10th Cherry Blossom Classic (200 GPP Enhanced)
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Games from Top Boards in OPEN & U2300 broadcasted live on several broadcasting sites
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166
Hotel Rate: $114/night by May 5th. Reservations call 1-703- 471-9500, mention chess tournament Cherry Blossom classic. OR
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Checkout what players said about the prior Cherry Blossoms ...
Checkout this article (pg 16-21) from the ChessLife Magazine on the 8th Cherry Blossom Classic !
Open & U2300 Sections - LIVE Broadcast
$$26,000 TOTAL GTD PRIZE FUND - (OPEN $$12,000 GTD) !!!
TOTAL GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND INCREASED by $4,800 FROM PREVIOUS YEAR !!!
Open (FIDE Rated) - 6-day ONLY
$4000-$2800-$1600-$1100-$800-$500-$300-$200; U2400: $400-$200-$100
U2300 (FIDE Rated) $1800-$1000-$600-$400-$300-$100; U2100: $500-$300-$200
Unr limit $200
U2000 (FIDE Rated) $1200-$800-$500-300; U1800: $300-$200-$100 Unr limit $200
U1700 $900-$600-$400-$200; U1500: $200-$100 Unr limit $150
U1400 $600-$400-$300-$200; U1200: $200-$100 Unr limit $100
U1100 2-day ONLY $500-$300-200-$100; Top U900 $100
Registration Details for 10th Cherry Blossom Classic (2023) ...
USCF & FIDE Rated; FIDE RULES followed in OPEN, U2300 & U2000 Sections.
FIDE Ratings used for Pairings & Prizes in OPEN Section. U2300 & U2000 uses USCF Ratings for Pairings & Prizes. FIDE/Foreign Ratings w/Formula maybe used if NO USCF OR Not Current. FIDE Rules followed in Open, U2300 U U2000 Sections
Conditions offered for titled/foreign players, Rentries, Refunds/Service charges: Limited Conditions offered to GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs (USA and Foreign Federations - Contact Organizer for details). Re-entry $70 except no re-entry in FIDE Sections - Open/U2300/U2000 Sections. Refunds will involve a 5% service charge until May 21st 12pm. 50% Entry Refunded after May 21st and Until 2 hrs before Round Start. NO REFUNDS WITHIN 2 HRS OF ROUND START / AFTER ROUND STARTS.
CONDITIONS FOR TITLED PLAYERS - CONTACT ORGANIZER BEFORE Apr 28th 2023 FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
NOTE: The below conditions are NOT MINIMUM PRIZE - THEY ARE GUARANTEED APPEARANCE FEES IN ADDITION TO PRIZE WINNINGS AFTER DEDUCTING ANY ENTRY FEES IF ANY AS ADVERTISED. Players receiving conditions must play all rounds without taking any byes or withdrawing from tournament. Conditions NOT GUARANTEED after Apr 28th deadline. Players requesting conditions by Apr 28th will receive FREE/Discounted Entry without any Prize deduction. Titled Players receiving conditions after Apr 28th will have $120 deducted from Prize winnings
2600+ FIDE Foreign GMs ($800 Appearance fees + 5 nights double shared room OR $400 min prize + 5 nights private room). 2450+ FIDE Foreign GMs ($500 Appearance fees + 5 nights double shared room OR $250 min prize + 5 nights private room). All U2450 FIDE Foreign GMs/US GMs ($300 Appearance fees + 5 nights double shared room OR $150 + 5 nights private room). All Foreign IMs/WGMs/WIMs ($250 Appearance fees OR 5-nights double shared room)
Minimum Rating to play in Open Section: Min Rating USCF/FIDE 2000 except Foreign FIDE, else pay $300 more (USCF/FIDE 1900-1999); USCF/FIDE Under 1900 not allowed to play EXCEPT Foreign FIDE Rated. MIN RATING IN U2300 SECTION IS USCF/FIDE 1800 ELSE PAY $200 more
May 2023 Rating Supplement is used for this Tournament. NOTE: Organizer reserves the right to also consider the ONL Regular Ratings where applicable. Section Eligibility could be also affected if the ONL Rating is higher than OTB Rating! (Where applicable, Organizer might use a Provision Rating (OTB or Online Regular) for Unrated players)
Entry Fees: EF: Open: $240 by 4/21, $255 by 5/12, $275 by 5/25, $295 later and onsite. GMs/Foreign IMs/WGMs Free ($50 refundable deposit EF), $120 deducted from prize (No deduction if entry received by 4/21). US IMs/WGMs/Foreign FIDE Players $100 less, $80 deducted from prize. U2300 to U1400: $205 by 4/21, $220 by 5/12, $240 by 5/25, $260 later and onsite. U1100: $115 by 4/21, $125 by 5/12, $140 by 5/25, $160 later and onsite. Re-entry $60, no re-entry in Open/U2300/U2000. Onsite Entry closes 1-hr before Round 1 else Enter with 1/2 point byes.
