8th Cherry Blossom Classic (Over the Board - Norms Possible)

Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
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Event Overview

MAY 27th-31st, 28th/29th-31st   8th Cherry Blossom Classic VIRGINIA (MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND)

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166.

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED) & US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

$$20,000 GTD (OPEN SECTION $$10,000 GTD) (Total 5 Sections).

NOTE: COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER BY VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RELAXED EFFECTIVE MAY 15th ALLOWS FOR INCREASED PLAYERS. TOTAL EVENT CAPACITY COULD STILL BE RESTRICTED TO MAXIMUM 260 PARTICIPANTS. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO REGISTER EARLY

Open Section GM/IM Norms possible (FIDE). 9-SS G/120;+30inc. U2300 – U1400; May 28-31 or 29-31, 7-SS (4-day: All rounds G/120;+30inc; 3-day: Rd1-2 G/45;+15, Rds3-7 G/120;+30inc). Prizes: Open (FIDE/Norms Possible): $3600-$2000-$1200-$1000-$700-$400-$300-$200; U2400: $400-$200. Appearance fee for GM/IM/WGM/WIM titled players who register by 4/30 and play all 9 games with no byes (Contact Organizer/Check website for more details). Limited double shared accommodation available for 4-nights to the first 10 GMs/IMs who register/commit by Apr 30th 2021. Conditions are not GTD after Apr 30th. Min Rating USCF/FIDE 2200 in Open except Foreign FIDE, else pay $150 more. U2300 (FIDE): $1600-900-600-300-200. U2100 $400-200. U2000 (FIDE): $1100-700-400-200. U1800 $200-100. Min Rating enforcement in U2300 Section (Min USCF/FIDE 1900) and U2000 Section (Min USCF/FIDE 1600) else pay $100 more. U1700: $900-500-300-200. U1500 $100. U1400: $600-300-200-100. U1200: $100.  Entry Fees: Open: Early Bird $225 by 4/30, $250 by 5/12, $275 by 5/26, $300 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free, No prize deduction if registering by 4/30, else $150 deducted from prize. US IMs/WGMs & Foreign FIDE Players $125 less, $100 deducted from prize. U2300 to U1400: Early Bird $140 by 4/30, $155 by 5/12, $170 by 5/27, $185 later and onsite. Re-entry $60, no re-entry in Open/U2300/U2000. Rounds: Open 5-day (Thu 7pm; Fri 12pm-7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-4pm). U2300 to U1400 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7pm, Sat/Sun/Mon same as Open. 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm, Rds. 3-7 follows 4-day.  Byes: limit 3 in Open (limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds), limit 2 in U2300 to U1400, must commit bye requests 1hr before Rd 4, norm not possible in Open if taking bye. HR: $104/night by May 13th. Reservations Call Washington Dulles Airport Marriott 703-471-9500 OR online http://tinyurl.com/2vzhxkx6, mention chess tournament. More tournament information/Online registration: http://www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks to/payabe to: Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2021@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied only in the Open, U2300 and U2000 sections.

Side Events: U1100 (2 separate 1-day events - Sat and Sun - Register early - limited to 20 players each day): Each day prizes- $200-100-50; Trophies to Top 5; Top U800, U600, Unrated. 4-SS G/45;d5. EF: $40 by 5/12, $55 by 5/28, $70 later and onsite. Rounds. 11am-1:15pm-3:30pm-5:45pm. Limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds. U1100 limit 1 bye. May 28th Fri Night Open Rapid 4-SS G/15;d10. May 29th Sat Night FIDE Open Blitz 5-Round Double Swiss. Check website for more details and registration.

Address:

45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: 20000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Anand Dommalapati
Email: cbc2021@capitalareachess.com
Phone: 703-627-5314

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