2022 UMBC Chess Championship and Rated Beginners


2022 UMBC Chess Championship  and  Rated Beginner’s Championship

September 10 & 11, 2022

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

(The Commons, 3rd Floor)


5-Round Swiss system in three separate sections (everyone plays 5 games)

Open to all.  Spectators are free and welcome!

Equipments (Boards, Pieces and Clocks) are NOT provided in this tournament. Players should bring their own.



Under 1800

Rated Beginners


Open to all *

Rated under 1800 or unrated *

Rated under 1200 or unrated *

Place Prizes


(unconditionally guaranteed)


(based on 40 paid entries)

Free USCF membership to

all players scoring at least

3.5 points. 

Class Prizes


$150 each to top

U2300, U2100, U1900

$125 each to top

U1600, U1400

Certificate to all players completing five games


Top UMBC student


Top UMBC student

Titles for

UMBC Students

2022-2023 UMBC Chess Champion;

top U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, unrated

2022-2023 UMBC

Amateur Chess Champion



Saturday:  10am-3pm-7:30pm

Sunday:  10:30am-3:30pm

Sat:  10-11:30-1:30-3-4:30

Time Controls

Game in 90 mins, +30 sec. increment (USCF rules)

Game in 30 minutes

Entrance Fees

free to GMs;

$55 for all entrants

$25 for all entrants


Register online at http://mdchess.com or 8:30–9:30am on site

½-Point Byes Available

Up to 3 in Rounds 1–5 if requested at least 1 hour before round (before Rd. 2 for any Rd. 4–5 bye), but at most one ½-point bye in Rds. 4–5.  No ½-point byes available to any UMBC team prospect.

In any round if requested before Round 1.

* USCF membership required.  May purchase at site at current rates (see uschess.org for more details on pricing)

** Unrated players may not win more than $200 in U1800 section.


Any UMBC student who wishes to qualify for the UMBC Chess Team for the 2022-2023 academic year must play in the Open Section of the UMBC Championship.


Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 and follow signs to UMBC.  Park in Commons Drive garage.


Entries:  Register online at http://mdchess.com (email questions to dewyerj@umbc.edu).  Make checks payable to “Maryland Chess Association.”  Winners of cash prizes must provide address and social security number.


Hotel: Affordable hotel options available off Nursery Rd. by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.  https://www.bwi-hotels.com



Event Properties

Event Date 09-10-2022 9:30 am
Event End Date 09-11-2022 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 32 [View List]
Cut off date 09-09-2022 6:00 pm
Individual Price $55.00
Location UMBC Commons Building

We are no longer accepting online registrations for this event