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Saturday May 4, 2019

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All Girls area wide. Ches tournament. You do not need to be a resident to participate only if you represent DC at the national tournament.

April 6, 2019 DC State Championship

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April 6, 2019. There is a level for everyone.

Upcoming Events ,More to follow , Register to play

October 20, 2018

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Girls from around the region greeted and competed. Fun had by all.Looking forward to October 19, 2019

January 12, 2019

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We celebrated MLK Birthday playing Chess. Thank you to the community for your support we had a great time.

January 19, 2019

Congratulations to Ayah Swan,5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Grade Championships 4th grade 1st place.

Congratulations to Ayah Swan. 4th Grade Mid-Atlantic Regional Champion

February 8, 2019

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Unrated tournament. All are invited, register to play, Chess is the great equalizer. Cash prize based on 40 players.

April 6, 2019

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Citywide Coed Tournament and qualifier for the Barber and Denker event to select DC state  representative.  There is a section for every level of play.

May 4, 2019

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All Girls in the DMV are invited. Prize fund based on 50 players. This is the qualifier to select all girls representative and SPICE camp representative. You do not have to be a DC resident to play. You must be a resident to represent DC.

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United States Chess Federation Calendar of Events


Website is ://new.uschess.org/national-events-calendar/


World Amateur Team & 2019 U.S. Amateur Team East Championship – February 16-18  

Parsippany Hilton
1 Hilton Ct.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Hotel #: 973-267-7373 or 1-800-HILTONS
HR: $123 (single double); $125 (Triple, Quad) rates expire 1/17/2019
2nd hotel, attached to Hilton – $130 per night (single-double); $132 (triple, quad) at Hampton Inn (includes breakfast each day)

2019 (35th Annual) U.S. Amateur Team Championship – West, February 16-18 or 17-18
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

2019 U.S. Junior Chess Congress, Feb. 23-24
Venue for event: Cypress Community Center
5700 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
Organizer: Joe Hanley (714) 925-3195 or hanleychessacademy@gmail.com

2019 National High School (K-12) Championship, March 15-17
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 303-4100
HR: $139 Single/Double, $159 Triple/Quad

2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid & Blitz Championships, March 16-17
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 U.S. Championship (Invitational), March 18-April 2
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 U.S. Women’s Championship (Invitational), March 18-April 2
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 All-Girls National Championships, April 12 – 14
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, IL 60616
(888) 421-1442 or (312) 567-1234
HR: $165 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

2019 National Junior High (K-9) Championship, April 26 – 28
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 778-1000
HR: $155 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

2019 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 10-12
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779
HR: $171 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

2019 U.S. Women’s Open June 11-12
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
HR: $69 ($95 Friday & Saturday nights)
(800) 732-7117 ask for CHESS rates

2019 National Open June 12-16, 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
HR: $69 ($95 Friday & Saturday nights)
(800) 732-7117 ask for CHESS rates

2019 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship June 20-23
Playing venue: Bay Area Chess Center
Nearby hotel: Courtyard Marriott Silicon Valley in Milpitas
1480 Falcon Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035 (Reservation link coming soon)
Event contact: BayAreaChess, Dr. Judit Sztaray, ask@bayareachess.com or 408-409-6596

2019 U.S. Junior Open Championship June 28-30
Playing venue: North Central College
Wentz Science Center-Ratio Hall
125 S. Loomis St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Room Rate: $55 chess rate dorm single, $100 double; $145 triple by 5/31,  $10 more per person thereafter. (No taxes/tips for dorm rooms) – See  www.cavemanchess.com/events for info on nearby hotels (23 withn 2.5  miles).

2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship June 28-30
Playing venue: North Central College
Harold and Eva White Activities Center (“WAC”)
325 E, Benton Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Room Rate: $55 chess rate dorm single, $100 double; $145 triple by 5/31,  $10 more per person thereafter. (No taxes/tips for dorm rooms) – See  www.cavemanchess.com/events for info on nearby hotels (23 withn 2.5  miles).

2019 U.S. Junior Championship (Invitational), July 10-21
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship (Invitational), July 10-21
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 U.S. G/10 Championship, July 19
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $109-$109 reserve by July 1. 

