The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

Recent VSCA Events

  • Meadowdale Spring Scholastic & Quads
  • Chesterfield County | May 20, 2017 | Tournament Results

Upcoming VSCA Events

  • Maggie L. Walker Summer Scholastic Tournament (Grades K–12)

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 | Information
  • Maggie L. Walker Governor's School | Richmond
  • K–12 and K–5 Not-rated sections for new players
  • K–12 and K–5 US Chess-rated Under 1200 sections for experienced players
  • K–12 Championship section for advanced players (US Chess rating 1200 and above)
  • Sections Based on the Grade the Player Will Attend in the Next School Year

Other Upcoming Events

  • U.S. Open Scholastic Championships

  • A Side Event of the U.S. Open Championship
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Website | Flyer
  • Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel | Norfolk, Virginia
  • One Day, Four Rounds, Four Sections:
  • Junior High/High School Championship
  • Junior High/High School Under 1200
  • Elementary Championship
  • Elementary Under 1000
  • Championship Chess "Cross Round" Tournament

  • Organized by Championship Chess RVA
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2:00–5:00 pm | Website | Flyer
  • Stuffy's Subs | 324 Libbie Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
  • Open to Students in Rising Grades K–6 | Non-rated | US Chess Membership NOT Required
  • Championship Chess "Cross Round" Tournament

  • Organized by Championship Chess RVA
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017, 1:00–4:00 pm | Website | Flyer
  • Battlegrounds Game Store | Midlothian, Virginia
  • Open to Students in Rising Grades K–6 | Non-rated | US Chess Membership NOT Required

Summer Chess Camps

  • Richmond Chess Initiative Summer Chess Camps

  • Organized and Conducted by Mr. Mike Callaham, Richmond Chess Initiative | Website
  • June 26–30, 2017 | The Computer is a Weapon!
  • July 24–28, 2017 | Proven Exponential Improvement Techniques
  • August 14–18, 2017 | Fearless Tournament Openings
  • Maggie L. Walker Summer Chess Camp

  • July 10–14, 2017 | Website
  • Maggie L. Walker Governor's School | Richmond
  • Open to Students in Rising 3rd through 9th Grades
  • Organized by Maggie L. Walker Chess Club | Facebook
  • Championship Chess RVA Summer Chess Camps

  • Dates in June, July, August | Website
  • Locations Throughout the Richmond Area
  • Organized by Championship Chess RVA
  • Hampton Roads Summer Chess Camp

  • July 24–28, 2017 | Flyer
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Church | Virginia Beach
  • Open to Students in Rising Grades K–12 (Ages 5–17)
  • Organized by Hampton Roads Chess Association | Facebook

Chess Clubs and Instruction

  • 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
  • Henrico Police Athletic League Free Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Friday Night 6:30–8:30 pm | Flyer
  • Henrico County Training Center | 7701 E Parham Road
  • Ages 6-18, All Experience Levels
  • Glen Allen Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Tuesday Night 6:00–10:00 pm | Information
  • Stratford University | Glen Allen
  • 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 | Website
  • Locations in Mechanicsville and Ashland
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Players Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Parent

It's Your Move!