9th Cherry Blossom Classic

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, Virginia

Event Overview

MAY 26th - 30th, 27th/28th - 30th -  9th Cherry Blossom Classic VIRGINIA

OPEN - 9 Rounds - 5 days - GM/IM Norms Possible


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!


$$21,200 GTD (6 Sections). Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166. A VCF Cup Event!

Open Section GM/IM Norms possible (FIDE) May 26th-30th, 9-SS G/90;+30 inc. ($$10,000 GTD).

U2300 – U1400; May 27-30 or 28-30, 7-SS (4-day: G/90;+30 inc; 3-day: Rds 1-2: G/45;+15 Rds 3-7: G/90;+30). U1100 May 29th - 30th (2-day only Sat & Sun: G/60;d10).

Open (FIDE Rated)  $3600-$2000-$1200-$1000-$700-$400-$300-$200; U2400: $400-$200 Min Prizes for GM/IM/WGM/WIM titled players who register by 4/28 and play all 9 games with no byes (check website). Min Rating USCF/FIDE 2000 except Foreign FIDE, else pay $200 more (Organizer might allow a few exceptions).

U2300 (FIDE Rated)  $1600-$900-$600-$300-$200; U2100: $400-$200

U2000: $1100-$700-$400-$200; U1800: $200-$100

U1700 $900-$500-$300-$200; U1500: $100

U1400 $600-$300-$200-$100; U1200: $100  

U1100: $400-300-200-100.

EF: Open: $205 by 4/21, $225 by 5/12, $245 by 5/25, $270 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free ($50 refundable deposit EF), $120 deducted from prize (No deduction if entry received by 4/21). US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from prize. U2300 to U1400: $120 by 4/21, $140 by 5/12, $160 by 5/25, $180 later and onsite. U1100: $80 by 4/21, $95 by 5/12, $110 by 5/25, $120 later and onsite. Re-entry $60, no re-entry in Open/U2300.

Rounds: Open 5-day (Thu 7pm; Fri/Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm). U2300 to U1400 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, (Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm). 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-5pm and Rds. 4-7 follows 4-day. U1100 2-day Rds. Sat/Sun 11am-2pm-5pm. Byes: limit 3 in Open; limit 2 in U2300 to U1100, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4, norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds in Open and U2300.

HR: $109/night by May 1st. Reservations check Official website for the link or call 703-471-9500, mention chess tournament. More tournament information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks to: Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2022@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied only in the Open to U2000 sections.

Side Events: Fri night Rapid; Sat Open(FIDE)/Amateur Blitz Tournament.


45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: 21200
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Anand Dommalapati
Email: cbc2022@capitalareachess.com
Phone: 7036275314