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6th Annual Washington International
From Saturday 12 August 2017 -  11:00am
To Wednesday 16 August 2017 - 05:00pm
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6th Annual Washington International

August 12 - 16, 2017 
Rockville, Maryland

9-round Swiss, 40/90, SD/20, 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

  • Larger Prizes in all Sections
  • Larger minimum prizes for non-US GM and IM players
  • New Under 1800 Contenders Section
  • Custom Washington International T-shirt only $5

Continuing Tournament Features

  • Limited number of minimum prizes for all non-US players
  • Clocks, sets and boards are provided for everyone
  • Free Continental breakfast before morning rounds on Saturday and Wednesday
  • Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF rating to play in Masters section
  • $99 room rate, Reserve a room 
  • If staying at the Hilton, $50 discount on EF. (Minimum 3 nights, max 2 discounts per room)
  • Hotel next to DC Metro stop (Twinbrook)
  • Top boards will be broadcast live
  • Washington International Blitz Tournament on Friday evening
  • Free Internet in the sleeping rooms.
  • $50 discount for players over age 50 both sections
  • $20 rebate for every new paying player you refer who plays in the tournament
  • $25 discount for all new Washington International players

Masters Section (Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF)

Advance Entries

$14,700 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $4400
2nd $2100
3rd $1100
4th $900
5th $700
6th $600
7th $500
8th $400
Under 2500 $1400-$750
Under 2300 $1200-$650


A limited number of minimum prizes are available to the first players to register in each category. Players must play all nine rounds to qualify for the minimum prize. Players who do not finish the tournament will need to reimburse the organizers for their housing support.

Minimum prizes

Category With no room We provide six nights shared room We provide six nights single room Number still available
1st 5 non-US GMs, rated over 2500 $750 $400 $100 0
1st 7 non-US GMs or IMs , rated over 2400 $500 $200 $200 ($300 Single room Supp.) 0

 

Category Minimum Prize Number still available
1st 4 US GMs $300 0
1st 7 non-US GM/IM/FM/WGM/WIM/WFM $275 2
1st 7 non-US FIDE rated $200 3

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.

Masters Section Entrance Fees

GMs, non-US IMs - Free
US IMs and WGMs - $199
FMs - $299
FIDE greater than 2200 - $349
FIDE between 2100 and 2199 - $399
FIDE between 2000 and 2099 - $600
FIDE less than 2000 - $800
$100 discount for all non-US FIDE rated players
$50 discount, if staying at the Hilton
$50 discount for all players born before 8/12/1967

$25 discount for first time Washington International players
$20 rebate for every new Washington International player you refer. This will be paid after the start of round 1.

All $25 more after 6/12/2017
All $35 more after 7/29/2017
All $45 more after 8/9/2017
All $70 more at-the-door

Round Schedule for Masters Section

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

Experts Section (Under 2201 USCF, Under 2100 FIDE, and USCF greater than 1700, FIDE rated)

Advance Entries

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

$6,425 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $2200
2nd $1100
3rd $600
4th $500
5th $400
1st Under 2000 $1100
2nd Under 2000 $525

Contenders Section (Under 1800 USCF, NOT FIDE rated)

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

$3900 in Guaranteed Prizes

Advance Entries

Contenders Prizes

1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $500
 Top under 1600 $400

 

USCF ratings will be used for pairings and prizes in the Experts and Contenders sections. The default time for late arrival is 60 minutes but the Chief Arbiter may make exceptions in case of emergency.Experts and Contenders Sections Entrance FeesEarly Entrance Fee - $249
$50 discount if staying at the Hilton. (minimum 3 night stay and maximum two discounts per room)
$50 discount for all players born before 8/13/1966
$25 discount for all first time Washington International players
$50 more for players rated less than 1800 in the Experts Section

$20 more after 7/29/2017
$30 more after 8/92017
$40 more at-the-doorRegistration$50 discount for players staying at the hotel
Mail Registrations to:
Maryland Chess Association
c/o Mike Regan
1827 Thornton Ridge Road
Towson, MD 21204
Mailed registrations in the Masters section should include name, FIDE rating, FIDE country.Round Schedule for Experts and Contenders SectionAugust 12 (Saturday) - August 15 (Wednesday) 11am and 5:30pm
August 16 (Wednesday) - 11amHotel Rates: $99 per night!, Reserve a room 
Wi-Fi is included with this special rate. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Devices RulesDo 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.Possession of a device that is turned on or makes a noise

  • Forfeit of the game

Possession of a device that is turned off

  • 1st Violation 30 minute time penalty limited to no more than 1/2 the remaining time on the clock for the current time control.
  • 2nd Violation Forfeit of game

Parking InformationParking is $8/night for overnight guests. It is $5 for day guests. You should validate your ticket at the front desk. hi

Location Rockville Hilton
Contact Michael Regan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.