A VCF Cup Event
Hotel & Playing Site: Country Inn & Suites South in Fredericksburg, VA. Chess Rate for lodging is $79 + taxes, must reserve by Oct 22nd. To reserve a room, call the hotel at 540-898-1800 and mention "the Chess Tournament."
Format: 5 Rounds, Swiss System. All games are US Chess-rated.
Sections: Open and Under 1800. No unrated players in the Open Section.
Ratings for Sectioning and Prizes: We will use the higher of your Over-the-Board and Online regular ratings from the October 2021 US Chess Rating Supplement.
Entry Fees: $80 through Sat 10/23; $95 beginning Sun 10/24 and onsite
Registration: Online at www.vachess.org; or onsite 4-9PM Fri 10/29 and 7-9:15AM Sat 10/30
-- Open Section (1st-3rd): $600, $400, $250 (all guaranteed); Top Expert $200, Top Class A $180
-- Under 1800 Section (1st-3rd): $450, $300, $150 (all guaranteed); Top U1500 $140, Top U1200 $130, Top Unrated $100; Unrated winning a place prize limited to $250.
Schedule and Time Controls:
-- Sat Oct 30: Round 1 at 10AM (G/75 + 10), Rounds 2 and 3 at 2PM and 7PM (G/90 + 10)
-- Sun Oct 31: Rounds 4 and 5 at 10AM and 3PM (G/90 + 10)
Questions: Mike Hoffpauir, NTD, VA Chess Federation, email@example.com, 757-846-4805
5327 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22408