Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

Happy New Year!!

==============  HOT NEWS ==============

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

Our State Amateur Champion is Nalin Jha
Our Under 1200 Champion is Joshua Havens

IM Praveen Balakrishnan also is our 2016-17 VCF Cup Champion!
Updated Click here to see current and past VCF Cup Results

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

2018 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships ... Sat & Sun, March 3-4, 2018
BLITZ on Friday evening, March 2nd!  HOTEL INFO UPDATED ... more local rooms available!  Click on Info & Registration.
Info & Registration

51st Virginia Open ... Fri evening through Sunday, March 23-25, 2018
Sterling, VA at the Marriott Washington-Dulles Hotel
Info & Registration

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

22nd Northern Virginia Open ... November 18-19, 2017
GM Kore Akshayraj wins with 5.0/5

Final Standings

25th Zofchak Memorial ... November 4-5, 2017
Final Standings

32nd Emporia Open ... October 21-22, 2017
Final Standings

81st VA Closed Chess Championships ... Sept 2-4, 2017
Final Results

2017 Virginia Commonwealth Games ... July 22nd, 2017
Final Results

27th Charlottesville Open ... July 15-16, 2017
Final Results

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

When What Where
March 3-4, 2018 2018 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Roanoke, VA, William Fleming High School.
March 23-25, 2018 51st Virginia Open Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel
May 25-28 or 26-28, 2018 6th Annual Cherry Blossom Classic
$12,000 Prize Fund ($2,000 more than last year!)
Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel
June 1-3, 2018 2018 Virginia Senior Open
Top Virginian qualifies to represent VA at the 2018 US Open "Tournament of Senior Champions" in Wisconsin
Arlington, VA
late June or Mid-July TBD 2018 Charlottesville Open Charlottesville, VA; Probably at the Comfort Inn Monticello
July 28-29, 2018 2018 Virginia Commonwealth Games Liberty, Univ; Lynchburg, VA
Sept 1-3, 2018 82nd Virginia Closed Chess Championships Glen Allen VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook
Oct 20-21, 2018 34th Emporia Open Emporia, VA, Holiday Inn Express