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Our Reigning State Champion is ... Qindong Yang
Our Reigning State Amateur Champion is Nicholas Xie

VA Closed Champion Qindong Yang       ...       VA Amateur Champion Nicholas Xie

NEW!!  Alex Jian is our 2015-16 VCF Cup ... click here to see the Overall VCF Cup Winners.

the 2017 U.S. OPEN will be held in NORFOLK, VA at the Sheraton Waterside!!

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============== Upcoming Tournaments ==============

2017 VA State Scholastic & College Championships ... March 11-12, 2017
Plus Blitz & Bughouse on Friday night, March 10th!!

Official Hotel is the Holiday Inn, VA-Beach/Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center
The hotel "Chess Rate" of $109 is available until Tuesday, February 7th!!  Reserve your room now!!

Tournament Information    Hotel Information

 50th Virginia Open ... March 24-26, 2017
Washington Dulles Marriott, Dulles, VA
Tournament Information

 5th Cherry Blossom Classic ... May 26-29, 2017
Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, Herndon, VA


 Coming in February 2017  2017 Virginia Senior Open ... June 2-4, 2017
Returning to the former site in Alexandria, VA

Coming in March 2017  27th Charlottesville Open ... July 15-16, 2017
Comfort Inn Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

============== Recently Completed ... ==============

24th David Zofchak Memorial  Nov. 19-20, 2016
Spencer P Martin wins clear first with 4.0

2016 Virginia Senior Open  Oct. 18-30. 2016
NM William Marcelino captures 1st Place, VCF Editor FM Macon Shibut takes 2nd, and Stephen Miller grabs 3rd

21st Northern Virginia Open, Nov 5-6, 2016
IM Enkhbat, IM-Elect Balakrishnan, FM Sinha, & Alex Jian share Top Honors at 4.5/5

31st Emporia Open
Justin Lohr & Bryant Lohr split 1st & 2nd place with 4.0/5
Gerard Wasserbauer grabs Top U1700; Nathaniel and David Ortiz share Top U1200

80th Virginia Closed ... Saturday - Monday, Sept 3-5, 2016
U-Richmond Sophomore Qindong Yang is our 2016 VA State Champion!!
Nicholas Xie takes the Amateur Title!

============== Virginia Chess in the News ==============

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