6th Cherry Blossom Classic

May 25th - 28th OR May 26th - 28th 2018

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, Dulles, VA

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FIVE SECTIONS

Open (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 2200 (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 1900 -               4-day or 3-day

Under 1600 -               4-day or 3-day

Under 1300 -                 2-day only

SIDE EVENTS:

Friday Night Open Rapid

Sat Scholastic

Sat Evening Scholastic Blitz

Saturday Night Open/U1800 FIDE Blitz

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6th Cherry Blossom Classic (100 GPP Enhanced)

***** A VCF CUP EVENT *****

$$ 12,500 TOTAL GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND !!!

$2,500 INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR ... 4th Consecutive Year with Prize Increase

May 25th – 28th or 26th – 28th 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166

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5 Sections: Open, U2200, U1900, U1600 play 7-rounds (4-day or 3-day schedule)

U1300 Section plays 6-rounds 2-day schedule (G/90;d5)

4-Side events - Fri May 25th - Open Rapid, Sat May 26th - Scholastic, Scholastic Blitz & Open FIDE Blitz)

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$$12,500 TOTAL PRIZE FUND - ALL GUARANTEED !!!

        Open (FIDE Rated)                      $2000  $1000   $500   $300       U2350  $400  $200 

                                                                  $100 Clear 1st/Tiebreaker Bonus

        Under 2200 (FIDE Rated)            $1300    $700   $400                 U2050  $300  $150

                                                                  $Unrated limit $200

        Under 1900                                    $1000    $500   $250                 U1750   $300  $150
                                                               Unrated limit $150
        Under 1600                                    $800    $400   $200                   U1450 $200    $100
                                                               Unrated limit $150
        Under 1300 (2-day ONLY)           $500    $300   $150                   U1150 $200     $100
                                                               Unrated limit $100

 

Registration Details for 6th Cherry Blossom Classic (2018) ...

Conditions offered to the FIRST 6 GMs/IMs Registering by May 8th !!!

*** EARLY BIRD ENTRY ($98) DEADLINE - Apr 8th 2018 ***

FIDE RULES followed in OPEN & U2200 Sections. USCF Ratings used for Pairings & Prizes. FIDE/Foreign Ratings w/Formula used if NO USCF OR Not Current

Entry Fee: All Sections except U1300 $98 by Apr 8th (Early Bird Entry deadline), $105 by May 8th, $110 by May 22nd, $115 by May 24th and $125 after and onsite. GMs/IMs/WGMs free; GMs, IMs & WGMs free BUT MUST Register first, will deduct $50 from prize winnings. Re-entry $60 for all players, except no re-entry in FIDE Sections - Open/U2200 Sections. Refunds will involve a 3% service charge. U1300 Section entry fee $15 less.

Time control: Open/U2200/U1900/U1600 Sections: 4-day Schedule: May 25-28: 7-SS Rd 1 Fri G/90;+30sec inc.; Rds 2-7: 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. 3-day Schedule: May 26-28 Rd 1 G/45;+30sec inc (NOT FIDE Rated), Rds 2-3 Sat G/90;+30sec inc, Rds. 4-7 Sun/Mon 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. U1300 plays only 2-day G/90 d5.

Registration: Register Online OR Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com

Minimum USCF/FIDE 2000 Rating Requirement to play in Open Section else pay $50 more; Minimum USCF/FIDE 1750 Rating Requirement to play in Under 2200 Section else pay $50 more; Open/U2200 Forfeit time is 30mins. Other Sections follow USCF Forfeit times

Schedule/Round times: 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8 pm, Sat 11am - 5:30pm, Sun 11am - 5:30pm, Mon 9:30am - 3:30pm. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3 Sat 11am - 2pm - 7pm and Rds. 4-7 follows 4-day schedule. Under 1300 2-day schedule only (Sat/Sun 11am-3pm-7pm).

Byes: Up to two 1/2pt byes available in all sections, must commit 1 hour before start of rd. 4 (latest by Sun 10am). NOTE: FIDE SECTIONS - OPEN & U2200 NO BYE ALLOWED IN ROUND #7 (FIDE RULES)

Hotel Rate: $99/night if reserved by May 10th. Reservations call 1-800- 228-9290 or 703-471-6700, mention Cherry Blossom Chess Tournament.

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

Four Side Events (Separate playing area from Main Event)

Fri Night Rapid Rated May 25 8pm  2 Sections - Open Section5-SS, G/15 d10. $400 b/25 $180-90-50 TopU1400/TopU1200 $40 each. EF: $20 by May 24th online, Onsite $25 by 7pm. Rounds start 8pm and ASAP. Max 1 byes allowed at entry. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.

Sat Scholastic May 26 10am - 6th Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic (for Scholastic Players in Grades K to 12). 4-or-5-SS. Sections: K-12 Open, K-8 U1000, K-5 U800, K-3 U600. K-12/K-8: 4-SS, G/45 d5; K-5/K-3: 5-SS, G/30 d5. $32 by May 21st, $37 by May 25th, $45 onsite. Trophies to Top 5, Other Class Trophies and Medals. Onsite Reg. closes 9:30am. Rounds 10am and ASAP. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.

Sat Scholastic May 26 5pm - 6th CBC Scholastic Bitz (for Scholastic Players in Grades K to 12). 4-Round Double Swiss. Two Sections: K-12 Open, K-6 Open. Trophies to Top 5 Each Section. $15 by May 25th, $20 after and onsite. Medals to 7 Points and above. Onsite Reg. closes 4:30pm. Rounds 5pm and ASAP. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.

Sat Night FIDE Rated Blitz May 26 10pm  (10 GPP Enhanced) 2 Sections - Open (FIDE) and Amatuer/U1800. Open: G/3;+2; 5-SS Double. $$500 GTD $200-100 Top U2200/U2000 $100 each. Amateur/U1800 (b/16; Section maybe combined with Open): $100-$50 Top U1400/U1200 $50 each. EF: $25 by May 25th online, Onsite. $30 by 9:45pm. Rounds start 10pm. Max 1 byes allowed at entry. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2018@capitalareachess.com.

 

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