The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

VSCA News

  • Congratulations to VSCA President and Chief Tournament Director Mike Hoffpauir

  • Mike has recently been elected to the seven-member Executive Board of the US Chess Federation.

Recent VSCA Events

Upcoming VSCA Events

  • Grafton Fall Scholastic and Quads
    (Grades K–12 and Adults)

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 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 adults and advanced K–12 (1000+ rating)
  • Virginia Scholastic & College Championships

  • Friday–Sunday, March 10–12, 2017
  • Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk | Virginia Beach
  • Main Tournament | Saturday–Sunday
  • Blitz Tournament | Friday Evening
  • Parents & Friends Tournament | Saturday–Sunday
  • Online Registration Opens December 1, 2016

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:
  • September 3, 2016 | Richmond Public Library Main Branch
  • October 8, 2016 | Richmond Public Library Main Branch

Summer Chess Camps

  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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!