12th annual Washington Chess Congress

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

Oct 7-11, 8-11 or 9-11, VIRGINIA

12th annual Washington Chess Congress


Premier Section, 9SS, Oct 7-11, 40/80, SD/30+30; GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated.  Other Sections, 7SS, Oct 8-11 or 9-11, 40/80, SD/30+30 (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10). Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington VA 22202 (a few miles from Washington). Parking $15 (valet), free shuttle from Reagan National Airport and Crystal City Metro. $30,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections: Premier: Open to FIDE 2000/over, foreign FIDE 1900/over, or USCF 2100/over. $3000-1500-1000-800-700-600-500-400, clear or tiebreak first bonus $100, top FIDE Under 2300/Unr $1700-900. FIDE. Foreign GM prize pool: $4000 divided evenly among foreign GMs who play all 9 games with no byes. Minimum prize $300 to US GMs and foreign IMs/WGMs who play all 9 games with no byes. Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200, top Under 2000 (no Unr) $1200-600. Under 1800: $1700-900-500-300-200, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $800-400. Under 1400: $1000-500-300-200-100, top Under 1200 (no Unr) $400-200.   Prize limits: Unrated cannot win over $200 in U1400 or $400 in U1800. If current Online Regular rating is more than 50 points over section or prize maximum, prize limit $300.  Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500. Only first 7 rounds of Premier counted. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Ratings: October FIDE ratings used in Premier, USCF October official in other sections. Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated, Top 3 sections EF: $168 online at chessaction.com by 10/5, 5-day $175, 4-day $174, 3-day $173 if check mailed by 9/23, all $200 at site or online until 1 hour before rd 1. U1400 Section: all EF $50 less than top 3 sections EF. Premier GMs & foreign IMs/WGMs $50 at chessaction by 10/5, $100 after 10/5 or at site; US IMs/WGMs, foreign FIDE rated $90 at chessaction by 10/5, $140 after 10/5 or at site. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Mailed or at site, $45, $27 & $20. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $80, no Premier to Premier.  5-day  schedule (Premier only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 1 pm & 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 11 am & 5 pm, Mon 10 am & 4 pm. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7 pm. Sat 11 & 5, Sun 11 & 5,  Mon 10 & 4. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 4. Byes: OK all; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd 3. Electronic device rules: see devicerules.com. Awards: If not claimed at tournament, paid electronically by Zelle or Paypal. HR: $99-99-109-119, link at chessevents.us or 703-418-1234, reserve by 9/29. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: Director@Chess.US, www.chesstour.com. Refunds, $15 service charge.  Entries  posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Blitz tournament Sun. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. 



2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: $30,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: 3472012269

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