Chess Calendar

2019–2020 Virginia Scholastic Chess Tournament Calendar

This calendar is intended to be a resource for Virgina scholastic chess players & parents. Unless otherwise noted all VSCA events feature both individual & team competitions. For non-VSCA events please check with the hosting chess organization for event dates, times, details & tournament rules as the VSCA cannot be responsible for events hosted by other organizations.

Chess Tournament & Event Calendar
Date Event Location Sections Host
Please contact our webmaster to suggest additions or corrections to this calendar. Last updated: 2019-08-23, 1401 UTC.
August 23-24, 2019 HRCA End of Summer Bash Virginia Beach, VA Friday: Blitz, Bughouse (choose one)
Junior Rookie: Not-rated Pre-K–5
Senior Rookie: Not-rated Grades 6–12
All Ages Novice: US Chess-rated Adults or Pre-K–12 Rated Under 600
Junior Elite: US Chess-rated Pre-K–12 Rated 600+
Senior Elite: US Chess-rated Adults Rated 600+, Scholastic Rated 1000+
HRCA
August 24, 2019 SCBC Stemtree Open Glen Allen, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated SCBC
August 24, 2019 Saturday Mini-Swiss at Emmaus (5–8 pm) Vienna, VA Grades K–8 SKC
August 25, 2019 Championship Chess Richmond Cross Round Tournament Midlothian, VA Rising Grades K–3 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), Rising Grades 4–9 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), Adult and Advanced Scholastic Quick-rated Quads CCRVA
August 25, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
August 31–September 2, 2019 83rd Annual Virginia Closed Glen Allen, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, Amateur/U1800, U1200 & Unrated
VCF
September 7, 2019 Dominion Scholastic Chess Rated Tournament Fredericksburg, VA Regular Rated and Quick Rated Sections DSC
September 8, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
September 20–22, 2019 Virginia Senior Open Ballston, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
September 22, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
September 28, 2019
(Tentative)
Grafton Fall Scholastic & Quads Yorktown, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated)
K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments)
K–5 Open (US Chess-rated)
K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments)
Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12 1200+)
Info

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Grafton Middle School, 405 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.

September 28, 2019 SCBC Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated SCBC
September 28, 2019 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
October 5, 2019 Meadowdale Fall Scholastic & Quads Chesterfield County, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated)
K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments)
K–5 Open (US Chess-rated)
K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments)
Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12 1200+)
Info

Scholastic sections: 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield, VA 23234

October 6, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
October 19–20, 2019 Fredericksburg Open Fredericksburg, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
October 20, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
October 26, 2019 SCBC Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated SCBC
October 26, 2019 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
October 26, 2019 Harvest Swiss Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
November 2–3, 2019 Northern Virginia Open Sterling, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 3, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
November 17, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
November 23, 2019 SCBC Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated SCBC
November 23, 2019 Star City Challenge Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
November 30, 2019 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
December 8, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
December 13–15, 2019 National K–12 Grade Championships Lake Buena Vista, FL K–12 (Sections by grade) US Chess
December 14, 2019 Hopkins Scholastic at Hopewell Hopewell, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all US Chess-rated Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections.

Site: Hopewell High School, 400 South Mesa Drive, Hopewell, VA 23860 (Hopewell Exit 9-A from I-295. Route 36 East to 4th light at Miles Avenue. Left on Miles to Hopewell HS).

No food or drinks are permitted in the Hopewell High School library.

December 14, 2019 Scholastic Chess Tournament Culpeper, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
December 21, 2019 SCBC Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated SCBC
December 22, 2019 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
January 11, 2020 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
January 12, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
January 25, 2020 SCBC Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated SCBC
January 25, 2020 Roanoke City Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
January 26, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
February 9, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
February 22, 2020 ACC Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
February 23, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
March 6–8, 2019
(Tentative)
Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Thomas Jefferson HSST
Alexandria, VA
(Tentative)
To Be Announced VCF
March 8, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
March 22, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
April 3–5, 2020 National High School (K–12) Championship Columbus, OH Sections TBA US Chess
April 5, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
April 17–19, 2020 All-Girls National Championships Wheeling, IL Sections TBA US Chess
April 19, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
April 24–26, 2020 National Junior High (K–9) Championship Jacksonville, FL Sections TBA US Chess
April 25, 2020 Southwest Virginia Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
May 3, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
May 8–10, 2020 National Elementary (K–6) Championship Nashville, TN Sections TBA US Chess
May 17, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
June 7, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC
June 28, 2020 Sundays-in-Reston Mini-Swiss (4–7 pm) Reston, VA Grades K–8 SKC