Region III US Chess Tournament Clearing House (MD - DC - VA)

This is the US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse
for the States of Maryland and Virginia and for the District of Columbia

We request the assistance of organizers to submit their events promptly and
follow the
US Chess policy for the Regional Tournament Clearinghouses.

Site Manager: Mike Hoffpauir (Virginia Chess Federation)
Please email your tournament information to me (Mike Hoffpauir).
Mike also scans the online TLAs for MD, DC, and VA to learn about other tournaments, he includes links to them in this listing as his time permits.

Website links to the Region III State Affiliates:  District of Columbia,     Maryland Chess Association,     Virginia Chess Federation.
The DC Chess League is the official state affiliate for the District of Columbia. 

Last updated 06/14/24 03:46 PM by Mike Hoffpauir

  Please send me your events ASAP. 

  The old Clearninghouse Listings for 2019-Jan 2024 are archived.   Click here to view the archives.

"New!" represents listings we've posted in the past 2 weeks.

2024 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse Listings
Month Event Date(s)   Event Information with link to sites with more information and registration instructions

June
2024
Jun 1 MCA Arlington Quads for K-12 Players. This is a US Chess rated quads style chess tournament. Each player is placed in a group of 4 players according to their age and rating. Each participant then plays one game against each of the other three players in their group. At the end of the third game, the winner of each group receives a trophy. Quads typically finish in 1-2 hours, but can potentially take as long as 3 hours, although that is rare. Games are 25 minutes with a 5 second delay for each player, for players using clocks. Select this link for more information.
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Rockville Chess Club - Sunday Ladder. Every Sunday beginning June 2, 2024 and for the remainder of 2024. One round every Sunday in Rockville, MD, at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave, 2nd Floor computer lab room. Time Control is G/90+30. Rounds start at 1 PM. US Chess rated. NO ENTRY FEE, but donations accepted. Register at this link. Read more about the event at this link.
Jun 2 Charm City Chess Club 2024 Summer Open. At the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 4 W Univ. Pkwy, Baltimore, MD. Play is in 3 Sections: Open (Unrated or USCF rating of at least 1300), Under 1400, and Under 1000.  All games USCF rated.  Entry Fees vary by section. See the online announcement at this link.  Or visit the Tournament Website at this link.
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 Owings Mills Chess Club (OMCC) June Open. In Owings Mills, MD, in The Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Garrison Hall south, Stevenson University, 10945 Boulevard Circle. US Chess rated, G/60+10 time control. Four (4) rounds, one round every Monday (Jun 3, Jun 10, Jun 17, and Jun 24). The round starts at 7 PM each Monday. The Club opens at 6:30 PM. Get details at this link.
Jun 7, 21 Charles Village Chess Bi-Weekly Rapid Quads. Held every other Friday, Game-20, no delay or increment. Games at Vision House 136 W. 25th in Baltimore. Round 1 at 8 PM. Doors open at 6 PM. See this link for more information.
Jun 7-9 Annual Virginia Open SENIOR Championship: Friday Jun 7 - Sunday Jun 9, 5 rounds at G/90+30 time control. To be held in 2024 at the Country Inn & Suites in Fredericksburg, VA (same site as the Fredericksburg Open). Event is FIDE-rated. 30 Hotel Rooms are set aside for $99/night!  The Top-finishing Virginia player becomes the Commonwealth's Representative to participate in the annual National Invitational of State Senior Champions, which is being held in NORFOLK,VA in late July 2024!!  We also can send our 2nd finishing VA senior to participate in the event if the tournament has an odd number of players overall or in any round.
See the Tournament Announcement at this link. Registration opens in March at www.vachess.org.
Jun 8 Magnus Chess Academy (MCA) Baltimore QUADS for K-12. Each Quad plays 3 rounds at a time control fo Game-25 with 5 second delay. There are two "sets" of Quads, one starting at 10 AM, and a second starting at 1 PM. You can play in either or both quads.  Games at the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Suite 148 in Owinds Miills, MD. More info at this link, or the MCA website at this link.
Jun 8, Jun 22 GMChessPrep Weekend Tournament. These tournaments are held EVERY OTHER SATURDAY. Round 1 is at 11 AM, Entry Fee is $15 FOR TWO TOURNAMENTS. Participants play 4 rounds at a time control of 10 minutes with 3 seconds of increment. Get more information at this link
