August 26-28 or 27-28, 2016
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA
FREE LECTURE BY GM Michael Rohde: 9:00 am Sunday!
A Heritage Event
US Chess Junior Grand Prix
August 26-28 or 27-28 Virginia
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)
48th annual Atlantic Open. 5 round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA 22202 (2/5 mile from Crystal City Metro station).
$26,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
$6000 more than last year!
Open Section: $3000-1500-800-400, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1000-500. FIDE.
Under 2100 Section: $2000-1000-500-300.
Under 1900 Section: $2000-1000-500-300.
Under 1700 Section: $1700-800-400-300.
Under 1500 Section: $1500-700-400-300.
Under 1300 Section: $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1000 Section:
MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/27; teams including an unrated cannot win over $300.
Top 5 sections entry fee: $125 online at chessaction.com by 8/24, $135 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/22 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $133, 2-day $132 if check mailed by 8/17, $140 at site until 1 hour before round 1, or online until 2 hours before round 1.
Under 1300 Section entry fee: All $30 less than top 5 sections entry fee.
All sections: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60, not available to go from Open to Open. GMs free, $120 deducted from prize.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Half point byes: OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $99-99-109, 1-800-HILTONS, 703-418-6800, reserve by 8/12 or rate may increase.
Room sharing: Post a request to share a room on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum. If you have difficulty posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.Ratings: August official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. FIDE ratings not used for US players.
Parking: Special parking rate at hotel, $13/day.
Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, www.chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE-
BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm.