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Continental Class Championships 2013

The 4th Annual Continental Class Championships will be held from October 9-14, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia.

The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E.

The Master section has one 6-day, 9-round schedule. Open to US players rated at least 2000 USCF or FIDE and all foreign FIDE rated players. Grandmaster and IM norms are possible in this section.

The Expert-Class E sections have either 4-day (October 11-14) or 3-day (October 12-14) schedules to play in.

The event has a $40,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.

Master: Prizes $4000-2000-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400-400, clear or tiebreak first bonus $100, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $1600-800. Minimum prize $700 to first 5 foreign GMs to enter who play all 9 rounds (no byes), $300 to first 5 foreign IMs to enter who play all 9 rounds (no byes).

Expert (2000-2199): Prizes $2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300.
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): Prizes $2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300. No unrated may win over $1200.
Class B (1600-1799/Unr): Prizes $2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300. No unrated may win over $900.
Class C (1300-1599/Unr): Prizes $2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300. No unrated may win over $600.
Class D (1200-1399/Unr): Prizes $1000-600-400-300-200-200. No unrated may win over $400.
Class E (Under 1200/Unr): Prizes $1000-600-400-300-200-200. No unrated may win over $200.

The same venue hosted the D.C. International and 41st World Chess Open this summer.

Tournament website

Hyatt Regency Crystal City Arlington

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