Region III US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse (MD - DC - VA)

This is the US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse for the States of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Events from other adjacent states will be listed unless they conflict badly with established MD-DC-VA tournaments.
I am requesting the assistance of our organizers to submit their events promptly and follow the
US Chess policy for the Regional Tournament Clearinghouses.

Many thanks to Mike Atkins who has run the Region III Clearinghouse and hosted it at his expense since 2/3/1999.

Effective as of  9/15/2018 Ernest Schlich of VA has been assigned responsibility for the Region III Clearinghouse by US Chess.
My appreciation to the VCF for agreeing to host the Clearinghouse now I have the responsibility.

Please email your tournament information to me or CC me in your e-mail to USCF/TLA

 

Website links to the Region III State Affiliates:  District of Columbia,     Maryland Chess Association,     Virginia Chess Federation.
The DC Chess League is the official state affiliate for the District of Columbia. 

Last updated 01/03/19 08:15:01 PM

The 2019 listing  has been posted.  Information is limited. Please send me information about your upcoming events.

 

The 2018 Clearinghouse listing has been archived.   Click to go to the archives

 

2019 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse listing.
Month Starting Date Event Information
January
2019
4-Jan Jan 4. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss; G/5. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
5-Jan

Jan 5.  Forcey Fest, Forcey Christian School, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 209 Click to register

12-Jan Jan 12. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1450 prize fund b/55 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250 (plus Class prize if based-on turnout is met). U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $55 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $50 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 7) 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 12-13. Dewey Beach Open Hyatt Place, 1301 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971. Special room rates (Rooms will be discounted to $109/ night & includes full breakfast mention Chess rate for room by Dec 22). 302-581-3314. Saturday night event, wine & craft beer tasting. Chess Vendors. Indoor heated pool and fitness ctr. 5-SS all sections. G/90;d5. Open: $600, $300, $150, U2200 $150, U2000 $150, U1800 $150, U1600 $400, $240, $140, U1400 $140, U1200 $140, U1000 $140. Top winner also gets a free night stay in the off-season and a crystal Trophy. Special DE Resident ScholasticTrophies: Top player for Grade 9-12, Grade 6-8, Grade K-5 in both sections. Reg: Advanced reg: Delaware Chess Association, 2400 N Broom St., Apt. 203, Wilmington, DE 19802. 302-893-9519. TD: William Trueman, John Anderson. On-site Reg: 8am - 9am. EF: Free entry to GM's and IM's ($50 deducted from prizes), $70 by 1/06, $80 at the site. Rds: Sat.10, 2, 6, Sun. 9, 1, . Half point Byes: 2 available. $ prizes b/40 in each section. Email: trueman56@gmail.com

Jan 12. 19th Annual Mountaineer Open Morgantown, WV at the University.  Click for website

