2022 Charlottesville Open Chess Championships

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Comfort Inn Monticello
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Event Overview

THIS IS AN OVER-THE-BOARD TOURNAMENT.

WHAT: 2022 Charlottesville Open Chess Championship.

FORMAT: 5 Rounds, Swiss System.
    - 2 Sections:  Championship and Under 1600.
    - All games will be rated by the US Chess Federation.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, 2022.
    - Friday, 7/15: Optional BLITZ Tournament, 4 double-rounds. On-site Registration 4-6:15pm. Round 1 of Blitz at 7pm sharp, Time Control is Game-5 with no delay or increment.
    - Saturday, 7/16: Day 1 of the Charlottesville Open
       + On-site Registration from 7:30-9:15am
       + Round 1 at 10am, G
ame-75 + 10 sec.
       + Round 2 at 1:30pm, Game-90 + 10 sec
       + Round 3 at 6pm, Game-90 + 10 sec
    - Sunday, 7/17: Day 2 of the Charlottesville Open
       + Round 4 at 10am, Game-90 + 10 sec
       + Round 5 at 2:30pm, Game-90 + 10

WHERE: Comfort Inn Monticello in Charlottesville, VA 22911
    - Hotel rate is $129 per night plus taxes if reserved by Wednesday, June 15th.
    - Reserve your room using this booking link, or call the hotel at (434)977-3300. Identify yourself as part of the “Virginia Chess” group.

PRIZES: $3,170 in cash prizes based on 70 paid players
    - Championship Section
       + 1st to 3rd places ($650, $450, $325)
       + Top U2000 and Top U1700 ($170, $160)
       + Top Upset, Rds 1-5 ($100)
    - Under 1600 Section
       + 1st to 3rd places ($450, $300, $175)
       + Top Under 1300 and Top Under 1000/Unrated ($150, $140)
       + Trophies to 1st-3rd Places in Top U1300 and Top U1000/Unrated
       + Top Upset, Rds 1-5 ($100)

PAIRINGS:
    - Player ratings used for pairings and awarding of prizes will be from the US Chess July 2022 Rating Supplement. Players will be paired using the higher of their Over-the-Board and Online Regular (slow) Ratings.

REGISTRATION: Go to www.vachess.org
    - Main Event Entry Fee: $65 through midnight on Sat. July 9th, increases to $80 on Sun. July 10th and at the tournament site. $5 retained from players withdrawing before Round 1.
    - Blitz Entry Fee: $30 through July 9th, increases to $35 on July 10th and at the tournament.
    - All players must be current members of the U.S. Chess Federation. Players who live in Virginia must be members of the Virginia Chess Federation (VCF). Please join or renew your US Chess or Virginia Chess memberships before the tournament.

TOURNAMENT EQUIPMENT:
    - Boards and pieces will be available or you may use your own.
    - Bring your increment-capable chess clock.
    - COVID-19 protocols to be announced later

QUESTIONS?  Mike Hoffpauir, VA Chess Federation, mhoffpauir@aol.com, 757-846-4805

Address:

2097 Inn Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points: 10
Prize Fund: 3170
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Michael Edward Hoffpauir
Email: mhoffpauir@aol.com
Phone: 7578464805

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