1st Annual Annapolis National Chess Day Tournament

American Legion Post 141

Event Overview

                                                                                                The DC State Chess Federation and

                                                                                            American Legion Cook-Pinkney Post 141

                                                                                                                    Present the

                                                                                                            1st Annual Annapolis

                                                                                                   National Chess Day Tournament

                                                                                                      Saturday October 14th, 2023

Location:    American Legion Post 141

                   1707 Forest Drive

                   Annapolis, MD 21401   

A US Chess Federation (USCF) rated scholastic tournament for K-12th grade players!


Sections – K-1 Open, K-3 Open, K-5 Open, K-8 Open, K-12 Open

Awards      Individual 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy for each section. Team trophies for each section. (Team = 2-4 players from same school.)

Top girl trophy for each section!

4 – SS, G/40;d5

4 rounds (games), Swiss System (everyone plays 4 games).

Entry Fees (Please pay at the door.) – Standard: $25

Supporter: $40 Comparable with entry fees in Maryland and Virginia and enables you to contribute to DC State Chess Federation’s mission of ensuring chess access and opportunities to all.

Access rate: $5 If the standard fee is a barrier to participation, a contribution of $5 (or whatever is affordable) will reserve your seat in the tournament.

Please register early!

To register, please use the online form at:


(*You may play in sections with grades higher than yours, but not lower.)

Registration closes October 13th at 8pm!! No onsite registration!!

October 14th – Check in 9:15-9:45am. Rounds at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm

Please feel free to email vaughn_bennett@yahoo.com, or text (202) 557-9516, for more information.

Sponsored by: DC State Chess Federation, American Legion Cook-Pinkney Post 141, Anne Arundel County Commission for Veteran Affairs, Anne Arundel County Branch NAACP


1707 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States

Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Vaughn Lee Bennett
Email: vaughn_bennett@yahoo.com
Phone: 2025579516