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

See Who's Playing      Standings    Pairings

Entry Fees

Entry Fee is $80.  Click here to register, or select the "Register On-line Now" button.

Register Online NOW !   See Who's Playing

Hotel Information

Although the Chess Rate period ended last week, call the hotel and see if they will offer you the Chess Rate.  Country Inn & Suites South, 5327 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.  Chess Rate $79 per night, plus tax.

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

Byes & Re-Entry for Rd. 2

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.

Had a bad Round 1?  You can re-enter the tournament for $30 after Round 1 and receive a 1/2 point Bye for that round, even if you lost your actual Rd. 1 game!!  If you want to re-enter the tournament after Round 1, just talk to the Tournament Director so he can explain how the process works.

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