Entries: If postmarked by Dec. 19: Open: $125; U2200: $120; U1900 & U1600: $110; U1300: $100; U1000: $60; Scholastic: $30. Entries after 12/19: $25 more for Open-U1300; $15 more for U1000; $10 more for Scholastic! Reentry $100 and limited to rounds 1-4. GMs: free entry, but $125 deducted from prize; IMs: $65 advance entry, but $60 deducted. FMs: $90 advance entry, but $35 deducted; $10 service charge for refunds. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Eastern Open. Mail entries to Tom Beckman, 3731 Kanawha St. NW, Washington, DC 20015-1809. For entry forms and info,  www.easternopenchess.com    or tombeckman@rcn.com .
Jan 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 3 - A special tribute event in memory of Mr. Yining Wang. For the past decade Mr. Wang had been a familiar figure at local and national chess scenes, and is remembered for his passion for the game of chess and contributions to the growing chess community in the Virginia-DC-Maryland  area.  All proceeds from this event will go to Mr. Yining Wang's family, with the goal of benefiting his two children, both highly accomplished chess players, in their continued pursuit of chess.

    Main event: 4-SS, G/15, d5, USCF rated, also, we have non-rated section for players who don't want rating, just play for fun and support!   Link to event

    Side events: Challenge-A-Champion Simul,   Bughouse Tournament,      Family Team Fun Blitz,      Blind Chess Championship

    Challenge-A-Champion Simul - 2014 World Youth Girls Champion WFM Jennifer Yu, former National Girls Champion Joie Wang, Vivian Cao-Dao, former National Grade Champion Ryan Xu, VA State Champion Evan Ling, together with another top junior player from the area Alex Jian, and special guest, Jeremy Kano, will be present and ready to take your 'punch'!

    Blind Chess Championship - We will crown "Blind Chess Queen" and "Blind Chess King", who will be the very 1st "Blind Chess Queen & King" in US Capital Area???



Jan 9-10
  • Rd4/ DC Chess League Match January 8 www.dcchess.net
  • Jan 9. 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 25) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com   . W. NS.

  • Jan 9 - 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.

Jan 16-17
  • Jan 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2016: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA
  • January 16-17: DC Junior Open. U.S. Chess Center, 410 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Open to all in K-12. 4-SS. EF: $20 if by 1/9, $30 at door. 7 Sections, Open, Under 1400, Under 1000, Under Age 13 and rated Under 800, Under Age 13 and rated Under 600, Under Age 13 and rated Under 400 & Under Age 13 and rated Under 200. $100 prize for Open Champion. Trophies in all sections. Reg. 12-12:45. Top Section: G/85;d5. Rds: 1 - 4, 12:30 - 3:30 This section determines the DC Scholastic male and female Champions. Other 6 Sections TC: G/25;d5 with all games played on Saturday. Info: (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org/DCJunior.php

  •  JAN. 15-18 OR 16-18   Chesapeake Open  TROPHIES PLUS GPP:30 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)(U1300 4-day schedule all rds. G/120 d/5)(U1000 2-day schedule, rds. 1-4 G/30 d/5). Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, 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 FIDE: 7.0 =$2100, 6.5 =$1400, 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: 7.0=$1000, 6.5=$700, 6.0=$350, 5.5=$200, 5.0=$110, 4.5=$50. 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 $100. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1600. Boards and pieces provided. Clocks provided in the Championship – U1800 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Monday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $109 by 12/30, $114 by 1/12, and $119 online only by 1/14, $130 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300 & U1000; GMs free, $50 deducted from prize; IMs $45 less, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $89, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 12/30. 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 4-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4:00, Sun 11 & 4, Mon 9:30 & 1:30. U1300 & U1000 3-day schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 11 & 4:00, Mon 9:30 & 1:30. 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 website: http://thechesapeakeopen.com.