Jun 10, 24 Charles Village Chess Bi-Weekly BLITZ. Held every other Monday, Game-3+2, 5 rounds at the Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E 30th St. in Baltimore. Round 1 at 7 PM, with follow-on rounds as soon as possible after the previous round ends. The Brewery's doors open at 4 PM. See this link/em> for more information.
Jun 14 DC Chess League - ROUND 8: 4-Board Team Chess - Games start 8pm Fridays - 1 match per month. Teams often need additional players, so individual players are welcome! Locations vary based on which team is "Home" (see website: dcchessleague.com). Time Control: G/ 90 +30inc 3 Sections: Open, Amateur (U2000), Reserve (U1700). Questions or to join a team: acomparc@gmail.com
Jun 14-15 Roanoke Valley Chess Club - Club Championship. 2024 club championship, 5 Rounds, Rds 1-4 G60+20 time control, Rd 5 G/60+0. Games at Westhampton Christian Church, 2515 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA. $200-$125-$75 for 1st-3rd places based on 16 players.  Entry Fee is $30 for club members, $40 for all others.  Rds 1 & 2 Friday at 4pm, 7pm; Rds 3-5 on Saturday at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm. One half-point bye (optional) allowed per player. Get more information and registration instructions at this link.
Jun 15 Henrico Chess Academy June Rapid & Scholastic Tournament. Held at the Publix at 10250 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA. There will be an Open section and a Scholastic section. The Scholastic will be a 3 rounds Swiss style at G/25;+5 and the Open Section (Rapid) will be a 5 rounds Swiss style at G/15;+5. Entry Fee is $30 for the Open tournament, $25 for the Scholastic event. Register at this link.  Get more information at this link. Visit our website @ http://www.henricochessacademy.com/tournaments
Jun 15 Rockville Chess Club - Quad/Swiss. Quads are 3-rounds of US Chess rated play with time control of Game-55, delay 5. Swiss tournament is 5 rounds at Game-25, delay 5. Round 1 in both sections at 11 AM. Venue is the Gaithersburg Public Library, 2nd Floor, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave in Gaithersburg, MD. Register at this link. Get more informaton at this link.
New!
Jun 15
Waldorf Chess Club QUADS #67. Being played at 2932 Mattawoman Beantown Rd in Waldorf, MD. USCF rated, Time control is Game-70, delay 10. $60 prize in each Quad. $25 Entry Fee. Register now at this link. Get more information at this link.
Jun 22 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus: 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com W. NS
Jun 24 Vivien Thomas Chess Challenge. A Scholastic tournament for players in grades K through 12. Multiple sections, 1st-3rd place trophies and Top Girl in each section. Check-in onsite 9:15-9:45 am, Round 1 at 10 am. Online registration closes Jun 21 at 9 pm sharp! Get more information at this link. Event location is 1707 Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD.
Jun 28 ACC Friday Blitz5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed (12 or more entries ... 1st place prize increases and 80% of EFs returned as prizes). Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check/Venmo/PayPal on-site. Advance entries at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS
Jun 29 DC Speed Chess Challenge #3. A 7-round (one game per round) Blitz tournament with time control of Game-3 minutes, delay 2 seconds. Held at Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Ave NW, Wash DC. $35 Entry Fee, $40 at the tournament site. US Chess rated. Questions: malcolm@livechess.club. Get more information, including registration instructions, at this link.
Jun 29 Eastern Chess Assn (ECA) June Action & Scholastic Tournament. At Brightpoint Community College, 13101 Route 1, Chester, VA. 3 Sections (Open, U1600 and U1000/Scholastic). Time control is G/35, delay 5. Round 1 at 10 AM in all sections. Chess sets provided, but please bring your own delay-capable clock. More information at this link.  Register Now at this link.
New!
Jun 29
Marvin Gaye Chess Challenge. At the Second Baptist Church, 816 3rd St NW, Washington DC. Has sections for adults and scholastic players. Entry is $35 for Open section, Entry starts at $25 for the Scholastic sections. Organized by TD Vaughn Bennett, email to vaughn_bennett@yahoo.com or text (202) 557-9516 for more information. See the online tournament life announcement at this link. This event honors the memory of Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American soul and R&B singer, songwriter, and musician. He helped shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of successes, which earned him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul. Marvin was born in April 1939 at Freedman's Hospital in Wash., DC.
New!
June 29 - July 4
GM/IM Norm Tournament. At the Hampton Inn & Suites, Washington Dulles Airport (4050 Westfax Dr., Chantilly, VA). This is a 6-day, 9-round event. For more information go to this link. Organized by the Atlantic Chess Association. You also can book your hotel at this link. This tournament also offers Free entry to the 2nd Annual Independence Day Open Tournament (see below) organized by the same organizer for all players in the Norm tournament.
