The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

VSCA News

  • VSCA Board of Directors Election
  • Nine candidates for the 2019 VSCA Board of Directors were elected in online voting held January 12–26, 2019. Nailya Plaskey (Louisa County) was elected as a new Board member. Re-elected Directors are Mike Callaham (Richmond), Jeff Forbes (Virginia Beach), Brian Garbera (Chesterfield County), Cheryl Havens (Chesapeake), Mike Hoffpauir (York County), Bart Mebane (Middlesex County), Christina Schweiss (Virginia Beach) and Julie Wells (Virginia Beach).
  • VSCA General Membership Meeting
  • The annual VSCA membership meeting will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Veritas School tournament in Richmond. During the meeting, VSCA president Mike Hoffpauir will outline future plans and answer questions, and members will be able to bring up any concerns that they wish to discuss.

Recent VSCA Events

  • Virginia Beach Groundhog Challenge
  • Virginia Beach | February 2, 2019 | Tournament Results

Upcoming VSCA Events

  • Veritas Winter Scholastic Tournament
    (Grades K–12)

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 | Information
  • Veritas School | Richmond
  • K–12 and K–5 Not-rated sections for new players
  • K–12 and K–5 US Chess-rated Open sections for experienced players
  • Annual VSCA Membership Meeting
  • Free Game Analysis by Coach Mike Callaham
  • Advance Registration Open Until
    7:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING, February 21
  • Tournament Check-in Policy
  • Virginia Scholastic & College Championships

  • Friday–Sunday, March 8–10, 2019 | Website
  • Monticello High School | Charlottesville
  • Blitz Tournament Friday Evening: K–5, K–12, College
  • Main Event Saturday (3 rounds) & Sunday (2 rounds)
  • The Main Event is 5 Rounds with New Sections:
  • K–3 Under 600, K–3 Championship,
  • K–5 Under 1000, K–5 Championship,
  • K–8 Under 1200, K–8 Championship,
  • K–12 Under 1400, K–12 Championship, College
  • Parents & Friends Tournament Saturday (2 rounds) & Sunday (2 rounds)
  • Registration Is Now Open | Website

Other Upcoming Events

  • HRCA State Championship Warm-Up

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 | Information and Registration
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Church | Virginia Beach
  • Organized by Hampton Roads Chess Association
  • Junior Rookie and Senior Rookie Non-rated Sections for New Scholastic Players
  • Novice and Elite US Chess-rated Sections for Experienced Scholastic Players
  • US Chess-rated Quads for Advanced Scholastic Players (Rating 1100+) and Adults
  • Registration Capped at 116 Scholastic Players and 16 Quad Players
  • Championship Chess "Cross Round" Tournament

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm | Website | Flyer
  • Candela's Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano | 14235 Midlothian Turnpike | Midlothian, Virginia
  • Organized by Championship Chess Richmond
  • Open to Students in Grades K–8 | Rated and Non-rated
  • Also Quick-rated Quads (G/20;d3) for Adults and Advanced Scholastic
  • Stemtree Open

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 | Information
  • Stemtree Glen Allen, 10921 Broad Street, Glen Allen 23060
  • Organized by Scholarship Chess Business Center
  • All Ages Welcome | All Games US Chess-rated

Chess Clubs | Hampton Roads Area

  • Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Tuesday Night | Facebook
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach
  • Training and Rated Tournaments
  • Scholastic Players 5:00–7:30 pm
  • Adult and Advanced Scholastic Players 7:00–10:30 pm
  • Peninsula Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Thursday Night | Website
  • First United Methodist Church | Newport News
  • Registration opens at 6:30 pm; Rated Games beginning at 7:00 pm; Also Casual Play
  • All Ages and Experience Levels Welcome
  • Denbigh Community Center Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Thursday Night 4:30–6:30 pm
  • Denbigh Community Center | Newport News
  • Beginners Welcome | Sets Provided | Chess Coach Available at Each Meeting

Chess Clubs | Greater Richmond Area

  • Richmond Chess Initiative Workshop

  • Meetings Each Night Monday–Thursday, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm | Website
  • Create Space, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond 23222 | Free Parking
  • All Ages and Skills Welcome!
  • Please call 804-426-6058 if you will arrive later than 7:30 pm
  • Louisa County Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Thursday 11 am–12 noon
  • Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Hwy, Mineral 23117
  • All Ages 5 Years and Older Are Welcome!
  • Chesterfield County Public Library Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Tuesday Night 6:00–8:00 pm
  • Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield 23234
  • All Ages Are Welcome!
  • Henrico Police Athletic League Free Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Friday Night 6:30–8:30 pm | Information
  • Henrico County Training Center | 7701 E Parham Road
  • Ages 6-18, All Experience Levels
  • Glen Allen Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Tuesday Night 6:00–8:30 pm | Facebook
  • Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd, Henrico 23233
  • Bon Air Chess Club

  • Meetings 1st and 3rd Friday Nights 7:00 pm
  • Bon Air Church of Latter Day Saints | Chesterfield County
  • Kid and Adult Friendly Chess Club
  • Mechanicsville Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Tuesday Night 6:00–8:30 pm | Information
  • Atlee Library | Mechanicsville
  • All Ages and Experience Levels Welcome
  • Players Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Parent

It's Your Move!