Chess Calendar

2016–2017 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: 2017-05-27, 0928 UTC.
August 21, 2016 Dulles August 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1000), K–8 U1200, K–5 U800 CAC
September 3, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
September 3–5, 2016 80th Virginia Closed Glen Allen, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
September 11, 2016 Dulles September 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1000), K–8 U1200, K–5 U800 CAC
September 17, 2016 Orange Scholastic Match Team Chess Orange, VA K–12 and K–8 US Chess-rated Team Matches, K–12 and K–8 Non-rated Team Matches, K–5 US Chess-rated Team Matches, Scholastic Swiss Non-rated DSC
September 24, 2016 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 1200+)
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 24, 2016 McNair September 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
October 1, 2016 October Open Vienna, 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
October 1, 2016 Lynchburg Open Lynchburg, VA All players welcome: Open, K–8, K–5, Unrated SO
October 2, 2016 Dulles October 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1000), K–8 U1200, K–5 U800 CAC
October 8, 2016 Virginia Beach National Chess Day Festival Virginia Beach, VA Senior Champion (US Chess-rated, Youth rated 1000+ and Adult)
Junior Champion (US Chess-rated, Youth rated 500+)
Junior Novice (US Chess-rated, Youth rated under 500)
Senior Rookie (Adult and Grades 9-12, Not rated, US Chess membership not required)
Junior Rookie (Grades K-8, Not rated, US Chess membership not required)
HRSCC
October 8, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
October 15, 2016 Meadowdale Fall Scholastic & 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)
Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12 1200+)
Info

Scholastic sections: 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/45;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 15–16, 2016 31st Emporia Open Emporia, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
October 15, 2016 Waples Mill Classic Oakton, 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
October 15, 2016 2016 Fauquier Elementary Scholastic Championship Warrenton, VA K–6, K–3 MAX
October 28–30, 2016 Virginia Senior Open Alexandria, VA Non-scholastic event open to US Chess members 50+ years of age VCF
October 29, 2016 State Scholastic Preview Tournament 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 1200+)
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: Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

October 29, 2016 NOVA October 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
November 5, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
November 5–6, 2016 21st Northern Virginia Open Dulles, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 12, 2016 Sangster Sortie Springfield, 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 13, 2016 Dulles November 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1000), K–8 U1200, K–5 U800 CAC
November 19, 2016 Veritas Fall Scholastic 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)
Info

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.

Site: Veritas School, 3400 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227. Please park in the lot off Westwood Avenue, and follow the signs to Virginia Hall.

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November 19, 2016 McNair November 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
November 19–20, 2016 24th David Zofchak Memorial Open Norfolk, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 19, 2016 Ashburn Rumble 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
December 3, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
December 4, 2016 Dulles December 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1000), K–8 U1200, K–5 U800 CAC
December 10, 2016 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 10, 2016 NOVA December 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
December 10, 2016 McNair December 2016 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
December 16–18, 2016 National K–12 Grade Championships Nashville, TN K–12 (Sections by grade) US Chess
January 8, 2017 Dulles January 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1000), K–8 U1200, K–5 U800 CAC
January 14, 2017 Tysons Corner Scholastic Tournament - Quads & Analysis Tysons Corner, VA K–8 Quads DMV
January 21, 2017 McNair January 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
January 28, 2017 Virginia Beach 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 1200+)
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: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3329 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

January 28, 2017 January Joust 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
January 28, 2017 Virginia Academy Scholastic January 2017 Ashburn, VA K–8 Championship (rating 1000+), K–8 Advanced (rating 501-999), K–8 Beginner (rating unrated–500) VCW
February 5, 2017 Dulles February 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 1200+)
Amateur Quads (Adults and K–12 U1200)
CAC
February 11, 2017 McNair February 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (K–12 1300+ and Adults); K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss CAC
February 25, 2017 Maggie L. Walker Winter Scholastic Richmond, VA K–12 Championship (US Chess rated; recommended rating 1200+)
K–12 Under 1200 (US Chess-rated)
K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments)
K–5 Under 1200 (US Chess-rated)
K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments)
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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.

March 4, 2017 Hampton Roads State Warmup Tournament Virginia Beach, VA Open, U500, Not-rated Scholastic
Open Quads (Scholastic 1200+ and Adult)
HRCA
March 4, 2017 McNair 2017 Scholastic Championships (A State Warmup Event) Herndon, VA K–12/K–8, K–5, K–3 CAC
March 10–12, 2017 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Virginia Beach, 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
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6-SS, Rounds 1–3: G/60, 4–6 G/90. Players compete in five separate sections: College, K–12, K–8, K–5 & K–3. Trophies to top teams and individuals based on historical size of each section over the past five years. Participation ribbons for all participants in K–3 & K–5 sections. Open to Virginia students only.

