8th Cherry Blossom Classic - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !!!

May 27th - 31st, May 28th/29th - 31st 2021

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166, VA 20166

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FIVE SECTIONS

Open (FIDE) -             5-day ONLY

Under 2300 (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 2000 (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 1700 -                4-day or 3-day

Under 1400 -                4-day or 3-day

SIDE EVENTS:

U1100 -Sat 1-day (MAX 32 players)

U1100 -Sun 1-day (MAX 32 players)

SIDE EVENTS:

Friday Night Open Rapid

Saturday Night Open (FIDE) & Amateur/U1800 Blitz

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8th Cherry Blossom Classic (200 GPP Enhanced)

CHECKOUT THE US CHESS TLA ANNOUNCEMENT

Safe OTB/In-Person Chess Returns to VIRGINIA in APRIL 2021 with 2nd Colonial Open & 53rd Virginia Open

*** TOTAL PARTICIPANTS MAY BE LIMITED TO 260 IN MAIN EVENT (Additional participants will be waitlisted) ***

U1100 SIDE EVENTS LIMITED TO 32 PLAYERS ***

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166

FACE MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN THE PLAYING ROOM EVEN FOR FULLY VACCINATED PARTICIPANTS - IN SPITE OF MOST RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS BY CDC & VA GOVERNOR'S UPDATED EXECUTIVE ORDER

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE PLAYING VENUE

HReservations 703- 471-9500, mention chess tournament.: $104/night, reserve by 5/14

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Open, U2300 & U2000 Sections - LIVE Broadcast on Chess24

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U2300 & U2000 Sections- LIVE Broadcast on FollowChess

VA GOVERNOR'S EO EFF MAY 15th ALLOWS ADDITIONAL CAPACITY IN MEETING ROOMS - TOTAL PRIZE FUND IS 100% GUARANTEED

$$20,000 TOTAL GTD PRIZE FUND - (OPEN $$10,000 GTD) !!!

Open (FIDE Rated)  $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 (FIDE Rated)  $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 (Sat)             $200-$100-$50; Trophies to Top 5; U800; U600; Unrated

U1100 (Sun)             $200-$100-$50; Trophies to Top 5; U800; U600; Unrated

 

********** Confirmed Titled Players **********

GM STUKOPIN, Andrey (RUS)

GM BELOUS, Vladimir (RUS)

GM BAJARANI, Ulvi (AZE)

GM STREMAVICIUS, Titas (LTU)

GM HEVIA ALEJANO, Carlos (CUB)

GM RUIZ, Joshua (COL)

GM NYZHNYK, Illia (UKR)

GM ZHOU, Jianchao (CHN)

GM PANCHANATHAN, Magesh (IND)

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IM ESCALANTE, Brian (PER)

WIM DEMCHENKO, Svitlan (CAN)

IM THEODOROU, Nikolas (GRE)

WIM MOKRIAK, Luidmila (UKR)

********** Confirmed Titled Players **********

GM KRAAI, Jesse (USA)

GM FISHBEIN, Alexander (USA)

GM BURKE, John (USA)

GM CHECA, Nicolas (USA)

GM JACOBSON, Brandon (USA)

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IM BARTELL, Thomas (USA)

WGM YU, Jennifer (USA)

WIM WU, Rochelle (USA)

IM SARKAR, Justin (USA)

 

Gallery from 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (Photo Credits by Ron Sanchez and Paul Swaney) >>>>>>>>>>>>

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7 Sections: Open (plays 9-rounds 5-days), U2300 (FIDE), U2000 (FIDE), U1700, U1400 play 7-rounds (4-day or 3-day schedule)

Two Separate 1-day U1100 Sections 4-rounds on Sat or Sun (G/45;d5) - MAX 32 PLAYERS ALLOWED EACH DAY

2-Side events - Fri May 28th: Open Rapid (5-SS G/15;d10) 7:30pm, Sat May 29th: Open FIDE Blitz & Amateur/U1800 Blitz (9-SS G/3;+2)

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Registration Details for 8th Cherry Blossom Classic (2021) ...

