11th annual
WASHINGTON CHESS CONGRESS

October 10-14, 11-14 or 12-14, 2019
Columbus Day weekend, Premier 9 rounds, other sections 7 rounds
Westin Tysons Corner, Falls Church, VA

$26,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

OCT. 10-14, 11-14 OR 12-14   11th annual Washington Chess Congress

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)

Premier Section, 9SS, Oct 10-14, 40/100, SD/30 d10; GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. Other Sections, 7SS, Oct 11-14 or 12-14, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rounds 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. $26,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections: Premier: Open to FIDE 1900/over, USCF 2000/over, and all foreign FIDE rated. $3000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400, clear or tiebreak first bonus $100, top FIDE Under 2300/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Minimum prize $700 to first 7 foreign GMs to enter online by 9/27 who play all 9 rounds with no byes, minimum prize $400 to first 7 foreign IMs/WGMs to enter online by 9/27 who play all 9 rounds with no byes, minimum prize $300 to the following who enter online by 9/27 and play all 9 rounds with no byes: other foreign GMs, US GMs, foreign WIMs. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 (no Unr) $1200-600. Under 1700: $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. Prize limits: Unrated cannot win over $200 in U1300, $400 in U1700, or $600 in U2100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500. Only first 7 rounds of Premier counted. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Ratings: October FIDE ratings used in Premier, USCF October official in other sections. Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated, Top 3 sections EF: $158 online at chessaction.com by 10/9, 5-day $165, 4-day $164, 3-day $163 if check mailed by 10/1, all $180 at site until 1 hour before rd 1, or online at chessaction.com until 2 hours before rd 1. U1300 Section: all EF $60 less than top 3 sections EF. Premier Section GMs, IMs, WGMs: free, $150 deducted from prize; no deduction from minimum prize. Premier FIDE rated foreign: EF $60 less than top 3 sections EF. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, $40, $25 & $17. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $80, no Premier to Premier. 5-day schedule (Premier only): 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 & 3:30 pm. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm. Sat 11 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:30. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:30. Byes: OK all; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd. 4. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. HR: $109-109-109, 866-716-8108, reserve by 9/20 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269, www.chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sun. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. 

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