Eastern Open 2016

SECTION 1
Current Standings

Current Pairings

Advance Entries

SECTIONS-Final
Open
U2200
U1900
U1600
U1300
Scholastic
Blitz

Photos

Games
Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3
Rd 4
Rd 5
Rd 6
Rd 7

Puzzles

Special Prize Winners


43rd 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

2016 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 43rd 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: DoubleTree Hotel, Bethesda, MD (2 Miles South from I-495 at 8120 Wisconsin Ave; 4 blocks north of Metro.)


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 Tues 12/27, 4-530pm $2000-$1000-$500
U2350 - $500
Rd.1- Tues 12/27 6pm,
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Wed-Fri 11a-530p
40/120, SD/30. Delay/10
  U2200 4-day 12/27-30 Tues 12/27, 4-530pm $1000-$500-$250
U2050 - $500
Rd.1- Tues 12/27 6pm,
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Wed-Fri 11a-530p
40/120, SD/30. Delay/10
  U2200 3-day 12/28-30 Tues - all day; 12/28 4-445pm see above    
  U1900 4-day 12/27-30 Tues 12/27, 4-530pm $1000-500-$250
U1750 - $500
Rd.1 - Tues 12/27 6pm,
Rds 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Wed-Fri 11a-530p
40/120, SD/30. Delay/10
  U1900 3-day 12/28-30 Tues - all day; 12/28 4-445pm see above    
  U1600 12/29-30 Thur 12/29 9-945am or earlier $800-$400-$200
U1450 - $400
Rds 1-3 and Rds 4-6, Thur-Fri
10am- 2pm & 6pm both days
G/45;  Delay/10
  U1300 12/29-30 Thur 12/29 9-945am or earlier $700-$350-$200
U1150 - $300
Rds 1-3 and Rds 4-6, Thur-Fri
10am- 2pm & 6pm both days
G/45;  Delay/10
  Scholastic          
  K-12 Open 12/27 Tues 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        
  K-5 U700 12/27        
  Blitz 12/27 Tues 12/27, 9-12:45 AM $850 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)
Brilliancy - $100-$50 from any round, submit position game score and annotate several moves leading to the brilliancy
Best Opening Innovation - 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
 
 
Please email me at tombeckman@rcn.com if you have any questions or concerns. Tom Beckman, Eastern Open Executive Director (Organizer)

 


DoubleTree Bethesda
Round by Round Top Photo


GM Alex Shabalov
from 2015 Eastern Open


Several time Virginia Champ
Andy Samuelson from
2015 Eastern Open