Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

2018 VCF Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, Sept 1st, 2018, 9-11AM
Hilton Garden Inn Insbrook in Glen Allen, VA

NEW!! The Preliminary Results of the 2017-18 VCF Cup
Overall Standings are done.  Click Here to see them ...

Our State Champion for 2017-18 is ... IM Praveen Balakrishnan

Our State Amateur Champion is Nalin Jha, and our Under-1200 Champion is Joshua Havens

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US Chess - Report of actions at the 2018 Annual Meeting


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============== News from the world of Caissa ... ==============

NEW!!  Reigning State Champion IM Praveen Balakrishnan defends his Denker Tournament
of High School Champions crown ... winning the 2018 Denker. 
ALSO, Andy Huang, our Rep to the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions also WON his event! 
Click here to read more ...
This is the first time in Virginia history that our two entries for the Denker and Barber have won BOTH events!!

IM Praveen Balakrishnan (L) and NM Andy Huang (R)

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

82nd Virginia Closed ... Saturday-Monday, Sept 1-3, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Glen Allen, VA -- with BLITZ on Friday evening!!
Early Entry period ends on Saturday, Aug 25th
Entry Fee increases to $95 on Sunday, Aug 26th
VCF Annual Membership Meeting is Saturday, Sept 1, from 9-11AM at the Hotel
Tournament Info    Enter ONLINE Now!!    See Who is Playing

2018 Virginia Senior Open ... Friday-Sunday, Sept 21-23, 2018
Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston; 650 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22203 (703)-310-1999
Top Virginian gets free entry to the 2019 VA Sr. Open
and qualifies to represent VA at the 2019 US Open in Florida!
Info & Registration

 Registration is Open!!  ... 34th Emporia Open ... Saturday & Sunday, Oct 20-21, 2018
At the Holiday Inn, Emporia -- $1,095 Prize Fund ($200 more than last year!!)
Info & Registration

 Registration is Open!!  ... 26th David Zofchak Memorial  Saturday & Sunday, Nov 17-18 2018
At Lake Wright Sleep Inn, Norfolk  $2000 prize fund
Info & Registration 

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

2018 Charlottesville Open ... July 14-15, 2018
Charlottesville, VA, at the Comfort Inn Monticello
National Master, and Former VA State Champ, Qindong Yang grabs 1st Place with 5/5!
Final Standings

51st Virginia Open ... March 23-25, 2018
Final Standings

2018 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships ... March 3-4, 2018
Final Standings     Blitz Results

22nd Northern Virginia Open ... November 18-19, 2017
Final Standings

----------- For your 2018-19 Planning -------------

When What Where
July 28-29, 2018 2018 Virginia Commonwealth Games Liberty, University; Lynchburg, VA
Sept 1-3, 2018 82nd Virginia Closed Chess Championships Glen Allen VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook
Sept 21-23, 2018 Virginia Senior Open TBD in the northern Virginia area
Oct 20-21, 2018 34th Emporia Open Emporia, VA, Holiday Inn Express (If we do not get good turnout this may be the final Emporia Open)
Nov 10-11, 2018 Northern VA Open Washington-Dulles Marriott Hotel, Sterling, VA (near the airport)
Nov 17-18, 2018 Zofchak Memorial Sleep Inn Lake Wright, Norfolk, VA
March 2-3 or 9-10, 2019 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships (Tentatively) Richmond, VA. Site negotiations are in progress.