The 1st Annual Murray Newcomb Memorial Tournament (In Person)

DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons

Event Overview

  • March 10-12, 2023

  • $5,500 guaranteed prize fund:

    • Premier: $1500 for 1st, $550 for 2nd, $400 for 3rd

    • U1900: $1000 for 1st, $450 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd

    • U1600: $550 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd

    • U1300: $350 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, $100 for top U1000

  • Five-round Swiss; three-day and two-day schedules (Premier Section must play three-day schedule); up to two half-point byes allowed

    • Three-day schedule: Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 12:30 pm, Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 10 am, Sunday at 4:30 pm

    • Two-day schedule: Round 1 on Saturday at 9:30 am, merge with other sections for round 2

  • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons at 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102

  • On-site registration closes 30 minutes before the start of round one (after that players may register with a half-point bye)

  • Four sections: Premier (FIDE-rated), Under 1900, Under 1600, and Under 1300

    • Players may not play up more than 200 points without special permission from the tournament director. Special permission will only be granted for very good reasons (e.g. to maintain an even number of players). A player may use their live rating or published rating to qualify for a section.

  • Time control: 40/90,SD/30;+30 (40 moves in 90 minutes, sudden death in 30 minutes; with a 30-second increment throughout the entire game)

    • (Game/60;+10 for round one of two-day)

  • Entry fee: $97 by 2/3, $110 by 2/24, $120 by 3/9, $130 on/after 3/10 (on-site registration closes 30 minutes before round 1)

    • Free entry to GMs and IMs ($97 deducted from prizes)

    • Re-entries are permitted--the price to re-enter is $50.

  • Masks are optional. Spectators are welcome.

  • Boards and pieces will be provided for all players, but please bring a clock if you have one.

  • All sections are USCF-rated. The premier section is also FIDE-rated.

  • Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at or 703-609-0499 with any questions.

  • The hotel has a garage with free parking (and there may be some spots available in front of the hotel as well).


Register here:


1960 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22102
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

DMV Chess
Phone: 703-609-0499