7th annual George Washington Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Sheraton Reston Hotel

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

FEB 24-26 OR 25-26, VIRGINIA


7th annual George Washington Open 

5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 (21 miles from Washington).  Free parking, shuttle to Metro subway & Reston Town Center. $17,000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Major: Open to 1900/above (see peakrating.us). $2000-1000-600-400, clear/tiebreak win $100 bonus, top USCF Under 2300 $600-300. FIDE. Under 2100: $1300-700-400-200, top U1900 (no unr) $600-300. FIDE. Under 1800: $1200-600-300-200, top U1600 (no unr) $500-250. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-150, top U1300 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1200: $700-400-300-200, top U1000 (no unr) $200-100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $500-300-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat. Prize limits: Unrated in U1200 $100, U1500 $200, U1800 $400. If Online Regular rating is more than 50 points over prize maximum, limit $200. Top 4 sections EF: $113 at chessaction.com by 2/22, $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site or online until 1 hour before rd 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs in Major; $100 from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: all $20 less than top 4 sections. Re-entry $50, no Major to Major.  No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18 .3-Day Schedule: Reg. to Fri 6 pm. Rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-Day Schedule: Reg. to Sat 10 am. Rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Half point byes available all rds, limit 2 byes, must commit before rd. 2. Prizes usually paid through PayPal, may take over a week. HR: $109-109, link at  chessevents.us or 703-620-9000, reserve by 2/3 or rate may increase. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entries. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering).  Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm.



11810 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $17,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

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