A Heritage Event

AUG. 28-30 OR 29-30, VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (enhanced)

PRIZES REVISED 5/15/20. Also, 1700-2099 Section is FIDE rated.


51st annual Atlantic Open

5SS, Premier & 1700-2099 G/100+30, other sections 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option in all, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 (21 miles from Washington). Free parking, free airport shuttle, overnight parking for chess rate guests, free shuttle to Reston Town Corner Center and Metro.

$20,000 projected prizes based on 250 paid entries with minimum guarantee half each prize. In 7 sections.

Premier: Open to 2000/up. $2000-1000-500-300-200, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $900-500. FIDE.
1700-2099: $1300-700-400-250-150. FIDE.
Under 1900: $1300-700-400-250-150.
Under 1700: $1200-600-300-200-100.
Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200-100.
Under 1300: $800-400-300-200-100.
Under 1000: $600-300-200-120-80.

Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $700-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/29. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1000, $300 U1300, $450 U1500, $600 U1700, or $750 U1900; balance goes to next player(s) in line.

Top 5 sections entry fee: $133 online at chessaction.com by 8/26, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 if check mailed by 8/19, $150 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 from prize. Under 1000 Section EF: All $50 less than top 5 sections EF. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

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

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30..
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
Bye: all, limit 2, Premier must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $84-84-94, link at chessevents.us or 703-629-9000, reserve by 8/7 or rate may increase.

Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chessevents.us, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering).

Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

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