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 08/05/19 03:41:28 PM

The 2019 listing  has been posted. 

 

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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/4 +2. NEW TIME CONTROL. 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, Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championship.  Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Ln., Baltimore, MD 21209. Open to all K-12 players from anywhere. 5 Sections. Championship: 1500+, K-12, 4SS, G/45 d5, Rds.: 9:30-11:30-1:30-3:30. 1000-1499: 1000-1499, K-12, 5SS, G/35 d5, Rds.: 9:30-11-12:30-2-3:30. U1000 HS & MS: under 1000 or unr, 6-12, 5SS, G/30 d5, Rds.: 9:30-10:45-12-1:15-2:30. 500-999 K-5: 500-999, K-5, 5SS, G/30 d5, Rds.: 9:30-10:45-12-1:15-2:30. U500 K-5: under 500 or unr, K-5, 5SS, G/25 d5, Rds.: 9:30-10:30-11:30-12:30-1:30. Trophies per section: top 25% of individuals; top 40% of teams. EF: $30 through 02.12; $45 through 02.14; $60 by 8 AM, 02.16 (half-point bye possible in Rd. 1); $80, 8-9 AM, 02.16 (on site; if space available; half-point bye likely in Rd. 1). Provided: sets, boards, scoresheets, & pencils. Bring chess clock. Food available for purchase. Register: www.mdchess.com. Contact: tournaments@mdchess.com.

Feb 16. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 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 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.
Mar 8. ACC'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.
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.

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

Mar. 09, WCC QUADS #29  3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $25. $$GTD: $60. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.netDIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas, FREE Parking. http://waldorfchessclub.org NS NC.
10-Mar Mar 10.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register
15-Mar

Mar 15. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/4 +2. NEW TIME CONTROL. 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.

 

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.
March 22 -24 Cary Chess Center Open  Fide/USCF Rated $2800 Guaranteed Cash Prizes Durham, NC; Hilton Double-Tree Hotel special discount rate deadline is 2/16/2010 ( ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT ) Early registration fee deadline is 2/20/2019 ! Special Prize for local U-1600 winner. $3000 value! IM/GM Free entry! To register follow the link : http://chessstream.com/cary-Chess-Center-Open/Register.aspx
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. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 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 Mar 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.
Mar 30.  Stemtree Open. 4ss, G/45;d5. Trophy to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Entry fee $10.00. Bring clocks. US Chess Membership required. Location: Stemtree Glen Allen, 10921 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Mar 30.  The McKinley Action, McKinley Elementary School, 1030 N McKinley Rd, Arlington, VA 22205. Click to register
April
2019
5-Apr

Apr 5. ACC'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.

6-Apr Apr 6.  Clemente Classic, Roberto W Clemente Middle School, 18808 Waring Station Rd, Germantown, MD 20874. Click to register.

April 6,  Chess 4 Charity 2019, 6th Semi-Annual Charity Chess Tournament (for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals). 4SS, G/25, d/3. Quick Rated Only. NEW LOCATION: Jewish Community Center (JCC), 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031. Reg: Pre-Registration online at www.chess4charity.org  Schedule: Tournament starts at 10am sharp. On-site Registration 9-9:45am. Silent Charity Auction. Simul with one or more local masters. All may participate!! Two Sections of USCF rated games and one section for non-USCF: Sections: Open (1500 floor), U-1600, Non-USCF. Trophies TBD. 100% of your registration fee goes directly to charity – to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! Early Bird price is $45 on or before March 25; $55 after March 25. Elig: Players welcome from all states and locations (VA/MD/DC/etc.). All ages & all experience levels welcome. Adult (16 or above, with valid ID) required to enter / drop off; children under 11 must be accompanied by adult. Questions: See www.chess4charity.org or email chess4charity@aol.com  Donations to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals welcome whether or not you can play: www.chess4charity.org

14-Apr Apr 14.  Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register.
19-April

