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9th Annual Washington International

9th Annual Washington International

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August 13 - 17, 2022
Rockville, Maryland

9-round Swiss, Game/100, 30/incr

Playing Site
Rockville Hilton
1750 Rockville Pike; Rockville, Maryland 20852; United States

301-468-1100

Come play in what we believe are the best playing conditions in the US!

What players said they like about the 2018 Wash Intl

New this Year

  • Higher ratings cutoff in the Premier section
  • Higher prize fund in all sections
  • Increased Mixed Doubles prizes of $400 - $250 (total score of one male and one female player in any section

Continuing Tournament Features

  • Clocks, sets and boards are provided for everyone
  • Free Continental breakfast before morning rounds on Saturday and Wednesday
  • If staying at the Hilton using the group rate, $50 discount on EF. (Minimum 3 nights, max 2 discounts per room) Reserve a Room
  • Hotel next to DC Metro stop (Twinbrook)
  • Top boards will be broadcast live
  • Washington International T-shirt only $5
  • Free Internet in the sleeping rooms.
  • Free Guest WiFi in skittles rooms
  • Cumulative Discounts:
    • $50 discount for players staying at the hotel  
    • $50 discount for players over age 50 all sections
    • $25 discount for all new Washington International players
    • $25 discount for family members (siblings, parents, and children)

Championship Section (minimum 2200 US Chess or 2100 FIDE)

$13,450 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $4000
2nd $2000
3rd $1000
4th $800
5th $700
6th $600
7th $500
8th $400
Under 2500 $1200-$600
Under 2300 $1100-$550

Mixed Doubles (any section): $400 - $250 



Conditions

  • All GMs with FIDE over 2600: six nights single room or  six nights shared room with a $500 minimum prize
  • All GMs, non-US IMs, non-US WGMs: six nights shared room or a $250 conditions
  • A limited number of rooms include breakfast


FIDE ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. The default time for late arrival is 60 minutes but the Chief Arbiter may make exceptions in case of emergency. There is a limit of 4 1/2 point byes and you must request them two hours before round 2.

Championship Section Entrance Fees

GMs, non-US IMs - Free
US IMs, WGMs, and all non-US FIDE over 2100- $249
FIDE greater than 2200 - $324
FIDE between 2100 and 2199 - $374
FIDE between 2000 and 2099 - $399
FIDE less than 2000 - $600

(All discounts are cumulative)

$50 discount, if staying at the Hilton at the group rate
$50 discount for all players born before 8/13/1972

$25 discount for first time Washington International players

All $25 more after 7/13/2022
All $35 more after 7/31/2022
All $45 more after 7/10/2022
All $70 more at-the-door

Round Schedule for Championship Section

Aug 13 (Saturday) - Aug 17 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:00pm
Aug 17 (Wednesday) - 11am

Premier Section (Under 2350 USCF and Under 2100 FIDE, and USCF greater than 1750, FIDE rated)

9-SS, Same playing conditions and location as the Championship section.

$7,725 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $2600
2nd $1300
3rd $600
4th $500
5th $400
6th $300
1st Under 2000 $1200
2nd Under 2000 $575
3rd Under 2000 $250

 Mixed Doubles (any section): $400 - $250 

Contenders Section (Under 1800 USCF, NOT FIDE rated)

9-SS, Same playing conditions and location as the Championship section.

$4900 in Guaranteed Prizes

Contenders Prizes

1st $2200
2nd $1100
3rd $500
4th $300
Top under 1600 $500
2nd under 1600 $250

 Mixed Doubles (any section): $400 - $250 

USCF ratings will be used for pairings and prizes in the Premier and Contenders sections. The default time for late arrival is 60 minutes but the Chief Arbiter may make exceptions in case of emergency.

Premier and Contenders Sections Entrance Fees

Early Entrance Fee - $274

(All discounts are cumulative)
$50 discount if staying at the Hilton at the group rate. (minimum 3 night stay and maximum two discounts per room)
$50 discount for all players born before 8/13/1972
$25 discount for all first time Washington International players
$25 discount for family members (siblings, parents, and children)
$50 more for players rated less than 1800 in the Premier Section

$20 more after 7/31/2022
$30 more after 7/10/2022
$40 more at-the-door

Results from all previous Washington Internationals


Mail Registrations to:
Maryland Chess Association
c/o Mike Regan
1827 Thornton Ridge Road
Towson, MD 21204
Mailed registrations in the Championship section should include name, FIDE rating, FIDE country.

Round Schedule for Premier and Contenders Section

Aug 13 (Saturday) - Aug  17 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:00pm
Aug 17 (Wednesday) - 11am

Hotel Rates: $119 per night, Reserve a room . Rooms are limited, so make your reservations early. Phone 301-468-1100.

The organizer is Mike Regan. If you have any questions, email him at washintl@mdchess.com.

Electronic Devices Rules (all sections)

Do not bring electronic devices (cell phones and smart watches) into the playing venue (playing room, halls outside playing room, smoking area, bathrooms, etc) according to FIDE rule 11.3. Players are subject to scanning to test for possession of cell phones. We plan to monitor using both thermal and magnetic scanners. Traffic in various areas will also be video monitored. You can store your phone in one of our cell phone lockers.

Possession of a device 

  • Forfeit of the game and potential expulsion for tournament.

Parking Information

Parking is $10/night for overnight guests. It is $5 for day guests. You should validate your ticket at the front desk. 

Rule Variations

  • If both players are not present at the start of the round, the tournament director will start white's clock.
  • Any player forfeiting a round must pay a $50 fine before being allowed to play in a future tournament organized by MCA or Baltimore Chess.
  • No show forfeit time for all sections is one hour
  • The electronic score keeping devices, ChessNoteR and eNotate, cannot be used at this tournament.

Event Properties

Event Date 08-13-2022 12:00 am
Event End Date 08-17-2022 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 11 [View List]
Cut off date 08-13-2022 9:00 am
Original Price $274.00
Discounted Price $249.00 (Until 06-14-2022 1:00 am 01:00)
Late Fee $10.00 (From 08-01-2022 1:00 am 01:00)
Location Rockville Hilton