July
2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Maryland through JULY 2024
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Click Here to find any tournament in the District of Columbia through JULY 2024
New!
Jul 1-5, Jul 15-19,
Jul 29-Aug 2,
or Aug 12-16
GM Chess Prep SUMMER ONLINE CHESS CAMPS. GM Rashad Babaev is holding four (4) Online Chess Camps in July and August. You can sign-up for a week (5 days) of instruction, or participate only on certain days during each instruction window. Instruction is held each day for 2 hours, from 12-noon untili 2 PM. Get details at this link.
Jul 5-7 2nd Annual Independence Day Open. A US Chess Grand Prix event at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA. 5 rounds in three sections: Premier (FIDE-rated), Under 1900, and Under 1500. $5,800 Prize Fund. Free entry to FIDE-titled players if entered by May 1, 2024. Entry Fee is $97 until April 1st, increases afterwards. Electronic notation is NOT allowed in this tournament. $10 retained from your entry fee if you withdraw before the tournament begins. Scheduling options allow you to play Fri-Sun, or just Sat-Sun, and still play 5 total rounds of chess! See details and registration information at this link.
New!
Jul 6
Mathnasium Short Pump Cross-Round Chess Tournament. Hosted by Chess RVA for scholastic players in grades K-9. Saturday, July 6, from 9am to 12-noon. Location of the event is Mathnasium Short Pump, 11530-D, West Broad St. in Richmond, VA. Play is in 3 sections, K-3, 4th-6th, and 7th-9th. You should expect to play 6 to 12 games! Trophies for 1st and 2nd place in each Section. Entry Fee is $20 if paid by June 28th, entry fee increases after June 28th. To Register and get more information, go to this link.
Jul 6 2nd Annual Independence Day SCHOLASTIC Championship. Saturday July 6 at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA, with Round 1 at 10 AM. Games are in 4 Sections (K3, K5, K8, or K12). All games will be rated by the US Chess Federation. Trophies to top 3 players in each section! Time control is Game-30, with 5-seconds of time delay per move. See details and registration information at this link.
Jul 6 2nd Annual Independence Day Open BLITZ. Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Washington Dulles Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA. Play is in two sections (Open and Under 1600). Games are US Chess rated. Guaranteed prizes: $125-Open, $75-U1600. Entry Fee is $30 by July 3rd, increases to $35 afterwards and at the tournament site. See details and registration information at this link.
Jul 8 OMCC July Blitz!  At Stevenson Univ. 10945 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills, MD.  USCF-rated, G/3+2 time control. Entry Fee is $5.  5-rounds of double-swiss games (e.g., you play 2 games each round, one as White and one as Black). Please bring your own Set and Clock. More information at this link.
Jul 12 DC Chess League - ROUND 9: 4-Board Team Chess - Games start 8pm Fridays - 1 match per month. Teams often need additional players, so individual players are welcome! Locations vary based on which team is "Home" (see website: dcchessleague.com). Time Control: G/ 90 +30inc 3 Sections: Open, Amateur (U2000), Reserve (U1700). Questions or to join a team: acomparc@gmail.com
Jul 12-14 2nd Annual DMV Open. Dulles, VA. July 12-14. $5,500 in guaranteed prizes. 5 rounds.  Game/100+30. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
Jul 13-14 2nd DMV Open Scholastic ChampionshipDulles, VA. July 13 & 14. 8 rounds. Game 25;d5. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
Jul 15 & 22 Owings Mills Chess Club (OMCC) Open. 2 Games (2 round) every Monday at Stevenson Univ., 10945 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills, MD. Rounds are G/25; d3 at 7 PM sharp on Monday July 15th and 22nd. See more at this link.
Jul 19 ACC Friday Blitz: 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed (12 or more entries ... 1st place prize increases and 80% of EFs returned as prizes). Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check/Venmo/PayPal on-site. Advance entries at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS
Jul 19-21 11th Annual Potomac Open. Organized by the Maryland Chess Assn. To be played in Rockville, MD, at the Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike. Prizes paid based solely on each player's final score, ad all prizes are guaranteed. Many sections and several "schedules". Get registration details and more tournament information at this link.
Jul 27 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus. 5 rounds, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com
Jul 27
- Aug 4