APR 19-21 OR 20-21   1st Colonial Open  50 US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS (ENHANCED) & US Chess Junior Grand Prix!  5SS. ECTC Dulles (Executive Conference and Training Center, 22685 Holiday Park Dr, Sterling, VA 20166). $$5600 GTD. 4 sections. Open (FIDE): $1000-500-300-150, U2300/Unr $200. U2100 (FIDE): $800-400-200, U1900 $200, Unr limit $200. U1700: $600-300-150, U1500 $150, Unr limit $150. U1300(1-day/Sat ONLY): $300-150-100, U1100 $100, Unr limit $100. Top 3 sections EF: Online Early bird $80 by 3/20, $90 by 4/12, $95 by 4/18, $105 later and onsite, $5 service fee for refunds., U1300 EF $20 less. 3-day (Rd. 1 G/90;+30, Rds. 2-5 40/90,SD/30;+30): Reg. ends 7pm, Fri 7:30pm, Sat/Sun 10am & 4pm. 2-day (Rds. 1-2 G/45;+15inc, Rds. 3-5 40/90,SD/30;+30): Reg ends Sat 9:30am, rds. Sat 10am, 1pm & 4pm, Sun 10am & 4pm. U1300 Sat ONLY. 5 Rounds G/45;d5 (10am-12pm-2pm-4pm-6pm) Bye: all rounds allowed, must commit 1hr before rd. 3 (3pm); limit 1 byes. HR (Holiday Inn Wash-Dulles Airport, 3 mins walk from ECTC): $69/night, 703-471-7411, reserve by 4/5. Ent: colonialopenchess.com or Capital Area Chess Inc, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Side Events - 4-round Rapid on Fri at 7:30pm and Blitz 5-SS Double on Sat 9pm, reg. ends 8:45pm.

Apr 19. ACC Blitz Tournament.  CANCELLED

20-Apr

Apr 20.  SCBC Monthly Tournament. 4ss, G/45;d5. Trophy to 1st,2nd, and 3rd. Entry fee $10.00.  Bring clocks.  US Chess Membership required. Location: Scholarship Chess Business Center, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond Va 23222.  Free Parking, many local restaurants, 2 blocks east of Chamberlain Ave.

27-Apr Apr 27. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 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 Apr 22) 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.
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

May 3. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/4 +2. NEW TIME CONTROL. 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.

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.
11-May

May 11. Anna Julia Cooper Open. EVENT CANCELLED.

18-May

May 18. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 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 May 13) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.

May 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
23-May MAY 23-27, 24-27 OR 25-27  7th Cherry Blossom Classic US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)  US Chess Junior Grand Prix! - Open Section (5-days; 9-Rounds; Norms possible) Open Section Norms possible, 9-SS 40/90;SD/30;+30inc. TOTAL $$20,000 GTD in 4-Sections (Open $$11,000 GTD). U2100 and U1700 7-rounds (4-or-3-day), U1300 6-rounds(2-day only). ECTC Dulles (Executive Conference and Training Center, 22685 Holiday Park Dr., Sterling, VA 20166). HR: Holiday Inn (2-3min walk from ECTC/Tournament site). $89/night if reserved by May 10th. Reservations call 1-877-875-9823 and mention 7th Cherry Blossom Classic Chess Tournament, or go to the official tournament website at: http://www.cherryblossomchess.com/ (to get to the hotel reservation link). A VCF Cup Event. Open (FIDE):$4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-300-200. Top FIDE U2300 $600-400-200. U2100 (FIDE): $1800-900-500-400-300 U1900 $300-200. U1700: $1400-700-400-300-200 U1500 $200-100. U1300 (2-day only): $600-400-200 U1100 $100. Unrated prize limits in all sections except Open. Min Prize Guarantees for titled players who register by 5/9 and play all 9 games with no byes: First 6 Foreign GMs $500, First 6 Foreign IMs/WGMs $300, First 4 US GMs $200. Min Rating in Open Section: FIDE(1900)/ USCF(2000) except Foreign FIDE Rated Players. EF: Open: Early Bird by 4/24. $195 (FIDE/USCF 2200/up); $225 (FIDE/USCF U2200). GMs/Foreign IMs/Foreign WGMs Free, $120 deducted from Prize. US IMs/US WGMs and Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from Prize. EF increases after 4/24: $15 more 4/25-5/18, $25 more 5/19-5/22, $35 more after 5/22 and onsite. U2100/U1900 EF $70 less ($125 Early Bird by 4/24; EF Increases after 4/24); U1300 EF $100 less ($95 Early Bird by 4/24; EF Increases after 4/24). Re-entry $70, no re-entry in Open/U2100. T/C: Open All games 40/90;SD/30;+30inc. U2100/U1700: 4-day: Rd.1 G/90;+30; Rds. 2-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. 3-day: Rd.1 G/45;+30, Rds. 2-3 G/90;+30, Rds. 4-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. U1300 only Sat & Sun G/90 d5. Rounds: Open 5-day (Thu 7pm; Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat/Sun 11am-5:30pm, Mon 9:30am-3:30pm). U2100/U1700 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7pm, Sat/Sun/Mon same as Open. 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rds. 4-7 follows 4-day. (U1300 only 2-day Rds. Sat/Sun 11am-3pm-7pm) Byes: Up to two 1/2pt byes available in all sections, must commit 1 hour before start of rd. 4 (by Sun 10am), except Open before Rd. 3, norm not possible if taking bye. More tournament information/Online registration: http://www.cherryblossomchess.com/  Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC/ Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20171. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2019@capitalareachess.com Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied only in the Open section. Side Events: Rapid on Friday night. Scholastic on Sat 10am & Open(FIDE)/Amateur Blitz Tournament on Sat at 10pm. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied only in the Open section. Side Events: Rapid on Friday night. Scholastic on Sat 10am & Open(FIDE)/Amateur Blitz Tournament on Sat at 10pm.
25-May May 25 SCBC Spring Open. 4ss G/45;d5. Trophy to 1st,2nd, and 3rd. Entry fee $10.00.  Bring clocks.  US Chess Membership required. Location: Scholarship Chess Business Center, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond Va 23222.  Free parking, many local restaurants, 2 blocks east of Chamberlain Ave.
31-May

