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

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US Chess - Report of actions at the 2018 Annual Meeting


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

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES by Virginians at the 2019 K-12 Grade National Championships in Orlando, FL

9th Grader and NM Andy Huang wins the National Championship in the 9th Grade Section. 
Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology wins the 9th Grade Team Championship

3rd Grader Owen Levine ties for 2nd Place in the 2nd Grade Section.
5th Grader Brian Tay ties for 2nd Place in the 5th Grade Section.
1st Grader Jan Morozov ties for 3rd Place in the 1st Grade Section.
2nd Grader Kyle Zhuang ties for 3rd Place in the 2nd Grade Section.
9th Grader Geoffrey Davis ties for 3rd Place in the 9th Grade Section.
12th Grader Camden Wiseman ties for 3rd Place in the 12th Grade Section.
10th Grader Evan Ling ties for 4th Place in the 10th Grade Section.
4th Grader Ananya Ananth ties for 8th Place in the 4th Grade Section.
8th Grader Kisna Matta ties for 10th Place in the 9th Grade Section.
9th Grader Garrett Heller ties for 4th Place in the K-12 Blitz Tournament.
4th Grader Ronen Wilson ties for 2nd Place in the K-6 Blitz Tournament.

In Memoriam ... Allen J. Hinshaw

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

2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 8-10, 2019 at Monticello HS in Charlottesville, VA
Simultaneous Exhibition on Saturday March 9th with 3-time VA State Champion FM Macon Shibut!
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Entry is now open!! 2019 (52nd) Virginia Open
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 22-24, 2019 -- $4,000 GUARANTEED Prize Fund!
at the Washington-Dulles Marriott in Sterling, VA
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============== Recently Completed Events ==============

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
March 9-10, 2019 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Charlottesville, VA, Monticello High School
March 22-24, 2019 Virginia Open Washington-Dulles Marriott Hotel, Sterling, VA (near the airport)
July 13-14 or 20-21 Charlottesville Open Site TBD
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 State 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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