Tournament Registration Form

Virginia Scholastic & College Championships | March 9–10, 2019

Each player in the Main Event must be a Virginia resident or attend a Virginia school.

Some of the information on the form is missing or incorrect
Please enter a valid address
Your email address will only be used to contact you regarding the chess tournament. Please check the spelling carefully.
Please enter a first name
 
Please enter a last name
 
Please select Male or Female
 
Please enter the number
in the format 999-999-9999

Please provide a mobile phone number in case we need to contact you during the tournament. Please enter the number in the format 999-999-9999. Please check your entry carefully.

Please enter an 8-digit US Chess ID

A current US Chess Federation membership is required in order to play in the tournament. Please leave the box blank if the player is not a US Chess member yet. (You will need to join before the tournament.)

Please enter a school name

Please enter the school that the player will be attending at the time of the tournament.

Please enter a school location
 
Please select a grade

Please select the player's school grade or college year.

Please select a section
Please select an older section
Please select a younger section

Sections are based on grade and US Chess rating:

  • K-3 Under 600 (grades K-3, rating below 600 or unrated)
  • K-3 Championship (grades K-3, any rating or unrated)
  • K-5 Under 1000 (grades K-5, rating below 1000 or unrated)
  • K-5 Championship (grades K-5, any rating or unrated)
  • K-8 Under 1200 (grades K-8, rating below 1200 or unrated)
  • K-8 Championship (grades K-8, any rating or unrated)
  • K-12 Under 1400 (grades K-12, rating below 1400 or unrated)
  • K-12 Championship (grades K-12, any rating or unrated)
  • College (college students only, any rating or unrated)

More Information

Most players in grades K-3 will play in one of the K-3 sections, but advanced players may play in a K-5, K-8 or K-12 section if they wish. Players with a rating below 600 (or unrated) may play in either K-3 Under 600 or K-3 Championship. Players with a rating of 600 or above must play in K-3 Championship, or in an older section.

Most players in grades 4-5 will play in one of the K-5 sections, but advanced players may play in a K-8 or K-12 section if they wish. Players with a rating below 1000 (or unrated) may play in either K-5 Under 1000 or K-5 Championship. Players with a rating of 1000 or above must play in K-5 Championship, or in an older section.

Most players in grades 6-8 will play in one of the K-8 sections, but advanced players may play in a K-12 section if they wish. Players with a rating below 1200 (or unrated) may play in either K-8 Under 1200 or K-8 Championship. Players with a rating of 1200 or above must play in K-8 Championship, or in an older section.

All players in grades 9-12 must play in one of the K-12 sections. Players with a rating below 1400 (or unrated) may play in either K-12 Under 1400 or K-12 Championship. Players with a rating of 1400 or above must play in K-12 Championship.

All college students must play in the College section. Scholastic (K-12) players may not play in this section.

If you are not sure of a player's rating, you can look it up here. Note that final section eligibility will be based on the February US Chess ratings, which will not be released until late January. Eligibility for the "Under" sections is tentative before that time.