Chess Calendar

2015–2016 Virginia Scholastic Chess Tournament Calendar

This calendar is intended to be a resource for Virgina scholastic chess players & parents. Unless otherwise noted all VSCA events feature both individual & team competitions. For non-VSCA events please check with the hosting chess organization for event dates, times, details & tournament rules as the VSCA cannot be responsible for events hosted by other organizations.

Chess Tournament & Event Calendar
Date Event Location Sections Host
Please contact our webmaster to suggest additions or corrections to this calendar. Last updated: 2016-04-11, 0548 EDT.
September 5–7, 2015 79th Annual Virginia Closed Herndon, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
September 12, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
September 12, 2015 Legacy Chess September 12th US Chess-rated Tournament Glen Allen, VA G/25 Quads LCA
September 13, 2015 Dulles September 2015 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600, K–1 CAC
September 19, 2015 Grafton Fall Scholastic & Quads Yorktown, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Grafton Middle School, 405 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.

September 19, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
September 20, 2015 Ashburn Chess Club Scholastic Ashburn, VA U1500, U900 ASH
September 26, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
September 26, 2015 Floris September 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss FLO
October 3, 2015 Meadowdale Fall Scholastic & K–12 Quads Chesterfield County, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–12 Quads (US Chess-rated, Advanced K–12 only) Info

Swiss Sections: 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

K–12 Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield, VA 23234

October 3, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
October 3, 2015 McNair October 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
October 10, 2015 Virginia Beach National Chess Day Festival Virginia Beach, VA Open (all ages): US Chess-rated, Not-rated
Scholastic: K–12 US Chess-rated, K–12 Not-rated, K–5 US Chess-rated, K–5 Not-rated
HRSCC
October 10, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
October 17, 2015 Maggie L. Walker Fall Scholastic Richmond, VA K–12 Championship (USCF rated; recommended rating 1200+), K–12 Under 1200 (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Under 1200 (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments) Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5 . Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in K–12 Under 1200, K–5 Under 1200, K–12 Not-rated, K–5 Not-rated sections. Trophies to top 5 individuals (no team competition) in K–12 Championship section. US Chess membership required for K–5 U1200, K–12 U1200 and K–12 Championship sections.

Site: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, 1000 N Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

October 17, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
October 17–18, 2015 1st Annual Richmond City Championship Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
October 17, 2015 Dulles October 2015 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
October 18, 2015 Ashburn Chess Club Scholastic Ashburn, VA U1500, U900 ASH
October 24, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
October 24, 2015 2015 Harvest Swiss Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
October 31, 2015 Kemps Landing/Old Donation School Fall Scholastic & Quads Virginia Beach, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

Scholastic sections: 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Kemps Landing/Old Donation School, 2509 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

October 31, 2015 Halloween Gambit 2015 Falls Church, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced (U1000), K–8 Intermediate (U700), 4–8 Beginner (U400), 2–3 Beginner (U400), K–1 Beginner (U400) SKC
November 7, 2015 Richmond Fall Classic
Hosted by Virginia Scholastic Chess, Richmond Chess Initiative, Richmond Public Library
Richmond, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, All US Chess-rated
Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12)
Info

Scholastic sections: 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $15 for advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required for all sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/45;d5. $25 to first place, $15 to second place in each quad. $15 entry fee for advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Richmond Main Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219

November 7–8, 2015 20th Annual Northern Virginia Open Sterling, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 14, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
November 14, 2015 McNair November 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
November 21, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
November 21–22, 2015 23rd David Zofchak Memorial Open Norfolk, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 21, 2015 Floris November 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Adult and K–12 Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss FLO
November 21, 2015 Ashburn Rumble 2015 Ashburn, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced (U1000), K–8 Intermediate (U700), 4–8 Beginner (U400), 2–3 Beginner (U400), K–1 Beginner (U400) SKC
November 22, 2015 Ashburn Chess Club Scholastic Ashburn, VA U1500, U900 ASH
November 28, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
December 4–6, 2015 National K–12 Grade Championships Lake Buena Vista, FL K–12 (Sections by grade) US Chess
December 5, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
December 5, 2015 McNair December 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
December 5, 2015 2015 Star City Challenge Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
December 12, 2015 Hopkins Scholastic at Hopewell Hopewell, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all US Chess-rated Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections.

Site: Hopewell High School, 400 South Mesa Drive, Hopewell, VA 23860 (Hopewell Exit 9-A from I-295. Route 36 East to 4th light at Miles Avenue. Left on Miles to Hopewell HS).

No food or drinks are permitted in the Hopewell High School library.

December 12, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
December 12, 2015 5th Annual Silver Knights Cup Falls Church, VA K–8, K–5, K–3, K–1 SKC
December 12–13, 2015 30th Emporia Open Emporia, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
December 13, 2015 Dulles December 2015 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
December 19, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
January 9, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
January 9, 2016 McNair January 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
January 16, 2016 Kemps Landing/Old Donation School Winter Scholastic & Quads Virginia Beach, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $15 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $25 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Kemps Landing/Old Donation School, 2509 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

January 23, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
January 23, 2016 2016 Roanoke City Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
January 23, 2016 January Joust (grades 4–8) McLean, VA 4–8 Championship, 4–8 Advanced (U1000), 4–8 Intermediate (U700), 4–8 Beginner (U400) SKC
January 30, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
January 31, 2016 Dulles January 2016 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
February 6, 2016 2016 Fairfax County Scholastic Team Championships Herndon, VA K–12 Teams, K–8 Teams, K–5 Teams, K–3 Teams MCN
February 13, 2016 State Championship Warmup at Grafton
Canceled due to snow
Yorktown, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. If only 4 rounds in Open sections, last round will be G/60;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Grafton Middle School, 405 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.

