Scholastic Tournament
(USCF rated, 4 rounds, one day)

Sept. 9th (09/09/2023) Saturday
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Herndon Middle School
Locust St, Herndon, VA 20170

Free parking onsite

Online Registration Is Closed

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Tournament Details

Tournament Link on USCF website

All players must have unexpired USCF ID
September 2023 US Chess Rating Supplement will be used.

Find your USCF ID here
Register a new USCF ID here

Open to all students enrolled in elementary, middle, or high school in Fall 2023
Four rounds in swiss format (G/30, d5)
Each side has 30 minutes with a 5 second delay to complete his or her moves per game.

First rounds starts 2:00 pm
Subsequent rounds occur as soon as possible

Sections & Time control:
There will be 4 grade based sections at this tournament event. Players can play up but can not play down their grades.
K-3 G/30,d5
K-5 G/30,d5
K-8 G/30,d5
K-12 G/30, d5

Trophy awards for top three players in each section.
All players who finished all rounds will get a medal.

Registration Fees:
$25 online Early Bird by 08/01/2023
$30 online by 09/08/2023
$40 onsite closes at 1:30 pm on 09/09/2023

Boards and Clocks:
Boards and pieces will be provided for all players.
Please bring your own clocks. We don’t have enough clocks for everyone.

All rounds allowed, must commit 20 minutes before round 1; limit 1 bye in all sections. Please request on your registration form or contact TD onsite.

Default/Forfeit Time:
30 min after start

For cancellation and refund, please email to
Cancellation request must be made by Midnight Friday 09/08/2023.
NOTE: Cancellations are subject to a $3.00 handling fee.

Herndon Middle School
Locust St, Herndon, VA 20170

Schedule Change:
Our chess tournament is subject to Fairfax County Public School policies.
In case of school closure due to inclement weather, unexpected events, or other unforeseen factors, our tournament will be rescheduled for a future date. We will email all registered players and put the updated information at our website as soon as possible.

For any questions or concerns, please email us at