May U1300

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 U1300 section.

It will be played at a rate of Game in 40 with a five second delay. This event is limited to players rated 1299 or lower, or unrated. It is dual rated, regular and quick. 

Prizes: Trophy to first place, medals to second, top U1100.

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/40 d5, 4 rounds. Dual rated.

Schedule: Doors open at 10 a.m. Rounds 11:15, 1:00, 2:45, 4:30. Byes are available for any round. Notify the tournament director before 10:30 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 online. 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 scheduled start of the round, the tournament director may pair their opponent with another player. If your plans change after 11 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. U1300 (7 players) - 5/24/[masked]:15 PM

Name   Rtng    ID        USCF exp.      Byes rds

Biradavolu, Asrith      1080   [masked]        11/30/2013     

Luo, Amy Huaxin       928     [masked]        12/31/2015     

Hakizumwami, Micha 875     [masked]        9/30/2013       

Song, Austin J 841     [masked]        1/31/2015       

Mak, Yoseph   809     [masked]        1/31/2014       

Patsuk, Sergey            790     [masked]        7/31/2013       

Li, David Xinjian        649     [masked]        4/30/2014       



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Your organizer's refund policy for May U1300

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 0 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: If you cannot attend the tournament, you can obtain a refund by changing your RSVP to "Not Going" before 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

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