February 20, 2016 February Freeze 2016 Falls Church, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced (U1000), K–8 Intermediate (U700), 4–8 Beginner (U400), 2–3 Beginner (U400), K–1 Beginner (U400) SKC
February 20, 2016 2016 ACC Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
February 20, 2016 McNair February 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads (A State Warmup Event) Herndon, VA Open Quads (K–12 and K–8), K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
February 21, 2016 Dulles February 2016 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
February 27, 2016 Greenbriar West 2016 Scholastic Championships (A State Warmup Event) Fairfax, VA K–12/K–8, K–5, K–3 CAC
March 4–6, 2016 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, VA Main Tournament: College, K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3
Blitz Tournament: College, K–12, K–5
Bughouse Tournament: K–12, K–5
Parents & Friends Tournament: Adults
VCF
March 12, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
March 13, 2016 Dulles March 2016 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
March 18–20, 2016 48th Virginia Open Dulles, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, Amateur (U1900)
VCF
April 1–3, 2016 National High School (K–12) Championship Atlanta, GA K–12 Championship, K–12 U/1600, K–12 U/1200, K–12 U/800, K–12 Unrated US Chess
April 2, 2016 Spring Breakout 2016 Falls Church, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced (U1000), K–8 Intermediate (U700), 4–8 Beginner (U400), 2–3 Beginner (U400), K–1 Beginner (U400) SKC
April 2, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
April 9, 2016 FUMA Spring Scholastic Fork Union, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all US Chess-rated Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40. Trophies to top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections.

Site: Fork Union Military Academy, 4744 James Madison Highway, Fork Union, VA.
Please Note:
Both Google and MapQuest often provide incorrect directions to Fork Union Military Academy.

April 9, 2016 McNair April 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
April 10, 2016 Dulles April 2016 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
April 15–17, 2016 National Junior High (K–9) Championship Indianapolis, IN K–9 Championship, K–9 U/1250, K–9 Unrated, K–8 Championship, K–9 U/1000, K–9 U/750 US Chess
April 16, 2016 2016 Southwest Virginia Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
April 22–24, 2016 All-Girls National Championship Chicago, IL Under Age 18, Under Age 16, Under Age 14, Under Age 12, Under Age 10, Under Age 8 US Chess
April 23, 2016 April Showers 2016 Ashburn, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced (U1000), K–8 Intermediate (U700), 4–8 Beginner (U400), 2–3 Beginner (U400), K–1 Beginner (U400) SKC
April 30, 2016 Meadowdale Spring Scholastic Chesterfield County, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–12 Quads (US Chess-rated, Advanced K–12 only) Info

Swiss Sections: 4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

K–12 Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5.Cash prizes for K–12 Quads with no trophies: $25 to first place, $15 to second place in each quad. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield, VA 23234

May 6–8, 2016 National Elementary (K–6) Championship Nashville, TN K–6 Championship, K–6 U/1000, K–6 Unrated, K–5 Championship, K–5 U/900, K–3 Championship, K–3 U/800, K–3 Unrated, K–1 Championship US Chess
May 7, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
May 14, 2016 McNair May 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
May 14, 2016 May Mayhem 2016 Falls Church, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced (U1000), K–8 Intermediate (U700), 4–8 Beginner (U400), 2–3 Beginner (U400), K–1 Beginner (U400) SKC
May 21, 2016 Grafton End of School Countdown Tournament Yorktown, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. If only 4 rounds in Open sections, last round will be G/60;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Grafton Middle School, 405 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.

May 22, 2016 Dulles May 2016 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
June 4, 2016 Richmond Spring into Summer Tournament
Hosted by Virginia Scholastic Chess, Richmond Chess Initiative, Richmond Public Library
Richmond, VA K–12 Open (US Chess-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (US Chess-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 5 individuals and top 3 teams in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $45 to first place, $30 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Richmond Main Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219

June 4, 2016 Centre Ridge Elementary School Scholastic (K-8) Championship Centreville, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 Advanced (U1000), K–8 Intermediate (U700), 5–8 Beginner (U400), 2–4 Beginner (U400), K–1 Beginner (U400) CRES
June 11, 2016 McNair June 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss MCN
June 12, 2016 Dulles June 2016 Scholastic Sterling, VA K–12 Open, K–8 U1000, K–5 U800, K–3 U600 CAC
July 2, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
July 16, 2016 Maggie L. Walker Summer Scholastic Richmond, VA K–12 Championship (USCF rated; recommended rating 1200+), K–12 Under 1200 (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Under 1200 (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments) Info

5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5 . Sections based on grade the player will attend in the fall (coming school year). Trophies to top 7 individuals in each section. No team competition or team trophies. $10 entry fee for advance entries, $15 for onsite entries. USCF membership required for K–5 U1200, K–12 U1200 and K–12 Championship sections.

Site: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, 1000 N Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

July 16–17, 2016 26th Annual Charlottesville Open Charlottesville, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, U1700
VCF
August 6, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI