Championship, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600: 5SS, Rnd 1 Game/90+inc/30, Rnds 2-5 40/90, SD/30 inc/30 from move 1, (Two day schedule: Rnds 1-2 Game/45 inc/30)U1400 and U1100: 5SS, Game/120 d/5, (Two day schedule: Rnds 1-2 Game/60 d/5)
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Playing SiteRockville Hilton1750 Rockville Pike; Rockville, Maryland 20852; United States301-468-1100
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This tournament will pay prizes based solely on your final score. All the prizes are guaranteed. If the total pay out in the Open section is less than $1500, extra money will be added to the pay out of the top score group to bring the total to $1500.
Unrated may enter any section, but may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1400, $400 U1600. Balance goes to player(s) with same score or is divided among players in next lower score group.
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Early (online or mail by 12/27) $95Regular (online or mail by 1/7) $100Late (online by 1/8) $105At-the-door (cash or credit card) $110. We'll be using Square to process credit cards. We'll also be trying our Square's Card Case app. If you have a Android or an iOS phone install and setup the Card Case app and at-the-door registration will be a breeze.
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Under 1100 and Under 1400 section: all entrance fees $35 less. Free early entrance to GMs. $50 will be subtracted from any prizes. $45 discount EF for IMs. $20 will be subtracted from any prizes.
$5 discount if staying at hotel.
Mail Registrations to:Michael Regan1827 Thornton Ridge RoadTowson, MD 21204
Mailed registrations should include name, section, schedule(2-day or 3-day). The chief TD for the tournament will be Mike Regan. If you have any questions about the tournament email him at
3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8 pm, Saturday 11am and 6, Sunday 9am and 3:00. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Saturday 11am, 2:15 and 6, Sunday 9am and 3:00.U1100 and U1400 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7 pm, rds Friday 8 pm, Saturday 11 and 4:00, Sunday 9am and 1pm. U1100 and U1400 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Saturday 11, 1:15 and 4:00, Sunday 9am and 1pm.
Half point byes: all must commit before rd 3
Reentries: all, $80 except U1100 and U1400 $40. You can reenter any schedule taking 1/2 point byes for unplayed games. If you reenter with a single 1/2 point bye, the cost is $70/$35. If you reenter with two 1/2 point byes, the cost is $60/$30.
Rooms are limited.Reserve a room
So make your reservations early. Phone 301-468-1100.
Parking is free for day guests and $6/night for overnight guests.