There will be a Sterling Chess tournament on Saturday, June 23. Sign up now! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
This tournament will be divided into three sections; this page is for the Rated Beginners Open (under 900).
It will be played at a rate of Game in 25 with a five second delay. This event is limited to players rated 899 or lower, or unrated. It is dual rated, regular and quick.
Prizes: Medals to first and second place.
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles; 22700 Holiday Park Drive; Sterling, VA 20166. The hotel is near the intersection of Route 28 and Sterling Boulevard.
Format: Swiss system pairing. Game/25 T/D 5, 4 rounds. Regular and quick rated.
Note the schedule: Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Rounds 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00. Byes are available for any round. Notify the tournament director before 12:00 noon or the end of the previous round. Players with two or more byes are not eligible for a prize.
Entry fee: $20. 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 www.uschess.org (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.
Online registrations close at 12:00 noon. 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 12:00 noon, please call Paul Serrano at[masked]-9503.
Hotel rates: A block of rooms is available. Single $79, double $89. Book on the web or call[masked] and ask for the Sterling Chess rate.
Entries (as of 6/22/12)
(Player, June regular rating, ID, expiry)
COURTNEY,NATHAN - unrated -[masked] - 6/30/2013
KEELY,EVAN VAN WYCK 806 -[masked] - 1/31/2015
HUSSAIN,ARYAAN 797 -[masked] - 1/31/2014
CHINTALAPATI,NIKHIL 772 -[masked] - 9/30/2012
RATHNASHYAM,ARVIN 771 -[masked] - 2/28/2015
YU,ALEX SHI 753 -[masked] - 3/31/2014
CARREIRO,NICHOLAS 714 -[masked] - 7/31/2012
SONG,AUSTIN J - 660 -[masked] - 1/31/2013
BAYYA,NEAL 623 -[masked] - 7/31/2012
NIKKU,SIRI CHANDH 573 -[masked] - 4/30/2014
ZHAO,BRAD 550 -[masked] - 3/31/2013
CARREIRO,NATALIE 514 -[masked] - 10/31/2012
PREM,PRANAV 502 -[masked] - 2/28/2013
WRAY,NATHAN 392 -[masked] - 12/31/2012
MCNEIL,DEANNA - unrated[masked] - 2/28/2013
VIDYABABU,RHEA 292 -[masked] - 10/31/2012
EMERY,CHARLES FRA 170 -[masked] - 3/31/2015
Entries will be seeded according to the official June regular rating.