2019 U.S. G/30 Championship, July 20
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $109-$109 reserve by July 1.

2019 U.S. G/60 Championship, July 21
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $109-$109 reserve by July 1.

2019 U.S. Open August 3-11
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-9840 or (800) 204-7234
HR: $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad, Mention “US Chess”

2019 U.S. Class Championship – September 27-29 – Santa Clara, CA – additional details coming soon.

2019 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship December 13-15
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
(407) 939-4686
HR: $135 Single/Double/Triple/Quad – Mention “US Chess”

2019 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, December 27-30
Hilton University Place Charlotte
8629 JM Keynes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $101 chess rate king bed or 2 doubles (up to 4 in room), reserve by December 1
Contact: grant@charlottechesscenter.org or website: www.charlottechesscenter.org

2020

2020 National High School (K-12) Championship, April 3-5
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-7300
HR: $145 – Cutoff date: Feb. 28, 2020

2020 National Junior High (K-9) Championship April 24-26
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(888) 421-1442
HR: $145

2020 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 8-10
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779
HR: $176 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

2020 U.S. Open August 8-16
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis-St. Charles Hotel
Two Convention Center Plaza – Saint Charles, MO 63303
(636) 946-5544
HR: $147 (Suites, made-to-order breakfast included!)

2020 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship December 11-13
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-3154 or (866) 996-9939
HR: $135 Single/Double/Triple/Quad – Mention “US Chess”

2021

SUPERNATIONALS VII May 7-9
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779

2021 U.S. Open July 31-August 8
Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(888) 233-9527
HR: $119

2021 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship December 3-5
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
(866) 996-6338 or (407) 996-6338
HR: $129 – Cutoff date: November 8, 2021

2022

2022 National High School (K-12) Championship, April 8-10
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-7300
HR: $151 – Cutoff date: March 11, 2022

2022 National Junior High (K-9) Championship, April 29-May 1
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 778-1000
HR: $159 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

2022 National Elementary (K-6) Championship, May 13-15
Playing Site: Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tournament hotels:
Columbus Hyatt Regency
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown
Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center
(all are attached to GCCC).

2022 U.S. Open, July 29-August 7
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(888) 627-7086 or (760) 328-5955
HR: $139/139 Cutoff date: July 8, 2022

2022 National K-12 Grade, December 9-11
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000
HR: $159/159 Cutoff date: November 12, 2022

2023

2023 National Elementary (K-6) Championship, May 12-14 
Playing Site: Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tournament hotels:
Hilton Baltimore
Sheraton Innter Harbor Hotel
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Note: all are attached to Baltimore Convention Center

2023 National K-12 Grade, December 15-17
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008-4106
(202) 328-2000
HR: $149 single/double/triple/quad – Cutoff date: November 20, 2023

2024

2024 National Elementary (K-6) Championship, April 26-28
Playing Site: Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tournament hotels:
Columbus Hyatt Regency
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown
Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center
(all are attached to GCCC).

2024 National K-12 Grade, December 6-8
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000
HR: $159/159 Cutoff date: November 12, 2024

2025

SuperNationals VIII, May 9-11
Playing Site: Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Tournament hotels: (all attached to the OCCC)
Rosen Centre
Rosen Plaza
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Hilton Orlando

2025 National K-12 Grade, December 12-14
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008-4106
(202) 328-2000
HR: $155 single/double/triple/quad – Cutoff date: November 17, 2025


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Classes around the DMV

 The Chess Center offers weekend chess classes, chess camps, scholastic tournaments, and classroom-based chess training. The Chess Center also supports school chess clubs and works closely with public and charter schools in the Washington, D.C., region to promote chess. 

Chess Girls DC and the DC Scholastic Chess Team are proud to be community partners with the US Chess Center.

Find out more about the US Chess Center
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Mark Your Calendar

The District of Columbia Scholastic Cup April 6, 2019

The DC Scholastic Cup is a citywide event for all levels of players. 

There are rated and unrated sections for students of every level of talent.


In addition this event is also the qualifier for the Barber and Denker tournaments.