124th Annual U.S. Open Championships. In Norfolk, VA. See details at this link.
August
2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Maryland in AUGUST 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Virginia in AUGUST 2024
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New!
Jul 29-Aug 2,
or Aug 12-16
GM Chess Prep SUMMER ONLINE CHESS CAMPS. GM Rashad Babaev is holding four (4) Online Chess Camps in July and August. You can sign-up for a week (5 days) of instruction, or participate only on certain days during each instruction window. Instruction is held each day for 2 hours, from 12-noon untili 2 PM. Get details at this link.
New!
Aug 5-9
GM Chess Prep Special Summer Camp with GM Boris Avrukh! GM Rashad Babaev is excited to announce a special guest camp led by Grandmaster Boris Avrukh, known for his expertise and innovative approach in chess Openings. This unique camp will cover cutting-edge openings and provide you with robust repertoires to enhance your game. Each day of the Camp has a special instruction topic. For example, Aug 5th focuses on the Italian from Black's perspective, Aug 6th concentrates on a Black Repertoire against the English.  Get more information and register at this link.
Aug 5, 12, 19, & 26 Owings Mills Chess Club (OMCC) Open. 1 Game (1 round) every Monday at Stevenson Univ., 10945 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills, MD. Rounds are G/60+10 at 7 PM sharp every Monday from Aug 5 - Aug 26th. See more at this link.
Aug 9 ACC Friday Blitz: 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed (12 or more entries ... 1st place prize increases and 80% of EFs returned as prizes). Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check/Venmo/PayPal on-site. Advance entries at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS
Aug 10 Eastern Chess Assn Action/Scholastic Tournament. In planning phase, more to come.
Updated!
Aug 10-14
11th Annual Washington International. $22,000 in guaranteed prizes!! Organized by the Maryland Chess Assn. 9-Rounds Swiss tournament at a time control of Game-100, Increment 30. Being played at the Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, in Rockville MD. Free entry for US IMs and WGMs Rebates for each new player you recruit! Get all the details here..
Aug 17 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus. 5 rounds, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com
Aug 23 - 25 56th annual Atlantic Open. 5-SS, 40/80, SD/30; d30 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10), Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., NW, Washington, DC 20008. $30,000 guaranteed prizes! In 7 sections. Major: Open to 1900/up (see peakrating.us). $3000-1500-700-400-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $1300-700. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-400-300. FIDE. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1700: $1800-900-500-300-200. Under 1500: $1500-800-400-300-200. Under 1300: $1300-700-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-300-200-100.  Unrated may not win over $150 in U1000, $300 U1300, $450 U1500, $600 U1700, or $750 U1900; balance goes to next eligible player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections and schedules; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat. Top 6 sections EF: $148 online at chessaction.com by 8/21, $170 later online or at site until 1 hour before rd 1. GMs free; $130 from prize. Under 1000 Section EF: All $50 less than other sections EF.  Cannot play below Online Regular Rating minus 100 points. August official ratings used; Unofficial or Online Regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $43, Young Adult $26, Youth $19. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $70, no Major to Major. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Bye: all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $159-159, use link at chessevents.us (or call 202-234-0700), reserve by 8/8 or rate may increase, may sell out before 8/8. Hotel parking is valet only: $45. Other public lots are nearby and may offer lower rates.  Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entry. $15 service charge for refunds. Prizes not claimed at site usually paid by PayPal (may take a couple of weeks).  Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US.  Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Blitz tournament Sat. 9:30 pm, enter on site Sat. by 9:10 pm.  
Aug 30 Blitz Tournament at the 86th Annual VA Closed. In Glen Allen, VA, at the site for the Virginia Closed. 4 Double-rounds of Blitz in 2 sections (Open and U1600). Time control is G/5 with no time delay or increment. $650 in cash prizes GUARANTEED. See details at this link. Registration opens in June.
Updated!
Aug 31 - Sep 2
Annual Virginia Closed Chess Championships. In Glen Allen, VA. Details available now at this link. Registration to open in June.

