Past Meetup

November Open

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Price: $45.00 /per person

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There will be a Sterling Chess tournament on Saturday, November 24. Sign up now! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

This tournament will be divided into four sections; this page is for the Open section.

It will be played at a rate of Game in 61 with a five second delay. This event is regular rated only.

Trophies Plus Grand Prix points: 15 (enhanced). USCF title norms may be available. It is also a Junior Grand Prix event, with points available for juniors in the annual competition sponsored by the Chess Magnet School.

Prizes: $850 guaranteed. First place, $325; second place, $225; third place, $150. Top U2000, $100; top U1800, $50

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/61 T/D 5, 4 rounds. Regular rated.

Schedule: Doors open 9:15 a.m. Rounds 11:15, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00. Byes are available for any round. Notify the tournament director before 11:00 a.m. or the end of the previous round. (Fourth round byes must commit before the beginning of the third round.) Players with two or more byes are not eligible for a prize.

Entry fee: $45. Early bird rate: $40 till Thursday 11/22; 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.

Online registrations close at 11:00 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 11:00 a.m., please call Paul Serrano at 703-244-9503.

Hotel rates: A block of rooms is available. Single $79, double $89. Call 703-537-7800 and ask for the Sterling Chess rate.


Entries (as of 11/23/12)
(Player, November regular rating, ID, expiry)

ENKHBAT,TEGSHSUREN 2503 - 12723905 - 7/31/2013
DARMANOVIC,SRDJAN 2248 - 14570606 - 1/31/2013
MC DONALD,KENNETH 2234 - 12397776 - 8/31/2013
KARAMSETTY,JEEVAN 2209 - 12887933 - 2/28/2014
JABLON,STEPHEN 1956 - 12625935 - 7/31/2013
OBREGON,DEODATO 1942 - 14048385 - 11/30/2012
YU,JENNIFER 1919 - 14117950 - 1/31/2013
NEWCOMB,BLAINE 1855 - 12526243 - 4/30/2013
DOMMALAPATI,ABHINAY 1841 - 13778441 - 10/31/2015
CHRISNEY,ADAM 1752 - 12914776 - 10/31/2013
ZYUZIN,VLADIMIR 1723 - 14959756 - 9/30/2014
KIRTLEY,ELIJAH 1607 - 14264725 - 12/31/2012
LUO,MAGGIE 1558 - 14065881 - 11/30/2015
MROZEK,TAD 1466 - 14028768 - 10/31/2014
KOBLA,VISHAL 1462 - 14547128 - 6/30/2013

Entries will be seeded according to the official November regular rating.


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