May 31. ACC'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.

June
2019
1-June
West Virginia June 1  Clarksburg Open  4 SS, G/60 d/5.  Harrison County Senior Citizen Center 500 W Main St, Clarksburg, WV 26301. EF: $25 by 5/24, $35 at site. $5 discount for WVCA members. Reg. 9 – 10 am; Rds.: 10-12:30-2:45-5. Prizes: $ b/20: $100, $50, U1800 $50, U1400 $50. Info: greerlaw@aol.com
Postponed  June 1. ACC Simul & Lecture w/ GM Michael Brown. Postponed. Date and details will be updated when known.
7-June

June 7. ACC Blitz Tournament. 5-rd Double-Swiss, G/4 +2. NEW TIME CONTROL. 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-June June 8.  Sangster Showdown, Sangster Elementary School, 7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153. Click to register
West Virginia June 8  WV Action Championship  6 SS, G/30.  Ripley Senior Citizen Center 121 Court St S.; Ripley, WV 25271. EF: $25  Reg. 9 – 10 am; Rds.: 10, 11:30; 1, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45. Prizes: $100-$50, Class Prizes TBD. Info: johnroush@frontier.com
9-June June 9 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss, Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191. Click to register.
14-June June 14-16, Continental Class, Falls Church, VA - CCA
15-June June 15  Frederick CC  G/45;d5 Open 3rd Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members) Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
21-Jun

June 21. ACC'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.

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.
June 29. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 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 Jun 24) mail name/USCF ID/byes/check payable to "Arlington Chess Club" to: Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com W. NS.
July
2019
5-July

July 5. ACC Blitz Tournament. Old G/5 Time Control. 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. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

6-July

July 6  Frederick CC  G/30;d5 Open 1st Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)  Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com

13-July

July 13 WCC QUADS #323 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $25. $$GTD: $60. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.netDIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas, FREE Parking. http://waldorfchessclub.org NS NC.

July 13-14 29th Annual Charlottesville Open  US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS:15 5SS. 2 Sections: Open & U1700. Open Prizes: 1st-3d Places $400, $250, $150. Top U2100 $145, Top U1900 $135. U1700 Prizes: 1st-3d Places $300, $200, $150; Top U1500 $140, Top U1200 $130. Place Prize amounts guaranteed in both sections ($$1450), other payouts b/o 55 entries ($550). EF: $65 by July 6th, then $80. Site & HR: Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911, (434)977-3300, $115 + tax if reserved by June 12th. Reg.: 7:30-11:15 am. Rds.: Sat. Rds 1-3 at 12-noon, 3pm, 7pm; Sun. Rds. 4-5 at 9:30am and 1:30pm. Time Control: Rd. 1, G/75 delay-5; Rds. 2-5, G/90 delay-5. Ent: Online at http://www.vachess.org/ or mail to Mike Hoffpauir, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Checks to VCF. Mbr: USCF rqd, VCF rqd. for VA residents. Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com

19-July July 19. ACC'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.
20-July July 20. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 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 July 15) mail name/USCF
July 20  Frederick CC  G/45;d5 Open 3rd Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members) Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
26-July Moved to  July 19. ACC's Friday Quads
27- July Jul 27. Postponed - no date yet  ACC Simul & Lecture w/ GM Michael Brown 1-hour lecture by GM Brown followed by Simultaneous Exhibition match between the GM and all players.  Reg.: 10:00-10:30am. Lecture: 10:30am. Simul: 11:30am. EF: $35, $30 for ACC members, $20 just for lecture. Only cash or check on-site (no credit). To preregister online, go to: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html Location: Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd. (at intersection with N. Henderson Road). Enter through basement/ramp door off the parking lot in the rear of the church. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.

