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Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

First round starts at 9:00 am sharp.

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McNair Elementary School 
2499 Thomas Jefferson Dr.
Herndon, VA 20171

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McNair PTA 

February 1, 2020 McNair Chess Tournament 

Our next McNair Chess Tournament for the 2019 - 2020 school year is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020.


Pre-registration closes on Thursday, January 30, 2020.  

The early pre-registration fee through Tuesday, January 28, 2020 is $30.00 per chess player.

The late pre-registration fee for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 through Thursday, January 30, 2020 is $35.00 per chess player.

On-site registrations will close at 8:30 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020.  The on-site registration fee is $40.00 per chess player. 

No Email/Phone Registrations allowed including the day of registration OR after the cut-off of the Online registrations.

NOTE:  If you need a bye for the later rounds - please notify us prior to the beginning of round 2.

Doors open at 8:00 am for on-site registrations.  On-site registration closes at 8:30 am.  The first round starts at 9:00 am.

Four (4) sections - K-3, K-5, K-8, Open Quads.

Students in grades K-8 who wish to play in Open Quads must have a 1300+ rating.

Adults are welcome to play in the Open Quads section.

Participants must have a USCF ID - to register:

NOTE: REMINDER: Cancellations are subject to a $3.00 / player handling fee.

NOTE: Participants should use the back / cafeteria doors - the front doors will not be open.

NOTE: Our chess tournaments are subject to Fairfax County Public School policies.  In case of inclement weather - please check