The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

Help to Support Isaac Steincamp's Road to New Orleans

Isaac is a longtime VSCA player, volunteer, tournament organizer and recent board member. As president of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Chess Club, he revitalized the chess team, organized free monthly chess clinics for the community, and coordinated the Dragon Chess Camp the past 3 summers. His current US Chess rating is 2121.

Now a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, his goal is to compete in the 2016 U.S. Junior Open in New Orleans... and Win!

Read more about Isaac's quest and how you can support him.

Also check out Isaac's blog and have him analyze your game!

Recent VSCA Events

  • Meadowdale Spring Scholastic
  • Chesterfield County | April 30, 2016 | Tournament Results

Upcoming VSCA Events

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

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 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)

Other Upcoming Events

  • Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Tournaments

  • Organized by Richmond Chess Initiative and Richmond Public Library
  • All Ages Welcome | US Chess and RCI Membership Required | More Information
  • Upcoming Tournaments:
  • May 7, 2016 | Richmond Public Library Main Branch
  • July 2, 2016 | Richmond Public Library Main Branch
  • August 6, 2016 | Richmond Public Library Main Branch

Summer Chess Camps

  • Maggie L. Walker Summer Chess Camp

  • July 11–15, 2016 | 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 | Information
  • Locations Throughout the Richmond Area
  • Open to Students in Rising 2nd through 8th Grades
  • Organized by Championship Chess RVA
  • Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club Summer Chess Camp

  • July 25–29 | Email for Information
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach
  • Instructor: FIDE Master James Schuyler (2400)

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
  • Free Tournament Director Seminar

  • June 11–12, 2016 | Information
  • ODU Regional Education Center, Virginia Beach
  • Free Seminar for Current TDs, or Those Who Want to Become a TD
  • Taught by National Tournament Director (NTD) Ernest Schlich, Assisted by NTD Mike Hoffpauir
  • RCI Free Chess Training

  • Hosted by Richmond Chess Initiative and Richmond Public Library
  • Each Monday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm | Richmond Public Library North Avenue and Westover Hills Branches
  • Each Wednesday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm | Richmond Public Library Main and Belmont Branches
  • All Ages and Experience Levels Welcome
  • Peninsula Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Thursday Night 6:45–10:00 pm | Website
  • First United Methodist Church | Newport News
  • Rated Games beginning at 7:30pm; Also Casual Play
  • All Ages and Experience Levels Welcome
  • 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
  • Legacy Chess Academy

  • Meetings Each Friday Night 6:00–9:00 pm | Information
  • Virginia Center Commons Food Court | Glen Allen
  • 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

It's Your Move!