A VCF Cup Event
Hotel & Playing Site: Marriott Washington-Dulles Airport, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles VA. Chess Rate for lodging is $112 + taxes, must reserve by Oct 29th. To reserve a room, call the hotel at 703-471-9500 and mention "Virginia Chess Federation" as our group name.
Format: 5 Rounds, Swiss System (this is not an elimination tournament). All games shall be rated by FIDE and US Chess. There is a 30-minute "No Show / Default" rule in effect for all 5 rounds (e.g., Player's late for their game by more than 30 minutes will be forfeited). FIDE RULES are in effect for the tournament.
Sections: All players play in one section.
Ratings for Sectioning and Prizes: We will use the higher of your Over-the-Board and Online regular ratings from the November 2021 US Chess Rating Supplement.
Entry Fees: $100 through Sat 11/13; $115 beginning Sun 11/14 through Wed 11/17; increases to $125 on Thu 11/18 and on-site
Registration: Online at www.vachess.org; or onsite 4-9PM Fri 11/19 and 7-8:45AM Sat 11/20. Players not registered by 8:45 risk not being paired for Round 1. Advance registrations can be viewed online at www.vachess.org..
Prizes: Based on 80 registered players.
-- 1st to 5th Places ($1000, $650, $400, $225, $180).
-- Top & 2nd Expert ($165, $82.50). Top & 2nd Class A/Unrated ($160, $80). Top & 2nd Class B ($155, $77.50. Top & 2nd Class C ($150, $75). Top & 2nd Class D ($140, 70). Top, 2nd & 3rd U1200 ($130, $65, $45). Unrated player winning a place prize limited to $250.
Schedule and Time Controls:
-- Sat Nov 20: Rounds 1-3 at 9:30AM, 2PM and 7PM (G/90, + 30)
-- Sun Nov 21: Rounds 4 and 5 at 9:30AM and 3:30PM (40/90, SD/30, + 30)
-- Separate FIDE-rated Blitz on Friday evening, Nov 19th (see separate online TLA)
Questions: Mike Hoffpauir, NTD, FA, VA Chess Federation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-846-4805
Marriott Washington-Dulles Airport
45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166