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 04/11/24 10:23 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
April
2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Maryland in APRIL 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Virginia in APRIL 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in the District of Columbia in APRIL 2024
Apr 1 Owings Mills April Fool's Blitz. Monday, April 1st (no kidding!!). in The Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Garrison Hall south, Stevenson University, 10945 Boulevard Circle. Entry Fee $5, Time control is Game-3+2. 5-round Double-Swiss format (you play 2 games each round for a total of 10 games). Please bring your own set and clocks, we have limited extras. Get more information at this link.
April 5-7 2024 U.S. National High School (K-12) Championship. Friday-Sunday, Apr 5-7, 2024 in Baltimore MD at the Baltimore Convention Center on 1 W. Pratt St. A 7-round National Championship Event organized and run by the US Chess Federation. Round 1 on Friday at 1 pm. Open to players in grades K-12 nation-wide. Bughouse and Blitz tournaments on Thursday, Apr 4th. Get more inoformation on the tournament at this link.
Apr 6 Fairfax County Scholastic (K-8) Quads. Tournament for players in grades K-8 hosted by Magnus Chess Academy on July 8, 2023, at the Pozez Jewish Community Ctr of Northern VA, 8900 Little River Tpke, Fairfax, VA. Click here for more information.
Apr 6 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
Apr 6 RVA Pieces Spring Rapid 2024. In Richmond, VA, at the Holiday Inn Express, 201 East Cary St. 3 Sections--Open, U1200 and Scholastic U1000. Registration onsite 8:30-9:30 AM. Five (5) Rounds of play at 10 AM, 11:15 AM, 1 PM, 2:15 PM, and 3:30 PM. Please bring your own set and clock. Entry Fee is $30 until March 24, increases to $40 after March 24 and onsite. Get more information and registration instructions at this link.
Apr 7 DC Speed Chess Challenge! Sunday, Apr 7, at 3400 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC. 12-rounds of Blitz at G/3+2 time control. Please bring an increment-capable clock with you! Free entry for GMs/IMs ($20 deducted from prize). Entry Fee is $35, $20 for students. Round 1 at 3:30 PM. More information at this link.
Apr 12 DC Chess League - ROUND 6: 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
Apr 13 Chuck Brown Chess Challenge. In Washington DC, Sat. Apr 13. Features and Open Section and several Scholastic Sections!! Come out, play chess, and help us celebrate the life and achievements of Charles Louis Brown (1936-2012), an American guitarist, bandleader and singer known as "The Godfather of Go-Go". Go-go is "a hypnotically danceable genre" deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 1970s" while living in Washington, DC. Find more info about the tournament at this link.
Apr 13 Pop-up Quads in Bel Air at Emmorton Rec Center. A 3-round event organized on "quads" format with Rounds 1-3 at 9 AM, 1 PM, and 4:30 PM. Time control is G/90 (increment or delay not specified in the TLA). Get more more informatoin at this link.
Apr 13 1st NoVA Scholastic Championship. In Vienna, VA at Fiore Montessori School, 1629 Beulah Rd. 4 Sections (K3, K5, K8, K12) with time control of Game-30, delay 5. Round 1 at 10 AM. Get more information and registration instructions at this link. Organized by GMChessPrep.
Apr 13 Meadowdale Spring Scholastic & Quads. 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 10 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 9:30 am.    Scholastic Info.    Quads Info.  Register at www.vachess.org
Apr 19 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
Apr 19-21 69th Annual Maryland Open. Organized by the Maryland Chess Assn. To be played in Rockville, MD. Details available now at this link.
Apr 20-21

2024 Maryland State Scholastic Championships. Sat & Sun April 20-21, 2024, at 8800 Guilford Rd, Columbia, MD. Multiple sections for High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and Primary School. Sanctioned by the Maryland Chess Association and organized by Magnus Chess Academy. Get more info at this link.

