10th Cherry Blossom Classic

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

Event Overview

10th Cherry Blossom Classic ($$26,000 GTD). May 24th – May 29th 2023, Dulles, Virginia

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED) US Chess Junior Grand Prix -  A VCF Cup Event!

Location/HR: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. Frequent shuttle service from IAD to Hotel). $114/night if reserved by May 5th 2023. Reservations call 1-703-471-9500 / Link at: https://www.cherryblossomchess.com. Airport connected by Metro station to Union Station/DC and DCA Airport.

SIX SECTIONS & PRIZES: Open, U2300 & U2000 (USCF/FIDE Rated): Open (FIDE; 6-day only) $4000-$2800-$1600-$1100-$800-$500-$300-$200; U2400: $400-$200-$100. U2300 (FIDE; 5-/4-/3-day) $1800-$1000-$600-$400-$300-$100; U2100: $500-$300-$200 (Unr limit $200). U2000 (FIDE; 5-/4-/3-day) $1200-$800-$500-300; U1800: $300-$200-$100 (Unr limit $200). U1700 (5-/4-/3-day) $900-$600-$400-$200; U1500: $200-$100 (Unr limit $150). U1400 (5-/4-/3-day) $600-$400-$300-$200; U1200: $200-$100 (Unr limit $100) U1100/Unr (2-day only) $500-$300-200-$100; Top U900 $100. Conditions for Titled Players: Conditions such as Appearance fees and Hotel room accommodations are offered to GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs (Foreign and Host/USA Federations - Contact Organizer/Website for details) to commit by Apr 28th - Conditions requested after Apr 28th are NOT GUARANTEED. Min Rating in Open/U2300 Sections: Min Rating USCF/FIDE 2000 except Foreign FIDE, else pay $300 more (USCF/FIDE 1900-1999); USCF/FIDE Under 1900 not allowed to play EXCEPT Foreign FIDE Rated. Min Rating in U2300 Section is USCF/FIDE 1800 else pay $200 more.

Entry Fees: Open: $240 by 4/21, $255 by 5/12, $275 by 5/25, $295 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free ($50 refundable deposit EF), $120 deducted from prize. US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $70 deducted from prize. U2300 to U1400: $205 by 4/21, $220 by 5/12, $240 by 5/25, $260 later and onsite. U1100: $115 by 4/21, $125 by 5/12, $140 by 5/25, $160 later and onsite. Re-entry $60 in U1700/U1400/U1100, no re-entry in Open/U2300/U2000. Onsite Entry closes 1-hr before Round 1 else enter with 1/2 point byes.

Schedule & Time controls: Open 6-day ONLY G/90;+30 (Regn ends Wed 6pm; Rounds Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm). U2300 to U1400 5-day G/90;+30: (Regn ends Thu 6pm; Rounds Thu 7pm; Fri 1pm - 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U2300 to U1400 4-day Rounds 1 & 2 G/60;d10, Rounds 3-9 G/90;+30: (Regn ends Fri 12pm; Rounds Fri 1pm - 4pm - 7pm (Rd 3 merges with 5-day); Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U2300 to U1400 3-day Rds 1-4 G/30;d5; Rds 5-9 G/90;+30: Reg. ends Sat 9amRounds Sat 10am - 11:45am - 1:30pm - 3:15pm - 5pm (merges Rd 5 with 5-day); Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm. U1100 2-day only G/60;d10 Rounds Sat/Sun 11am-2pm-5pm.

Byes: All rounds allowed. Limit 3 in Open, 2 in U2300 to U1100, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4, norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Email Info: cbc2023@capitalareachess.com. Ent: https://www.cherryblossomchess.com or Capital Area Chess Inc, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120.

Blitz Side event: Sat Night Blitz Rated May 27th 9:15pm (Open USCF/FIDE Rated & Amateur/U1800 USCF Rated). Open FIDE/USCF Rated - 9-SS: G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$850 GTD $300-200-125-75 Top U2200/U2000 $75 each.  Amateur/U1800 Only USCF Rated 9-SS G/3;+2 ($300 b/20): $120-80-40 Top U1400/U1200 $30 each. Max 2 byes allowed at entry. EF: Open $25 by May 27th online/onsite, $35 later/onsite until May 28th 9pm (Amateur EF $5 less). Rounds start approx around 9:15pm. More information/Online registration at official website. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2023@capitalareachess.com.



45020 Aviation Dr.
Dulles, VA 20166
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: 26,000
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Anand Dommalapati
Email: cbc2023@capitalareachess.com
Phone: 703-627-5314