The 2nd Cherry Blossom Classic is set to take place on 24-26th May at the Mariott Washington Dulles Airport, 45020 Aviation Drive, Sterling VA 22166, Virginia.
The tournament will consist of three sections – Open, Reserve (U2000) and Amateur (U1600).
The playing format is 6-rounds Swiss system: Open Section G/160, d5, FIDE rated; Reserve and Amateur sections 30/100, SD/60, d5.
The projected prize fund is $6200. Open section prizes are guaranteed, while Reserve and Amateur sections are 70% guaranteed based on 132 paid entries in all three sections combined.
Last year winner was Sean Vibbert
Open section: 1000-500-300-150, U2250 230-120, U2100 200. FIDE rated.
Reserve (U2000 and unrated): 850-400-250-120, U1800 200-100.
Amateur (U1600): 700-350-220-110, U1400 200-100, U1100 100. Unrated may not enter this section.