Robert C. Weaver Chess Challenge
Robert C. Weaver Chess Challenge
Start Date
End Date
K-1 Championship (2)
K-1 U400 (0)
K-3 Championship (3)
K-3 U600 (3)
K-5 Championship (6)
K-5 U600 (3)
K-8 Championship (2)
K-8 U600 (2)
K-12 Championship (6)
K-12 U800 (0)
Open (1)
Tournament Information

Robert C. Weaver Chess Challenge

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Location: Bryant Street Market
670 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

A US Chess Federation (USCF) rated tournament for adults and students


Tournament details

Sections: Open (all ages), K-1 Championship, K-1 U400, K-3 Championship, K-3 U600, K-5 Championship, K-5 U600, K-8 Championship, K-8 U600, K-12 Championship, K-12 U800
You may play in sections with ages higher than yours, but not lower.
U### sections are limited to players with USCF ratings below that number, or players without USCF ratings.

Format: 4-SS (4 rounds / games; Swiss System - everyone plays 4 games).
G/45,d5 (45 minutes per side, 5 second delay per move).

Schedule:  Check in 9:15 am - 9:45 am. 1st round starts at 10 am.


  • Open section (based on 20+ entries): 1st = $200, 2nd = $75, $3rd = $50, U1600 = $50
  • Scholastic sections: Individual 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy for each section. Top team trophy for each championship section. Top girl trophy for each section. Cash prizes for championship sections:
    • K-12: Trophies plus 1st = $50, 2nd = $30, 3rd = $20
    • K-8: Trophies plus 1st = $35, 2nd = $25, 3rd = $15
    • K-5: Trophies plus 1st = $25, 2nd = $20, 3rd = $10
    • K-3: Trophies plus 1st = $15, 2nd = $10, 3rd = $5
    • K-1: Trophies only

Entry fee: Please pay at the door upon check-in.

  • Open section: $35
  • Scholastic sections:
    • $25 - Standard rate
    • $40 - Supporter rate; comparable to tournaments in Maryland and Virginia and enables you to contribute to DC State Chess Federation’s mission of ensuring chess access and opportunities to all.
    • $5 - Access rate; available for all for whom a higher entry fee is an obstacle.

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Please register early! No onsite registration!
Registration closes 3/8 at 9 pm!

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Sponsored by: MRP Realty, Ateya Productions, and the DC State Chess Federation

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About the DC State Chess Federation

The DC State Chess Federation provides accessible and affordable opportunities for all children, adults, and seniors to learn and play chess in and around the District of Columbia, particularly people of color who are historically underrepresented in chess and to build bridges between people of diverse backgrounds.

About Robert C. Weaver

Robert Clifton Weaver (1907-1997) was an American economist, academic, and political administrator who served as the first United States secretary of housing and urban development (HUD) from 1966 to 1968, when the department was newly established by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Weaver was the first African American to be appointed to a US cabinet-level position. Weaver was born in Washington, DC and attended the M Street High School, now known as Dunbar High School.