Independence Day Open
Friday 30 June 2023, 07:00pm
To Sunday 02 July 2023
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Contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com

Independence Day Open

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166

June 30-July 2, 2023

$5,600 Guaranteed Prize Fund

US Chess Grand Prix Points 50 (Enhanced)

  • Five-round Swiss; three-day and two-day schedules up to two half-point byes allowed. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2

    • Three-day schedule: Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 12 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. Both schedules merge from round 2.

  • Registration Link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/2758

  • 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), U1900, U1600, U1300, and U1000

  • Premier section is FIDE rated and follows FIDE pairing rules.

  • $5,600 guaranteed prize fund:

    • Premier: $1200/$600/$300

    • U1900: $1000/$500/$200

    • U1600: $500/$250/$100

    • U1300: $350/$150

    • U1000: $300/$150

  • Time control:

    • G/90+30

    • Default/Forfeit Time: 1 hour or full time control for rounds less than 60 mins.

  • Entry fee for all sections except lowest section: $125 by 5/31, $135 by 6/21, $150 on/after 6/22 (on-site registration closes 30 minutes before round 1)

  • Entry fee for lowest section (U1000): $95 by 5/31, $105 by 6/21, $120 on/after 6/22 (on-site registration closes 30 minutes before round 1)
    • Free entry to GMs and IMs ($125 deducted from prizes)

    • Re-entries are permitted in all sections except Premier -- the price to re-enter is $50.

  • Hotel reservations with chess rate available. $119/night + taxes. Must mention 'Independence Day Chess tournament' or book through the following link Book Here. Last day to get chess rate 06/09. Free Parking onsite.

  • Masks are optional. Spectators are welcome.

  • Side Events: Scholastic Tournament on Saturday 7/1 and Blitz Tournament on Saturday 7/1 night
  • Please bring boards, pieces, and a clock. None are provided.

  • All sections are USCF-rated. The premier section is also FIDE-rated.

  • For any questions, please reach out to director@atlanticchessassociation.com

 

SATURDAY NIGHT BLITZ (Approximately 9pm or may be earlier) - TWO SECTIONS - OPEN & AMATEUR/U1600

5-Rounds Swiss, G/5+0; Entry Fee: $25 by Thu 6/29. $30 onsite.

PRIZES: OPEN - $250, Amateur/U1600 - $100

Info/Mailed Entries: Please reach out to director@atlanticchessassociation.com for more information.

Location 45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166