Rounds/Time control: Rounds: Open 6-day ONLY G/90;+30 (Reg ends Wed 6pm; Rounds Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm). U2300 to U1400 5-day G/90;+30: (Reg. ends Thu 6pm; Rounds Thu 7pm; Fri 1pm - 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). 4-day Rds 1 & 2 G/60;d10, Rds 3-9 G/90;+30: (Reg. ends Fri 12pm; Rounds Fri 1pm - 4pm - 7pm (merges Rd 3 with 5-day); Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm). 3-day Rds 1-4 G/30;d5 Rds 5-9 G/90;+30: Reg. ends Sat 9am, Rounds Sat 10am - 11:45am - 1:30pm - 3:15pm - 5pm (merges Rd 5 with 5-day); Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm U1100 2-day G/60;d10 Rds. Sat/Sun 11am-2pm-5pm. Byes: limit 3 in Open, 2 in U2300 to U1100, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4, norm not possible in Open if taking bye.
Registration: Register Online OR Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to 10th Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, firstname.lastname@example.org
Forfeit/Zero Tolerance Policy: All Sections/Rounds follows USCF Defaults - Time Control upto a maximum of 1hr for Round times >= 60 mins
Cell Phone Penalty - All Sections except Open: 1st Offense 10 mins off the clock; 2nd Offense Lose Game (doesn't have to be in the same game). OPEN SECTION LOSE GAME ON 1st OFFENSE
Schedule: Open Section 6-day ONLY: G/90;+30; Reg ends Wed 6pm; Rounds Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 10am-3:30pm.
Schedule: U2300 to U1400 5-day: G/90;+30; Reg. ends Thu 6pm; Rounds Thu 7pm; Fri 1pm - 7pm; Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm.
Schedule: U2300 to U1400 4-day: Rounds 1 & 2 G/60;d10, Rds 3-9 G/90;+30; Reg. ends Fri 12pm; Rounds Fri 1pm - 4pm - 7pm (merges Rd 3 with 5-day); Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm.
Schedule: U2300 to U1400 3-day: 3-day Rounds 1-4 G/30;d5 Rds 5-9 G/90;+30: Reg. ends Sat 9am, Rounds Sat 10am - 11:45am - 1:30pm - 3:15pm - 5pm (merges Rd 5 with 5-day); Sun 11am - 5pm; Mon 10am - 3:30pm.
Schedule: U1100 2-day ONLY: G/60;d10 Rounds Sat/Sun 11am-2pm-5pm.
Byes: Limit 3 in all sections except U1100 only 2 allowed. Byes must be commit 1 hour before rd. 4 except U1100 request 1 hr before Rd 3. Norm not possible in Open if taking bye.
Boards and sets provided in ALL sections. Clocks supplied in the Open to U2000 Sections.
Sat Night Blitz Rated May 27th 9:15pm (Open USCF/FIDE Rated & Amateur/U1800 USCF Rated) Side Event to the 10th Cherry Blossom Classic. Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166. 2 Sections. Open FIDE/USCF Rated - 9-SS: G/3;+2; 9-SS. $$850 GTD $300-200-125-75 Top U2200/U2000 $75 each. Amateur/U1800 Only USCF Rated 9-SS G/3;+2 ($300 b/20): $120-80-40 Top U1400/U1200 $30 each. Max 2 byes allowed at entry. EF: Open $25 by May 27th online/onsite, $35 later/onsite until May 28th 9pm (Amateur EF $5 less). Rounds start approx around 9:15pm. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, 5116 Bebe Ct, Centreville, VA 20120. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, email@example.com.