Apr 20-21 District of Columbia 2024 State Championship. Sat-Sun, Apr 20-21 at 1100 13th St NW, Wash. DC. Open only to DC Residents. Round 1 at 9 am on Apr 20. Get info at this link. Register at this link starting March 1st.
Apr 26-28 1st Annual Central Virginia Open. Fri-Sun, Apr 26-28. A VCF Cup event. To be held in Glen Allen, VA, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4050 Cox Road. $5,175 guaranteed prize fund. 3 sections: Open (FIDE-rated), U1700, and U1100. Open and U1700 play Friday-Sunday, U1100 plays Sat-Sun only. Details and registration information available at this link.
Apr 27 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.
UPDATED!
Apr 27
DC K-12 Girls OPEN Chess Tournament and the DC All Girls 2024 State Championship. TWO TOURNAMENTS at one location!! For girls in grades K-12. Sat. Apr 27 at the Lamond Riggs Huff Library, 5401 S. Dakota Ave, Wash. DC. Round 1 at 10:30 am, 4 rounds of play. Registration open from April 1st - 25th. Players must be residents of the District of Columbia. Get more information at this link for the K-12 Girls Open, and at this link for the DC All Girls event.
Apr 27 1st Annual Central Virginia Blitz. Sat, Apr 27 at the same site in Glen Allen, VA, as the Central VA Open (see below). 4 Double-Swiss Rounds (8 games, 2 per round). G/5;d0 time control. Round 1 at 9 pm. Details and registration information available at this link.
New!
Apr 27
3rd Annual Charity Chess Tournament. At Rachel Carson Middle School, 13618 McLean Rd, Herndon, VA. Saturday, April 27, with Round 1 at 9 AM. Entry is $30 per player. Please bring your own Chess Set and Chess Clock. Play is in multiple sections (Open, Under 1600, Under 1000, and Not-Rated). Details and registration information available at this link.
Apr 27 James Purnell Chess Challenge. In Annapolis, MD, Sunday Apr 27, 2024. 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 April 26 at 9 pm sharp! Get more information at this link. Event location is 1707 Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD.
Apr 28 Elizabeth Catlett Scholastic Quads Tournament. Sunday, April 28, 609 H St. NE, Wash. DC. FREE ENTRY. 3 Rounds of play at G/25 Delay 5 time control. Get detaiils at this link. Come out and help us celebrate the life and achievements of Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) was an African-American sculptor and graphic artist best known for her depictions of the Black-American experience in the 20th century, which often focused on the female experience. She was born and raised in Washington, DC to parents working in education, and was the grandchild of formerly enslaved people. It was difficult for a black woman at this time to pursue a career as a working artist. Catlett devoted much of her career to teaching. However, a fellowship awarded to her in 1946 allowed her to travel to Mexico City, where she worked with the Taller de Gráfica Popular for twenty years and became head of the sculpture department for the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas.
May
2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Maryland in MAY 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Virginia in MAY 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in the District of Columbia in MAY 2024
May 3-5
2nd Annual Metropolitan Open. Dulles, VA. May 3-5. $5,500 in guaranteed prizes. 5 rounds. Game/100+30. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
May 4 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.
May 4 1st Central Capitol Scholastic Championship. At Westbriar Elementary, 1741 Pine Valley Dr., Vienna, VA. 4 Sections (K3, K5, K8, K12) with time control of Game-30, delay 5. Round 1 at 10 AM. Get more information and registration instructions at this link. Organized by GMChessPrep.
May 5 2nd Metropolitan Open Scholastic Championship. Dulles, VA. May 5. 4 rounds. Game 25;d5. Register or view more information by visiting THIS LINK.
May 10 DC Chess League - ROUND 7: 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
New!
May 11
2nd HCS Hope Club Tournament. At Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust St., Herndon, VA. Rated US Chess play in 4 Sections (K3, K5, K8, and Open), or 2x Not-Rated Sections (K8 and Open). Round 1 at 8:30 AM. Chess Sets provided, but PLEASE bring your own clock! Registration $35. US Chess Federation membership required in the Rated Sections. Get more information and register at this link.