Jan 23-24
  • Jan 22.  CANCELLED!  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 23. CANCELLED! ACC Simul & Lecture w/ GM Sergey Erenburg 1-hour lecture by GM Erenburg followed by Simultaneous Exhibition match between the GM and all players. Reg.: 1:00-1:30. Lecture: 1:30pm. Simul: 2:30pm. EF: $35, $30 for ACC members, $20 just for lecture. Cash or check (no credit). Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd. (at intersection with N. Henderson Road). Enter through basement/ramp door next to the parking lot in the rear of the church. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.

  • 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, JANUARY JOUST St. John's Academy, 6422 Linway Terrace, McLean VA 22101. Chess Tournament for Grades 4-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 4 Sections 4-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades 4-8. 4-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 1000. 4-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, January 19th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12: 30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

  • 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


  • JAN. 29-31 OR 30-31   54th Annual Baltimore Open GPP: 30  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 d5), (U1250 3-day option rds. 1&2 G/120 d5) Sheraton BWI, 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 1900) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2100 (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. If no 5-0 in section, then sole 1st at 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 through U1700 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking. EF: $97 by 1/15, $102 by 1/26, and $107 online only by 1/28, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1250 & U1000; GMs free, $50 deducted from prize; IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $79, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 1/15. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 9 & 3. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 2:15 & 6, Sun 9 & 3. U1250 & U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9 &1:00. U1250 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4:00, Sun 9 & 1:00. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at  www.thebaltimoreopen.com

Feb 2016 Feb 6-7
  • Rd5/ DC Chess League Match February 5 www.dcchess.net

  • Feb. 6, Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 8th AnnualGreater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Ln., Baltimore, MD 21209. Open to K-12 players. 122 Trophies: 93 Individual & 29 Team. Sections. 4 sections are 4-SS, G/45 d5: Championship K-12 (1000+, K-12, trophies to top 8 players & 2 teams), Championship K-8 (1000+, K-8, trophies to top 10 players & 3 teams), Championship K-5 (600+, K-5, trophies to top 10 players & 3 teams), Championship K-3 (600+, K-3, trophies to top 4 players & 1 team). 4 sections are 5- SS, G/30 d5: U1000 K-12 (under 1000 or unrated, K-12, trophies to top 14 players & 5 teams), U800 K-8 (under 800 or unrated, K-8, trophies to top 16 players & 5 teams), U600 K-5 (under 600 or unrated, K-5, trophies to top 20 players & 7 teams), U400 K-3 (under 400 or unrated, K-3, trophies to top 11 players & 3 teams). Rounds: Round 1 for all sections: 9:30 AM; subsequent rounds ASAP. # of rounds, # of sections, time control, & # of trophies might change, based on # of players. EF: $30, by 11:59 PM, 01.31 (online or received mail); $40, by 7 PM, 02.04 (online); $60, by 6 AM, 02.06 (online) (half-point bye possible in Round 1); $70, 8:30 - 9 AM, 02.06 (only if space available; half-point bye likely in Round 1). Entry: Online registration at www.mdchess.com/tourneyreg. Mail registration: include player's name, US Chess ID #, US Chess exp. date, section, grade, school, mobile phone #, email address, & check (in ink & made payable to MCA). Mail to: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Road, Towson MD 21204. Sets, boards, & scoresheets provided; bring chess clock & pencil. Food available for purchase. Information website & email: www.mdchess.com, tournaments@mdchess.com.

Feb 13-14
  • Feb 13. 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 25) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.
Feb 20-21
  • Rd6/ DC Chess League Match February 19 www.dcchess.net

  • Feb. 20 2016, FEBRUARY FREEZE 2016 Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, February 16th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. ENT: www. silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