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Tournament site: Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

March 18, 2017 Ashburn Twister 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
March 19, 2017 Dulles March 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1000), K–8 U1200, K–5 U800 CAC
March 24–26, 2017 50th Virginia Open Dulles, VA Non-scholastic event
Open (FIDE Rated), Amateur (U1900)
VCF
March 25, 2017 March Madness 2017 Herndon, 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
March 25, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids Scholastic March 2017 Ashburn, VA K–12 Championship (rating 1000+), K–12 Advanced (rating 501-999), K–8 Beginner (rating unrated–500) VCW
April 1, 2017 McNair April 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
April 1, 2017 CRS FREE PIZZA Tournament McLean, VA K–8, K–6, K–3 CRS
April 7–9, 2017 All-Girls National Championships Chicago, IL Under Age 18, Under Age 16, Under Age 14, Under Age 12, Under Age 10, Under Age 8 US Chess
April 8, 2017 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 23055

April 15, 2017 Tysons Spring Scholastic Tournament & Analysis Session Tysons Corner, VA Advanced (rating 1000+), K–8, K–5, K–1 DMV
April 22, 2017 Spratley Spring Scholastic & Quads Hampton, 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 1200+)
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: Spratley Gifted Center, 339 Woodland Road, Hampton, VA 23669

April 22, 2017 Spring Breakout 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 23, 2017 Dulles April 2017 Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (Adults and K–12 Over 1400), Amateur Quads (USCF Under 1400) CAC
May 6, 2017 Championship Chess RVA Cross Round Tournament Midlothian, VA Grades K–6 (Non-rated) CCRVA
May 6, 2017 McNair May 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1300+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
May 12–14, 2017 Supernationals VI Nashville, TN K–12 Championship, K–12 U1900, K–12 U1600, K–12 U1200, K–12 U800, K–12 Unrated
K–9 Championship, K–9 U1250, K–9 Unrated
K–8 Championship, K–8 U1000, K–8 U750
K–6 Championship, K–6 U1400, K–6 U1000, K–6 Unrated
K–5 Championship, K–5 U1200, K–5 U900
K–3 Championship, K–3 U1000, K–3 U700, K–3 Unrated
K–1 Championship, K–1 U500
US Chess
May 13, 2017 Waples Windmill Oakton, 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 20, 2017 Meadowdale Spring Scholastic & 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)
Open Quads (US Chess-rated, Adults and advanced K–12 1200+)
Info

Scholastic sections: 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/45;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

May 20, 2017 May Mayhem Arlington, 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, 2017 Dulles May 2017 Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (All Ages US Chess 1300+), Amateur Quads (All Ages US Chess U1300) CAC
May 29, 2017 Memorial Day K–8 Rated Tournament & National Master Instruction Herndon, VA Swiss DMV Chess
June 2-4, 2017 2017 Virginia Senior Open Alexandria, VA Non-scholastic event
Open
VCF
June 3, 2017 Championship Chess RVA Cross Round Tournament Richmond, VA Grades K–6 (Non-rated) CCRVA
June 3, 2017 McNair June 2017 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA Open Quads (Adults, K–12, K–8 1200+); K–8 Swiss, K–5 Swiss, K–3 Swiss CAC
June 11, 2017 Dulles June 2017 Quads Sterling, VA Open Quads (All Ages US Chess 1300+), Amateur Quads (All Ages US Chess U1300) CAC
July 15, 2017 Maggie L. Walker Summer Scholastic Richmond, VA K–12 Championship (US Chess rated; recommended rating 1200+)
K–12 Under 1200 (US Chess-rated)
K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments)
K–5 Under 1200 (US Chess-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 15–16, 2017 27th Annual Charlottesville Open Charlottesville, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, U1700
VCF
July 22, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth Games Open & Scholastic Lynchburg, VA Open (adults and advanced scholastic), K–12 (not rated), K–5 (not rated) VCF
July 29–August 7, 2017 118th U.S. Open Chess Championship Norfolk, VA Non-scholastic event US Chess
July 30, 2017 U.S. Open Scholastic Championships Norfolk, VA Junior High/High School Championship, Junior High/High School Under 1200
Elementary Championship, Elementary Under 1000
US Chess