The 2nd Annual Washington International is scheduled to take place on 6-11th August at the Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Maryland, United States.
The tournament will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss system with the time control 40/90, SD/30 30/inc.
The A Section (Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF) will have a guaranteed prize fund of $22,000: 1st $5000, 2nd $3000, 3rd $2000, 4th $1000, 5th $900, 6th $800, 7th $700, 8th $600 etc
The B Section (Under 2201 USCF and Under 2200 FIDE, FIDE rated) will offer a guaranteed prize fund of $4,000: 1st $1500, 2nd $700, 3rd $400, 1st Under 2000 $600, 2nd Under 2000 $300, 1st Under 1800 $500.
– Gata Kamsky won the 1st Washington International over a very strong field
– Player feedback was overwhelmingly positive for last year’s tournament
– Clocks, sets and boards are provided for everyone
– Free Continental breakfast before morning rounds
– Complementary Hospitality room for everyone Monday afternoon
– Minimum 2100 FIDE rating to play in A section
– NEW B section with same schedule (Under 2201 USCF and Under 2200 FIDE) allowing anyone to play in this event.
– $99/night room rate, Free Internet in room, $50 discount on EF if staying at Hilton
– Three days of only one round per day, rest or tour Washington DC
– Hotel next to DC Metro stop
– Top boards will be broadcast live
– $50 discount for players over 50 in A section
– $25 discount for FIDE Masters in A section
– Washington International Blitz Tournament on Friday evening
– A limited number of minimum prizes for all non-US players are available.
1st 5 non-US GMs $500
1st 5 non-US GMs or IMs $300
1st 5 non-US GM/IM/FM $200
1st 5 non-US FIDE rated $100
A Section Entrance Fees:
GMs, non-US IMs, or FIDE above 2500 – Free
non-US FIDE rated, US IMs and WGMs, or FIDE above 2399 – 199
FIDE above 2299 – 299
FIDE above 2199 – 349
FIDE between 2100 and 2199 – 399
FIDE below 2100 and USCF above 2200 – 599
FIDE below 2100 and USCF of 2200 – 799
$50 discount on all entrance fees if staying at the Hilton
$50 discount for all players born before 8/6/1963
$25 discount for all FMs, WFMs, WIMs, and non-US WGMs
All $25 more after 6/6/2013
All $35 more after 7/21/2013
All $45 more after 8/3/2013
All $70 more at-the-door
B Section Entrance Fees:
Early Entrance Fee – 249
$50 discount if staying at the Hilton
$20 more after 7/21/2013
$30 more after 8/3/2013
$40 more at-the-door
Online registration is at http://www.washingtoninternationalchess.com
Mail Registrations to:
Maryland Chess Association
c/o Mike Regan
1827 Thornton Ridge Road
Towson, MD 21204
Mailed registrations should include name, FIDE rating, FIDE country.
Washington International Blitz Tournament
Friday, August 9th, starting at 8pm
Blitz Prizes (will be raised if more than 30 entries)
5 rounds double SS, G/5, FIDE blitz rated
Blitz EF $30 until 6/29
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