1st Central Virginia Open

Hilton Garden Inn, Glen Allen, Virginia (RIchmond area)

Event Overview

Registration- https://www.kingregistration.com/event/1stcentralvaopen

1st Central Virginia Open -!!!!NEW DATES!!!

April 26-28 2024

$5175.00 guaranteed prizes

A VCF Cup Event- VCF membership required for Virginia players. Join or renew at https://www.vachess.org/

US Chess Membership required for all sections

FIDE ID Required for Open Section. If you do not have one please fill out the the following form prior to tournament:



Hotel and Playing Site: Hilton Garden Inn, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va 23060- about 15 minutes from Richmond. Many restaurants within very easy walking distance. Chess rate- $116.00 plus taxes for King room. $126.00 plus taxes for 2 Queens. Use Registration Link to find or call 1-804-521-2900



Sections/time controls/schedule: 

Open- FIDE rules- FIDE and US Chess rated. 5 rounds, G/90;+30. No unrateds in Open Section. Must have a peak post-tournament rating of 1500 USCF within the last 2 years to play in this section. Round times- Fri.- 7pm, Sat and Sunday- 10 am and 3:30 pm. 60 minute default/no-show rule. 1 half point bye by request 1 hour  prior to start of round 2.

U1700- US Chess rules and US Chess rated only. Unrateds welcome in this section. All other info(schedules, time controls, etc.) same as Open Section

U1100- Saturday and Sunday only! US Chess rules and US Chess rated only. 5 rounds G/60;+10. Round times. Saturday 10 am, 2 pm, 6, Sunday- 10 am and 2 pm. Default/no show rule same as other sections. 1 half point bye available by request 1 hour prior to start of round 2 

Re-entry- players who lose round 1 can re-enter tournament for $40 after Round 1 and recieve a 1/2 point bye for round 1. Player may not take any other 1/2 point byes.

Guaranteed Prizes- Open- 1st-3rd- $1000, $750, $500, biggest upset- $100. U1700-1st-3rd- $750,$500,$250, biggest upset $75. U1100- 1st-3rd- $600,$400,$200, biggest upset $50. Unrateds limited to $150 in prize winnings.

Entry Fees- free entries to GM, IM,FM,WGM,WIM,WFM if registered by 4/5/2024(entry deducted from prize winnings). All sections: $105 through 4/12, $120 through 4/15, $135 after and onsite. Onsite payments- Cash, Credit, Venmo, PayPal. Online registration closes 4/18/2024 at midnight.No refunds after start of round 1

Blitz Side Event: Saturday night: approximate start time is 9:00 pm. Register separately: https://www.kingregistration.com/event/Centralvablitz

Contact- Chief TD/Arbiter: Associate National Tournament Director/Fide National Arbiter Robbie Jackson- easternchessdirector@gmail.com, 757-416-2075(call/text)







4050 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: 5175.00
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Eastern Chess Association
Email: easternchessdirector@gmail.com
Phone: 7574162075
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