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

 

***Salutations***

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Over $14,500 in Prizes!!  Over 60 prizes and trophies/medals awarded!!
Class prizes for each 150-point interval within each section!!
A Heritage Event! GPP 100 (enhanced)! US Chess Junior Grand Prix
December 27-30 or December 28-30 or December 29-30.
Scholastics & Blitz on Dec 27, 2017

NEW 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

 


Tournament Entry Form

 
Section # of Rds # of Days Dates Prizes On-Site Reg Playing schedule Time Control
Open 7 4 1/27-1/30 $2000-1000-500
U2350: $500
Wed 12/27: 4-5:30pm Rd 1: Wed 12/27 6pm
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Thu-Sat 11am & 5:30pm
40/120,
SD/30; d/10
U2200 4-Day 7 4 1/27-1/30 $1000-500-250
U2050: $400-200
Wed 12/27: 4-5:30pm Rd 1: Wed 12/27 6pm
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Thu-Sat 11am & 5:30pm
40/120,
SD/30; d/10
U2200 3-Day 7 3 1/28-1/30 See above Wed 12/27 all day &
Thu 12/28: 4-4:45pm
Rds 1-3: Thu 12/28 at 5,7,9pm
Join 4-day inn Rd 4
G/45, d/10
Rds 1-3
U1900 4-Day 7 4 1/27-1/30 $1000 - 500-250
U1750: $400-200
Wed 12/27: 4-5:30pm Rd 1: Wed 12/27 6pm
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Thu-Sat 11am & 5:30pm
40/120,
SD/30; d/10
U1900 3-Day 7 3 1/28-1/30 See above Wed 12/27 all day &
Thu 12/28: 4-4:45pm
Rds 1-3: Thu 12/28 at 5,7,9pm
Join 4-day inn Rd 4
G/45, d/10
Rds 1-3
U1600 4-Day 7 4 1/27-1/30 $800-$410-$210
U1450 - $400-200
Wed 12/27: 4-5:30pm Rd 1: Wed 12/27 6pm
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7: Thu-Sat 11am & 5:30pm
40/120,
SD/30; d/10
U1600 3-Day 7 3 1/28-1/30 See above Wed 12/27 all day &
Thu 12/28: 4-4:45pm
Rds 1-3: Thu 12/28 at 5,7,9pm
Join 4-day inn Rd 4
G/45, d/10
Rds 1-3
U1300 6 2 1/29-1/30 $700-350-200
U1150: $300-150
Fri 12/29: 9-945am
or earlier
Rds 1-3 & 4-6 Fri-Sat 12/29-12/30
10am, 2pm, 6pm on both days
G/90, d10
U1000 6 2 1/29-1/30 $500-$250-125
U800: $200-100
Trophies, etc
Fri 12/29: 9-945am
or earlier
Rds 1-3 & 4-6 Fri-Sat 12/29-12/30
10am, 2pm, 6pm on both days
G/90, d10
Scholastic              
K-12 Open 4 1 1/27 $100-50, Trophies,
Medals,Certificates
Wed 12/27: 10-1045am Rds 1-4; Wed 12/27
at 11am, 1,3,5pm
G/45, d/10
K-8 U1000 4 1 1/27 Trophies, Medals, Books, Certificates Wed 12/27: 10-1045am Rds 1-4; Wed 12/27
at 11am, 1,3,5pm
G/45, d/10
K-5 U700 4 1 1/27 Trophies, Medals, Books, Certificates Wed 12/27: 10-1045am Rds 1-4; Wed 12/27
at 11am, 1,3,5pm
G/45, d/10
Blitz 5x2 1 1/27 800 b/o 40 entries   Double Rds 1-5 Wed 12/27 1-4pm G/6, inc 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!

6 Sections: Open Section prizes guaranteed. Other Section cash prizes based on 40 paid entries in each section.
Unr max prize = $150 for sections U1600, U1300 and U1000

 

Special Prizes - 
Best Fighting Spirit and Best Played Game
$200 - $100 from any round. Selected game must be annotated by winner.
Brilliancy - $100-$50 from any round. Submit position, game score, and annotate several moves leading up 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 1-6, $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 Credit prizes in each section.

Open Section Rules: FIDE rules used, with regular US Chess 1 hour lateness default rule in effect. If no US Chess rating, use FIDE rating + 100 points. If no US or FIDE rating, the rating assigned for u=other countries per US Chess Rulebook or CCA foregn rating conversions.  Foreign players with no FIDE ID, MUST pre-register by Dec 15th so that country can register player with FIDE. 4-Day schedule only and no re-entries allowed.
Byes: 1/2 -pt byes available for any round but rounds 5-7 must commit before Rd.4. Limit  2 byes for prizes.
Re-entry: $60 nd limited to Rds 1-4. Equipment: Please bring sets, clocks, and boards as none will be provided.

Chess Lecture: Wed 12/27, 4-5:30pm. by GM Alex Lenderman, Topic TBD.

Hotel rates: Only $89 per night!! To reserve online, click here or call (800) 937-8461 or (703) 893-1340 by 12/20 and request Eastern Open chess rate.
Parking: Free parking for all participants. Shuttle bus to Tyson's Ccorner and Metro

Entry Fee: If postmarked by Dec 19: Open = $125; U2200 = $120; U1900 = $115; U1600 = $110; U1300 = $100; U1000 or Unr = $75.
Entry $25 more at site. $10 refund service charge. Reentry $60 limited to rds 1-4. Dec 2017 US Chess rating list used.
Open Section: GMs: Free entry, but $125 deducted from any prize. IMs: $65 advance entry, but $60 deducted. FMs: $90 advance entry, but $35 deducted. Only 4-day schedule. No Re-entries
Mailed entries: Please make check or money orders payable to Eastern Open.
Mail entries postmarked by 12/19 to Tom Beckman, 3731 Kanawha St, NW  Washington DC 20015-1809 Online Entry Form to Print

Eastern Open Blitz Championship: Wed 12/27,, 1-4pm. 5-rd Double Swiss. Playy oppnent with White and Black. 1 Section: TC  Game/6, inc 3
Prizes $800 in cash prizes based on 40 entries: 1st/2nd/3rd: $250/125/50  U2100- $150/$75  ; U1800 $100/50
Higher of USCF or Blitz rating used for pairings and prizes. Dec 2017 rating list used
 
 
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