Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

Annual Membership Meeting
9AM, Saturday, Aug 31
at the Hilton Garden Inn-Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA

Our Reigning 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

Our Reigning Senior Champion for 2018 is NM Shawn Hoshall

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

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

We've locked in the location and dates for "the return" of the annual Fredericksburg Open
It will be October 19-20 at the Country Inn & Suites South in Fredericksburg ... watch for details in July

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

2019 Charlottesville Open ... We're done!
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
Nemanja Milanovic captures 1st in the Open Section
Ishaan Bhardvaj wins 1st in the Under 1700 Section

FINAL Standings

 Registration is Open ...  2019 State Games of America Chess Champinoships
Saturday, August 3, 2019
On the Campus of Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Open Section & 2 Scholastic Sections -- Online Registration only, NO ONSITE ENTRIES
Registration    Info & Pre-Entries

2019 Virginia Closed Championships (Flyer)
Saturday to Monday, Aug 31st to Sept 2nd -- $5,000 in prizes based on 90 paid entries!!
Hilton Garden Inn-Innsbrook, Glen Allen, VA,
Reserve your Hotel Room by Aug 8th -- $94.00/night plus taxes (804-521-2900)
Info & Registration

2019 VA Senior Open
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20th-22nd
$1900 Prize Fund -- Trophies -- Free Entry to 2020 National Senior Tournament of Champions

Marriott Residence Inn -- Ballston
Info & Registration

 NEW & Coming Soon ...  2019 Fredericksburg Open
Saturday & Sundahy, Oct 19-20, 2019 -- $2,800 prize fund
Country Inn & Suites-South, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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

2019 Colonial Open
Played April 19-21, 2019
Final Standings

2019 (52nd) Virginia Open
Washington-Dulles Marriott in Sterling, VA ... March 22-24, 2019
Final Standings

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

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

----------- For your 2019 & 2020 Planning -------------

When Event Tournament Location
Aug 3, 2019 State Games of America Lynchburg, VA at Liberty University
Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2019 VA Closed Championships Glen Allen, VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbruck
Sept. 20-22, 2019 VA Senior Open Ballston, VA; Marriott Residence Inn
October 19-20, 2019  N E W 
Fredericksburg Open
(replaces Emporia)
Country Inn & Suites South, Fredericksburg, VA
Tentatively set for
March 7-8, 2020
Virginia Scholastic & College Chess Championships Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology

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