The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

VSCA News

  • VSCA Board of Directors Election
  • Nine candidates for the 2020 VSCA Board of Directors were elected in online voting held January 22–31, 2020. Gopal Bhagavatula (Chesterfield County), current VSCA treasurer and a former Board member, was elected as a new Director. Re-elected Directors are Mike Callaham (Richmond), Jeff Forbes (Virginia Beach), Cheryl Havens (Chesapeake), Mike Hoffpauir (York County), Bart Mebane (Middlesex County), Nailya Plaskey (Louisa County), Christina Schweiss (Virginia Beach) and Julie Wells (Virginia Beach).

Recent VSCA Events

  • Virginia Beach February 1st Fest
  • Virginia Beach | February 1, 2020 | Tournament Results

Other Upcoming Events

  • Virginia Scholastic & College Championships

  • Friday–Sunday, March 6–8, 2020 | Website
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology | Alexandria
  • Organized by the Virginia Chess Federation
  • Blitz Tournament Friday Evening
  • Main Event Saturday (3 rounds) & Sunday (2 rounds)
  • Parents & Friends Tournament Saturday (2 rounds) & Sunday (2 rounds)
  • Please Note: Entry Fees increase on Sunday March 1
  • Register and Pay by Saturday February 29 for Discounted Rates
  • SCBC Last Saturday Swiss

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Website
  • Scholarship Chess Business Center, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond 23222
  • Two blocks East of Chamberlayne Avenue | Free Parking, Many Local Restaurants
  • Organized by Scholarship Chess Business Center
  • (Formerly Richmond Chess Initiative)
  • All Ages Welcome | All Games US Chess-rated
  • Once-in-28-Years Leap Saturday Spectacular

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Information & Registration
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Churchs | Virginia Beach
  • Organized by the Hampton Roads Chess Association
  • All Sections US Chess-rated: Open, U1200, U800, U400
  • Special Leap-into-Rated Section for Players in Their First Rated Event
  • Open to US Chess Members of All Ages
  • Championship Chess "Cross Round" Tournament

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020, 3:00–6:00 pm | Website | Flyer
  • Mathnasium Mechanicsville | 9369 Atlee Rd #3103, Mechanicsville 23116
  • 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
  • Seven Cities School Chess Championship

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 | Information & Registration
  • Academy for Dscovery at Lakewood | Norfolk
  • Organized by the Hampton Roads Chess Association
  • Open Only to Pre-K through 12th Grade Players Who Are Residents of:
  • Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton or Newport News
  • US Chess-rated Sections for Experienced Players
  • Not-rated Rookie Sections for New Players
  • Advance Registration and Payment Only | No Walk-up Entries

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
  • 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!