8th Cherry Blossom Classic - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !!!

May 27th - 31st, May 28th/29th - 31st 2021

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166, VA 20166

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WELCOME !

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FIVE SECTIONS

Open (FIDE) -             5-day ONLY

Under 2300 (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 2000 (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 1700 -                4-day or 3-day

Under 1400 -                4-day or 3-day

SIDE EVENTS:

U1100 -Sat 1-day (MAX 32 players)

U1100 -Sun 1-day (MAX 32 players)

SIDE EVENTS:

Friday Night Open Rapid - TBD

Saturday Night Open (FIDE) Blitz - TBD

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FACE MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN THE PLAYING ROOM EVEN FOR FULLY VACCINATED PARTICIPANTS - IN SPITE OF MOST RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS BY CDC & VA GOVERNOR'S UPDATED EXECUTIVE ORDER

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE PLAYING VENUE

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSED FOR MAIN EVENT - ONSITE REGISTRATIONS CLOSES AT 10am SHARP ON SAT 5/29 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

SIDE EVENTS (Under 1100 Sat and/or Sun) ARE CLOSED BOTH ONLINE & ONSITE - DO NOT COME ONSITE TO REGISTER !

FOR SIDE EVENTS (Sat Night Blitz) - SCROLL DOWN BELOW MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION !

MAILED REGISTRATIONS - 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, cbc2021@capitalareachess.com

Byes: Limit 3 in Open, must commit 1 hour before rd. 6 (Sun 10am), limit 2 in U2300 to U1400, must commit 1 hour before rd. 4 (Sun 10am), norm not possible in Open if taking bye. Limit 1 bye in last 2 rounds in Open Section. Players in Open, U2300 & U2000 FIDE Sections MUST request last round bye before the start of the Tournament. U1100 limit 1 bye declare at Registration/before Round 1 starts

May 2021 Rating Supplement is used for this Tournament. NOTE: Players whose US Chess Online (ONL) Rating is HIGHER than their Over-the-Board (OTB) Rating will be paired using their ONL Rating. 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)

SIDE EVENTS (Under 1100 Sat and/or Sun) ARE CLOSED BOTH ONLINE & ONSITE - DO NOT COME ONSITE TO REGISTER !

SIDE EVENTS (ONLY SAT NIGHT BLITZ IS OPEN ONLINE)

   

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