  • Feb 21 match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info

Feb 27-28
  • Feb 25-27: George Washington Open - Herndon,VA - CCA
  • Feb. 27, CHESS BOWL V School of the Incarnation, 2601 Symphony Ln, Gambrills MD 21054. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 5 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Open & under. Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25; d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, February 23rd. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
Mar 2016 Mar 5-6
  • 4-6 March 2016:  2015-2016 Virginia Scholastic & College Chess Championships, hosted by the Virginia Chess Federation.  Blitz and/or Bughouse on Friday night, March 4th.  Main Tournament is 6 rounds, Swiss System, on Sat & Sun, March 5th-6th. 4-Round Parents & Friends Tournament on Sat & Sun.  Chess and Clothing Vendor will be on site.  Location contract with a northern VA High School is in negotiation, expect registration to open in December 2015.  Location will be in northern Virginia.  Open only to Virginia Residents, children of Active Duty military stationed in Virginia, and Virginia Residents attending College out of state.  Play is in grades K-12, plus college in 5 Sections:  K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12, and College.

Mar 12-13
  • March 12. DC Girls Open. 4-SS, G/25;d5. US Chess Center, 410 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. EF: $20 if by 3/5, $30 at site. Open to any girl in K-12, not only from DC. $100 to first place in top section, trophies to top 5 in each of 2 sections by age. Reg. 12 - 12:45. (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org/girls.php
  • March 13  match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info
Mar 19-20
  • March 18-20/ 48th ANNUAL VIRGINIA OPEN, 5SS, a VCF Cup Event,  $3600 Guaranteed!  SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles VA 20166-7506; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $89/ res. by 3/6, 800-228-9200 chess rate.  $3600 PRIZES,  2 Sections OPEN (FIDE rated) : $650-410-300-240; Top X,A ea 200. AMATEUR(U1900) $420-250-190; Top B,C,D,U1200 ea 160, top Unr 100. Winner of Open and Amateur each also gets plaque and title! REG(at site): Fri 3/18 5pm-7pm;  ROUNDs Fri 7:45pm (g/120), Sat 3/19-Sun 3/20 10:00-3:30 (40/115, g/30 Rds 2-5) All rounds d/5. EF: $65 if rec’d by 3/15, $75 later or at site. VCF Mem req. for Va. Residents ($10 Adults, U19 $5) One ½ point Bye allowed, commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40 avail, start Rd2 with ½ pt.  Checks payable to Virginia Chess Federation; ENT- mail to Adam Chrisney, P.O.Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22135. OR- Pay on-line/  www.vachess.org.  Info  andrerea2@yahoo.com   NS, JGP    

  • Mar 18. 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.
Mar 26-27
  • Rd7/ DC Chess League Match March 25 www.dcchess.net
  • Mar 26. 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 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 2016 Apr 2-3
  • Apr. 2 2016, SPRING BREAKOUT 2016 Corpus Christi School, 3301 Glen Carlyn Rd, Falls Church VA 22041. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, February 16th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 10:00 am, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. ENT: www. silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
Apr 9-10
Apr 16-17
  • Apr 16. ACC's Friday Action. 3SS, G/30 d/5. Once a month ACC runs a Friday night event - future dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com . Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1:8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com . W, NS.
Apr 23-24
  • Apr. 23, APRIL SHOWERS 2016 Ashburn Elementary School, 44062 Fincastle Dr, Ashburn VA 20147. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, April 19th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but onsite registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT:  www.silverknightschess.com  INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
Apr 30-May1
  • Apr 30. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Apr 25) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.

  • Apr 29-May 1, Apr 30-May 1,  62nd Annual Maryland Open  GPP: 30 Maryland Open 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1300 & U1000 G/120 d/5 (rds 1-2 G/60 d/5), (U1300 3-day option rds 1&2 G/120 d/5) Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2200: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150. U2000: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$325, 3.5=$125. U1800: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1600: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1300 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. 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; U2200 $200, U2000 $150, U1800 & U1600: $100; U1300 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, or $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2200, U2000, and U1800 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $99 by 4/15, $104 by 4/26, and $109 online only by 4/28, $120 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300 & U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, HR: $99, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 4/15. 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. U1300&U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9:30&1:30. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&4:00, Sun 9:30&1:30. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://themdopen.com.

May 2016 May 7-8
May 14-15
  • May 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.