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE PLAYING VENUE

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN A COVID-19 WAIVER FORM

USCF & FIDE Rated; FIDE RULES followed in OPEN, U2300 & U2000 Sections.

FIDE Ratings used for Pairings & Prizes in OPEN Section. U2300 & U2000 uses USCF Ratings for Pairings & Prizes. FIDE/Foreign Ratings w/Formula maybe used if NO USCF OR Not Current

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/U2000 Sections. Refunds will involve a 5% service charge until May 27th 12pm. 50% Entry Refunded after May 27th 12pm and Until 2 hrs before Round Start. NO REFUNDS WITHIN 2 HRS OF ROUND START / AFTER ROUND STARTS.

Minimum Rating to play in Open Section: USCF/FIDE 2200 except Foreign FIDE Rated Players, ELSE pay $150 more for players USCF/FIDE 2000-2199. Players USCF/FIDE Under 2000 not allowed to play in Open; Minimum USCF/FIDE 1900 Rating Requirement to play in Under 2300 Section else pay $100 more. Minimum USCF/FIDE 1600 Rating Requirement to play in Under 2000 Section else pay $100 more.

May 2021 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: Open: $225 by 4/30, $250 by 5/12, $275 by 5/26, $300 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free, No prize deduction if registering by 4/30, else $100 deducted from prize. US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from prize. U2300 to U1400: $140 by 4/30, $155 by 5/12, $170 by 5/27, $185 later and onsite. U1100: $40 by 5/12, $55 by 5/28, $70 later and onsite. Re-entry $60, no re-entry in Open/U2300/U2000/U1100. Onsite Entry closes 1-hr before Round 1 else Enter with 1/2 point byes.

Time control: Open 9-SS G/120;+30inc. U2300/U2000/U1700/U1400: 7-SS (4-day: G/120;+30inc; 3-day: Rd1-2 G/45;+15inc, Rds3-7 G/120;+30inc). U1100 May 29th or 30th (2 separate 1-day events), 4-SS G/45;d5.

Registration: Register Online OR Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to 8th Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2021@capitalareachess.com

Forfeit/Zero Tolerance Policy: All Sections follows USCF Defaults 1-hr with greater than 1-hr t/c games EXCEPT for 3-day Rd. 1 and U1100 45mins.

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 12pm-7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-4pm.

Rounds: U2300 to U1400 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am, 5pm; Mon 10am, 4pm

Rounds: U2300 to U1400 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. Sat 11am, 2pm, 5pm; Sun 11am, 5pm; Mon 10am, 4pm

Byes: Limit 3 in Open, must commit 1 hour before rd. 6 (Sun 10am), limit 2 in U2300 to U1400, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4 (Sun 10am), norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds in Open Section. Players in Open, U2300 & U2000 FIDE Sections MUST request last round bye before the start of the Tournament. U1100 limit 1 bye declare at Registration/before Round 1 starts

Hotel Rate: $104/night by May 14th. Reservations call 1-703- 471-9500, mention chess tournamentCherry Blossom classic. OR

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Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open section.

Four Side Events

U1100 - Two separate events on Sat and Sun (4-SS G/45;d5): 11am-1:15pm-3:30pm-5:45pm

Fri Night Rapid Rated May 28th 7:30pm  5-SS, G/15 d10. $400 b/25 $180-90-50 Top U1400/Top U1200 $40 each. EF: $25 by May 25th online, $30 until May 27th, $35 later and onsite by 7:15pm. Round #1 start 7:30pm and subsequent rounds ASAP. Max 2 byes allowed at entry. 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, cbc2021@capitalareachess.com.

Sat Night Open (FIDE) Rated and Amateur/U1800 Blitz - May 29th 9:45pm  Open: G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$800 GTD : $300-200-100 Top U2400/U2200 $100 each. EF: $30 by May 25th online, $35 by May 28th. $50 later and Onsite until May 29th 9pm (discounted entry for titled players and Foreign FIDE). Amateur/U1800: EF $20 by May 25th, increases after. $300 b/20: $120-80-40 U1400/U1200 $30 each Max 2 byes allowed at entry. More information/ Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com.

 

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