Chess Calendar

2017–2018 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: 2017-09-15, 1633 UTC.
September 2–4, 2017 81st Virginia Closed Glen Allen, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, Amateur/U1800, U1200 and Unrated
VCF
September 2, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
September 9, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
September 10, 2017 Dulles September 2017 Quads Dulles, VA Open Quads (USCF 1300+), Amateur Quads (USCF Under 1300) CAC
September 16, 2017 Unrated Scholastic Chess Tournament Orange, VA Unrated DSC
September 16, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
September 17, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
September 23, 2017 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 23, 2017 Fairfax Frenzy Herndon, VA Grades K–8 4SS G/25;d5 SKC
September 23, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
September 24, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
September 30, 2017 Championship Chess RVA Cross Round Tournament Richmond, VA K–6 (Rated and Non-rated) CCRVA
September 30, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
October 1, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
October 7, 2017 Virginia Beach National Chess Day Festival Virginia Beach, VA Sections TBA HRSCC
October 7, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
October 8, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
October 14, 2017 National Chess Day at Meadowdale 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 14, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
October 15, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
October 21–22, 2017 32nd Emporia Open Emporia, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
October 21, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
October 21, 2017 Unrated Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA Unrated DSC
October 22, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
October 28, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
October 29, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
November 4, 2017 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.

November 4, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
November 4–5, 2017 25th Annual David Zofchak Memorial Open Norfolk, VA Non-scholastic event
Open, U1800
VCF
November 5, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
November 11, 2017 Drew Model Matchup Arlington, VA Grades K–8 4SS G/25;d5 SKC
November 11, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
November 12, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
November 17–19, 2017 22nd Northern Virginia Open Dulles, VA Non-scholastic event VCF
November 18, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
November 18, 2017 Unrated Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA Unrated DSC
November 18, 2017 Ashburn Rumble Ashburn, VA Grades K–8 4SS G/25;d5 SKC
November 19, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
November 25, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
December 2, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
December 3, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
December 8–10, 2017 National K–12 Grade Championships Lake Buena Vista, FL K–12 (Sections by grade) US Chess
December 9, 2017
(Tentative)
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 9, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
December 9, 2017 Unrated Scholastic Chess Tournament Culpeper, VA Unrated DSC
December 9, 2017 Sangster Sortie Springfield, VA Grades K–8 4SS G/25;d5 SKC
December 10, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
December 16, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
December 17, 2017 Sundays in Reston Mini-Swiss Reston, VA Grades K–8 3SS G/25;d5 SKC
December 23, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
December 30, 2017 Reston K–8 Rated Tournament & Game Analysis Reston, VA K–8, K–5, K–3 DMV
January 6, 2018 Unrated Scholastic Chess Tournament Spotsylvania, VA Unrated DSC
February 24, 2018 Unrated Scholastic Chess Tournament To Be Determined, VA Unrated DSC
March 2–4, 2018 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Roanoke, VA Main Tournament: College, K–12, K–8, K–5, K–3
Blitz Tournament: College, K–12, K–5
VCFInfo

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.

Tournament site: William Fleming High School, 3649 Ferncliff Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24017

April 6–8, 2018 National Junior High (K–9) Championship Atlanta, GA Sections TBA US Chess
April 20–22, 2018 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 27–29, 2018 National High School (K–12) Championship Columbus, OH Sections TBA US Chess
May 11–13, 2018 National Elementary (K–6) Championship Nashville, TN Sections TBA US Chess
May 19, 2018 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