The Herndon Action Tournament (In Person)
The Herndon Action Tournament (In Person)
Start Date
End Date
Open Section (16)
Under 1500 Section (26)
Tournament Information

Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel Herndon

2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20170

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 4 pm



Tournament Information:

  • 4 round Swiss tournament.
  • USCF regular and quick rated. Time control: Game in 30 minutes with a 5-second delay.
  • Sunday, June 11th, 4 pm to approximately 9 pm.
  • Entry fee: $30 on or before Wednesday the week of the tournament, $35 on or before Saturday, $40 on Sunday (on-site registration is allowed, registration for round one closes at 3:45 pm on Sunday). Free enry to players over 2200 (entry deducted from prizes--please email to register).
  • Two Sections: Open (minimum 1300 rating to play) and Under 1500.
  • Note: In order to play in the open section, players must have a USCF rating of at least 1300. Players rated between 1300 and 1499 can play in either section. Players under 1300 should play in the Under 1500 section. A player can still join the open section if their unpublished (live) rating is over 1300, even if their monthly rating isn't 1300 yet. The tournament director may decide to have a lower rated player join the open section to maintain an even number of players in the section.
  • PRIZES: $100 for 1st in Open; $50 for 1st in U1500.
  • Up to two half-point byes are allowed. Half-point byes can be requested for any round. The deadline to request a half-point bye is prior to the start of round 2.
  • We will have enough chess sets for all players, but clocks will not be provided for everyone. If you have a clock, please bring one.
  • This tournament is open to everyone (adults and children of any skill level).
  • Masks are optional.
  • For questions, please email us at or call us at 703-609-0499.


Parking Information:

The hotel has free parking. There is both a parking lot and parking deck which attendees can use. Please disregard any signs indicating that a Crowne Plaza parking permit is required.