11th Cherry Blossom Classic

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

Event Overview

11th Cherry Blossom Classic ($$26,000 GTD). May 22nd/23rd/24th/25th – May 27th 2024, 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). $119/night if reserved by May 6th 2023. Reservations call 1-703-471-9500 / Link at: https://www.capitalareachess.com/cherryblossom. Airport connected by Metro station to Union Station/DC and DCA Airport.

SEVEN 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-day) $1600-$900-$500-$300-$200-$100; U2200: $300-$200-$100 (Unr limit $200). U2100 (FIDE; 5-/4-day) $1300-$800-$500-$300-$200; U1900: $300-$200-$100 (Unr limit $200). U1800 (4-/3-day) $900-$600-$400-$200; U1600: $200-$100 (Unr limit $150). U1500 (4-/3-day) $600-$400-$300-$200; U1300: $200-$100 (Unr limit $100). U1200 (4-/3-day) $500-$300-$200-$100; U1000: $100 (Unr limit $100). U900/Unr (4-/3-day) $400-$200-100. LIMITED 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 14th - Conditions requested after Apr 14th are NOT GUARANTEED & MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE. 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. No Min Rating in U2000.

Entry Fees: Open (FIDE): $240 by 4/21, $265 by 5/12, $290 by 5/21, $325 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free ($50 refundable deposit EF), $120 deducted from prize. US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from prize. U2300/U2000 (FIDE): $225 by 4/21, $250 by 5/12, $275 by 5/21, $310 later and onsite. U1800/U1500/U1200: $175 by 4/21, $195 by 5/12, $215 by 5/21, $240 later and onsite. U900: $100 by 4/21, $120 by 5/12, $140 by 5/21, $165 later and onsite. Re-entry $80 in U1800/U1500/U1200/U900, 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 7pm; Fri/Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am). U2300/U2000 5-day G/90;+30: (Regn ends Thu 6pm; Rounds Thu 7pm; Fri/Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U2300/U2000 4-day Rounds 1-2 G/60;d5, Rounds 3-9 G/90;+30: (Regn ends Fri 10am; Rounds Fri 11am - 2pm (Rd3 5pm merges with 5-day); Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U1800-U900 4-day Rds 1-7 G/90;+30: (Regn ends Fri 4pm; Rd1 Fri 5pm; Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U1800-U900 3-day Rds 1-2 G/60;d5, Rounds 3-7 G/90;+30: (Regn ends Sat 10am; Rounds Sat 11am - 2pm (Rd3 5pm merges with 4-day); Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm).

Byes: All rounds allowed. Limit 3 in all Sections, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4, norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Email Info: cbc2024@capitalareachess.comEnt: https://www.capitalareachess.com/cherryblossom or Capital Area Chess Inc, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120.

Blitz Side event: Sat Night Blitz Rated May 25th 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 21st online; $25 later online/onsite until May 25th 830pm.



45020 Aviation Dr.
Dulles, VA 20166
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: 26000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Anand Dommalapati
Email: cbc2024@capitalareachess.com
Phone: 703-627-5314