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

Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel Herndon

2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20170

Sunday, March 3, 2024 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, March 3rd, 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 entry 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 A player can still join the open section if their unpublished (live) rating is over 1300, even if their monthly rating isn't 1300 yet.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.
  • The hotel has free parking.
  • For questions, please email us at or call us at 703-609-0499.