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8th Annual Chesapeake Open
From Friday 15 January 2016 -  08:00pm
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8th Annual Chesapeake Open GPP:30

January 15-18, 16-18, 2016 
Rockville, Maryland

Championship, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600: 7SS, Rnd 1 Game/90+inc/30, Rnds 2-5 40/90, SD/30 inc/30 from move 1, (Three-day schedule: Rnds 1-2 Game/45 inc/30)
U1300 and U1000: 7SS, Game/120 d/5, (
Rnds 1-2 Game/60 d/5), (U1300 Four-day schedule: all rounds Game/120 d/5)(U1100 two-day schedule: Rnds 1-4 Game30 d/5)

How to set common chess clocks for increment

Playing Site
Rockville Hilton
1750 Rockville Pike; Rockville, Maryland 20852; United States

Places to eat near the Hilton

301-468-1100

We aim to create a pleasant environment for playing chess. You can read an opinion of our tournaments on IM Akshat Chandra's blog. Below are the answers we received at last year's tournament to the question of what do we do better than other tournaments.

See pictures from last year's Chesapeake Open

New This Year!

 

  • Clocks now provided to top 4 sections, Championship - U1800.
  • We now have seven rounds since the tournament is on MLK weekend
  • Larger prizes for a perfect score
  • U2200 section is FIDE rated
  • More wood boards and pieces
  • Realtime crosstable web page with results as games finish

 

Tournament Features

  • We pair rounds as early as possible and start rounds on time You have time to get ready and don't have to waste your time waiting for the round to start
  • 30" increment time control in the top five sections No more clock smashing scrambles at the end of the game.
  • Score-based prizes See the advantages below.
  • Additional 1st place prizes to clear first when there is no 7-0 player in the section, added to your score prizeMore prize money
  • Clocks provided in the Championship through Under 1800 sections All you need to do is show up.
  • Minimum 2000 rating to play in the Championship section Less mismatch games.
  • Sets and board provided for everyone No more carrying around pieces and a board, just bring a clock.
  • Free Monday morning Continental breakfast Relax, have some coffee and a danish before you start your game.
  • Texting or emailing of pairings to your cell phone available (see Dec. 2011 Chess Life) No rush at the pairing chart before the round
  • Free Day guest parking Don't worry about where you have to park your car.
  • $89/night room rate includes Wifi Relax and stay at the tournament hotel. $5 EF discount if staying at hotel.Reserve a room Note that room block is sold our but if you make a refundable reservation soon, we should be able to get you the block rate]
  • Hotel next to DC Metro stop Take the Metro directly to the tournament.
  • Shorter time controls in lower sections Less waiting around between rounds.

Prizes

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.

Advantages over place-based scoring

Less Waiting
Your score determines your prize. Once you finish your last game, you can receive a check.
Less Uncertainty
Your prize does not get lowered if others tie with you. For example, if there are two 7-0 players, both receive the full amount for 7-0.
Less short draws
The total payout is always higher when games are decisive.
 
 

Score

 

Section

7

6.5

6

5.5

5

4.5

4.0

Clear 1st Place
(no 7-0)

Championship (FIDE)

$2200

$1600

$1100

$700

$325

$150

$50

+$400

U2200 (FIDE)

$2100

$1400

$1000

$600

$300

$100

$30

+$300

U2000

$2000

$1300

$800

$500

$275

$100

 

+$250

U1800

$2000

$1200

$750

$450

$225

$100

 

+$200

U1600

$1800

$1100

$700

$400

$200

$80

 

+$200

U1300

$1200

$700

$350

$225

$120

$50

 

+$100

U1000

$1000

$700

$350

$200

$110

$50

 

+$100

Unrated may enter any section, but may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, $400 U1600. Balance goes to player(s) with same score or is divided among players in next lower score group.

Results from the 2013 Chesapeake Open
Results from the 2013 Baltimore Open
Results from the 2013 Maryland Open
Results from the 2013 Potomac Open 
Results from the 2014 Chesapeake Open
Results from the 2014 Baltimore Open
Results from the 2014 Maryland Open
Results from the 2014 Potomac Open

Results from the 2015 Chesapeake Open
Results from the 2015 Baltimore Open
Results from the 2015 Maryland Open
Results from the 2015 Potomac Open

Entrance Fees

Early (online or mail by 12/30) $109
Regular (online or mail by 1/12) $114
Late (online by 1/14) $119
At-the-door (cash or credit card) $130. We'll be using Square to process credit cards.

Cancelations will receive a 100% refund if we are notified at least 2 hours before start of the 1st round.

Current Advance Registrations

Special Entrance Fees

Under 1000 and Under 1300 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 Regan
1827 Thornton Ridge Road
Towson, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Champ - U1600 4-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8 pm, Saturday 11am and 6, Sunday 11am and 6, Monday 9:30am and 3:30.
Champ - U1600 3-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Saturday 11am, 2:15 and 6, Sunday 11am and 6, Monday 9:30am and 3:30.
U1300 4-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7 pm, rds Friday 8 pm, Saturday 11 and 4:00, Sunday 11 and 4:00, Monday 9:30am and 1:30pm.
U1300 and U1000 3-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Saturday 11, 1:15 and 4:00, Sunday 11am and 4pm, Monday 9:30am and 1:30pm.
U1000 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sun 10am, Sunday 11, 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, and 4:00, Monday 9:30am and 1:30pm.

 

Half point byes: all must commit before rd 3

Reentries: all, $90 except U1000 and U1300 $50. 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 $80/$45. If you reenter with two 1/2 point byes, the cost is $70/$40.

Hotel Rates: $89 per night! $5 EF discount if staying at hotel.

Rooms are limited.Reserve a room

So make your reservations early. Phone 301-468-1100.
Note that room block is sold our but if you make a refundable reservation soon, we should be able to get you the block rate]

Parking Information

Parking is free for day guests and $10/night for overnight guests.

 

Location Rockville Hilton
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.