 July 27-31 8th Annual Washington International GPP: 200 (Enhanced) Maryland 9SS, 40/90, SD/20 inc/30 Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 301-468-0308 All prizes guaranteed Three Sections Championship Section (minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes) $3500-1700-900-800-700-600, top U2500 $1200-600, 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. Premier Section 9-SS (under 2250 USCF and under 2100 FIDE, minimum 1750 USCF to play. USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2500-1200-600-500-300, top U2000 $1100-525. Contenders (under 1800 USCF): $2000-1000-500, top U1600 $500. Free Continental breakfast for players Sat. and Wed. mornings. All equipment provided for all sections. Hospitality Suite Friday evening. Championship section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs, WGMs and non-US FIDE above 2100 $199; FMs FIDE above 2100 $299; FIDE above 2200 $324; FIDE from 2100 to 2199 $349, FIDE from 2000 to 2099 $600, FIDE below 2000 $800. All $25 more after 5/27, $35 more after 7/13, $45 more after 7/23, $70 more at the door. Premier EF: USCF above 1799 $249; USCF below 1800 $299. $20 more after 7/13, $30 more after 7/23, $40 more at the door. Contenders EF: $249. $20 more after 7/13, $30 more after 7/23, $40 more at the door. Special EFs: Masters section, All, $50 less, if staying at the Hilton (min 3 nights); All, $25 less for new WI players; All, $50 less, if born before 7/27/1969. Byes: Available in all section for all rounds, limit three ½ point byes. Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 8/11-8/14:11am & 5:30pm, Wed 8/15 11am. HR $117 Ent: MCA, c/o Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. More information, hotel reservation link, & online entry @ http://washintl.mdchess.com

August
2019
2-Aug

Aug 2. ACC'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.

3-Aug Aug 3  Frederick CC  G/30;d5 Open 1st Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)  Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
Canceled  Aug 3. ACC Simul & Lecture w/ 2019 US Champion Jennifer Yu Canceled
10-Aug

AUG 10 WCC QUADS #33  3 Rd. Quads, G/70;d10, Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown RD, Waldorf MD 20601. EF: $25. $$GTD: $60. 1st each Quad. Reg: 8: 30 - 9:45 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:30, and 4:30. INFO: Roland Thorpe, 301- 752-5169 strider_08@comcast.netDIR: Within 30-40 minutes from DC, and Northern VA metro areas, FREE Parking. http://waldorfchessclub.org NS NC.

Aug 10. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 Aug 5) 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.  

16-Aug

Aug 16. ACC Blitz Tournament - Old G/5 Time Control. 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. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

Aug 16-18  9th Annual Potomac Open GPP: 30 Maryland 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); U1300 & U1000 G/90 d/5 (2-day schedule Rds 1-2 G/45 d/5). Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000)(FIDE): 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$900, 4.0=$500, 3.5=$200, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2200 (min. rating of 1800)(FIDE): 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150, 3.0=$50. 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: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. U1000 (no adult Unr): 5.0= $250, 4.5= $125, 4.0= $50, 3.5= $20 Trophies to top 5 & top U800 in U1000. If no 5-0 in section, then sole 1st @ 4.5 or shared 1st at lower score bonus (added to score prize) - Championship: $300, U2000 $200, U1800 $150, U1600: $100; U1300 & U1000: $50. Unrated limited to $100 in U1000, $200 in U1300 and $400 in U1500. Mixed doubles prize of $300 - $200 (. Sets, boards and clocks provided in all sections! Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Parking free for day guests. EF: $109 by 8/2, $114 by 8/13, and $119 online only by 8/15, $130 at the door. Special EFs: $40 less for U1300, $60 less for U1000, GMs free, IMs 50% off EF, $5 off EF if staying at hotel. HR: $99, Rooms may not be avail after 8/2. Champ – U1600 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9:30&3:30. Champ – U1600 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 2:15&6, Sun 9:30&3:30. U1300&U1000 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7pm,  rds Fri 8, Sat 11 & 3:00, Sun 9:30&12:45. U1300 & U1000 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 12:45, & 3, Sun 9:30 & 12:45. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204.
More information, rules and registration at
http://thepotomacopen.com

17-Aug  Aug-17  Frederick CC  G/45;d5 Open 3rd Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members) Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com 
23-Aug Aug 23-25, Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA - CCA
30-Aug

August 30  VA Closed Blitz TournamentDetails at http://www.vachess.org/ staring June 1st.

