Playing SiteRockville Hilton1750 Rockville Pike; Rockville, Maryland 20852; United States301-468-1100
Come play in what we believe are the best playing conditions in the US! You can read an opinion of our tournaments on IM Akshat Chandra's blog.
FIDE ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. The default time for late arrival is 60 minutes but the Chief Arbiter may make exceptions in case of emergency. There is a limit of 3 1/2 point byes and you must request them before round 2.
GMs, non-US IMs - Free US IMs and WGMs - $199 FIDE above 2299 - $299 FIDE between 2200 and 2299 - $349 FIDE between 2100 and 2199 - $399 FIDE between 2000 and 2099 - $600 FIDE less than 2000 - $800 $100 discount for all non-US FIDE rated players $50 discount For US IMs and WGMs, if staying at the Hilton $75 discount for all others, if staying at the hotel $50 discount for all players born before 7/25/1965 $25 discount for first time Washington International players $25 rebate for every new Washington International player you refer. This will be paid after the start of round 1.
All $25 more after 6/8/2015 All $35 more after 7/24/2015 All $45 more after 8/4/2015 All $70 more at-the-door
August 8 (Saturday) - August 10 (Monday) 11am and 6pm August 11 and 12(Tuesday and Wednesday) - 6pm August 13 (Thursday) - 11am
USCF ratings will be used for pairings and prizes in the B section. The default time for late arrival is 60 minutes but the Chief Arbiter may make exceptions in case of emergency.
Early Entrance Fee - $249 $75 discount if staying at the Hilton. (minimum 3 night stay and maximum two discounts per room) $50 discount for all players born before 8/8/1965 $25 discount for all first time Washington International players $20 more after 7/24/2015 $30 more after 8/4/2015 $40 more at-the-door
$75 discount for players staying at the hotel Mail Registrations to: Maryland Chess Association c/o Mike Regan 1827 Thornton Ridge Road Towson, MD 21204 Mailed registrations should include name, FIDE rating, FIDE country.
August 8 (Saturday) - August 10 (Monday) 11am and 6pm August 11 (Tuesday) - 6pm
Do not bring electronic devices (cell phones and smart watches) into the playing venue (playing room, halls outside playing room, smoking area, bathrooms, etc) according to FIDE rule 11.3. Players are subject to scanning to test for possession of cell phones. We plan to monitor using both thermal and magnetic scanners. Traffic in various areas will also be video monitored.
Parking is $5/night for overnight guests. It is free for day guests. You should validate your ticket at the front desk.