7th Cherry Blossom Classic

May 23rd - 27th, May 24th - 27th OR May 25th - 27th 2019

ECTC Dulles (Executive Conference & Traning Center)

22685 Holiday Park Dr, Sterling, VA 20166







Open (FIDE) -             5-day ONLY

Under 2100 (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 1700 -               4-day or 3-day

Under 1300 -                 2-day only


Friday Night Open Rapid

Sat Scholastic

Saturday Night Open (FIDE)/U1800 Blitz



$$20,000 TOTAL GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND - (OPEN $11,000) !!!

        Open (FIDE Rated)       $4000-$2000-$1000-$800-$600-$500-$400-$300-$200;  

                                                  U2300       $600-$400-$200 

        Under 2100 (FIDE Rated)  $1800-$900-$500-$400-$300       U1900:  $300-$200

                                                                  $Unrated limit $200

        Under 1700                          $1400-$700-$400-$300-$200        U1500  $200-$100
                                                               Unrated limit $150
        Under 1300 (2-day ONLY)   $600-$400-$200         U1100 $100    
                                                               Unrated limit $100


Registration Details for 7th Cherry Blossom Classic (2019) ...

FIDE RULES followed in OPEN & U2100 Sections.

FIDE Ratings used for Pairings & Prizes in Open Section. U2100 uses USCF Ratings. FIDE/Foreign Ratings w/Formula used if NO USCF OR Not Current

Entry Fees: Open: $195 (FIDE/USCF 2200/up); $225 (FIDE/USCF U2200) Early Bird by 4/24. Increases after 4/24). U2100/U1700 : $125 Early Bird by 4/24; Increases after 4/24; U1300 : $95 Early Bird by 4/24; Increases after 4/24. EF $15 more 4/25-5/18, $25 more 5/19-5/23 (OPEN SECTION ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES 5/23 3pm; Other sections 5/23 Midnight), $35 more after 5/23 and onsite. Onsite Entry closes 1-hr before Round 1.

Conditions for titled/foreign players, Rentries, Refunds/Service charges: GMs/Foreign IMs/Foreign WGMs Free, $120 deducted from Prize. US IMs/US WGMs and Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from Prize. Re-entry $70 except no re-entry in FIDE Sections - Open/U2100 Sections. Refunds will involve a $5 service charge.

Time control: Open All games 40/90;SD/30;+30inc. U2100/U1700: 4-day: Rd.1 G/90;+30; Rds. 2-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. 3-day: Rd.1 G/45;+30, Rds. 2-3 G/90;+30, Rds. 4-7 40/90;SD/30;+30. U1300 only Sat & Sun G/90 d5. Rounds:

Registration: Register Online OR Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to 7th Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2019@capitalareachess.com

Minimum Rating to play in Open Section: FIDE(1800)/ USCF(1900) except Foreign FIDE Rated Players.; Minimum USCF/FIDE 1500 Rating Requirement to play in Under 2100 Section else pay $50 more. NOTE: Most Recent Published May/Jun 2019 Rating Supplement available as of May 15th is used for this Tournament, in order to utilize the most up-to-date official information released by US Chess.

Forfeit Time: FIDE Sections Open/U2100 is 30mins. Other Sections follow USCF Forfeit times.

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

Schedule/Round times: Open 5-day (Thu 7pm; Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat/Sun 11am-5:30pm, Mon 9:30am-3:30pm). U2100/U1700 4-day: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7pm, Sat/Sun/Mon same as Open. 3-day: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rds. 4-7 follows 4-day. (U1300 only 2-day Rds. Sat/Sun 11am-3pm-7pm)

Byes: Up to three 1/2pt byes available in OPEN (DECLARE 1-HR BEFORE ROUNDS STARTS. Rounds 4-8 MUST commit 1hr before Round 4. Round 9 bye MUST be declared in Advance before Round #1 starts) and two 1/2 point byes in other sections, must commit 1 hour before start of rd. 4 (latest by Sat 10am for OPEN Section OR Sun 10am for Other Sections).

Hotel Rate: Holiday Inn (2-3min walk from ECTC/Tournament site). $89/night if reserved by May 10th. Reservations call 1-877-875-9823 OR

Click here to Reserve HR Online

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



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