James Purnell Chess Challenge

American Legion Cook-Pinkney Post 141

Event Overview

Sections: K-1, K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12

Awards: Individual 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy for each section. Top girl trophy for each section.

Format: 4-SS (4 rounds / games; Swiss System - everyone plays 4 games).
G/25,d5 (25 minutes per side, 5 second delay per move).

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

Entry fee:

  • $25 - Standard rate
  • $40 - Supporter rate; comparable to tournaments around the region 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.

Please pay at the door upon check-in.

Register online at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3857

Please register early! No onsite registration!
Registration closes 4/26 at 9 pm!

Please email Click here to show mail address or text (202) 557-9516 for more information.
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Sponsored by: American Legion Post 141, Anne Arundel County Commission for Veterans Affairs, Anne Arundel County Branch NAACP, and the DC State Chess Federation

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 James Purnell

James Lee Purnell Jr. (1937-2021) was the first African-American elected to public office in Worcester County, Maryland. Prior to his election he was one of the lead plaintiffs, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a voting rights lawsuit to end at-large voting and create a majority "minority" voting district in Worcester County, Maryland.


1707 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States

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

Organizer Overview

DC State Chess Federation
Email: dcstatechess@gmail.com
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