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: 2015-09-01, 0916 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 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 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
(Tentative)
Maggie L. Walker Fall Scholastic Richmond, 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: 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 24, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
October 31, 2015
(Tentative)
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

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

November 7, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
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 21, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
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 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 12, 2015 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
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 16, 2016
(Tentative)
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. $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

January 23, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
January 30, 2016 Richmond Metropolitan Grand Prix Richmond, VA Open to scholastic and adult players RCI
February 13, 2016
(Tentative)
Maggie L. Walker Winter Scholastic Richmond, 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: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, 1000 N Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

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 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 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
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