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1st Annual Metropolitan Open
From Friday 05 May 2023 -  07:00pm
To Sunday 07 May 2023 - 09:00pm
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The 1st Annual Metropolitan Open

Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel Herndon

2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20170

May 5-7, 2023

$5,500 Guaranteed Prize Fund


  • To register, please visit the following link:
  • 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

  • $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.

  • Hotel chess rate ($109+tax): If staying at the hotel, call the reservation line at 1-877-390-5944 to book the hotel under the chess rate. Mention "The 1st Annual Metropolitan Open" or the tournament director's name (Joshua Hiban) to get the cheaper rate of $109+tax.
  • Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at or 703-609-0499 with any questions.


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