Jan 12  January Joust, Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171. Click to register
13-Jan Jan 13. Sundays-in-Reston, Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register
18-Jan Jan. 18-21 or 19-21  Chesapeake Open 7SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd. 1 G/90 +30” incr) (3-day schedule: rds. 1-2 G/45+30"incr); U1250 & U1000 G/90 d5 (rds. 1&2 G/45 d5) (U1250 4-day schedule all rds. G/90 d5) (U1000 2-day schedule, rds. 1-4 G/30 d5) 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]. U2100 (FIDE: min rating 1700)= 7.0 =$2100, 6.5 =$1400, 6.0=$1000, 5.5=$600, 5.0=$300, 4.5=$100, 4.0=$30. U1900: 7.0 =$2000, 6.5 =$1300, 6.0=$800, 5.5=$500, 5.0=$275, 4.5=$100. U1700: 7.0= $2000, 6.5 = $1200, 6.0= $750, 5.5= $450, 5.0=$225, 4.5=$100. U1500: 7.0= $1800, 6.5= $1000, 6.0= $600, 5.5= $400, 5.0=$200, 4.5=$80. U1250: 7.0= $1200, 6.5= $700, 6.0= $350, 5.5= $225, 5.0=$120, 4.5=$50. U1000 (no adult UNR): 7.0=$500, 6.5=$325, 6.0=$175, 5.5=$100, 5.0=$55, 4.5=$30. Trophies to top 10 & top U800 in U1000. Additional prizes to clear 1st place, if no 7.0 in section (added to score prize) - Championship: $400; U2100 $300, U1900 $250, U1700 & U1500: $200; U1250 $150, U1000 $50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1250, or $400 in U1500. Sets and clocks provided in all sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Monday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $119 by 1/4, $124 by 1/15, and $129 online only by 1/17, $140 later. Special EFs: $40 less for U1250, $60 less for U1000; GMs free, $50 deducted from prize; IMs $45 less, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $99, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel @ group rate). Rooms may not be avail after 1/4. 4-day schedule (Champ-U1500): Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 9:30 & 3:30. 3-day schedule (Champ-U1500): Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 2:15 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 9:30 & 3:30. U1250 4-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 3:00, Sun 11 & 3, Mon 9:30 & 12:45 U1250 & U1000 3-day schedule Reg. ends Sat 9am rds. 11, 1, & 3:00, Sun 11&3:00, Mon 9:30 & 12:45. U1000 2-day schedule: reg ends Sun 9am rds. Sun 10, 11:15, 12:30, 1:45, 3:00, Mon 9:30 & 12:45. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://thechesapeakeopen.com.

19-Jan

Jan 19.  Columbia Challenge, Atholton Elementary, 6700 Seneca Dr, Columbia, MD 21046. Click to register

25-Jan Jan 25. Arlington Chess Club's Friday Quads 3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com. W. NS.
Jan 25-27, 2019 Land of the Sky XXXII Asheville, NC Click for details
27-Jan

Jan 27.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register

February
2019
1-Feb Feb 1. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/5, d0, Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg: 7:00-8:10pm. Rd1: 8:15. EF: $20 ($15 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. See club website for more events and info: www.arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.
8-Feb  Feb 8 – 10  57th Annual Baltimore Open. BWI Sheraton http://thebaltopen.com
9-Feb Feb 9. St Albans Winter Open Saint Francis Elementary School Parish Center, St. Albans, WV
10-Feb Feb 10.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register
16-Feb Feb 16.  ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$600 Guaranteed for Top 3 Premier Section Prizes with other prizes b/45 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $300-200-100. U1700: $150-100-50, U1400 & U1200 class prizes $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $55 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $50 advance entry on-line, by mail, or at the ACC club. On-line: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html  By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Feb 11) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
Feb 16. February Freeze, Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171. Click to register
22-Feb Feb 22. Arlington Chess Club's Friday Quads  3RR, G/30, d5.  $50 1st place in each quad. EF: $20, $15 for ACC members, cash only, no advance entries, no checks or credit as prizes paid immediately!  Reg.: 7:00-8:00, Rd.1 8:20, rest ASAP. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com. W. NS.
Feb 22-24, George Washington Open - Falls Church, VA - CCA
23-Feb

Feb 23.  Silver Spring Smash, Forcey Christian School, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Click to register.

24-Feb Feb 24.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register.
March
2019
2-Mar Mar 2.    The Virginia State Warm-Up, Hollin Meadows Elementary School, 2310 Nordok Pl, Alexandria, VA 22306. Click to register.
8-Mar Mar 8  VA. Scholastic & College Blitz Championships Starts at 6PM. information at: www.vachess.org.
9-Mar Mar. 9-10, Virginia Scholastic & College Championships A State Championship Event!
5SS, Rds. 1-2 G/60 d5; Rds. 3-5 G/90 d5. Organized by the VA Chess Federation at Monticello HS in Charlottesville, VA. Blitz Championships Friday Mar. 8 at 6PM. Main tournament Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 9-10. NEW SECTIONS being introduced this year! Players must be in grades pre-K, K through 12, or College full time in Virginia as of Jan. 2019. Open to Virginia residents only, including children of Military stationed in VA. VA residency NOT REQUIRED for Friday Night Blitz. Parents & Friends tournament on Sat. and Sun. Simultaneous Exhbition on Sat. 9 Mar. by 3-Time VA State Champion FM Macon Shibut. Tournament schedule, Details about new Sections, Prizes, Registration, Player Eligibility, Hotel Info and other information at: www.vachess.org. Questions to: NTD Anand Dommalapati, adommalapati@yahoo.com.
9-Mar

Mar 9.  Atholton Action, Atholton Elementary, 6700 Seneca Dr, Columbia, MD 21046. Click to register

10-Mar Mar 10.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register
16-Mar

Mar 16.  The Maryland State Warmup, Shipley's Choice, 310 Governor Stone Pkwy, Millersville, MD 21108. Click to register.

