Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

2018 Shenandoah Valley Winter Open

Saturday, January 20, 2018 -- Winchester, Virginia

4SS, G/45 D0. Holiday Inn Hotel
Winchester SE-Historic Gateway (Exit 3131 RT81)
333 Front Royal Pike
Winchester, VA 22602


Open SectionU1300
1st Place$100Trophy
2nd Place$50Trophy
3rd PlaceTrophy

Entry Fee: $20 before Thursday, Jan, 18th, 2018. Pre-pay available via PayPal. $25 on-site. Cash or check only.
Registration: Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Please be on time. Registration will close promptly at 9:15. If late arrivals cannot be properly paired without delaying the start of the 1st round, they will have to take a 1st round 1/2 pt. bye. Tournament description, directions, and additional information can be found at


Round 19:30am
Round 211:15am
Lunch Break
Round 31:45pm
Round 4ASAP

*** Tiebreaks if necessary. Playoff for overall winner may also be organized.

Format subject to change based on time availability and number of participants. ***

Byes:A single half pt. bye is available & must be requested before the start of Rd. 2


No Phone Entries Accepted. Info only. Call David at (973) 280-7189 or e-mail [email protected]

Sections:The tournament is organized into two (2) Sections : Open and U1300. All games will be rated. US Chess Federation Membership is required and available for purchase on-site.

Experienced Scholastic Players may find a greater challenge in the Open Section.
Registration Deadline: Online Registration ends at midnight, Thursday, January 18. Onsite registration is from 8:30am — 9:15am.
General Information: Chess Sets and boards will be provided. Players should bring their own Chess Clocks, pens and pencils if they have them. A Chess Clock is required.  Players will need to provide their own.
Competition Format: Open Section -- 4 Rounds, Swiss System. This is not an elimination tournament. Every player plays multiple games!