September
2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Maryland in SEPTEMBER 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Virginia in SEPTEMBER 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in the District of Columbia in SEPTEMBER 2024
Sep 6 ACC Friday Blitz: 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed (12 or more entries ... 1st place prize increases and 80% of EFs returned as prizes). Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check/Venmo/PayPal on-site. Advance entries at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS
Sep 6-8 3rd Annual Beltway OpenDulles, VA. September 6-8. $5,500 in guaranteed prizes. 5 rounds.  Game/100+30. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
Sep 7-8 3rd Beltway Open Scholastic ChampionshipDulles, VA. September 7 & 8. 8 rounds. Game 25;d5. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
New!
Sep 20-24 
GM Alex Sherzer Memorial Mid-Atlantic Masters. 5-SS. G/90;+30. FIDE-rated. Open only to players who have had a Regular USCF rating of 2200+ since 1992. FIDE ratings used for pairings, USCF ratings used for eligibility. $7,000 Guaranteed Prizes. Other details to come soon. 
Sep 21 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus: 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com W. NS
Sep 27-29 1st Annual Capital Open. Dulles, VA. September 27-29. $5,500 in guaranteed prizes. 5 rounds. Game/100+30. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
Sep 28 Meadowdale Fall Scholastic & Quads Tournament. Hosted by the VA Chess Federation at the Meadowdale Pubic Library in N. Chesterfield, VA. Four Scholastic Sections, K5 and K12 Rated; and K5 and K12 Not Rated. Not rated sections are for players new to chess. Round 1 in scholastics at 9:30 am. QUADs tournament for rated and unrated adults, as well as advanced scholastic players who are rated over 1200. Quads play 3 rounds, with Round 1 at 9 am. Information available at these two links - QUADS or Scholastic Tournament. Registration opens in JULY.
Sep 28-29 1st Capital Open Scholastic Championship. Dulles, VA. September 28 & 29. 8 rounds. Game 25;d5. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
October
2024
 Oct 4 ACC Friday Blitz: 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed (12 or more entries ... 1st place prize increases and 80% of EFs returned as prizes). Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check/Venmo/PayPal on-site. Advance entries at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS
Oct 10-14 3rd Annual Skyline Open. Thursday-Monday (Oct 10-14) in Dulles, VA at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott at 45020 Aviation Drive. OPEN SECTION - 5-day - 9-Rounds ; OTHER SECTIONS - 4-/3-day - 7-Rounds. More details soon at the Capital Area Chess website.  
New!
Oct 12-14 
2024 US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship. In Annapolis, MD, at the US Naval Academy. This event is open to Active Duty military, Cadets/Midshipmen at our military academies (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy), Cadets enrolled in College ROTC, Retired US military, and Veterans who have served honorably in our Armed Forces. Enter by navigating to the Virginia Chess Federation homepage (www.vachess.org). See the detailed Tournament Announcement at this link.
 Oct 19 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus: 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com W. NS
Oct 25-27 2024 Fredericksburg Open. Main event is Sat & Sun, Oct 26-27, with Blitz on Friday evening Oct 25th. 3 Sections of play--Championship, Under 1800, and Under 1200. $4,000 prize fund with 1st-3rd places GUARANTEED in all sections. Location is the Country Inn & Suites Fredericksburg South, in Fredericksburg, VA. Organized and run by the VA Chess Federation. Click here to /span> make your Lodging reservations, rate is $89/nite + taxes through Oct 20.  Registration to open in June or July. Information about the Main Tournament is available now at this link. Get information about the Blitz Tournament here.
Oct 25-27 1st Annual Old Dominion Open. Dulles, VA. October 25-27. $5,500 in guaranteed prizes. 5 rounds. Game/100+30. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
Oct 26-27
1st Old Dominion Open Scholastic Championship. Dulles, VA. October 26 & 27. 8 rounds. Game 25;d5. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
November
2024
Nov 1 ACC Friday Blitz: 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed (12 or more entries ... 1st place prize increases and 80% of EFs returned as prizes). Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check/Venmo/PayPal on-site. Advance entries at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS
Nov 8-10 (New Tournament) Piedmont Open. Event in planning phase, more to follow.
Nov 15-17 2024 Northern Virginia Open. In Dulles, VA at the Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive. Details coming later this summer. Keep an eye on www.vachess.org.
Nov 23 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus: 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com W. NS
December
2024
Dec 13 ACC Friday Blitz: 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed (12 or more entries ... 1st place prize increases and 80% of EFs returned as prizes). Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check/Venmo/PayPal on-site. Advance entries at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS
Dec 13-15 1st Annual Federal Open. Dulles, VA. December 13-15. $5,500 in guaranteed prizes. 5 rounds.  Game/100+30. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
Dec 14-15
1st Federal Open Scholastic Championship. Dulles, VA. December 14 & 15. 8 rounds. Game 25;d5. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
Dec 21 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus: 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com W. NS
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January
2025
In Planning!
Jan 3-5, 2025
2025 Virginia Open. In Dulles, VA at the Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive. Details coming in early fall 2024. Keep an eye on www.vachess.org.