Washington DC’s Premier Diplomacy Event

Hosted by the Potomac Tea and Knife Society

October 6-8, 2017

The 19th edition of the Potomac Tea & Knife Socitey’s annual face to face tournament, Tempest in a Teapot, will take place October 6-8, 2017.

Where to go
Tempest XIX will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring, located at 8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Airport Information
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) – easiest pick-up

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) – metro accessible to all points in DC and the tournament hotel

Washington Dulles (IAD) – farthest pickup, but we will manage!  🙂

How to get there
For those driving, location can be found here on Google Maps.  Metro works as well and the closest option is the Silver Spring Red Line stop.  It’s only about 10 minute walk to the hotel.

Where to stay
We have a room block set aside at the Sheraton with five rooms reserved for the weekend at $129/night.  Additional rooms may be available, depending on the time of booking.  In addition, current pre-pay rates are even less ($115/night as of this writing).

If you’re interested in sharing accommodations with other travelers, email td@ptks.org or post to our Tempest 2017 room on Spark.  Some local players may also have guest rooms available.  Don’t let cost of lodging keep you away. Email us and we’ll find a way.

Book the Sheraton Room Rate

How much
$40 for registration before Sept 7
$50 for registration at the door
Paid-up PTKSers get a $10 discount
Students pay half-price

You can register here for both the tournament and for the discounted club dues rate.  If you’re already a paying member, please let us know via e-mail or on the Spark room, and we can mark you down for discount at the door or refund you the difference via paypal.

If you’ve already registered and just need to submit payment, you can do so here.

When to play
Round 1: Board call 6:30 pm on Friday, Oct 6th.
Round 2: Board call 10:00 am on Saturday, Oct 7th.
Round 3: Board call 9:30 am on Sunday, Oct 8th.

How the tournament will work
All games will count and players will be ranked by the sum of their top 3 scores.  Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers and the top single-game scorer for each country.  Scoring system is likely to be Sum of Squares or an offshoot of that.

What you don’t know can hurt you
Email td@ptks.org with any questions.