Chess Calendar

2018–2019 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: 2018-11-19, 1033 UTC.
September 1–3, 2018 82nd Annual Virginia Closed Glen Allen, VA Non-scholastic event
Championship, Amateur/U1800, U1200 & Unrated
VCF
September 1, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
September 8, 2018 Championship Chess Richmond Cross Round Tournament Richmond, VA K–3 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), 4–8 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), Adult and Advanced Scholastic Quick-rated Quads CCRVA
September 8, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
September 15, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
September 21–23, 2018 Virginia Senior Open Arlington, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
September 22, 2018 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 22, 2018 Scholastic Chess Tournament Orange, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
September 22, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
September 29, 2018 IndiaFest Chess Tournament Chesapeake, VA Elite (Pre-K–12 US Chess 600+)
Novice (Pre-K–12 US Chess below 600)
Senior Rookie (Grades 6–12 Non-Rated)
Junior Rookie (Pre-K–5 Non-Rated)
HRCA
September 29, 2018 McNair September 2018 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
September 29, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
October 6, 2018 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, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
October 13, 2018 National Chess Day Festival at MacArthur Center Norfolk, VA Senior Elite (Adults US Chess 600+, Youth US Chess 1000+)
Junior Elite (Pre-K–12 US Chess 600+)
All Ages Novice (US Chess below 600)
Senior Rookie (Grades 9–12 and Adult Non-Rated)
Junior Rookie (Pre-K–8 Non-Rated)
HRCA
October 13, 2018 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
October 13, 2018 McNair October 2018 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
October 13, 2018 Shenandoah Valley National Chess Day Open Middletown, VA Open, U1500, U1000, Scholastic K–8 SVCC
October 13, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
October 20, 2018 Championship Chess Richmond Cross Round Tournament Henrico, VA K–3 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), 4–8 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), Adult and Advanced Scholastic Quick-rated Quads CCRVA
October 20–21, 2018 34th Emporia Open Emporia, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
October 20, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
October 21, 2018 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades PK–8 G/25 SKC
October 27, 2018 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
October 27, 2018 2018 Harvest Swiss Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
October 27, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
October 28, 2018 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades PK–8 G/25 SKC
November 3, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
November 3, 2018 Canterbury Woods November 2018 Scholastic Annandale, VA Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6 CWES
November 3, 2018 DMV Herndon K–8 Scholastic Herndon, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
November 3, 2018 Fairfax County High School Championship Herndon, VA Open, U1500, U1000 DMV
November 10, 2018 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
November 10–11, 2018 23rd Northern Virginia Open Sterling, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 10, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
November 10, 2018 Jefferson-Houston Joust Alexandria, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced, K–8 Intermediate, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
November 10, 2018 DMV Herndon K–8 Scholastic Herndon, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
November 11, 2018 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades PK–8 G/25 SKC
November 17, 2018 Championship Chess Richmond Cross Round Tournament Chesterfield, VA K–3 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), 4–8 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), Adult and Advanced Scholastic Quick-rated Quads CCRVA
November 17, 2018 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
November 17, 2018 McNair November 2018 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
November 17–18, 2018 26th Annual David Zofchak Memorial Open Norfolk, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, U1800
VCF
November 17, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
November 17, 2018 Thanksgiving Thunder Herndon, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced, K–8 Intermediate, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
November 18, 2018 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades PK–8 G/25 SKC
November 24, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
December 1, 2018 2018 Star City Challenge Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
December 1, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
December 8, 2018 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 8, 2018 Scholastic Chess Tournament Culpeper, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
December 8, 2018 McNair December 2018 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
December 8, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
December 8, 2018 The Sangster Sortie Springfield, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced, K–8 Intermediate, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
December 9, 2018 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades PK–8 G/25 SKC
December 14–16, 2018 National K–12 Grade Championships Orlando, FL K–12 (Sections by grade) US Chess
December 15, 2018 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
December 15, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
December 16, 2018 Championship Chess Richmond Cross Round Tournament Richmond, VA K–3 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), 4–8 (Quick-rated and Non-rated), Adult and Advanced Scholastic Quick-rated Quads CCRVA
December 16, 2018 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades PK–8 G/25 SKC
December 22, 2018 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
December 22, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
December 29, 2018 Warrenton Weekly Saturdays Warrenton, VA 3 rounds, US Chess-rated MAX
January 12, 2019 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
January 12, 2019 McNair January 2019 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
January 12 or 19, 2019
Tentative
Maggie L. Walker Winter Scholastic Richmond, 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)
Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5 . Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in K–12 Open, K–12 Not-rated, K–5 Open, K–5 Not-rated sections. US Chess membership required for K–12 Open and K–5 Open sections.

Site: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, 1000 N Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

January 26, 2019 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
January 26, 2019 2019 Roanoke City Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
February 16, 2019 McNair February 2019 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
February 23, 2019 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
February 23, 2019 Spotsylvania County Public Schools Scholastic Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
February 23, 2019 2019 ACC Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
March 2, 2019 McNair 2019 Scholastic Championships (A State Warmup Event) Herndon, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 MCN
March 8–10, 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Monticello HS
Charlottesville, VA
Main Tournament: College, K–12 Championship, K–12 Under 1400, K–8 Championship, K–8 Under 1200, K–5 Championship, K–5 Under 1000, K–3 Championship, K–3 Under 600
Blitz Tournament: College, K–12, K–5
Parents & Friends Tournament: Adults
VCF
March 15–17, 2019 National High School (K–12) Championship Schaumburg, IL Sections TBA US Chess
March 30, 2019 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
April 6, 2019 McNair April 2019 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
April 12–14, 2019 All-Girls National Championships Chicago, IL Under Age 18, Under Age 16, Under Age 14, Under Age 12, Under Age 10, Under Age 8 US Chess
April 20, 2019 Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA US Chess-Rated and Not-rated Sections DSC
April 26–28, 2019 National Junior High (K–9) Championship Grapevine, TX Sections TBA US Chess
April 27, 2019 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
April 27, 2019 2019 Southwest Virginia Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
May 4, 2019 McNair May 2019 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
May 10–12, 2019 National Elementary (K–6) Championship Nashville, TN Sections TBA US Chess
May 18, 2019 Meadowdale Spring 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

May 25, 2019 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
June 22, 2019 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI
July 27, 2019 Last Saturday Swiss Richmond, VA All Ages, US Chess-rated RCI