5th annual


June 17-19 or 18-19, 2016
Hyatt Dulles, Herndon, VA

A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix
June 17-19 or 18-19                                              Virginia
            Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
Continental Class Championships. 5 round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171.  Free parking, free airport shuttle, indoor pool, free wireless in guest rooms. From north or east, VA-267 to VA-657 to Sunrise Valley Drive, from south or west, VA-28 to Frying Pan Rd to Sunrise Valley Drive. 35 minutes drive from Washington, 1 hour from Baltimore, 2 hours from Harrisburg.



      In 7 sections (rated players may play up one section):     

Master Section (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top Under 2400 $800-400.  FIDE rated.   
      Expert Section
      Class A Section
(1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.

      Class B Section (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
      Class C Section
(1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
      Class D Section
(1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
      Class E Section
(Under 1200/Unr): $500-250-150-100, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.

      Unrated may not win over $150 in E, $300 D, $450 C, $600 B, or $750 A; balance goes to next player(s) in line.

MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 6/18; teammate pairings avoided but possible. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles prizes.


Top 6 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 6/15, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 6/13 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 6/8, $120 at site or online until 2 hours before round 1.

Class E Section entry fee:
All $50 less than top 6 sections entry fee.

All sections:
No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $50, not available to go from Master to Master. GMs free, $80 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:
$95-95, 1-888-421-1442, reserve by 6/3 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.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

Ratings:  June official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  FIDE ratings not used for US players. 

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). 



BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

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