Parents & Friends Tournament at the 2022-23 Virginia Scholastic Championships
Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2023 – Round 1 at 12:45pm on Saturday
Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel; 235 East Main St.; Norfolk, VA 23510
See separate announcements for the Scholastic and College Championships.
What: Parents & Friends Tournament at the 2022-23 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships.
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2023, with Round 1 at 12:45pm on Saturday.
Where: Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel; 235 East Main St.; Norfolk, VA 23510. Hotel reservations available at the Early Bird Rate of $124 per night (plus taxes) through Saturday, Jan 7, 2023. Rates increase on Sunday, Jan 8th to $135 per night. Click here to Reserve your hotel room or contact the hotel at 800-874-0264 and mention “Virginia Open Chess Tournament” as the Group Name.
Event Format: 4 rounds with players paired using the Swiss System. This is NOT an elimination tournament!
Entry Fees and Registration:
- Entry Fees: $30 through Saturday, March 18th; increases to $35 on Sunday, March 19th and on-site.
- On-line Registration: Go to www.vachess.org.
- On-site Registration: Friday evening until 8:30pm and Saturday until 11:45pm.
- One optional half-point Bye is allowed for any round.
Sections of Play: All players will compete in one section.
Event Schedule & Time Controls for the College Section:
- Saturday, March 25th: Rounds 1 and 2 at 12:45pm and 4:45pm. Round 1 played at G/45+5 and Round 2 played at G/60+5.
- Sunday, March 26th: Rounds 3 and 4 at 8:45am and 12:45pm. Both rounds played at G/60+5.
Ratings Used: Players will be paired using the higher of their US Chess over-the-board and online Regular ratings found in the US Chess Rating Supplement for March 2023 (to be published by the US Chess Federation on or after Feb 17, 2023). Established ratings have priority over provisional ratings. Ratings in other systems such as FIDE or from another country will considered, especially if the player lacks a US Chess rating. Blitz Ratings from platforms such as Chess.com, Chesskid.com, Lichess.com, and ICC are not used.
Awards: All awards are gift certificates to the on-site Chess Bookstore. No cash awards, gift certificates may not be exchanged for cash. Number of awards to be determined by the number of entries.
- A current US Chess Federation membership is required for all participants. Renew your membership or become a new member at www.uschess.org and select the “Join” tab at the top of the screen. If you are a current member, please have your US Chess ID number handy.
- Event Organizer: Virginia Chess Federation, Mike Hoffpauir, firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-846-4805 (text)
235 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510