VA Senior Open 2017

Pre-Registration Webpage


Virginia Chess Federation
VA Senior Open 2017
June 2-4, 2017 (Rd 1: 7:00pm)


** See Below for Pre-Entry List **


** On-site registrants: Do not try to arrive and register at the last minute!
You may given a 1st round bye! **

** To Obtain An Entry Fee Refund: you MUST notify the Tournament Director by e-mail
AN HOUR BEFORE the start of Round 1 (by Fri at 6pm). Use: chrisney2@gmail.com **


IMPORTANT: While this tournament is limited to players born on or before 6/4/1967 (i.e. 50+ years of age), please note that it is also open to players from ANY state.


TOURNAMENT FLYER: with Registration Form.

Recent VA Senior Opens:

2016 Results: Crosstable.

2015 Results: Event not held that year.

2014 Results: Crosstable.

2013 Results: Crosstable.

2012 Results: Crosstable.


MAIN TOURNAMENT DESCRIPTION: 5-round tournament at a G/120, d5 time control. There is 1 Open Section. Entry Fee: $50-60. Prizes: See below. Rounds: Friday: 7:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am and 2:30pm; Sunday: 10:00am and 2:30pm. Each player will be allowed to take one half-point bye if declared before the start of Round 2.

All players must be USCF members, no exceptions!

Be sure to bring your own chess equipment! No chess sets will be provided, though they will be for sale through local VA chess vendor Todd Hammer.


PRIZES: There are $1,000 in Guaranteed Prizes!!

Prizes are: OPEN: $300-200-150; U2000: $125; U1800: $125; U1600: $100.

Top Virginian also wins: FREE ENTRY to 2018 VA Senior Open!

Also, Trophies to: 1st Place, Top Senior Aged 60-69 & Top Senior Aged 70+!

Standard USCF tie-breaks will be used.


BLITZ TOURNAMENT DESCRIPTION: (Sat night!) This is a 5 round Double-Swiss tournament with a G/3 +2 time control. There is 1 Open section. Entry Fee: $15 Prizes: based on entries with 80% of EFs returned as prizes. Registration: any time before or during the tournament up to 7:20pm Saturday. Round 1: 7:30pm. Other rounds to occur ASAP. We should be done by about 9:30 or 10:00pm.


REGISTRATION: Register Here


ON-LINE ENTRY FEE: $50

Pre-registration by ON-LINE ENTRY: Using the 'Register Here' button above, please fill out the form with the player's relevant information and submit payment using the secure payment platform. On-line pre-entries will be accepted until 12 midnight June 1st (Thursday). Thereafter, entries will be taken at the tournament site only (see 'On-Site Entry Fee' below).

MAILED ENTRY FEE: $50

Pre-registration by MAILED ENTRY will be accepted IF the Registration Form and a check are posted by May 29th. Checks must be payable to "VA Chess Federation." Mail form with check to: "VA Senior Open, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315."

ON-SITE ENTRY FEE: $60

Regular ON-SITE Registration will be accepted at the tournament: Friday 6:00-6:50pm as well as Saturday 9:00 - 9:50am.

If you choose this option, note that to avoid delaying the start of early rounds, ANY last-second on-site registrations MAY subject that player to an automatic 1st round "bye" or out of the ordinary pairings (i.e. a pairing with opponents with significantly higher/lower ratings).

Non-VA Players: The tournament is open to any non-VA players over age 50. Non-VA players can win any prize except Free 2018 entry.

VA Players: All VA residents must have a current VCF membership ($10) which can be purchased on-site or through pre-registration. Players forgetting to purchase VCF membership during the pre-registration process will be reminded to do so at the tournament.

To check your VCF membership, go to the VCF website and check the: Members List.


LOCATION: Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N Chambliss St., Alexandria, VA 22312. No phone available.

The playing site can be reached just off I-395, exit 3 headed West (Duke Street / Little River Turnpike). At second light, take a right onto Beauregard Street. At next light, take a left onto N. Chambliss Street. In 150 yards or so, take a left into senior center's parking lot. Do NOT go left to the front entrance, but stay straight and look on left for first entrance with sliding glass doors.

HOTEL: Comfort Inn Landmark, 6253 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22312. Phone: (703) 642-3422.

Note: The hotel is located about 4-5 blocks from the senior center. There is no chess rate for the hotel rooms.

The hotel can be reached just off I-395, exit 3 headed West (Duke Street / Little River Turnpike). Take a left turn at the first light (Oasis Drive), take your next left (Bragg Street) and you will see the hotel in front of you.

For More Information ONLY: Send an email to: chrisney2@gmail.com



2017 Pre-Entries (as of 4/25):

(“re-fresh” this webpage to see the latest updates)

OPEN (entries)

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5
1Mark Scott
1658 13748284
2Joe Faries
1600 12457824

BLITZ (entries)

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5