2023 Holly Heisman Memorial Fundraiser Chess Tournament

When: October 7th – 10:30-11:45-1:30-2:45-4 – last two rounds may be a little earlier if everyone is done.

Where:  West Whiteland Township Building (2nd floor), 101 Commerce Dr., Exton, PA 19341.

Sections: Open, Under 1500, K-8 Under 900

What: 5 Round Swiss, G/25, 5 sec delay

Entry Fee: Donation to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund to help women in need; $25+ strongly suggested

Byes: Up to 2, 1/2 point byes, must be requested before Round 4. or Give Now – Philadelphia Foundation (

To Enter please email [email protected] (normal registration on site should be up fairly soon.  Look to this page for updates, but for now email Joshua Anderson.

You can also register on site between 9:15 and 10 AM the day of the event, but entry ahead of time is STRONGLY preferred.

If you would like to donate a prize, please email [email protected] ASAP.



  1.  Do I need to bring my own material – You may if you are more comfortable, but we have enough sets, boards, paper, pencils/pens, but not enough clocks, so if you have one please bring it.

In 2022 we had about $3000 in prizes.  We are just now reaching out for this year’s prizes and the prizes page will be updated regularly.   Last year’s sponsors included:

Shining Knights Chess, Main Line Speech, Allentown Center City Chess Club, Masterminds Chess Club, PSCF, Dr. Bob Benjamin, ASAP, Brandy Anderson, IM Igor Khmelnitsky, Joshua Anderson, John Bain,, Internet Chess Club, Pete Tamburro, Russell Enterprises, Inc., IM Tom Bartell, Leteef Street, FM Dov Gorman, Anand Mishra, House of Staunton, Dan Heisman Learning Center on