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  (ONLY OTB Regular Rating will be used for these purposes) *** 

*** 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)

Face Masks are MANDATORY in the Tournament Playing Hall, Skittles and Public areas of the Hotel

DGT Live Chess Links for 24 Boards (Top Boards in FIDE 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

Pairings, Standings and Wall Charts for All Sections

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 two (2) half point byes. Half-point byes may be taken in any round but must be requested atleast 30 minutes before round 3. FIDE Sections (Master, Expert and Class A) must request last round bye prior to the Start of the Round #1.

COVID-19 Protocol: If a player experiences COVID symptoms per the CDC Guidelines or a high temperature of 101.4F, that player shall contact the Organizer/Chief TD immediately to withdraw from the event.

Cell Phone Policy: All cellphones must be TURNED OFF and kept face down on table or stored in bag/backpack. 1st violation 10 mins time; 2nd violation forfeit of the game (1st violation is for the entire event).

Electronic Notation Devices: Not allowed in FIDE-rated Sections.

Default Forfeit Time: 1-hr in all Sections for all Rounds.

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