Chess Calendar

2014–2015 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: 2014-12-17, 0815 EST.
August 29–September 1, 2014 78th Annual Virginia Closed State Championship Glen Allen, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, Amateur (Under 1800), Open Blitz, Amateur Blitz (Under 1800)
VCF
September 7, 2014 CAC September 2014 Sunday Scholastic Chantilly, VA K–12 1000+, K–12 U1000, K–12 U600 CAC
September 20, 2014 Meadowdale Scholastic & Quads Chesterfield County, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF 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. USCF membership required.

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

September 28, 2014 Ashburn Chess Club Scholastic Ashburn, VA U1400, U1200, U800 ASH
October 4, 2014 Grafton Fall Scholastic & Quads Yorktown, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. One-half point added to final team score for each girl on the team, maximum of one additional point. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF 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. USCF membership required.

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

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October 11, 2014 Virginia Beach National Chess Day Festival Virginia Beach, VA USCF-rated Open (adult and advanced K–12), K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3
Not-rated Adult, K–12, K–5
HRCC
October 12, 2014 CAC October 2014 Sunday Scholastic Chantilly, VA K–12 1000+, K–12 U1000, K–12 U600 CAC
October 18, 2014 McNair October 2014 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
October 19, 2014 3rd Annual Chess 4 Charity Tournament Vienna, VA Rated Quads (all ages), Unrated Quads (all ages) C4C
October 25, 2014 2014 Harvest Swiss Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
October 25–26, 2014 29th Emporia Open Emporia, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
October 26, 2014 Ashburn Chess Club Scholastic Ashburn, VA U1500, U900 ASH
November 1, 2014 Kemps Landing/Old Donation School Fall Scholastic & Quads Virginia Beach, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF 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. USCF membership required.

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

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November 1, 2014 Halloween Gambit Vienna, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 U1000, K–8 U700, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
November 8–9, 2014 19th Northern Virginia Open Sterling, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 15, 2014 Maggie L. Walker Fall Scholastic Richmond, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all USCF-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: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, 1000 N Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

November 15, 2014 McNair November 2014 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
November 22, 2014 2014 Star City Challenge Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
November 22, 2014 Ashburn Rumble Ashburn, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 U1000, K–8 U700, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
November 22, 2014 Fall Vienna Scholastic for K–12 Vienna, VA U1500, U900, U500 VCC
November 22–23, 2014 22nd David Zofchak Memorial Open Norfolk, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 23, 2014 CAC November 2014 Sunday Scholastic Chantilly, VA K–12 1000+, K–12 U1000, K–12 U600 CAC
December 6, 2014 Eastern Shore Holiday Scholastic & Quads Cape Charles, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF 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. USCF membership required.

Site: Kiptopeke Elementary School, 24023 Fairview Road, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

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December 6, 2014 McNair December 2014 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
December 6, 2014 4th Annual Silver Knights Cup Vienna, VA K–8, K–5, K–3, K–1 SKC
December 12–14, 2014 National K–12 Grade Championships Orlando, FL K–12 (Sections by grade) USCF
December 13, 2014 Hopkins Scholastic at Hopewell Hopewell, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all USCF-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 14, 2014 CAC December 2014 Sunday Scholastic Chantilly, VA K–12 1000+, K–12 U1000, K–12 U600 CAC
December 21, 2014 Ashburn Chess Club Scholastic Ashburn, VA U1500, U900 ASH
January 10, 2015 McNair January 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
January 10, 2015 Winter Vienna Scholastic for K–12 Vienna, VA U1500, U900, U500 VCC
January 17, 2015 Kemps Landing/Old Donation School Winter Scholastic & Quads Virginia Beach, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF 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. USCF membership required.

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

January 24, 2015 2015 Roanoke City Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
January 24, 2015 Chess Bowl IV Ashburn, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 U1000, K–8 U700, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
January 25, 2015 CAC January 2015 Sunday Scholastic Chantilly, VA K–12 1000+, K–12 U1000, K–12 U600 CAC
January 31, 2015 Spratley Gifted Center Scholastic & Quads Hampton, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), Open Quads (USCF-rated, Adults and advanced K–12) Info

4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF 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. USCF membership required.

Site: Spratley Gifted Center, 339 Woodland Road, Hampton, VA 23669

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January 31, 2015 2nd Annual K–12 Keswick Individual Open Chess Tournament Keswick, VA 9–12, 5/6–8, K–4/5 ACES
February 7, 2015 February Vienna Scholastic for K–12 Vienna, VA U1500, U900, U500 VCC
February 14, 2015 Maggie L. Walker Valentine Scholastic Richmond, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all USCF-rated Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5, last round G/60;d5. Trophies to top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3 sections.

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

February 14, 2015 McNair February 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
February 21, 2015 2015 ACC Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
February 21, 2015 2015 Annual Fairfax County Scholastic Team Championships (Open to other Counties/States) Herndon, VA Four-player teams: 9–12, 6–8, K–6, K–3 CAC
March 7, 2015 McNair March 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
March 7, 2015 5th Annual State Warmup Vienna, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 U1000, K–8 U700, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
March 13–15, 2015 Virginia Scholastic & Collegiate Championships Monticello HS
Charlottesville, VA
Main Tournament: College, K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3
Blitz Tournament: College, K–12, K–5
Parents & Friends Tournament: Adults
VSCA
April 10–12, 2015 National High School (K–12) Championship Columbus, OH K–12 Championship, K–12 U/1600, K–12 U/1200, K–12 U/800, K–12 Unrated USCF
April 11, 2015 Spring Breakout Falls Church, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 U1000, K–8 U700, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
April 17–19, 2015 All-Girls National Championship Chicago, IL Under Age 18, Under Age 16, Under Age 14, Under Age 12, Under Age 10, Under Age 8 USCF
April 18, 2015 FUMA Scholastic Fork Union, VA K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3, all USCF-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 18, 2015 2015 Southwest Virginia Championships Roanoke, VA Open, K–8, K–5, Beginners RCPS
April 24–26, 2015 National Junior High (K–9) Championship Louisville, KY K–9 Championship, K–9 U/1250, K–9 Unrated, K–8 Championship, K–9 U/1000, K–9 U/750 USCF
April 25, 2015 McNair April 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
May 2, 2015 Meadowdale Spring Scholastic Chesterfield County, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–12 Quads (USCF-rated, Advanced K–12 only) Info

4-SS or 5-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and top 3 grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and top 3 grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF 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. USCF membership required.

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

May 8–10, 2015 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 USCF
May 16, 2015 McNair May 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
May 30, 2015 May Mayhem Vienna, VA K–8 Championship, K–8 U1000, K–8 U700, 4–8 Beginner, 2–3 Beginner, K–1 Beginner SKC
June 6, 2015 McNair June 2015 Scholastic and Open Quads Herndon, VA K–12 1000+ & Adult Quads, K–8, K–5, K–3 Swiss MCN
July 11, 2015 Maggie L. Walker Summer Scholastic Richmond, VA K–12 Open (USCF-rated), K–12 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments), K–5 Open (USCF-rated), K–5 Not-rated (first 3 tournaments) Info

5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5 . Sections and awards based on grade in the coming 2015-2016 school year. Trophies to top 3 grade K–3 individuals and grade 4–5 individuals in K–5 Not-rated and K–5 Open sections. Trophies to top 3 grade K–8 and grade 9–12 individuals in K–12 Not-rated and K–12 Open sections. No team competition or team trophies. $7 entry fee for advance entries, $14 for onsite entries. USCF membership required for K–5 Open and K–12 Open sections.

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