GEORGE WASHINGTON OPEN
February 26-28 or 27-28, 2016
Hyatt Dulles, Herndon, VA
A Heritage Event
US Chess Junior Grand Prix
February 26-28 or 27-28 Virginia
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
George Washington Open. 5 round Swiss, 40/110, 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.
$13,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Open Section: $1500-800-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300.
Under 2100 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1900/Unr $500-250.
Under 1800 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $400-200.
Under 1500 Section: $600-300-200-100, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $240-120.
Under 1200 Section:
Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, $500 U1800; balance goes to next player(s) in line.
MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 2/27; teammate pairings avoided but possible. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles prizes.
Top 3 sections entry fee: $98 online at chessaction.com by 2/24, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 2/22 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 2/17, $120 at site or online until 2 hours before your first game.
Under 1500 Section entry fee: All $30 less than top 3 sections entry fee.
Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $60 less than top 3 sections entry fee.
All sections: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $50, not available to go from Open to Open. GMs free, $90 deducted from prize.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 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 (corrected number), reserve by 2/12 or rate may increase.
If the above reservations link no longer works after 2/12, call 402-592-6422 and ask for the chess rate. If you cannot get the chess rate by phone, please send an email to DirectorAtChess.us (use @ sign in place of "At").
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.
Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or
reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock
if possible- none supplied.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
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).
BRING SETS, BOARDS, CLOCKS IF POSSIBLE-
BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.