The Murray Newcomb Memorial Scholastic Championship (In Person)

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The Murray Newcomb Memorial Scholastic Championship (In Person)
03/16/2024 - 03/17/2024

2nd Annual Murray Newcomb Memorial Scholastic Championship

Executive Conference and Training Center

22685 Holiday Park Drive, Dulles, VA 20166

8 USCF-Rated Rounds

March 16 & 17, 2024


  • This is a two-day tournament on March 16 & 17.

  • Eight rounds. Round times are as follows: Saturday at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, and Sunday at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm

    • Participants who cannot attend on both days should leave a note in the field labeled "Comments/Bye Requests" when registering. We allow players to request up to four half-point byes. If someone misses an entire day, they will receive four half-point byes (2 points for the standings) for the day they are absent. Half-point byes do not impact USCF ratings.

  • Four sections: K-12, K-8, K-5, and K-3

  • Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each section

  • Time control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5-second delay

  • Entry fee: $65 by 3/15, $70 on the day of the tournament (on-site registration closes 30 minutes before round 1)

  • Masks are optional

  • Boards and pieces will be provided for all players

  • This tournament is US Chess rated

  • PARKING INFORMATION: There is plenty of parking at the Executive Conference Center. The Conference Center owns all of the hotel properties nearby, so we also have permission to use any of the nearby hotel parking lots.

  • Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at with any questions



Sleeping Rooms - 15% Discount for Chess Players - Three Hotel Options

There are three hotels in the same complex as the Dulles Conference Center with a discounted room rate for the chess tournament. The Best Western and Hampton Inn are right in front of the Conference Center (only about a 10-second walk) and they both offer free breakfast. The Holiday Inn is about a three-minute walk, but offers additional amenities that some players might prefer, such as a restaurant open for dinner. The Holiday Inn does not have free breakfast. The Best Western has the cheapest rate of roughly $85 per night. The Best Western and Hampton Inn links require you to enter a rate code (see below), but the Holiday Inn link automatically takes you to the discounted rate.


Best Western Dulles Airport Inn

45440 Holiday Drive, Sterling, VA 20166

Reserve a room here (make sure to enter code XW):

  • Cheapest rate
  • Free breakfast
  • Only about a ten-second walk from the Conference Center


Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Washington-Dulles International Airport

22700 Holiday Park Drive

Sterling, VA 20166

Reserve a room here (make sure to enter rate code T18):


Holiday Inn Washington Dulles

45425 Holiday Drive

Dulles, VA 20166

Reserve a room here