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May U1600

There will be a Sterling Chess tournament on Saturday, May 25. Sign up now! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

This tournament will be divided into multiple sections; this page is for the U1600 section.

It will be played at a rate of Game in 50 with a five second delay. This event is limited to players rated 1599 or lower, or unrated. This event is dual rated, regular and quick. USCF title norms may be available. 

Prizes: First place, $50 and trophy; second place, $25 and medal; top U1400, $25 and medal. All prizes guaranteed. 

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles; 22700 Holiday Park Drive; Sterling, VA 20166. The hotel is near the intersection of Route 28 and Sterling Boulevard. Parking is ample and free.

Format: Swiss system pairing. G/50 d5, 4 rounds. Dual rated.

Schedule: Doors open at 10 a.m. Rounds 11:15, 1:30, 3:45, 6:00. Byes are available for any round. Notify the tournament director before 11 a.m. or the end of the previous round. (Fourth round byes must commit before the end of the second round.) Players with two or more byes are not eligible for a prize.

Entry fee: $25. Early bird rate: $20 till noon Wednesday 5/22. On site, $30. Unrateds free.

For unrated players, the entry fee reserves their spot in the tournament. It will be refunded after they complete the tournament.

U.S. Chess Federation membership is required. The USCF is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting chess in America. If you need to join the USCF or renew your membership, you can do it online at (click on USCF and Join/Renew).

Bring your equipment: set, board, and clock, if you have them, plus a pen or pencil for keeping score and posting your result on the pairing sheet. It's also a good idea to bring your USCF card or a current Chess Life with your mailing label, in case any question arises regarding your USCF membership.

Reservation procedure: When you RSVP, I need a full name for the player (or their USCF ID). Each player should have their own membership in the Meetup.

As a practice, we do not pair family members; and we will attempt to honor other non-pairing requests, especially in the early rounds.

Online registrations close at 10:30 a.m. Everyone who is registered as "Going" will be paired for the first round. If a player has not appeared within 20 minutes after the start of the round, the tournament director may pair their opponent with another player. If your plans change after 10:30 a.m., please call Paul Serrano at[masked]-9503.


Entries (as of 5/24/13)
Entries will be seeded according to the official May regular rating.


Advance Registrations. U1600 (19 players) - 5/24/[masked]:19 PM

Name   Rtng    ID        USCF exp.      Byes rds

Song, Andrew 1433   [masked]        2/28/2014       

Lalwani, Jay    1382   [masked]        10/31/2015     

Chu, Laura      1369   [masked]        10/31/2013     

Alston III, Charle       1362   [masked]        6/30/2013       

Guo, Bradley  1361   [masked]        8/31/2013       

Chen, David J 1351   [masked]        10/31/2014     

Menon, Mankesh        1328   [masked]        11/30/2013     

Tahmassebi, Bijan       1284   [masked]        10/31/2014     

Pattanaik, Anjali         1271   [masked]        11/30/2014     

Anand, Rishabh          1264   [masked]        1/31/2015       

Dodzin, Yevgeny        1258   [masked]        5/31/2013       

Prem, Pranav   1216   [masked]        2/28/2014       

Zhou, Ethan    1207   [masked]        7/31/2013       

Kadaveru, Ajit            1182   [masked]        12/31/2015     

Graham, John G          1121   [masked]        9/30/2013       

Li, Daqing       1067   [masked]        4/30/2014       

Nath, Ellie G   929     [masked]        12/31/2013     

Nath, C Michael          830     [masked]        12/31/2013     

BUBLITZ, DANIEL F          unr      [masked]       [masked]     


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  • Kevin M.

    July? Are the tourneys bimonthly now?

    May 26, 2013

  • Caijun L.

    Hi, thanks for your question. Once the FIDE-Rated section is finished today, I'll submit the entire tournament to USCF for rating. So, the results should be available sometime tomorrow. Thanks for playing at Sterling Chess. Please come back to play in July.
    Caijun Luo - Chief Tournament Director

    May 26, 2013

  • rakesh k.

    When will the result be posted to USCF? It is not even available here.

    May 26, 2013

  • rakesh k.

    Sterling chess should seriously think about getting a proper website as it is time to mature out of meetup. Parents need a place where it is easier to find tournament, register and see the results.

    May 25, 2013

  • rakesh k.

    Nice and very well attended

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Disregard my previous comment, I notice the message was for "Alex" not Alexander ! My bag :-)

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please clarify, the under 1600 group for May 25, will not take place ? and your asking for all the people in this group to switch over to Sunday Quad on 26May ? y/n

    May 20, 2013

  • Alex

    Can Alex play in the Sunday Quad instead? He has a schedule conflict on Saturday. Thanks!

    May 20, 2013

  • Jay L.

    Jay Lalwani will be playing.

    April 29, 2013

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