31-Aug

Aug 31 - Sept 2 Virginia Closed Championships. VA Residents only.  Hilton Garden Inn-Innsbruck, Glen Allen (near Richmond), VA.  Details at http://www.vachess.org/

Aug 31  MD Action and Blitz Championship  Details to follow.
September
2019
6-Sep   Postponed   Sep 6 ACC Blitz     Rescheduled to Sept. 20
7-Sep Sep 7-8.  WV State Championship  Clarksburg, WV area. No resident requirement.
Sep 7  Frederick CC  G/30;d5 Open 1st Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)  Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
13-Sep

Sep 13. ACC'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.

20-Sep

Sep 20-22. VA Senior Open. While limited to players born on or before 9/22/1969 (i.e. 50+ years of age), the tournament is also open to players from ANY state.

5SS, G/120, d5. $$1900 in Guaranteed Prizes. 1 Section. Prizes: $700-400-300; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $125; U1400: $125. Trophies to Top Age 60-69 and Top Age 70+. Location/Hotel: Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston; 650 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA  22203; (703) 310-1999; FREE PARKING, Free WifiReg: Fri 6:00-6:50pm; Sat 9:00-9:50am. Rds: 7, 10-2:30, 10-2:30. Byes: One irrevocable 1/2 pt allowed, must declare before Rd 2. EF: $85; or $75 advance entry at ACC club, by mail or on-line; VA residents must have current VCF membership ($15). By mail: (MUST be post-marked by Sep 16) mail form, check payable to "VA Chess Federation" to: Adam Chrisney (VA Sr Open), P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315. On line:  http://www.arlingtonchessclub.com/VASnrOpen.html  Saturday Evening Blitz: G/5; 5 rd double swiss – Blitz is open to non-seniors. Reg ends: 7:20pm; Rd. 1: 7:30pm – EF: $20 – prizes b/o entries; 80% returned as prizes. Info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W. NS.
21-Sep Sep 21  Frederick CC  G/45;d5 Open 3rd Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)   Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
Sep 21. ACC Saturday Blitz Tournament - HOTEL LOCATION.  (Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston; 650 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA  22203. FREE Parking, FREE Wifi)  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.   Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com    
28-Sep

Sep 28. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 Sep 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

October
2019
4-Oct

Oct 4. ACC'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.

5-Oct Oct 5  Frederick CC  G/30;d5 Open 1st Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)    Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
10-Oct Oct 10-14, Washington Chess Congress, VA - CCA
18-Oct

Oct 18 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. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

19 Oct

Oct 19 -20 Fredericksburg Open.  Country Inn & Suites-South, Fredericksburg, VA.  Details at http://www.vachess.org/ starting July 1st.

Oct 19 Frederick CC  G/45;d5 Open 3rd Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)   Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
26-Oct

Oct 26. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 Oct 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

November
2019
Nov-2 Nov 2  Frederick CC  G/30;d5 Open 1st Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)    Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com

Nov 2. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

Nov-16 Nov 16  Frederick CC  G/45;d5 Open 3rd Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)   Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com

Nov 16. ACC'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.

23-Nov Nov 23-24.  David Zofchak Memorial.  Norfolk, VA  Details at http://www.vachess.org/ starting June 1st.

Nov 23. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus  5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/60 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER: $500-300-250, U1900 $100. U1700: $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $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 Nov 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.    

December
2019
Dec-6 Dec 6-8  2nd annual Old Line Open  Maryland. Details to follow.

Dec 6. 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.  Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com  W, NS.

Dec-7 Dec 7  Frederick CC  G/30;d5 Open 1st Saturday of each month. 4R Swiss; EF:$10 (Members)/$15(Non-Members)    Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
Dec-13

Dec 13. ACC'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.

Dec-21

Dec 21. ACC's Saturday Action-Plus 5SS, G/45, d/5. INCREASED PRIZE FUND! $$1750 prize fund b/o 60 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 Dec 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.

Dec 21  Frederick CC  G/45;d5 Open 3rd Saturday of each month.  Site: Elks Lodge 289 Willowdale Drive  Frederick, MD 21702   Click for website  Questions to : Email Chase Watters at cmw02b@gmail.com
   

 

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2020 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse listing.
Month Starting Date Event Information
January 2020 Jan 17 Jan 17 – 20,  12th Annual Chesapeake Open, Rockville, MD. Details to follow.
     
February 2020 Feb-7 Feb 7 -9, Baltimore Open, Baltimore, MD.  Details to follow.
     
March 2020 Mar-6 Mar 6 2020 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Blitz Championship. Details at http://www.vachess.org/ starting Nov 1st 2019.
  Mar-7 Mar 7-8 2020 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships. (Dates are tentative, location TBD) Event location in northern Virginia, specific tournament site TBD.  Details at http://www.vachess.org/ starting Nov 1st 2019.
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