3rd Skyline Open ($$11,500 GTD)

Oct 10th/11th/12th - Oct 14th 2024

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166

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TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (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.

FOUR SECTIONS & PRIZES:

Open 5-day (FIDE)         $2000-1000-600-400-300-200, U2200 $400-300-200  (Total $$5,400)

U2000 4-/3-day (FIDE)   $1200-700-500-300-200, U1700 $200-100 (Total $$3,200)

U1600 4-/3-day               $800-500-300-200, U1300 $200-100 (Unr limit $200)  (Total $$2,100)

U1200 4-/3-day               $400-200-100, U900 $100 (Unr limit $200) (Total $$800) - Trophies to Top 5; Medals for 5th Tie

Min/Peak Rating in Open Section: Peaked USCF/FIDE 1800 since June supplement. USCF/FIDE 1700-1800 pay $300 more. No players allowed if peak USCF/FIDE rating under 1700. Peak Ratings used over a period of 3 months prior to May 2024 could be used as MIN rating (Feb 2024 Supplement or later). No Min Rating in U2000 Section. 

NOTE: Oct 2024 FIDE Ratings used in OPEN section for Pairings and Prizes. Other Sections will use Oct 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:  FREE ENTRY (Register before Sep 30th). $120 deducted from Prize winnings.

Entry Fees:

Open 5-day only: Early bird $205 by 9/8, $230 Regular Entry by 9/29, $250 Late Entry by 10/8, $270 after 10/8 and online until 10/10 12pm (GMs/IMs/ WGMs/WIMs Free; $120 deducted from prize winnings). Reduced Entry fee (less $80) for other Foreign players. 

U2000/U1600: Early bird $140 by 9/8, $165 Regular Entry by 9/29, $185 Late Entry by 10/8, $205 after 10/8 and online until 10/11 12pm. U1200 $20 less.

Other Entry Info: Re-Entry $60 in U2100/U1600/U1200 (No re-entry Open to Open). Refunds/Withdrawls: 10% service fee until Oct 8th; 50% service fee after Oct 8th.

Schedule & Time control:  

Open 9-Round Swiss G/90;+30 (Regn. ends Thu 10/10 6pm); Rounds Thu 10/10 7pm, Fri 10/11, Sat 10/12 & Sun 10/13 11am – 5pm, Mon 10/14 10am – 3:30pm. 

U2000/U1600/U1200 7-Round Swiss G/90;+30 4-day (Regn. ends Fri 10/11 6pm); Rounds Fri 10/11 7pm, Sat 10/12 & Sun 10/13 11am – 5pm, Mon 10/14 10am – 3:30pm. 

U2000/U1600/U1200 7-Round Swiss G/90;+30 3-day (Regn. ends Sat 10/12 10am Rds 1-2 G/60;d5); Rounds Sat 10/12 11am – 2pm – 5pm Sun 10/13 11am – 5pm, Mon 10/14 10am – 3:30pm. 

U2000 3-day Rounds 1 & 2 not FIDE Rated. U2000/U1600/U1200 3-day merges with 4-day in Rd. 3 on Sat 5pm.

Half-point byes: Open Section (limit 3); U2000/U1600/U1200 (limit 2). Latest deadline to request byes is 1 hr prior to Rd 3. Withdrawls without notifying 1hr prior to Round start will incur a $200 penalty and if its last round, penalty imposed for future events organized by Capital Area Chess.

Other Info:

No Electronic Notation Devices are allowed in any Section

Default Forfeit time: 1hr

Email Info: so2024@capitalareachess.com Ent: https://www.capitalareachess.com/skylineopen or Capital Area Chess Inc, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120.

SIDE EVENTS: Check website for more details. Sat Scholastic 10/12 10am; Sat Open Blitz 10/12 9pm; Sun Quads 10/13 10am

Blitz Side event:

Sat Night Blitz Oct 12th 9:15pm. 

Open -  5-SS G/3;+2. $$850 GTD $300-200-125-75 Top U2200/U2000 $75 each.  

Amateur/U1800: 5-SS G/3;+2 ($300 b/20): $120-80-40 Top U1400/U1200 $30 each. 

EF: Open $35 by Oct 10th online; $45 later online/onsite until Oct 12th 8:30pm.

Scholastic Side event:

Sat Scholastic Oct 12th 11am; Sections: K-12 U1200, K-8 U1000, K-5 U800, K-3 U600. EF: Open $30 by Oct 10th online; $40 later online/onsite until Oct 12th 8am. Trophies to Top 3 in each section, Sections maybe combined if less then 4 in any section but Trophies are kept separate.