5th COLONIAL OPEN ($$16,000 GTD)

Mar 28th/29th/30th - Mar 31st 2024

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166

Click here for Online Registrations

Pairings/Standings/Wallcharts (FINAL)

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TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 US Chess Junior Grand Prix ; VCF Cup Event. !

SECTIONS & PRIZES:

Open (FIDE) (4-/3-day) $2600-1400-800-400-200, U2200/Unr $600-300-200.

U2100 (FIDE) (4-/3-day) $1800-1000-600-300, U1900 $600-300 (Unr limit $150).

U1800 (4-/3-day) $1000-600-300-200, U1600 $300-200 (Unr limit $150).

U1500 (4-/3-day) $600-400-200-100, U1300 $200 (Unr limit $150).

U1200/Unr (2-day only) $400-200-100, U1000/Unr $100.  

HR: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (frequent shuttle service from IAD to Hotel). $119/night is reserved by Mar 8th. Airport connected by Metro station to Union Station/DC and DCA Airport. Phone (1-703-471-9500). Click here for Hotel Reservations

FREE Entry to GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs if registered by Mar 8th ($100 Prize deduction) - NO BYES ALLOWED; NO WITHDRAWLS ALLOWED AFTER ROUNDS BEGIN.

Min Rating in Open Section: USCF/FIDE 1900 (Current or peaked in last 6 months) else pay $100 extra.

APRIL RATING SUPPLEMENT (USChess) IS USED FOR PAIRINGS & PRIZES IN ALL SECTIONS INCLUDING FIDE RATED SECTIONS

Entry Fees: Top 4 Sections: Early bird $155 by 2/29, $165 by 3/16, $175 by 3/27, $190 after and onsite. U1200 $30 less. 10% service fee for refunds. Re-Enry NOT ALLOWED WITHIN SAME FIDE SECTIONS (Open to Open OR U2100 to U2100). Re-Entry in other situations $50 fee.

Schedule & Time controls. (U1200 plays only 2-day):

Open/U2100/U1800/U1500 4-day Reg. ends Thu 3/28 6pm. Rounds Thu 3/28 7pm, Fri 3/29 & Sat 3/30 11am – 5pm, Sun 3/31 10am - 4pm. Rounds 1 – 7 G/90;+30.

Open/U2100/U1800/U1500 3-day Reg. ends Fri 3/29 10am. Rounds Fri 3/29 11am – 2pm – 5pm, Sat 3/30 11am – 5pm, Sun 3/31 10am - 4pm. Rounds 1 – 2 G/60;d5, Rounds 3 – 7 G/90;+30. 3-day merges with 4-day in Round #3. Rounds 1 & 2 in Open & U2100 not FIDE Rated

U1200 2-day only; Reg. ends Sat 3/30 10am. Rounds Sat 3/30 11am – 2pm – 5pm, Sun 3/31 10am - 1pm - 4pm. Rounds 1 – 6 G/60;d5.

Byes: All rounds allowed, must commit 1hr before rd. 2; limit 2 byes in all sections. Email Info: co2024@capitalareachess.com.

DEFAULT/FORFEIT TIME: 1-hr

Ent: Enter Online or Mail Checks to "Capital Area Chess Inc, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120".

Blitz Side event (Sat 3/30 9pm): Open & Amateur (U1800) - USChess Rated ONLY. – 6-SS, G/3;+2. EF: $30 by Thu 3/28. $40 onsite. Prizes: Open b/35 $300-$200-$100 U2100/U1900 $100 each. Amateur b/25 $240-$120-$60 U1400/U1200 $60 each.

Scholastic Side event (Sat 3/30 11am): K-12 U1200, K-8 U1000, K-5 U800, K-3 U600 - G/30;d5. EF: $30 by Thu 3/28. $40 onsite. Trophies & Medals in each section.