9th Cherry Blossom Classic (200 GPP Enhanced)
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Games from Top Boards in OPEN & U2300 broadcasted live on FollowChess, Chess.com & LiChess
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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS IN PLACE BY CDC & LOCAL AUTHORITIES DURING THE TIME OF THE TOURNAMENT COULD BE DIFFERENT FROM THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ***
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166
FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR BOTH THE VACCINATED & NON-VACCINATED PLAYERS DUE TO THE CLOSE CONTACT INDOORS FOR MORE THAN 15 MINS AND RISING COVID CASES - SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE
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Hotel Rate: $109/night by May 1st. Reservations call 1-703- 471-9500, mention chess tournament Cherry Blossom classic. OR
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IMPORTANT NOTE ON HOTEL RESERVATIONS - Chess Rate Room block for Double Beds just OPENED UP (As of May 3rd 2022) !!! Courtesy Room block rate will be extended until May 12th OR Until the Room block is Sold Out - PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOMS ASAP !)
Checkout what players said about the prior Cherry Blossoms ...
Checkout this article (pg 16-21) from the ChessLife Magazine on the 8th Cherry Blossom Classic !
Open & U2300 Sections FIDE RATED - LIVE Broadcast
$$21,200 TOTAL GTD PRIZE FUND - (OPEN $$10,000 GTD) !!!
Open (FIDE Rated) - 5-day $3600-$2000-$1200-$1000-$700-$400-$300-$200; U2400: $400-$200
U2300 (FIDE Rated) $1600-$900-$600-$300-$200; U2100: $400-$200
Unrated limit $200
U2000 $1100-$700-$400-$200; U1800: $200-$100
Unrated limit $200
U1700 $900-$500-$300-$200; U1500: $100
Unrated limit $150
U1400 $600-$300-$200-$100; U1200: $100
Unrated limit $100
U1100 2-day $400-$300-$200-$100;
Registration Details for 9th Cherry Blossom Classic (2021) ...
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE PLAYING VENUE
USCF & FIDE Rated; FIDE RULES followed in OPEN & U2300 Sections.
FIDE Ratings used for Pairings & Prizes in OPEN Section. U2300 uses USCF Ratings for Pairings & Prizes. FIDE/Foreign Ratings w/Formula maybe used if NO USCF OR Not Current. FIDE Rules followed in Open & U2300 Sections
Conditions for titled/foreign players, Rentries, Refunds/Service charges: Limited Conditions offered to GMs/IMs (USA and Foreign Federations - Contact Organizer for details). Re-entry $70 except no re-entry in FIDE Sections - Open/U2300 Sections. Refunds will involve a 5% service charge until May 26th 12pm. 50% Entry Refunded after May 26th 12pm and Until 2 hrs before Round Start. NO REFUNDS WITHIN 2 HRS OF ROUND START / AFTER ROUND STARTS.
CONDITIONS FOR TITLED PLAYERS - CONTACT ORGANIZER BEFORE Apr 28th 2022 FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
--- NOTE: Conditions requested after Apr 28th are NOT guaranteed (No Prize winnings deducted if registered by Apr 28th)
--- 2600+ FIDE Foreign GMs - $800 Appearance fees/min prize + 4 nights double shared room OR $400 min prize + 4 nights private room
--- 2450+ FIDE Foreign GMs - $500 Appearance fees/min prize + 4 nights double shared room OR $300 min prize + 4 nights private room
--- All U2450 FIDE Foreign GMs/US GMs - $300 Appearance fees/min prize + 4 nights double shared room OR $100 + 4 nights private room
--- All Foreign IMs/WGMs/WIMs - $200 Appearance fees/min prize OR 4-nights double shared room
--- Players receiving conditions must play all rounds without taking any byes or withdrawing from tournament
--- Players requesting conditions by Apr 28th will receive FREE/Discounted Entry without any Prize deduction. Titled Players receiving conditions after Apr 28th will have Prize deducted ($100 for GMs; $150 for IMs/WGMs/WIMs)
Minimum Rating to play in Open Section: Min Rating USCF/FIDE 2000 except Foreign FIDE, else pay $200 more (USCF/FIDE 1900-1999). MIN RATING IN U2300 SECTION IS USCF/FIDE 1800 ELSE PAY $200 more (USCF/FIDE 1700-1799)
May 2022 Rating Supplement is used for this Tournament. NOTE: Players whose US Chess Online (ONL) Rating is HIGHER than their Over-the-Board (OTB) Rating will be paired using their ONL Rating. Section Eligibility could be also affected if the ONL Rating is higher than OTB Rating! (Where applicable, Organizer might use a Provision Rating (OTB or Online Regular) for Unrated players)
Entry Fees: EF: Open: $205 by 4/21, $225 by 5/12, $245 by 5/25, $270 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free ($50 refundable deposit EF), $120 deducted from prize (No deduction if entry received by 4/21). US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from prize. U2300 to U1400: $120 by 4/21, $140 by 5/12, $160 by 5/25, $180 later and onsite. U1100: $80 by 4/21, $95 by 5/12, $110 by 5/25, $120 later and onsite. Re-entry $60, no re-entry in Open/U2300. Onsite Entry closes 1-hr before Round 1 else Enter with 1/2 point byes.
Rounds/Time control: Rounds: Open 5-day G/90;+30 (Thu 7pm; Fri/Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm). U2300 to U1400 4-day G/90;+30: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, (Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm). 3-day Rds 1-2 G/45;+15 Rds 3-7 G/90;+30: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm; U1100 2-day G/60;d10 Rds. Sat/Sun 11am-2pm-5pm. Byes: limit 3 in Open, 2 in U2300 to U1100, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4, norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds in Open and U2300.
Registration: Register Online OR Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to 9th Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, email@example.com
Forfeit/Zero Tolerance Policy: All Sections/Rounds follows USCF Defaults 1-hr.
Cell Phone Penalty - All Sections except Open: 1st Offense 10 mins off the clock; 2nd Offense Lose Game (doesn't have to be in the same game). OPEN SECTION LOSE GAME ON 1st OFFENSE
Rounds: Open Section 5-day: Thu 7pm; Fri/Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm
Rounds: U2300 to U1400 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, (Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm).
Rounds: U2300 to U1400 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-5pm and Rds. 4-7: Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm
Rounds: U1100 2-day only G/60;d10: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Sat/Sun 11am-2pm-5pm
Byes: Limit 2 in all sections, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4, Norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds in Open. Players in Open Section MUST request last round bye before the start of the Tournament.
Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open to U1700 Sections.
Two Side Events
Fri Night Rapid Rated May 27th 7:30pm (Open USCF/FIDE Rated & Amateur/U1800 USCF Rated) Side Event to the 9th Cherry Blossom Classic. Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166. 2 Sections. Open FIDE/USCF Rated - 4-SS: G/15;+5; $400 b/20 $200-100-50 Top U2000 $50. Amateur/U1800 USCF Rated only - 4-SS: G/15;+5; $300 b/20 $140-80-40 Top U2000 $40. Max 1 byes allowed at entry. EF: $25 by May 26th online/onsite, $35 later/onsite until May 27th 6pm. Rounds start approx around 7:30pm. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat Night Blitz Rated May 28th 9:15pm (Open USCF/FIDE Rated & Amateur/U1800 USCF Rated) Side Event to the 9th Cherry Blossom Classic. Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166. 2 Sections. 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 4-Double 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 27th online/onsite, $35 later/onsite until May 28th 9pm (Amateur EF $5 less). Rounds start approx around 9:15pm. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, email@example.com.