4th Colonial Open
Thu Apr 6th/Fri Apr 7th/Sat Apr 8th - Sun Apr 9th
$$16,000 - US Chess 150 GPP Enhanced - A VCF Cup Event
**** $2,000 INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR **** 3rd Consecutive Year with Prize Increase ****
Location: Marriott Washington Dulles Airport 45020 Aviation Dr, Sterling, VA 20166
GROUP RATE AT HOTEL EXTENDED UNTIL MON MAR 27th 2023
SATURDAY NIGHT BLITZ - TWO SECTIONS - OPEN $800 b/35 GTD & AMATEUR/U1800 $540 b/25 - 6-Rounds G/3;+2; Entry Fee: $25 by Thu 4/6. $30 onsite.
Sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500, U1200 (Open and U2100 are also FIDE Rated and follows FIDE Pairing Rules)
(NOTE: April 2023 US Chess Rating Supplement will be used for this Tournament) - Where applicable ONLine Regular rating for the April supplement might be used if higher than the OTB Rating, per the discretion of the Organizer/Cheif TD and depending on Player's OTB activity
Open (4-/3-/2-day FIDE): $2600-1400-800-400-200, U2200/Unr $600-300-200
U2100 (4-/3-/2-day FIDE): $1800-1000-600-300, U1900 $600-300, Unr limit $300
U1800: (4-/3-/2-day) $1000-600-300-200, U1600 $300-200, Unr limit $150
U1500: (4-/3-/2-day) $800-400-200-100, U1300 $200, Unr limit $150
U1200(2-day ONLY): $400-200-100, U1100/Unr $100
Top 4 Sections: Early bird $155 by 3/6, $165 by 3/27, $175 by 4/5, $190 after and onsite. U1200 $30 less. $5 service fee for refunds.
LIMITED CONDITIONS FOR TITLED PLAYERS - FREE ENTRY FOR ALL GMs/IMs/WGMsWIMs WITH NO PRIZE DEDUCTION IF REGISTERED BY MAR 16th 2023 - AFTER MAR 16th, FREE ENTRY WITH A $100 deduction from Prize winnings:
Schedule & Time control:
Open/U2100/U1800/U1500 4-day Reg. ends Thu 4/6 6pm. Rounds Thu 4/6 7pm, Fri 4/7 & Sat 4/8 11am 4:30pm, Sun 4/9 10am-3:30pm. Rounds 1 7 G/90;+30
Open/U2100/U1800/U1500 3-day Reg. ends Fri 4/7 10am. Rounds Fri 4/7 11am 1:45pm 4:30pm, Sat 4/8 11am 4:30pm, Sun 4/9 10am-3:30pm. Rounds 1 2 G/60;d5, Rounds 3 7 G/90;+30
Open/U2100/U1800/U1500/U1200 2-day; Reg. ends Sat 4/8 9am. Rounds Sat 4/8 10am 11:30am 1pm 3pm - 4:30pm, Sun 4/9 10am-3:30pm. Rounds 1 4 G/30;d5, Rounds 5 7 G/90;+30
Byes:All rounds allowed, must commit 1hr before rd. 2; limit 2 byes in all sections.
Default/Forfeit Time:1-hr OR Full time control for Rounds less than 90 mins
SATURDAY NIGHT BLITZ (Approx 9pm or may be earlier after Main event games complete) - TWO SECTIONS - OPEN & AMATEUR/U1800
6-Rounds G/3;+2; Entry Fee: $25 by Thu 4/6. $30 onsite.
PRIZES: OPEN $800 b/35 GTD & AMATEUR/U1800 $540 b/25
Info/Mailed Entries: EmailInfo: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ent: colonialopenchess.com or Capital Area Chess Inc, 5116 Bebe Ct., Centreville, VA 20120.