 


The Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions invites the winners of the US Chess State Affiliate championships to compete for the title of 2019 Barber Champion of Champions. In case of ties in the Barber, co-champions shall be recognized. This year’s invitational tournament will be held from August 3 to August 6 during the 2019 U.S. Open.


The location will be the Rosen Centre Hotel

9840 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 

Phone:  (407) 996-9840 or (800) 204-7234.  

The hotel rate will be $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad.  Please mention “US Chess” when you call, website at:  https://www.rosencentre.com



The Executive Board of US Chess has added the Barber Champion to its list of qualifiers for the World Youth or the World Cadet Championship and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying student in case of a tie will be the highest finishing player on tie-breaks who meets the eligibility requirements of the World Youth/World Cadet event for the US Chess delegation and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying person needs a US FIDE flag to be eligible to represent the US in the World Youth/World Cadet and US Cadet Championships.

State Affiliate Requirements

Each State Affiliate (which shall include DC for purposes of this Tournament) shall be allowed one Representative as determined by its US Chess State Affiliate. The exception is California, which sends two players, one representing Northern California and the other Southern California. We strongly encourage each State Affiliate to identify a tournament to determine its K-8 Champion. State affiliates may not limit the selection process for the Barber to exclude students below the Middle School grades, but must permit all players who are in K through 8th grade to participate. If no open tournament is held, then a State Affiliate invitational composed of the highest rated K-8 players may be used. If that is not possible then the highest rated K-8 player should be offered the opportunity to play by the State Affiliate.

If the official representative is unable to compete, the State Affiliate may substitute its next most qualified player, etc. Each State Affiliate should make every effort to send a representative to this prestigious event.

Jon Haskel, Barber Committee Chairman, will mail the Barber Nomination Form to each authorized State Affiliate official. The official must then email the form back to Jon by June 20th. The Barber Committee reserves the right to appoint a representative for any State Affiliate that fails to meet this deadline. To eliminate byes, the host State Affiliate (State Affiliate in which the tournament is held) may provide an alternate who will only play in rounds that have an odd number of players. The alternate is eligible for prizes and if s/he does not play a round, s/he will receive free entry into a side event and/or will be given a pairing into the US Open for that round.

Eligibility

All participants must be residents of the State Affiliate they represent for 30 days prior to the date of their qualifying tournament. They must be under the age of 16 on September 1 of the year in which the tournament is held. The players must be enrolled in an approved K-8 curriculum pursuing a promotion/graduation certificate for a minimum of 30 school days prior to the qualifying event. The Representative may be taking classes concurrently at any high school prior to the qualifying event.

 


DC Scholastic Chess

DC Scholastic Chess events are committed to engaging students in Chess events around the region, locally an nationally.

Find out more about the Tournament of Champions

Join the US Chess Federation, become a rated chess player

DC All Girls Spring Chess Tournament

16th Annual SPF Girls' Invitational

This is a special opportunity

Although the DC Girls Spring Chess tournament is intended to be fun, Judit Sztaray is the chairperson of the upcoming 16th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational (SPFGI) tournament  She has extended the invitation  to this prestigous Chess event. It will take place from June 22 to 27, 2019 at Webster University. Together with GM Susan Polgar, the winner of the DC Spring All Girls Chess Tournament  will be invited to attend this strong invitational tournament!


The state  affiliate's scholastic coordinator will  nominate  a state representative to this tournament based on the winner of the DC All Girls Spring Chess Scholastic Tournament.


The SPFGI is awarding scholarships to Webster University to the Top 3 finishers ($250,000 over 4 years span), as well as an additional $10,000 in Prize Fund! The state representative will be competing among 60+ other girls who are  among the top girls from across the 50 states of the U.S. and the  Americas! We are aiming to hit record high average rating, so this is a  unique opportunity to compete in a strong all-female tournament.

There  is no entry fee, and Webster University is providing complementary room  and meal on campus for your state representative during the event!



A few details about the event:

Date: June 22-27, 2019

Location: SPICE, Webster University, St. Louis, MissouriTournament format and schedule: 

6 round G/90 +30s, FIDE & USCF rated rounds are from Monday, June 23 to Thursday, June 26. 

If you are nominated you can find more complete information at:
http://www.webster.edu/documents/spice/2019-spfgi-rules.pdf 

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