8th annual


June 14-16 or 15-16, 2019

Westin Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Virginia




US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JUNE 14-16 OR 15-16, VIRGINIA


8th 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 daytime parking for all, free overtime parking for chess rate hotel guests, 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): $1300-700-400-200.
Class D
(1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-200-100.
Class E
(Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-200-100.

Rated players may play up one section.
Unrated limits:
E $150, D $250, C $350, B $500.
Mixed doubles prizes:
best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 6/15.


Top 5 sections entry fee: $123 at chessaction.com by 6/12, 3-day $128, 2-day $127 mailed by 6/5, $140 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free in Master, $100 deducted from prize. 

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

No checks at site,
credit cards OK. 

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

Re-entry $50 (no Master Section).


For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: June official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF. See also above.

3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
2-day schedule:
Reg. Sat to 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
Half point byes:
OK all rounds, limit 2; Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $109-109, 1-866-716-8108, reserve by 5/31 or rate  may increase.



Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. 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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