The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association

Recent VSCA Events

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)
  • Advance registration open until 7:00 AM THURSDAY MORNING, July 14
  • Tournament Check-in Policy
  • VSCA Summer Intensive Classes (Rising Grades K–12, US Chess rating 1200+)

  • Monday–Thursday, August 8–11, 2016 | 9:30 am– 4:00 pm
  • Richmond Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond
  • Cost | Free!
  • Requirements | One or more VSCA tournaments in past 12 months, US Chess rating 1200+
  • Instructor | Candidate Master Isaac Steincamp (US Chess rating 2121)
  • Special Guest Instructor | VSCA Secretary and Instructor Mike Callaham
  • Advance Registration Opening Soon

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:
  • 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
  • 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!