Safe Over The Board Chess Returns to Virginia !

2020 U.S. Class Championship

Oct 30th – Nov 1st 2020, Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel

7 Classes/Sections (Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E/Unr); Top 3 Classes FIDE Rated

$14,000 b/220 player (50% min GTD)

US Chess Grand Prix Points:  100 Enhanced - US Chess Junior Grand Prix – A VCF Cup Event

*** Players allowed to play up 1 Class  *** Re-Entries ($60) allowed ONLY in Classes B to E ! ***

Boards & Sets are provided in all Sections (Limited Clocks available only in Top 4 Sections)



Provided by the Organizer: Mini Hand Sanitiziers and Face Masks; Optional Face Shields on request


Round Times/Time Control (Note that on Sunday, Nov 1st, Clocks will need to set back 1hr due to Day Light Savings):

Master to Class D - 5 Round Swiss (2-day Schedule Rounds 1 & 2 are NOT FIDE Rated)

3-day: Fri 7:30pm ; Sat 10am – Sat 4pm ; Sun 10am – Sun 4pm ; G/120;d10

2-day: Sat 10am – 1pm - 4pm ; Sun 10am – 4pm ; Rds 1 & 2 G/60;d10 ; Round 3 Merges with 3-day

Class E/Unr - 6 Round Swiss ; Sat & Sun 10am - 1pm - 4pm ; G/60;d10


Rating Supplement: November 2020 Supplement used for USCF ratings used in all sections (October FIDE Ratings used as Alternate in Top 3 sections; where applicable FIDE/Foreign Ratings are converted to USCF Ratings for Unrated Players)

Byes: You may take up to 2 half point byes. 1/2 point byes may be taken in any round but must be requested before round 3. FIDE Sections (Master, Expert and Class A) must request last round bye prior to the Start of the Round #1.

Electronic device penalty for all sections

All cellphones must be kept face down on table or away in bag/backpack stowed away

1st violation 10 mins time; 2nd violation forfeit of the game (1st violation is for the entire event)


Prizes (All Prizes under $600 will be mailed after the Tournament ends the following day)

Master/2200+ (USCF & FIDE Rated): $2000-1000-500-300-200

Expert/2000-2199 (USCF & FIDE Rated): $1400-800- 400-200. Unr limit $200

Class A (USCF & FIDE Rated): $1000-500-300-200 Unr limit $200

Class B: $800- 400-300-200 Unr limit $200      Class C: $700-400-200- 100 Unr limit $150

Class D: $600-300-200-100 Unr limit $150      Class E/Unr: $400-$300-$200


Official Tournament Page

Pairings, Standings & Wall Charts on Official Website


Need to Contact to the Organizer/TD while not onsite?

Anand Dommalapati (703)-627-5314 * Rudy Abate (252)-226-4224 * Mike Hoffpauir (757)-846-4805