The Virginia Chess Federation (VCF) thanks you for your interest and participation in the Northern Virginia Open. This is the 25th year for this great annual event in northern Virginia. Registering and paying in advance saves you time, allowing you to avoid the "last minute line" at the tournament site.
TO REGISTER: Fill out the form below and submit payment using the secure PayPal payment website. You can either use your Credit Card or your PayPal account. Required information is indicated with a red asterix (*). Registration is complete and your information is submitted to tournament organizers as soon as your PayPal payment is processed.
$100 now through Saturday Nov 13th
$115 on Nov 14th
through midnight on Tuesday Nov 16th. Thereafter and On-site, the main entry fee is $125. We will retain $5 from every withdrawal prior to Round 1, no refunds after Round 1 begins.
: $35 through Nov 16th, increases to $45 thereafter and on site.
On-site Registration 4-9PM Friday Nov 19th, and
on Saturday morning Nov 20th
. Players not registered by 8:45 risk not being paired for Round 1 (9:30 AM).
Blitz Round 1 is at 7PM sharp on Friday Nov 19th, and Registration for Blitz closes at 6:30PM
Main Event Round 1 starts at 9:30AM sharp on Saturday Nov 20th!
This tournament--the Main Event and Blitz Open Section are FIDE and US Chess rated. The NO-SHOW / Default rule for the main event games is 30 minutes for late players. For Blitz, players more than 5 min late will be defaulted in both Blitz games for that round. All players must be members of the U.S. Chess Federation. US Chess memberships are available on-site. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. All Virginia Residents are required to be members of the VA Chess Federation, these also are available on site.