Attention Tournament Directors -- Upcoming Safe Play Training Deadline!!
If you are a US Chess certified Tournament Director you must complete your Safe Play Training by June 1, 2024. If you do not, your TD status will be changed to "Inactive" starting June 1st and you will not be able to submit Tournament Rating Reports or be listed on any Tournament Rating Reports turned in by another TD.
Please go to the US Chess Safe Play Hub for instructions on how to purchase and take your training. You will get $1 off your training when you use the coupon code provided in the instructions.
For more information, contact Mike Hoffpauir, VCF Webmaster and Executive Secretary/Treasurer.

Entry Fee Increases to $90 on June 2nd ... 2024 Virginia Senior Open
Fredericksburg, VA, June 7-9 at the Country Inn & Suites. FIDE-rated.
This event determine's Virginia's representative to the 2024 Irwin Tournament of State Senior Champions
being held this year in NORFOLK VA, July 27-30
Book Hotel Room  Register Me NOW!!  Tournament Info  See Who's Playing

To book your room click on the link or call the hotel at 540-898-1800 (Group Name "VA Senior Open Chess")

Registration opens in June ... 2024 (86th) Virginia Closed State Championships
Blitz on Friday evening, Aug 30th at 7:30 PM.  Main Event on Sat-Mon, Aug 31st - Sept 2nd.
At the Hilton Garden Inn - Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA ... Make Your Hotel Reservation now at this link.
$5,000 Prize Fund -- We increased it to $6,800 last year based on a strong player turn-out!!
Main Event Info  Blitz Tournament Info

Registration opens in July ... 2024 Fredericksburg Open
Blitz on Friday evening, Oct 25th at 7 PM.  Main Event on Sat-Sun, Oct 26th-27th
At the Country Inn & Suites, 10358 Patriot Highway, Fredericksburg, VA ... Make Your Hotel Reservation now at this link.
$4,000 Prize Fund
Main Event Info  Blitz Tournament Info


Upcoming VCF-organized Touraments in 2024/5
Nov 15-17: Northern Virginia Open, Dulles, VA
Jan 3-5, 2025: Virginia Open, Dulles, VA
TBD 2025: Charlottesville Open, Charlottesville, VA


See info about more upcoming tournaments at the Clearing House (click here)

Editions of the VA Chess Federation Newsletter through 2023 are available at this link.


GM Sergey Erenburg (Richmond) is our 2023-24 State Champion!

Our 2023 Virginia Senior Champion is NM Robert Fischer (Richmond).

Our other State Champions for 2023-24 are ...
Amateur Champion: Gabriel Cumming (Stafford)
Novice Champion: Joseph Lee Andrews, Jr. (Huddleston)

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

2023 Virginia Closed State Championships
Played Sept. 2-4 in Glen Allen, VA
GM Sergey Erenburg is our State Champion
Gabriel Cumming is our State Amateur Champion, Joseph Lee Andrews captures the Top Novice Prize
Final Results

2023 VA Senior Open

Final Results
Played Jun 2-4 in Dulles, VA
IM Oladapo Adu captures 1st Place -- NM Robert Fischer is our State Sr. Champion

2024 (56th) Virginia Open
Held Jan 5-7, 2024, in Dulles, VA
Final Standings

2024 VA Scholastic & College Championships
March 8-10 in Roanoke, VA
Blitz Results  Main Event - Individual Results  Team Results

US Chess Rating Reports are NOT in tie-break sequence

Northern Virginia Open
Held 17-19 November 2023, in Dulles, VA
Final Standings

3rd Coastal VA Open
4-way tie for 1st place in the Open Section - held Jan 27-28, 2024 in VA Beach, VA
Final Standings

2023 Fredericksburg Open
Saturday-Sunday, Oct 28-29, 2023, Country-Inn & Suites Fredericksburg
Blitz Results  Final Results

Meadowdale Library Quads & Scholastics
Sat, April 13, at the Meadowdale Public Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, N. Chesterfield, VA
  Final Standings
To see the Individual and Team Standings:
First, select the "Final Standings" button above and select your Section.
Then select either "standings" or "individual-team standings" from the drop-down menu.

31st David F. Zofchak Memorial
Played Fri-Sun, Sep 22-24 in Norfolk, VA
Final Results

 

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