11th Annual Washington International

11th Annual Washington International

August 10 - 14, 2024
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!

New this Year

  • Free entry for US IMs and WGMs

  • Rebate for each new player you recruit

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
  • This year's pen ->
  • 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)
    • $25 rebate for every new WI player you recruit

Championship Section (minimum 2200 US Chess or 2000 FIDE)

$22,000 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $6500
2nd $3200
3rd $1600
4th $1500
5th $1250
6th $1100
7th $1000
8th $750
9th $500 
10th $375 
Under 2500 $1350-$850
Under 2300  $1200-$725 
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

All GMs, WGMS, IMs  - Free ($50 deducted from prize for entries after 7/11/2024)
All non-US FIDE over 2000- $244
FIDE greater than 2000 and USCF greater than 2200 - $344
FIDE less than 2000 and USCF greater than 2200 - $449

(All discounts are cumulative)

$50 discount, if staying at the Hilton at the group rate
$50 discount for all players born before 8/11/1974

$25 discount for first time Washington International players
$25 discount for family members (siblings, parents, and children)
$25 rebate for every first time WI player you recruit

All $15 more after 7/10/2023
All $25 more after 7/27/2023
All $35 more after 8/6/2023
All $70 more at-the-door (Registration closes at 9am)

Round Schedule for Championship Section

Aug 10 (Saturday) - Aug 13 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:30pm
Aug 14 (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.

$12,000 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $3500
2nd $1700
3rd $1300
4th $1000
5th $600
5th $400
7th $300
8th $200
1st Under 2000 $1500
2nd Under 2000 $750
3rd Under 2000 $500
4th Under 2000 $250
Mixed Doubles (any section) $400 - $250

 

Contenders Section (Under 1800 USCF, NOT FIDE rated,

USCF greater than 1000)

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 8/11/1974
$25 discount for all first time Washington International players
$25 discount for family members (siblings, parents, and children)
$25 rebate for every new WI player you recruit
$50 more for players rated less than 1800 in the Premier Section and less than 1200 in the Contenders
$25 more after 7/27/2023
$35 more after 8/6/2023
$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 10 (Saturday) - Aug  13 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:30pm
Aug 14 (Wednesday) - 11am

Hotel Rates: $125 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 $15/night for overnight guests. It is $6 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 08-10-2024 12:00 am
Event End Date 08-14-2024 12:00 am
Cut off date 08-10-2024 9:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 24 [View List]
Original Price $359.00
Discounted Price $344.00 (Until 07-01-2024 12:00 am 12:00 am)
Late Fee $35.00 (From 08-12-2024 1:00 am 01:00)
Location Rockville Hilton