2023 Booker T Washington & Julius Rosenwald 529 College Saving Plan Scholastic Chess Classic
2023 Booker T Washington & Julius Rosenwald 529 College Saving Plan Scholastic Chess Classic
Start Date
End Date
High School (10th - 12th) (17)
Tournament Information

Icon Chess Foundation 




2023 Booker T Washington & Julius Rosenwald 529 College Saving Plan Scholastic Chess Classic


Saturday April 29, 2023 


Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton / Chevy Chase Pavilion 

4300 Military Road NW  

Washington, DC 20015 

(Chevy Chase Ballroom) 


Location: In the District of Columbia bordering the line of Friendship Heights & Chevy Chase, Maryland. 


Parking: Street parking is limited in the area and hotel parking is $32.00


Closest Metro Train Station: Friendship Heights (Red Line) Embassy Suites Hotel is directly across the street from the Friendship Heights Metro Station. 


Entry Fee: $60 Early Bird Special by 4/19, $75 by 4/28 no entries are accepted on site. All cash prizes guaranteed! No refunds on entries unless the event is canceled!                                                                                                                                                                     


Three Sections  

Elementary School (3rd – 6th)          Junior High School (7th –9th)            High School (10th –12th) 

1st Place $200                                  1st Place $200                                   1st Place $200

2nd Place $100                                 2nd Place $100                                  2nd Place $100

3rd Place $50                                    3rd Place $50                                    3rd Place $50


529 College Savings Plans in the amounts listed above are awarded to the top three place finishers in each section along with trophies. The 529 College Savings Plans applications will be given to the winners based on the state or district which the students resides. For more information on 529 College Savings Plans click here https://www.savingforcollege.com/intro-to-529s/what-is-a-529-plan

Picture of trophies for the event click the following link. https://picflow.com/a/gallery/PhVmWOphhuWt20gm/designer


While supplies last fifty free autographed copies of the book You Need A Schoolhouse: Booker T Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools...  donated by Author Stephanie Deutsch will be given to participating students who play in the tournament. Stephanie Deutsh will attend the event and speak briefly before the tournament starts. Picture of autograph books click the following link. https://picflow.com/a/gallery/m68mcVHpbKEQaO0u/designer


Students will play 5SS USCF rated games. USCF Membership is required. No elimination! Each game is 30 minutes with no delay. Possible 5-minute blitz playoff if necessary to determine who wins the tie breaker / championship. Game times are 10:00am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:00pm and 5:30pm with the trophy ceremony following the final match. Please arrive by 9:00am for check-in, rounds start exactly at 10:00am. Players should bring their own sets and clocks. Chess equipment is not provided! No byes are provided. Entries “MUST” be received by Friday April 28, 2023 no entries are accepted after this date. No registration accepted or will take place the day of the event. Special prizes are awarded to students who solve chess problems / puzzles. Students in lower grades may play in higher sections if they desire.  All cash prizes guaranteed! Parents are not allowed in the playing area but are welcome to stay in the hotel lobby area. Space is limited to so we ask that only one parent or guardian attend per participant. Space is limited to the first 50 students who register. You can register online at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/2425 For more information please contact: Icon Chess Foundation, Director Malik F. Johnson at iconchess@aol.com or 202-557-8266.  




Terms and Conditions

No refunds on entries unless the event is canceled.  All cash prizes / 529 College Saving Plans are guaranteed.