SCROLL DOWN to Pre-Register for ACC Tournaments ! !
Thank you! Registering & paying in advance saves your time and that of the organizers!
Arlington Chess Club thanks you for your interest and participation in our tournaments and other chess events! We strive to offer events and content for everyone! All players in good standing with the United States Chess Federation (USCF) and the Virginia Chess Federation (VCF) as well as all students in public, private or home school, in any state, are welcome to participate in our chess tournaments and events.
On this webpage you will find the means to pre-register for various ACC chess events. Due to the volume of players, pre-registration is recommended for most of our events.
ACC is an affiliate of the USCF. All players in ACC tournaments or in the ACC Ladder on Fridays must be current USCF members. Check Registration FAQs (below) for information on how to join the USCF.
Please note that to pre-register, you must use one of the on-line forms associated with one of the tournaments below OR you must mail a check along with the form in the flyer (where relevant) post-marked no later than ONE WEEK in advance of the date of the event's first round to guarantee your registration in the chess tournament.
Any checks must be payable to "Arlington Chess Club" and mailed to: "Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315."
NEW TO CHESS TOURNAMENTS? If you are, the following links will answer many of your questions:
Important Additional NOTE: Every tournament is plagued by events that delay the start of the tournament and individual rounds. For the most part, these are unavoidable. However, players arriving with the intent to register at the last second must understand that ACC/ODC event organizers will not unnecessarily delay the tournament schedule simply to accommodate late registrants.
While every effort will be made to accommodate last-second registrations, players and their parents must understand that ANY last second on-site registrations or ANY on-line pre-registrations made within 12 hours (i.e. just over half a day) of the event's first round MAY subject that player to out-of-the-ordinary pairings (i.e. a pairing with opponents with significantly higher/lower ratings) or an automatic 1st round bye.
Finally, there will be no refunds for no-shows because no-shows leave their first round opponents without a game to play in the first round - a VERY frustrating situation for players ready and eager to compete. A player is considered a no-show if they do not notify the tournament TD or organizer by phone or e-mail MORE THAN an hour BEFORE the start of Round 1.
We welcome players of all ages and abilities! Our focus is to provide a strong learning and playing experience
for players of any age and any playing strength. The club has more than 200 active members, from advanced beginners
to a Grand Master.
About 20% of our members are kids aged 9-18. We eagerly accept anyone who wants to be a member of the club, but to be competitive, we suggest kids have already played adults and that they have a chess rating of 1000, or at least 900 if steadily improving.
The Arlington Chess Club meets nearly every Friday starting at 7:00 p.m. Formal games start just after 8:00pm. We stay open until the last game is finished, which can be very late (after 1am!).
Please bring your own chess equipment (set, board, clock) !!
Membership allows players to compete every Friday on the Ladder (1 game at a time control of 30/90, SD/60, d5) for no extra charge. Membership also gives players $5-10 discounts on other ACC tournaments and events.
Important NOTE: To play in officially rated ACC games or events,
players must also be members of the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF). USCF memberships start at $40/year for adults, with lower rates
for seniors and youth.
To join USCF: (Click Here). Using the button above to join ACC, you can join both USCF and ACC at the same time.
Memberships processed online include a $2-3 surcharge.
Also, as of February 5, 2016, ACC Memberships rates have been increased. Despite recent economic woes and inflationary pressures in the nation's economy, ACC has been able to maintain annual membership dues at a static level for over ten years. But, ACC has finally been forced to raise annual dues rates to $75 for adults and $60 for seniors (age 65+) and youth (under 19 years old).
The value of the membership remains awesome as members can play on the Ladder nearly every Friday (equal to about $1.50 per game) plus getting $5-10 discounts on all ACC tournaments and other events (lectures, simuls, etc.), amongst other benefits. Compared with entry fees of $100 or more for 5 or 6 games at most area tournaments ($15-20/game), there is no better value.
** For Pre-Entry List: See Below **
Register Here For pre-registration by ON-LINE ENTRY: Using the 'Register Here' button, please fill out the form with the player's relevant information and submit payment using the secure payment platform. Thank you!
Pre-registration by MAILED ENTRY will be accepted IF post-marked by Oct. 16 to guarantee registration in the chess tournament. Checks must be payable to "Arlington Chess Club" and mailed to: "Adam Chrisney, P.O. Box 151122, Alexandria, VA 22315."
Regular ON-SITE Registration is from 9:00 - 9:45am the morning of the event. If you choose this option, note that 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).
TOURNAMENT DESCRIPTION: This is a 5 round tournament with a G/45, d5 time control (45 minutes for each player, and a 5 second delay on each move). There are 2 sections: Premier - U1700. The Premier section has a floor of 1600. Rounds start at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm. Each player will be allowed to take up to two half-point (½ pt) byes if declared before the tournament starts.
PRIZES: There are $550 in guaranteed prizes!! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both sections but ONLY the PREMIER prizes are guaranteed. PREMIER prizes are: $300-150-100; U1700: $150-75-50; plus two class prizes: U1400 & U1200 each $50. Total prize fund is based on 40 total entries.
All players must be USCF members! Please bring your own chess sets, clocks!
LOCATION: The Arlington Chess Club (ACC) currently meets at the Arlington Forest United Methodist Church which is located at: 4701 Arlington Blvd (at intersection with N. Henderson Road). Enter through basement/ramp door next to the parking lot in the rear of the church. ACC normally meets every Friday at 7:00p.m.
|#||Name/Rtng/ID||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5|
|1||Kenneth Jos Chieu|
|#||Name/Rtng/ID||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5|
EVENT DESCRIPTION: GM Timur Gareyev will discuss blindfold simuls and general Q&A for about an hour before taking on all challengers in a Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition match at the Arlington Chess Club. Unlike most simuls where players move when the GM comes to their board, GM Gareyev will remain in a chair or on a stationary bike while a "Mover" takes care of making the physical moves for the GM.
Timur Gareyev, is originally from Uzbekistan and has held the rank of 3rd highest rated chess player in the US with a peak USCF rating of 2780. He is best known for his exceptional Blindfold Chess playing ability. Blindfold chess is where the player has no sight of the chess board or position of the pieces on the board. GM Gareyev, the Blindfold King, broke the world record in number of opponents (48) for a blind-fold simul in December last year in Las Vegas.
He is also a very active and successful GM having won the recent Atlantic Open with final round wins over local players LM Andrew Samuelson, WIM Jennifer Yu and GM Sergey Erenberg. See more on this performance at: US Chess Article.
Using the 'Register Here' button, fill out the registration form with player's information and submit payment using secure PayPal platform.
Length of Event: You or your child can expect the simul to
last for up to 7-8 hours. Regular simuls cover 4-5 hours before the final games are finished. Blindfold simuls
take longer than normal matches with most of the time consumed with the early rounds. The GM needs 15 min. breaks
every 2 hours or so.
Passes: Each player gets up to 3 "passes" instead of being forced to move when it is his/her turn.
Color: To be determined. Unlike most GMs who want everyone to play Black, Timur often allows players to choose color but also often asks players to alternate color.
LOCATION: ACC currently meets at the Arlington Forest United Methodist Church which is located at: 4701 Arlington Blvd (at intersection with N. Henderson Road). Enter through basement door off N. Henderson Road. The Arlington Chess Club (ACC) normally meets every Friday at 7:00p.m.