Five-round Swiss; three-day and two-day schedules (Premier Section must play three-day schedule); up to two half-point byes allowed
Three-day schedule: Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 12:00 noon, Saturday at 5:30 pm, Sunday at 11 am, Sunday at 4:30 pm
Two-day schedule: Round 1 on Saturday at 9:30 am, merge with other sections for round 2
On-site registration closes 30 minutes before the start of round one (after that players may register with a half-point bye)
Five sections: Premier (FIDE-rated), Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300, and Under 1000
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$5,500 guaranteed prize fund:
Premier: $1300 for 1st, $550 for 2nd, $300 for 3rd
U1900: $1000 for 1st, $400 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd
U1600: $550 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd
U1300: $350 for 1st, $150 for 2nd
U1000: $300 for 1st, $150 for 2nd
Time control: 40/80,SD/30;+30 (80 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 minutes for the rest of the game; with 30 seconds added per move for the entire game)
(Game/45;+10 for round one of the two-day schedule)
NEW POLICY: 30-minute forfeit time. If you do not arrive at the board within 30 minutes of the scheduled round time your opponent can claim a forfeit win. The tournament director may choose to pair the opponents of absent players against each other rather than award a forfeit win.
Entry fee: $97 by 3/31, $110 by 4/21, $120 by 5/4, $130 on/after 5/5 (on-site registration closes 30 minutes before round 1)
Free entry to GMs and IMs ($97 deducted from prizes)
Re-entries are permitted in all sections besides Premier--the price to re-enter is $50.
Masks are optional. Spectators are welcome.
Boards and pieces will be provided for all players, but please bring a clock if you have one.
The hotel has free parking. There is both a parking lot and parking deck which guests can use.
All sections are USCF-rated. The premier section is also FIDE-rated.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com or 703-609-0499 with any questions.
To register, please visit the following link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/2567