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10th Annual Washington International

10th Annual Washington International

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August 12 - 16, 2023
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

  • Total Prize Fund of $40,000!

  • Larger prizes in all sections

  • Prizes for Top Women and Over 50 in Championship sectio.

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 Guest WiFi in skittles rooms
  • Cumulative Discounts:
    • $50 discount for players staying at the hotel  
    • $50 discount for players over age 50 in 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 2000 FIDE)

$22,000 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $6000
2nd $3000
3rd $1500
4th $1200
5th $1100
6th $1000
7th $800
8th $600
9th $500 
10th $400 
Under 2500 $1300-$750
Under 2300  $1150-$700 
Top 50 or older $650-$350
Top Woman $675-$325
Mixed Doubles (any section) $400-$250
Limit of one prize per player
except mixed doubles.
 

 

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 2000- $269
FIDE greater than 2000 - $344
FIDE less than 2000 - $449

(All discounts are cumulative)

$50 discount, if staying at the Hilton at the group rate
$50 discount for all players born before 8/12/1973

$25 discount for first time Washington International players
$25 discount for family members (siblings, parents, and children)

All $15 more after 7/12/2023
All $25 more after 7/28/2023
All $35 more after 8/8/2023
All $70 more at-the-door (Registration closes at 9am)

Round Schedule for Championship Section

Aug 12 (Saturday) - Aug 15 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:30pm
Aug 16 (Wednesday) - 11am

Individual Registration

Group Registration 

Premier Section (Under 2300 USCF and Under 2100 FIDE, and USCF greater than 1700, FIDE rated)

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

$10,700 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $3000
2nd $1500
3rd $1100
4th $1000
5th $550
5th $400
7th $300
1st Under 2000 $1400
2nd Under 2000 $700
3rd Under 2000 $500
4th 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.

$6650 in Guaranteed Prizes

Contenders Prizes

1st $2500
2nd $1200
3rd $1000
4th $600
5th $450
Top under 1600 $600
2nd under 1600 $300

 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 - $294

(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 8/12/1973
$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 and less than 1200 in the Contenders

$25 more after 7/28/2023
$35 more after 8/8/2023
$70 more at-the-door (Registration closes at 9am)

Results from all previous Washington Internationals

Individual Registration

Group Registration 


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 12 (Saturday) - Aug  15 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:30pm
Aug 16 (Wednesday) - 11am

Hotel Rates: $122 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 08-12-2023 12:00 am
Event End Date 08-16-2023 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 1 [View List]
Cut off date 08-12-2023 9:00 am
Original Price $319.00
Discounted Price $294.00 (Until 07-28-2023 1:00 am 01:00)
Late Fee $10.00 (From 08-09-2023 1:00 am 01:00)
Location Rockville Hilton