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: 2016-12-06, 1145 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+)
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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 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
February 11, 2017 McNair February 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
February 25, 2017
(Tentative)
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 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
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.

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

March 24–26, 2017 49th Virginia Open Dulles, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, Amateur (U1900)
VCF
April 1, 2017 McNair April 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
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 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 29, 2017 Spratley Gifted Center 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+)
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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

May 6, 2017 McNair May 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
May 12–14, 2017 Supernationals VI Nashville, TN Grades K–12, sections to be announced US Chess
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+)
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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

June 2-4, 2017 2017 Virginia Senior Open Alexandria, VA Non-scholastic event
Open
VCF
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
July 15–16, 2017 27th Annual Charlottesville Open Charlottesville, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, U1700
VCF
July 29–August 7, 2017 118th U.S. Open Chess Championship Norfolk, VA Non-scholastic event US Chess