The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

VSCA News

  • 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

Upcoming VSCA Events

  • Virginia Beach Groundhog Challenge
    (Grades K–12)

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 | Information
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Church | Virginia Beach
  • K–12 and K–5 Not-rated sections for new players
  • K–12 and K–5 US Chess-rated Open sections for experienced players
  • Update: Due to space limitations, there will be NO Open Quads.
  • Advance Registration Is Open Until
    7:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING, January 31
  • Tournament Check-in Policy
  • 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
  • Online Registration Opens February 6
  • 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

  • Last Saturday Swiss

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 | Website
  • Create Space, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond 23222 | Free Parking
  • Organized by Richmond Chess Initiative
  • All Ages Welcome | All Games US Chess-rated
  • Championship Chess "Cross Round" Tournament

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:00 pm–6:00 pm | Website | Flyer
  • Mathnasium Westchester | 15604 WC Commons Way | 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

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–Friday, 6:00 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 Beginning May 31
  • 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
  • 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!