2019 Fredericksburg Open
Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, 2019

5 Rounds of USCF-rated Chess
in 2 sections -- Open & Under-1800

$2800 in prizes based on 70 paid entries.

Open Section: $$600, $$400, $$250 (1st-3rd pay-out amounts guaranteed)
Top Xpert $200    Top Class A $180

U1800 Section: $$400, $$260, $$150 (1st-3rd pay-out amounts guaranteed)
Top Class C $135    Top U1400 $125
Top Unrated $100 (unrated must play in U1800 Section)

A VCF andcup imageVCF Cup Event.
20 US Chess Grand Prix points - US Chess Junior Grand Prix

Standings    Pairings

Entry Fees

Entry Fee:  $65 by midnight on Saturday October 12th -- $80 starting Sunday Oct 13th and at the tournament site.  Credit Cards, Cash or Check. 

Re-Entry Fee is $30 ... which means if you lose in Round 1 you have the option to "Re-enter" the tournament in Round 2 with a 1/2-point Bye for Round 1.

Register Online NOW !    Mail-in Entry Form    See Who's Playing

Hotel Information

Country Inn & Suites South, 5327 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.  Chess Rate $79 per night, plus tax.  MUST RESERVE by Friday October 4th.

To make your Reservation:  Call the hotel directly at 540-898-1800 and mention the "Chess Tournament".  Click here to see a map of the area.


  • 6-9PM on Friday evening, Oct 18th, and 7:00-9:15AM Saturday morning at the hotel
  • Players not registered and paid by 9:15 risk not being paired for Round 1

Round Times / Schedule

Players play in one of two Sections: Open or Under 1800.  The Open Section is for the strongest players, it is not for beginners.

Everyone plays 5 rounds -- this is NOT an Elimination Event.

Start times for the Rounds are:

       * Saturday:
  Round 1 @ 10AM      Rd 2 @ 2PM      Rd 3 @ 7PM

       * Sunday:    Round 4 @ 9:30AM      Rd 5 (Final round) @ 2:30PM

Time Control: 
       * Round 1 at Game 75 with 10-second delay
       * Rounds 2-5 at Game 90 with 10-second delay


One half-point bye is available--it is optional.  Byes can be requested as part of your entry/registration, but must be locked-in 30 minutes before the start of Round 2 (by 1:30 PM Saturday). The only Bye changes allowed after the 1:30 cut-off time are to change your half-point bye to a zero-point bye.  Zero-point Byes in Round 5 are the same as withdrawing from the tournament.

Membership Requirements

Current USCF membership is required.  Check your USCF membership here.

VCF Membership is required for all Virginia residents. $15 adult. $8 for players age 17 and under.  Out-of-state Players not required to be VCF members.  Click here to check your VCF Membership status.

For More

Mike Hoffpauir, National Tournament Director.  mhoffpauir@aol.com  (757)846-4805 

No registrations will be taken by phone or email