6th annual


June 16-18 or 17-18, 2017

Westin Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Virginia



Free lecture by International Master Alex Ostrovskiy, Sunday 9-10 am



US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JUNE 16-18 OR 17-18, VIRGINIA


6th annual Continental Class Championships.  5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church VA 22043. Free parking, free shuttle to Tysons Corner Center and Metro. $20,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed.


In 7 sections: 
(2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.
Class A
(1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class B
(1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class C
(1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
Class D
(1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-200-100.
Class E
(Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-200-100, plaques to top 3, 1st U1000, U800, Unr.

Rated players may play up one section.
Unrated limits:
E $150, D $250, C $400, B $600.
Mixed doubles prizes:
best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections;  must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 6/17.


Top 5 sections entry fee: $108 at chessaction.com by 6/14, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 6/7, $130 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs $90 from prize. 

Class D or E Section entry fee:
all $40 less than above.

No checks at site,
credit cards OK. 

uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Special 1 yr USCF membership
with magazine if paid with entry.  At chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.

Re-entry $50 (no Master Section). GMs $80 from prize.

3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
2-day schedule:
Reg. Sat to 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
Half point byes:
OK all rounds, limit 2; Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $99-99, or $82-82, 1-866-716-8108, reserve by 6/2 (NOW EXTENDED TO 6/7) or  may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS -$99 rate (refundable)


HOTEL RESERVATIONS - $82 rate (WARNING! Not refundable)


In addition to the $99 chess rate originally advertised, which is refundable, we now offer an $82 nonrefundable chess rate. Unlike other nonrefundable rates offered to the public, this rate includes free parking. The $99 chess rate also includes free parking. The deadline for making reservations at either rate is June 2 (NOW EXTENDED TO JUNE 7); after that, either or both rates may be discontinued.

If you already have a reservation at $99 refundable and do nothing by June 7, your rate will remain $99 refundable. If you already have a reservation at $99 refundable and prefer $82 nonrefundable, call the hotel at 1-866-716-8108 no later than June 7 and ask for your rate to be changed. If you have a reservation with a nonchess rate ($10/day parking), you can call the hotel by June 7 and switch to the $82 nonrefundable chess rate with free parking.

chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Phone entry, by 6/12, $10 more than online entry, 406-896-2038. Refunds, $15 service charge.


Questions: Director@Chess.US, chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly)

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

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