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Malik Mendenhall-Johnson K-12 Championship 2023
Saturday 18 March 2023, 09:00am - 09:00pm
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Contact Malik F Johnson 202-557-8266 /

Icon Chess Foundation 




2023 Malik Mendenhall – Johnson Scholastic Chess Championship


Saturday March 18, 2023 


Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton / Chevy Chase Pavilion 

4300 Military Road NW  

Washington, DC 20015 

(Chevy Chase Ballroom) 


Location: In the District of Columbia bordering the line of Friendship Heights & Chevy Chase, Maryland.  


Closest Metro Train Station: Friendship Heights (Red Line) Embassy Suites Hotel is directly across the street from the Friendship Heights Metro Station. 


Entry Fee: $135 Early Bird Special by 2/18, $155 by 3/15. All cash prizes guaranteed based on sixty entries. No refunds on entries unless the event is canceled!                                                                                                                                                                           


Three Sections  

Elementary School (3rd – 6th)            Junior High School (7th –9th)             High School (10th –12th) 

1st Place $1000                                 1st Place $1000                                  1st Place $1000 

2nd Place $500                                  2nd Place $500                                   2nd Place $500 

3rd Place $250                                   3rd Place $250                                    3rd Place $250


The Malik Mendenhall - Johnson Scholastic Chess Championship Belt is awarded to the top 1st Place winner in each section, trophies are awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each section.

Click the following link to view photos of the championship belts for this event.


Students will play 5SS / USCF rated games. USCF Membership is required. No elimination! Each game is 30 minutes with no delay. Possible 5-minute blitz playoff if necessary to determine who wins the tie breaker / championship. Game times are 10:00am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:00pm and 5:30pm with the trophy ceremony following the final match. Please arrive by 9:00am for check-in, rounds start exactly at 10:00am. Players should bring their own sets and clocks. Chess equipment is not provided! No byes are provided. Entries “MUST” be received by Wednesday March 15, 2023 no entries are accepted after this date. No registration accepted or will take place the day of the event. Special prizes are awarded to students who solve chess problems / puzzles. Students in lower grades may play in higher sections if they desire.  All cash prizes guaranteed based on sixty entries! Parents are not allowed in the playing area but are welcome to stay in the hotel lobby area. Space is limited so we ask that only one parent or guardian attend per participant. Space is limited to the first 80 students who register. You can register online at For more information please contact: Icon Chess Foundation, Director Malik F. Johnson at or 202-557-8266.  


4300 Military Road NW
Washington, DC , DC 20015
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: $5,250
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Malik F Johnson
Phone: 202-557-8266
Location Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton / Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015 (Chevy Chase Ballro