  • May 14 2016, MAY MAYHEM 2016 Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 6 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Advanced: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 999 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 1000. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-1 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, May 10th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but onsite registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. ENT: www. silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .

May 21-22
  • May 22 Chess 4 Charity 3SS G/30, d5. Two Sections USCF and non-USCF. Bring sets, clocks and USCF card. EF $40 pre-registration by May 20 or $50 on site. Registration 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Rounds 1, 2 and 3 PM. Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182. www.chess4charity.org . Contact Brian Heller at chess4charity@aol.com  for further inquiries. Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Bring extra cash for raffles and for with food and drinks. National Master Greg Acholonu Simultaneous Exhibition at 4 PM. EF $10.

  • May 21, THE CATONSVILLE CHALLENGE 2016 Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Road, Baltimore MD 21228. Chess Tournament for Grades K-8. All participants who need one will receive a free USCF renewal and/or membership. In 5 Sections K-8 Championship: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to Open & under. Open to Grades K-8. K-8 Intermediate: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 699 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 700. 4-8 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades K-8 rated under 400. 2-3 Beginner: 4SS, G/25;d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 4-8 rated under 400. K-1 Beginner: 4SS, G/25; d5, Open to 399 & under. Open to players in grades 2-3 rated under 400. ALL: EF: Online registration is $30 before noon on Tuesday, May 17th. From Tuesday at noon until Friday at noon, online registration is $35. After Friday at noon, online registration will be closed, but on-site registration will be available from 12:00pm - 12:30pm on Saturday for $40. Trophies to top players and schools. Reg: On-site entry is available until 30 minutes before round 1. All players registering after that will receive a first-round bye. Rds: 1:00 pm, then ASAP; finish around 5:00 pm. Up to two 1/2-point byes available. ENT: www.silverknightschess.com . INFO: tournaments@silverknightschess.com .
  • May 22 match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info
May 28-29
  • May 28. 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 23) 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 27th-30th. 4th Cherry Blossom Classic, Washington Dulles Marriott Hotel, Dulles, VA

June 2016 June 4-5
  • Jun 3-5. VA Senior Open 2016. (This is a place-holder)
June 11-12
  • Jun 11. 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 6) 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 12 match Northern Virginia Chess League. Games on Sunday at 3pm with G/90 + 30 time control. See website for info

June 18-19
  • June 17-19: Continental Class - Arlington, VA - CCA
June 25-26
  • Jun 24. 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.
Jul 2016 Jul 2-3  
Jul 9-10  
Jul 16-17
  • Jul 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.
Jul 23-24
  • Jul 23. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$550 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/40 total entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-150-100. U1700: $150-75-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2-4-6. EF: $45 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $35 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  . By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Jul 18) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  . W. NS.
Jul 30-31  
Aug 2016 Aug 6-7  
Aug 13-14
  • Aug 13. Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$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 8) 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 13-17  5th Annual Washington International GPP:120 Maryland   9SS, 40/90, SD/20 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 (2 IMs earned last year). B Section 9-SS (under 2201 USCF and under 2200 FIDE, USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2000-$1000-$600-$400, top U2000 $1000-$500, top under 1800 $500. Free Continental breakfast for players each morning. All equipment provided for both sections. A section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs and WGMs $199; FMs $299; FIDE above 2200 $349; FIDE from 2100 to 2199 $399, FIDE from 2000 to 2099 $600, FIDE below 2000 $800. All $25 more after 6/13, $35 more after 7/30, $45 more after 8/9, $70 more at the door. B Section EF: $249. $20 more after 7/30, $30 more after 8/9, $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 8/13/1966. Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/13-8/16:11am & 5:30pm, Wed 8/17 11am. 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 20-21
  • Aug 19. 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 27-28  
Sept 2016 Sep 3-4  
Sep 10-11  
Sep 17-18  
Sep 24-25  
Oct 2016 Oct 1-2  
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Oct 29-30  
Nov 2016 Nov 5-6  
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Dec 2016 Dec 3-4  
Dec 10-11  
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Dec 31-Jan1