The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

VSCA News

  • VSCA General Membership Meeting
  • The annual VSCA membership meeting will be held on Saturday, Janury 20, 2018 at the Grafton tournament in Yorktown. VSCA members are parents or guardians of VSCA scholastic players, and other interested individuals age 16 and older who have done significant volunteer work for the VSCA. During the meeting, VSCA President Mike Hoffpauir will discuss plans and answer questions, and members will be able to bring up any concerns that they wish to talk about. Voting for VSCA Board of Directors positions will be held online in January 2018.

Recent VSCA Events

  • Virginia Beach Fall Scholastic & Quads
  • Virginia Beach | October 28, 2017 | Tournament Results
  • National Chess Day at Meadowdale
  • Chesterfield County | October 14, 2017 | Tournament Results

Other Recent Events

  • Virginia Beach National Chess Day
  • Organized by Hampton Roads Chess Association
  • Virginia Beach | October 7, 2017 | Tournament Results

Upcoming VSCA Events

  • Hopkins Scholastic at Hopewell Tournament
    (Grades K–12)

  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 | Information
  • Hopewell High School | Hopewell
  • In Memory of VSCA Founder Peter Hopkins
  • K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections
  • All Sections Are Rated | US Chess Membership Required for All Players
  • Free Game Analysis by Coach Mike Callaham
  • Advance Registration Open Until
    7:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING, December 7
  • Tournament Check-in Policy
  • Grafton Winter Chess Fest
    (Grades K–12 and Adults)

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 | Information
  • Grafton Middle School | York County
  • K–12 and K–5 Not-rated sections for new players
  • K–12 and K–5 US Chess-rated Open sections for experienced players
  • US Chess-rated Open Quads for advanced K–12 (1200+ rating) and adults
  • The Annual VSCA Membership Meeting Will Be Held at This Event
  • Online Registration Will Open January 3

Other Upcoming Events

  • Championship Chess "Cross Round" Tournament

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:00–6:00 pm | Website | Flyer
  • Mathnasium Short Pump | Henrico, Virginia
  • Organized by Championship Chess RVA
  • Open to Students in Grades K–6 | Rated and Non-rated
  • December Duel

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 | Flyer
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Church | Virginia Beach
  • Organized by the Hampton Roads Chess Association
  • Open to US Chess Members of All Ages, and New Scholastic Players
  • Team Swiss, Open Swiss, Novice Swiss, Rookie Swiss, Open Quads
  • Championship Chess "Cross Round" Tournament

  • Saturday, December 30, 2017, 2:00–5:00 pm | Website | Flyer
  • Stuffy's Subs | 324 Libbie Avenue | Richmond, Virginia
  • Organized by Championship Chess RVA
  • Open to Students in Grades K–6 | Rated and Non-rated

Chess Clubs | Hampton Roads Area

  • 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

Chess Clubs | Greater Richmond Area

  • Chesterfield County Public Library Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Tuesday Night 6:00–8:00 pm
  • Meadowdale Library | 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard
  • All Ages Are 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
  • Glen Allen Chess Club

  • Meetings Each Tuesday Night 6:00–10:00 pm | Facebook
  • 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!