The 45th Virginia Open is scheduled to take place on 15-17th March at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, Virginia.
The playing format is 5-round Swiss and there will be two sections – Open (FIDE-rated) and Amateur (U1900).
Prizes: $3500 Guaranteed
Open Section: 1st-4th Place … $620, 410, 310, 250. Plaque to 1st Place. Top Expert and Class A, $190 each.
Amateur Section: 1st-3rd Places … $420, 210, 160. Plaque to 1st Place. Top Class B, C, D and U1200, $160 each. $100 for Top Unrated. Unrated players must play in the Amateur Section.
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166-7506; www.marriott.com, 703-471-9500.
Rooms $89 if reserved by Feb 15, call 800-228-9200 and ask for the chess rate at this hotel.
Registration & Fees:
On Site: $68 … Friday, Mar 15 from 6pm-7:30pm
Early Entry Fee: $58 if received by mail by Tuesday, Mar 12. Checks payable to Virginia Chess Federation (VCF); Mail to Andrew Rea, 6102 Lundy Pl., Burke, VA 22015.
Current USCF and Virginia Chess Federation Memberships required. Available on site, other state memberships honored. Update your USCF membership online, or Join USCF at www.uschess.org.
Rd 1: Fri 7:45pm, G/120; d/5). Re-entry allowed after Round 1 for $40, plus 1/2 point Bye.
Rds 2-3: Sat 10am & 4:30pm, (40/2, G/60; d/5).
Rds 4-5: Sun 10am & 4:30pm, (40/2, G/60; d/5)
Email VCF President Andy Rea (firstname.lastname@example.org)