Play for a Good Cause!

May 20, 2023, 10 AM to 4 PM

4 Round Swiss, USCF Regular and Quick Rated
Open, U1600, U1000, and Unrated Sections


LOCATION: Rachel Carson Middle School, 13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171

TIME CONTROL: 30 minutes, 5 second delay

TROPHIES: Awarded to the top five players in each section. In the event that two or more players tie first with 4/4 points, a blitz playoff (5 minutes, no delay) will decide what place trophy they will receive. 


On-site registration will end at 9:30 a.m. We accept cash or a confirmation receipt from UNICEF that you donated via our fundraising page.  Players who register after 9:30 a.m. and before the 2nd round will receive a half point bye in the 1st round and play on from the 2nd round. If a player registers after the start of the 2nd round, then all previous rounds missed will be marked as a forfeit (this does not affect rating).

Note that you can still make a donation without signing up. (To do this, click the Donate only button below.)

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Click the How to Donate and Play Button below

USCF Membership: Required for rated sections only

CHARITY: All the event proceeds will be donated to UNICEF USA to help the children affected by in the Türkiye and Syria earthquake

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! (People of all ages, backgrounds, and chess skill level are welcome to play.)



If you are not interested in playing in the tournament, but just want to donate, click the Donate Only button below.
Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated.
Even the smallest contribution can make a huge difference!



1. Please bring chess boards and clocks. Spare equipment is limited.

2. Masks are optional for vaccinated players.

3. There will be a 15 minute lunch break between rounds 2 and 3. Otherwise, rounds begin immediately after all games are finished and pairings are complete.

4. There will be a bake sale at the tournament! (All proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to UNICEF USA)

5. We recommend to wear red and/or green outfits to support Türkiye and/or Syria.


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