Eastern Open 2017

SECTION 1
Current Standings

Current Pairings

Advance Entries

SECTIONS-Final
Open

U2200

U1900

U1600

U1300

Scholastic

Blitz

Photos

62 games 

Puzzles

Special Prize Winners


44th Annual Eastern Open
Entry Form Hotel History Results Puzzles Advance Instruction Contact

 


Dear Chess Enthusiast

Executive Director Tom Beckman and TDs Michael Atkins and Andy Rea welcome you to the

2017 Eastern Open Chess Tournament Web Site

 

We want to personally THANK YOU for your patronage in the past, and hope you will join us again for another great time and an exciting tournament this year.  Please make your plans today to play in one of the 7 sections of the 44th annual Eastern Open.

Over $13,000 in Prizes!!  Over 40 prizes awarded!!
Class prizes for each 150-point interval within each section!!
A Heritage Event! GPP 100 (enhanced)!
December 27-30 or December 28-30 or December 29-30.
Scholastics/Blitz on Dec 27

CONVENIENT LOCATION: Westin Hotel, Tyson's Corner Virginia
Exit I-495 at Rt 7 East (also shuttle to Metro & Tysons)
HR Rates only $89. to register at hotel - click here

or call 800-937-8461 or 703-893-1340 by 1220 and request Eastern Open Chess rate


Swiss in 6 Sections: Open section prizes guaranteed.   Other section cash prizes based on 40 paid entries in each section

Tournament Entry Form
 

  Section Dates On-Site Registration Prizes Playing Schedule Time Control
  Open Section
(FIDE Rated)
12/27-30 Wed 12/27, 4-530pm $2000-$1000-$500
U2350 - $500
Rd.1- Wed 12/27 6pm,
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Thur-Sat 11a-530p
40/120, SD/30. Delay/10
  U2200 4-day 12/27-30 Wed 12/27, 4-530pm $1000-$500-$250
U2050 - $400-$200
Rd.1- Wed 12/27 6pm,
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Thur-Sat 11a-530p
40/120, SD/30. Delay/10
  U2200 3-day 12/28-30 Wed - all day; 12/28 4-445pm see above Rds 1-3 Thur 12/28 5p-7-9 and then
joins 4 day schedule
 
  U1900 4-day 12/27-30 Wed 12/27, 4-530pm $1000-500-$250
U1750 - $400-$200
Rd.1 - Wed 12/27 6pm,
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Thur-Sat 11a-530p
40/120, SD/30. Delay/10
  U1900 3-day 12/28-30 Wed - all day; 12/28 4-445pm see above Rds 1-3 Thur 12/28 5p-7-9 and then
joins 4 day schedule
 
  U1600 4-day 12/27-30 Fri 12/29 9-945am or earlier $800-$410-$210
U1450 - $400-$200
Rds 1-3 and Rds 4-6, Fri-Sat
10am- 2pm & 6pm both days
G/90;  Delay/10
 
U1600 3-day
12/28-30 Wed - all day; 12/28 4-445pm see above Rds 1-3 Thur 12/28 5p-7-9 and then
joins 4 day schedule
 
  U1300 12/29-30 Fri 12/29 9-945am or earlier $700-$350-$200
U1150 - $300-$12
Rds 1-3 and Rds 4-6, Fri-Sat
10am- 2pm & 6pm both days
G/90;  Delay/10
 
U 1000
12/29-30 Fri 12/29 9-945am or earlier $500-$250-$125
U800-$200-$100
Rds 1-3 and Rds 4-6, Fri-Sat
10am- 2pm & 6pm both days
G/90;  Delay/10
  Scholastic          
  K-12 Open 12/27 Wed 12/27, 9-1045 AM Trophis, medals & book credit prizes Rds 1-4 Tue 12/27  11a-7p
Rds at 11,1,3,and 5
G/45 d10
  K-8 U1000 12/27 Wed 12/27, 9-1045 AM Trophis, medals & book credit prizes Rds 1-4 Tue 12/27  11a-7p
Rds at 11,1,3,and 5
G/45 d10
  K-5 U700 12/27 Wed 12/27, 9-1045 AM Trophis, medals & book credit prizes Rds 1-4 Tue 12/27  11a-7p
Rds at 11,1,3,and 5
G/45 d10
  Blitz 12/27 Wed 12/27, 9-12:45 AM $800 B/40 entries Rds 1-5 12/27 1-4pm G/6 + 3


Entry Forms   Mailed Entries - Please make checks or money orders payable to Eastern Open
Mail entries postmarked by Dec 20 to Tom Beckman, 3731 Kanawha St, NW Washington DC 20015-1809. Better to mail them even earlier if USPS is slow!

Chess Lecture:

 

Special Prizes - 
Best Fighting Spirit and Best Played Game
$200 - $100 from any round  (($200 and $100 or $200-$100 for each prize) Winner must annotate game
Brilliancy - $100-$50 from any round, submit position game score and annotate several moves leading to the brilliancy
Best Opening Innovation - $100-$50 from any round. Authors must demonstrate the value of their opening innovation vs. current best practice. Winners will have games, brilliancies, and opening innovations submitted to Chess Life for possible publication.
Upsets in U1600 and U1300 Sections - For Rounds 1-5, $25 book credit prizes, max 2 prizes per player
 Power Moves in U1600 & U1300 Sections - Vote on Submitted best moves from Rounds 1-6   $30-$20 Book Prizes
 
 
Please email me at tombeckman@rcn.com if you have any questions or concerns. Tom Beckman, Eastern Open Executive Director (Organizer)

 


Westin Tyson's Corner

Round by Round Top Photo


GM Alex Shabalov
from 2015 Eastern Open


Several time Virginia Champ
Andy Samuelson from
2015 Eastern Open