$26,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
OCT 4-8, 5-8 or
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (enhanced)
10th annual Washington Chess Congress
PREMIER SECTION: 9 rounds, 40/100, SD/30 d10. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible.
OTHER SECTIONS: 7 rounds, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10); both schedules merge and compete for same prizes.
Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church VA 22043. Free parking, free shuttle to Tysons Corner Center and Metro.
IN 4 SECTIONS:
Premier: Open to
FIDE 1900/up, USCF 2000/up, and all foreign FIDE rated players.
Guaranteed prizes $4000-2000-1000-600-500-400-300-200, clear or tiebreak first bonus $100, top
FIDE Under 2300/Unr
$1400-700. FIDE rated,
Under 2100: Guaranteed prizes $2000-1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $1200-600.
Under 1700: Guaranteed prizes $1700-900-500-300-200, top Under 1500 (no unr) $800-400.
Under 1300: $1000-500-300-200-100, top Under 1100 (no unr) $400-200.
Unrated prize limits: U1300 $200, U1700 $400, or U2100 $600.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $1000-500. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Oct 6. Only first 7 rounds of Premier count towards mixed doubles.
Top 3 sections entry fee: $158 online at chessaction.com by 10/3, 5-day $155, 4-day $154, 3-day $153 if check mailed by 9/25, all $180 at site until 1 hour before round 1, or online at chessaction.com until 2 hours before round 1.
Premier Section specials: GMs, IMs, WGMs, foreign FMs free; $150 deducted from prize; no deduction from minimum prize. Entry fees $60 less to FIDE rated foreign players. Minimum prizes to players who enter online by 9/21 and play all 9 games with no byes: $600 to first 5 foreign GMs, $400 to first 5 foreign IMs, $300 to other foreign GMs, foreign WGMs, US GMs.
Under 1300 Section entry fee: all
entry fees $60 less than top 3 sections entry fee.
USCF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.
No checks at site, credit cards OK.
Re-entry: $80, no re-entry from Premier to Premier.
5-day schedule: Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 1 pm & 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 11 am & 5 pm, Mon 10 am & 3:15 pm.
4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7 pm. Sat 11 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:15.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:15.
Half point byes: OK all including last round; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rounds), must commit before rd 4,
Ratings: October FIDE ratings used in Premier,
Hotel rates: $104-104-104, 866-716-8108, reserve by 9/20 or rate may increase.
Room or travel sharing: Post
your sharing request at the USCF All
Things Chess Forum.
If you have trouble posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post for you.
Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com.
Entry: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269, www.chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE- NONE
BLITZ TOURNAMENT Sunday night.