Next year we are planning to have the first international tournament organized by the Maryland Chess Association, The Washington International. This will be a nine round swiss tournament with the opportunity to earn FIDE norms. Our goal is to meet the minimum FIDE requirements of foreign FIDE rated and titled players that allow players to earn norms based only on the rating of their opponents rather than their country. To do this we're planning on inviting several GMs to play in the tournament.


This will be a quality chess playing experience. We'll be providing sets, boards, and clocks for all the players. We'll also be providing breakfast for the players during the tournament. Stay tuned for more details as we finalize everything.

We're also looking for sponsors and donors to help with this event. We will have several donation levels with range of exciting benefits. Maryland Chess Association is a 501c3 corporation and your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We will be explaining the various levels in the near future. More information about supporting the Washington International.

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