May 11 Lucy Diggs Slowe Chess Challenge. In Wash DC on Sat, May 11. Event has an Open Section and multiple Scholastic Sections!! Please come out and help celebrate the life and achievements of Lucy Diggs Slowe (1885-1937) was an American educator and athlete. She was a tennis champion, winning the national title of the American Tennis Association's first tournament in 1917, the first African-American woman to win a major sports title. In 1919, the District of Columbia asked Slowe to create the first junior high school in its system for Black students and then appointed her as principal. She led Shaw junior high school until 1922, creating the first integrated in-service training for junior high school teachers in the District. Slowe then served for 15 years as the first Dean of Women at Howard University, the first Black woman to serve as Dean of Women at any American university. Get more event information at this link.
May 13 Owings Mills Chess Club MAY BLITZ. In Owings Mills, MD, in The Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Garrison Hall south, Stevenson University, 10945 Boulevard Circle. Entry Fee $5, Time control is Game-3+2. 5-round Double-Swiss format (you play 2 games each round for a total of 10 games). Please bring your own set and clocks, we have limited extras. Get more information at this link.
May 18 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
May 18 Fairfax County Scholastic (K-8) Quads. Tournament for players in grades K-8 hosted by Magnus Chess Academy on July 8, 2023, at the Pozez Jewish Community Ctr of Northern VA, 8900 Little River Tpke, Fairfax, VA. Click here for more information.
May 22-27 11th Cherry Blossom Classic. Details coming later this year. Organized and run by Capital Area Chess. Venue is the Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott in Dulles, VA. Includes FIDE-rated sections, with the Open Section being Norm-capable.
May 26 Langston Hughes Scholastic Quads Tournament. Sunday, May 26, 609 H St. NE, Wash. DC. FREE ENTRY. 3 Rounds of play at G/25 Delay 5 time control. Get detaiils at this link. Come out and help us celebrate the life and achievements of James Mercer Langston Hughes (1901-1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. After traveling to West Africa and Europe in early adulthood, he moved to Washington, DC and began working as an assistant to historian Carter G. Woodson. As the work demands limited his time for writing, Hughes quit the position to work as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel. Hughes' time as a busboy inspired the name for the Busboys & Poets restaurants. More info at this link.
May 31 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
June
2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Maryland in JUNE 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in Virginia in JUNE 2024
Click Here to find any tournament in the District of Columbia in 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 3 - Jun 24 Owings Mills Chess Club 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.
Save the dates!
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 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
New!
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 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

July
2024
New!
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
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.
New!
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 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.
Save the dates!
Jul 19-21
11th Annual Potomac Open. Organized by the Maryland Chess Assn. To be played in Rockville, MD. Details to follow soon.
Jul 27 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus. 5 rounds, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12:00-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site - cash/check/Venmo/PayPal. Online: www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com
Jul 27
- Aug 4
124th Annual U.S. Open Championships. In Norfolk, VA. See details at this link.
August
2024
In Planning!
TBD
(To Be Rescheduled due to conflict with US Open) Annual Charlottesville Open. Organized by the VA Chess Federation. Details to follow soon once we know more about the re-opening of the hotel.
Save the dates!
Aug 11-15
11th Annual Washington International. Organized by the Maryland Chess Assn. Details to follow soon.
Aug 17 ACC's Saturday Action-Plus. 5 rounds, G/45, d/5. $$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
Save the dates!
Aug 31 - Sep 2
Annual Virginia Closed Chess Championships. In Glen Allen, VA. Details available in April or May.

September
2024
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.
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 28-29 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 12-14 2024 US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship. In Annapolis, MD, at the US Naval Academy. Details coming soon.
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
Save the Dates!
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.
December
2024
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.
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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.