International Mid Atlantic Tournament

Cherry Hill, New Jersey USA
August 10-12, 2018

$5,000 prize fund guaranteed!


Chess Educators in partnership with South Jersey Innovation Center are delighted to welcome chess players to play in the International Mid Atlantic Tournament. This event is open to all chessplayers.

Official Hotel and Playing Site:

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill is located on 2349 Marlton Pike W Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 within 5 miles of Philadelphia’s Center City. Closest airport Philadelphia.

Cut off for group reservation “Chess Educators” is on July 9, 2018 – however there are still a limited number of rooms available at the ‘group rate’ for both King and or Queen/Queen guestrooms $112 rate per night. – please contact us at for more information and/or to make your reservation directly with us. Otherwise you can make a reservation at the regular rate by calling 888-233-9527 between the hours of 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST.


For more information contact: or 917-553-4522. Organizers: Dov Gorman and Beatriz Marinello.


All sections are USCF and FIDE rated. There are 5 sections in this event; minimum 10 players for each section. Sections with less than 10 players may be combined:

  • Open
  • Under 1900
  • Under 1700
  • Under 1500
  • Under 1200

Tournament Format:

5-SS, G/120 + 5 seconds delay.

FIDE RULES APPLIED —Ratings: FIDE June List. USCF June rating supplement. USCF Rules apply and section placement is based on USCF rating— conversion for foreign players. USCF membership required.

Time Control:

5-SS, G/120 + 5 seconds delay.


  • Friday, August 10; 7pm
  • Sat., August 11; 10am & 3:30pm
  • Sun., August 12; 10am & 3:30pm


2 byes available, must commit before round 3; 0 point bye for round 5.


  • Open: $1200- $800- $600-$400-$200;
  • U/1900: $500-$300
  • U/1700:  $300-$200;
  • U/1500: $300;
  • U/1200: $200.


All players who earn a prize over $600 will be required to fill out a tax form and we will declare their taxes. The tax amount will be reduced from the prize.

Electronic Devices will not be allowed in the International Mid Atlantic Tournament. We will follow US Chess Federation rules and Continental Chess’ recommendations.

For questions about this event; email Chess Educators at


Registrations shall be made through the official website at  USCF membership required.

Entry Fees:

Tournament Registration Fee: $99.; Onsite Registration $120

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The Organization will issue letters of Invitation for Visa purposes.


IO Beatriz Marinello, USA
Dov Gorman, USA

Contact Information

Beatriz Marinello, International Organizer
Tel: 917-553-4522
Official Website: