Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

Our 2017-2018 VCF Cup Champion is NM Jason Liang.

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Our State Champion for 2018 is IM Praveen Balakrishnan

Our 2018 State Amateur Champion is Joseph Cagle, and our 2018 Under-1200 Champion is Luke Grogan

  Updated Dec 1, 2018 ... Click here to see the VCF's Policy on Communication, Calculation and Electronic Devices

US Chess - Report of actions at the 2018 Annual Meeting

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============== Chess News for Virginians ... ==============

2019 Virginia HS Champions -- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology -- capture National HS Champions Title!!
This is TJ's 2nd straight National Championship!!
Virginians finishing with at least 5 out of 7 points:
K12 Championship Section:  Praveen Balakrishnan (8th, 5.5/7); Andy Huang (14th, 5.5/7); Saigautam Bonam (21st, 5/7); Justin Paul (23rd, 5/7); Jennifer Yu (24th, 5/7)

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

2019 (52nd) Virginia Open
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 22-24, 2019 -- $4,000 GUARANTEED Prize Fund!
at the Washington-Dulles Marriott in Sterling, VA
Chief TD is NTD and FIDE Arbiter Mike Hoffpauir
 Early Entry Ends Saturday March 16th at midnight
Info & Registration   See who has Entered
Enter Online NOW!

Register now ...  2019 Colonial Open
Friday-Sunday, April 19-21, 2019
$$5,600 Guaranteed Prize Fund -- 50 GP Points!!
Executive Conference & Training Center, Sterling, VA
Info & Registration

Registration is Open ... 2019 (7th) Cherry Blossom Classic
Friday-Monday, May 24-27, 2019
$16,500 Prize Fund -- 150 GP Points!! -- 5 Sections of Play
Executive Conference & Training Center, Sterling, VA
Info & Registration

Registration Opens very soon!! 2019 Charlottesville Open
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
$2,000 Prize Fund based on 55 paid players
Comfort Inn - Monticello, Charlottesvile, VA

============== Recently Completed Events ==============

2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships
Charlottesville, VA ... March 9-10, 2019
Final Standings

26th David Zofchak Memorial ... played Nov 17-18 2018
At Lake Wright Sleep Inn, Norfolk, VA
Final Standings 

2018 Northern Virginia Open ... played Nov 10-11 2018
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, Sterling, VA
Final Standings

82nd Virginia Closed ... played Sept 1-3, 2018
IM Praveen Balakrishnan repeats as State Champion!!
Final Standings    Blitz Results

----------- For your 2019 Planning -------------

When Event Tournament Location
April 19-21, 2019 N E W    E V E N T
2019 Colonial Open
Executive Conference Center, Sterling, VA
May 24-27, 2019 7th Cherry Blossom Classic Executive Conference Center, Sterling, VA
July 13-14 2019 Charlottesville Open Comfort Inn Monticello, Chalottesville, VA
Aug 3-4, 2019 State Games of America (2-day Main Tournament and 1-day Scholastic) Lynchburg, VA at Liberty University
Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2019 VA Closed Championships Glen Allen, VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbruck
October 2019 (TBD) New Tournament (to be named) in Fredericksburg (replaces Emporia) Location TBD

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