2019 Charlottesville Open
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14, 2019
at the Comfort Inn, Monticello

5 Rounds of USCF-rated Chess
in 2 sections -- Open & Under-1700

$2000 in prizes based on 55 paid entries.

Open Section: $$400, $$250, $$150 (1st-3rd Guaranteed)   U2100 $145    U1900 $135

U1700 Section: $$300, $$200, $$150 (1st-3rd Guaranteed)   U1500 $140    U1200 $130

A VCF andcup imageVCF Cup Event.        15 GP points

    Standings    Pairings
2018's Results     2017's Results     2016's Results

Entry Fees

Entry Fee:  $65 by July 6th -- $80 starting July 7th and on-site.  Credit Cards, Cash or Check.

Re-Entry Fee is $25 ... 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.

 Enter On-Line NOW !    See Who's Playing    Mail-in Entry Form

Hotel Information

Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911.  Chess Rate $115 per night, plus tax.  MUST RESERVE by Wednesday, June 12th.

Two options for making your reservation:

  1. Option 1 Click here.  If you use this link, the rate displayed is an average rate across the 3 days the hotel has blocked rooms for us.  The rate is $115 per night on July 12th & 13th (Fri & Sat), then the rate is $99 for Sunday evening July 14th.

  2. Option 2:  Call the hotel directly at (434)977-3300 to reserve your room.  Be sure you tell them you are part of the "Virginia Chess Federation" room block.


  • Open From:  7-9PM on Friday evening, and from 9:00 - 11:15 AM Saturday morning at the Comfort Inn
  • Players not registered and paid by 11:15 risk not being paired for Round 1

Round Times / Schedule

Players play in one of two Sections:  Open or Under 1700.  The Open Section is for the strongest players, it is not for beginners.

Start times for the Rounds are:

       * Saturday:
  Round 1 @ 12:00-noon      Rd 2 @ 3 pm      Rd 3 @ 7 pm

       * Sunday:    Round 4 @ 9:30 am      Rd 5 (Final round) @ 1:30 pm

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


One half-point bye is available.  Byes can be requested as part of your entry/registration process, but must be finalized 30 minutes before the start of Round 2 (by 2:PM Saturday).

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