6th Cherry Blossom Classic

May 25th - 28th OR May 26th - 28th

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, Dulles, VA







Open (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 2200 (FIDE) -             4-day or 3-day

Under 1900 -               4-day or 3-day

Under 1600 -               4-day or 3-day

Under 1300 -                 2-day only


Friday Night Open Rapid

Sat Scholastic

Sat Evening Scholastic Blitz

Saturday Night Open/U1800 FIDE Blitz



Check out the feedback from previous Cherry Blossom players !!!

"This year, 5th Cherry Blossom Classic despite the modest prize fund, there was the strongest tournament in its history. One possible reason is the "conditions" for the grandmasters, which was kindly provided by the organizers. I would like to note that there were many young and already talented players; I made a draw with one of this. The tournament was well organized thanks to the efforts of its main organizer Mr.Anand Dommalapati."--Grand Master Alexey Dreev

"The organization was excellent, I have no bad words to say about this tournament. The only thing I would maybe suggest improving for future is maybe not have the top boards so close to the air conditioner. I would say that was the only minor inconvenience. Everything else was excellent. Rounds started on time, pairings were well-known far in advance, and I strongly recommend the Cherry Blossom tournament to other players." -- Grandmaster Alex Lenderman

"Overall, a fantastic event, and a great training tournament, as the World Open begins to loom large on the calendar."--Grand Master Michael Rohde/facebook post

"We enjoyed our visit and found the tournament to be very professionally organized. Cherry Blossom is creating another solid tournament opportunity for chess players."--Grand Master Akshat Chandra's dad, Tarun



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