11th CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC ($$26,000 GTD)

May 22nd/23rd/24th/25th - May 27th 2024

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166

 Click here for Online Registrations

 Click here for Advance Entries (from jotform)

 Click here for Hotel Reservations (Group Rate $119/night - deadline May 6th 2024 - Phone: 1-703-471-9500)

TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED) US Chess Junior Grand Prix -  A VCF Cup Event!

Location/HR: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. Frequent shuttle service from IAD to Hotel). Airport connected by Metro station to Union Station/DC and DCA Airport.

SEVEN SECTIONS & PRIZES:

Open, U2300 & U2100 (USCF/FIDE Rated): Open (FIDE; 6-day only) $4000-$2800-$1600-$1100-$800-$500-$300-$200; U2400: $400-$200-$100. U2300 (FIDE; 5-/4-day) $1600-$900-$500-$300-$200-$100; U2200: $300-$200-$100 (Unr limit $200). U2100 (FIDE; 5-/4-day) $1300-$800-$500-$300-$200; U1900: $300-$200-$100 (Unr limit $200). U1800 (4-/3-day) $900-$600-$400-$200; U1600: $200-$100 (Unr limit $150). U1500 (4-/3-day) $600-$400-$300-$200; U1300: $200-$100 (Unr limit $100). U1200 (4-/3-day) $500-$300-$200-$100; U1000: $100 (Unr limit $100). U900/Unr (4-/3-day) $400-$200-100. LIMITED Conditions for Titled Players: Conditions such as Appearance fees and Hotel room accommodations are offered to GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs (Foreign and Host/USA Federations - SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OR Contact Organizer for further information) to commit by Apr 21st - NO CONDITIONS (Appearance Fees & Accommodations) ARE OFFERED after Apr 21st. Min Rating in Open/U2300 Sections: Min Rating USCF/FIDE 2000 except Foreign FIDE, else pay $300 more (USCF/FIDE 1900-1999); USCF/FIDE Under 1900 not allowed to play EXCEPT Foreign FIDE Rated. Min Rating in U2300 Section is USCF/FIDE 1800 else pay $200 more. No Min Rating in U2100. Peak Ratings used are over a period of 6 months prior to May 2024. NOTE: May 2024 FIDE Ratings used in OPEN section for Pairings and Prizes. Other Sections will use May 2024 US Chess Ratings for Pairings & Prizes. Organizer reserves the right to a different rating system/conversion for any specific players as appropriate.

Conditions for Foreign title holders (GM/IM/WGM/WIM) & limited US GMs in OPEN Section: Appearance fee (NOT Minimum Prize) & Limited Shared Accommodation (5-nights) for GM/IM/WGM/WIM titled players who register by 4/21 and play all 9 games with no byes or withdrawing from event. Private/Additional Room nights requested will reduce the Appearance fees. GTD APPEARANCE FEES: 2600+ FIDE Foreign GMs $500; 2450+ FIDE Foreign GMs $400; 2300+ FIDE Foreign GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs & First 4 US GMs $300; Under 2300 FIDE Foreign GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs $200; Appearance fees are GTD regardless of Prize winnings BUT Prize deductions are in place ($120 deducted for GMs/Foreign IMs/Foreign WGMs; $80 deducted from US IMs/US WGMs/Foreign FIDE). Limited double shared accommodation for 5-nights provided ONLY to the first 12 titled players receiving Appearance fees who register/commit through Online Registration form by Apr 21st 2024. NO CONDITIONS WILL BE OFFERED AFTER APR 21st.

Entry Fees:

Open (FIDE): $240 by 4/21, $265 by 5/12, $290 by 5/21, $325 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free ($50 refundable deposit EF), $120 deducted from prize. US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from prize. U2300/U2100 (FIDE): $225 by 4/21, $250 by 5/12, $275 by 5/21, $310 later and onsite. U1800/U1500/U1200: $175 by 4/21, $195 by 5/12, $215 by 5/21, $240 later and onsite. U900: $100 by 4/21, $120 by 5/12, $140 by 5/21, $165 later and onsite. Re-entry $80 in U1800/U1500/U1200/U900, no re-entry in Open/U2300/U2100. Onsite Entry closes 1-hr before Round 1 else enter with 1/2 point byes. Refunds/Withdrawls will incur a 10% service charge until May 19th, 50% until May 22nd. NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 22nd.

Schedule & Time controls:

Open 6-day ONLY G/90;+30 (Regn ends Wed 6pm; Rounds Wed/Thu 7pm; Fri/Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am). U2300/U2100 5-day G/90;+30: (Regn ends Thu 6pm; Rounds Thu 7pm; Fri/Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U2300/U2100 4-day Rounds 1-2 G/60;d5, Rounds 3-9 G/90;+30: (Regn ends Fri 10am; Rounds Fri 11am - 2pm (Rd3 5pm merges with 5-day); Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U1800-U900 4-day Rds 1-7 G/90;+30: (Regn ends Fri 4pm; Rd1 Fri 5pm; Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). U1800-U900 3-day Rds 1-2 G/60;d5, Rounds 3-7 G/90;+30: (Regn ends Sat 10am; Rounds Sat 11am - 2pm (Rd3 5pm merges with 4-day); Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm).

Byes:

All rounds allowed. Limit 3 in all Sections, must commit 1 hour before rd. 3, norm not possible in Open if taking bye.

Email Info: cbc2024@capitalareachess.com. Ent: Entry Online or Mail to "Capital Area Chess Inc, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120".

Blitz Side event:

Sat Night Blitz Rated May 25th 9:15pm (Open USCF/FIDE Rated & Amateur/U1800 USCF Rated). Open FIDE/USCF Rated - 9-SS: G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$850 GTD $300-200-125-75 Top U2200/U2000 $75 each.  Amateur/U1800 Only USCF Rated 9-SS G/3;+2 ($300 b/20): $120-80-40 Top U1400/U1200 $30 each. Max 2 byes allowed at entry. EF: Open $25 by May 21st online; $25 later online/onsite until May 25th 830pm.