49th annual

August 25-27 or 26-27, 2017
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix
August 25-27 or 26-27                                                Virginia
            Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)
49th 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).


Open Section:
Open to all; entry fee $100 more if U1800/Unr. Prizes $3000-1500-800-400, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1000-500.  FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section:
Under 1900 Section:
Under 1700 Section:
Under 1500 Section:
Under 1300 Section:

Under 1000 Section:
$600-300-200-100, plaques to top 3, first U800, U600, Unrated.

may not win over $200 in U1000, $350 U1300, $500 U1500, $700 U1700 or $900 U1900; balance goes to next player(s) in line.

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; may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/26.


Top 5 sections entry fee: $128 online at chessaction.com by 8/23, 3-day $133, 2-day $132 if check mailed by 8/16, $150 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.
Under 1000 Section entry fee: All $60 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.  

Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. USCF membership required.


Foreign player rating info            Prizewinner tax info            CCA electronic devices policies

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 8/11 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. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). 



BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm.

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