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5th Annual Washington International
From Saturday 13 August 2016 -  11:00am
To Wednesday 17 August 2016 - 05:00pm
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Contact Michael Regan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5th Annual Washington International

August 13 - 17, 2016 
Rockville, Maryland

9-round Swiss, 40/90, SD/20, 30/incr

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

301-468-1100

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.

4th Washington International Results

3rd Washington International Results

2nd Washington International Results

  • GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez (CUB) won the 2nd Washington International with a score of 7/9. Two GM and two IM norms were earned at the tournament. See the final report
  • Player feedback was again overwhelmingly positive.
  • 38% of the players won prizes

1st Washington International Results

New this Year

  • Slightly faster time control to allow more time to rest between rounds
  • 5-day 9-round schedule for both sections
  • Larger minimum prizes for non-US players
  • Larger B Section prize fund
  • Custom Washington International T-shirt only $5

Continuing Tournament Features

  • Limited number of minimum prizes for all non-US players
  • Clocks, sets and boards are provided for everyone
  • Free Continental breakfast before all morning rounds
  • Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF rating to play in A section
  • $95 room rate, Reserve a room Room block deadline has passed but if you make a refundable reservation from Hilton, we can move it to the group rate (email Mike Regan).
  • If staying at the Hilton, $50 discount for US IMs and WGMs; $75 discount for all others.(Minimum 3 nights, max 2 discounts per room)
  • Hotel next to DC Metro stop (Twinbrook)
  • Top boards will be broadcast live
  • Washington International Blitz Tournament on Friday evening
  • Free Internet in the sleeping rooms.
  • $50 discount for players over age 50 both sections
  • $25 rebate for every new paying player you refer who plays in the tournament
  • $25 discount for all new Washington International players

A-Section (Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF)

$13,200 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $4000
2nd $2000
3rd $1000
4th $900
5th $700
6th $600
7th $400
Under 2500 $1300-$650
Under 2300 $1100-$550

Current list of advance entries (as of 8/11/16)

A limited number of minimum prizes are available to the first players to register in each category. Players must play all nine rounds to qualify for minimum prize.

Category Minimum Number still available
  Prize
1st 5 non-US GMs, rated over 2500 $500 1
1st 4 US GMs $300 0
1st 5 non-US GMs or IMs , rated over 2400 $300 1
1st 7 non-US GM/IM/FM/WGM/WIM/WFM $275 5
1st 7 non-US FIDE rated $200 5

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.

A-Section Entrance Fees

GMs, non-US IMs - Free
US IMs and WGMs - $199
FMs - $299
FIDE greater than 2200 - $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 8/13/1966

$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 6/13/2016
All $35 more after 7/30/2016
All $45 more after 8/10/2016
All $70 more at-the-door

Round Schedule for A Section

August 13 (Saturday) - August 16 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:30pm
August 17 (Wednesday) - 11am

B-Section (Under 2201 USCF and Under 2200 FIDE, FIDE rated)

9-SS, Same playing conditions and location as the A section.

$6,000 in Guaranteed Prizes

B Section Registered Players
Name Rating
1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $600
4th $400
1st Under 2000 $1000
2nd Under 2000 $450
1st Under 1800 $550

Current list of advance entries (as of 8/11/16)

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.

B-Section Entrance Fees

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 8/13/1966
$25 discount for all first time Washington International players
$20 more after 7/30/2016
$30 more after 8/10/2016
$40 more at-the-door

Registration

$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.

Round Schedule for B Section

August 13 (Saturday) - August 17 (Wednesday) 11am and 5:30pm
August 17 (Wednesday) - 11am

Hotel Rates: $95 per night!, Reserve a room  Room block deadline has passed but if you make a refundable reservation from Hilton, we can move it to the group rate (email Mike Regan)..

Wi-Fi is included with this special rate. Rooms are limited, so make your reservations early. Phone 301-468-1100.
The organizer is Mike Regan. If you have any questions, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Electronic Devices Rules

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.

Possession of a device that is turned on or makes a noise

  • Forfeit of the game

Possession of a device that is turned off

  • 1st Violation 30 minute time penalty limited to no more than 1/2 the remaining time on the clock for the current time control.
  • 2nd Violation Forfeit of game

Parking Information

Parking is $8/night for overnight guests. It is $5 for day guests. You should validate your ticket at the front desk.

Location Rockville Hilton