22-Mar Mar. 22-24   52nd Annual Virginia Open  A Heritage Event!  US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 30 Prix Points  5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $$4000 Guaranteed! SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $109 Chess Rate plus taxes, res. by Fri. 3/1 at 703-471-9500. Two Sections. OPEN (FIDE-rated): $750-475-325-230; Top X and A (based on USCF ratings) ea $200. FIDE Rules, 30-minute default for late arrivals. AMATEUR (U1900, USCF Rated): $500-300-200; Top B, C, D, ea $175, Top U1200 $165, Top Unr $130 (limited to $200 place award). Plaques to 1st Place in Open and Amateur. Trophies to Top U1000, U800, U600 and Unrated. 5 Rds.: Rd. 1 Fri 3/22, 7:30pm (G/90 inc/30); Rds. 2 & 3 Sat 3/23 10am (G/90 Inc/30) & 3pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30), Rds. 4 & 5 Sun 3/24 10am & 4pm (40/90, SD/30 inc/30). EF: $85 if rec’d by Sat. 3/16, $100 starting Sun. 3/17 and on site; $5 retained if you withdraw before the tournament. VCF Mem req. for VA Residents ($15 Adults, $8 Junior under 18 yo). Byes: One half-point Bye allowed any round, must commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40, start Rd2 with 1/2 pt. Checks payable to VCF. REG.: On-line at www.vachess.org; postal mail to Anand Dommalapati, ATTN: VA Open, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151; On-Site Fri 3/22 4:30-6:45pm. Info: www.vachess.org, or adommalapati@yahoo.com.
23-Mar Mar 23.  March Madness, Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171.  Click to register
24-Mar

Mar 24. Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register.

March 24. 50th annual WV Scholastic Chess Championship.  Charleston WV area Details to follow.
30-Mar Mar 30.  The McKinley Action, McKinley Elementary School, 1030 N McKinley Rd, Arlington, VA 22205. Click to register
April
2019
6-Apr Apr 6.  Clemente Classic, Roberto W Clemente Middle School, 18808 Waring Station Rd, Germantown, MD 20874. Click to register.
14-Apr Apr 14.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register.
28-Apr Apr 28.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register.
May
2019
3-May May 3-5, 2019 65th Maryland Open http://themdopen.com
4-May May 4.  May The Fourth Be With You Chess Tournament, Forcey Christian School, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Click to register.
18-May May 18.  Catonsville Challenge, Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228. Click to register.
19-May May 19.   Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register
31-May May 31-Jun 2. ACC Senior tournament (details TBD)
June
2019
8-Jun June 8.  Sangster Showdown, Sangster Elementary School, 7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153. Click to register
9-Jun June 9 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register.
14-Jun June 14-16, Continental Class, Falls Church, VA - CCA
23-Jun June 23  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 2019 Click to register.   
29-Jun June 29.  Montgomery Maelstrom, Forcey Christian School, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Click to register.
July
2019
   
August
2019
23-Aug Aug 23-25, Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA - CCA
30-Aug Aug 30  VA Closed Blitz Championship  (details TBD)
31-Aug Aug 31- Sep 2  VA Closed Championship  VA residents only  (details TBD)
September
2019
7-Sep Sep 7-8.  WV State Championship  Clarksburg, WV area. No resident requirement.
20-Sep Sep 20-22. VA Senior Open (details TBD)
October
2019
10-Oct Oct 10-14, Washington Chess Congress, VA - CCA
November
2019
   
December
2019