Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

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

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

Click Here to see the Individual and Class results.

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

Click here to see the VCF's Policy on Communication, Calculation and Electronic Devices

US Chess - Report of actions at the 2018 Annual Meeting


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==============  Chess News YOU can Use!!  ==============

Congratulations to Virginia's Jennifer Yu!

Jennifer won Bronze on Board 5 of the US Womens Team
and also picked up an IM Norm!!
Article

Oct 6, 2018:  New Chess Club in Dahlgren, VA (click here)

 New   Early Bird Flyer for the 2018-19
Virginia Scholastic & College Chess Championships
Monticello High School, Charlottesville, VA
Sat & Sun March 9-10, 2019 -- with Blitz on Friday Evening March 8th

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

34th Emporia Open ... Saturday & Sunday, Oct 20-21, 2018
At the Holiday Inn, Emporia -- $1,095 Prize Fund ($200 more than last year!!)
Hotel "Chess Rate" of $87/night ends Friday Oct 5th
Info & Registration     Enter NOW!     See who has Registered

 Registration is Open!!  ... 2018 Northern Virginia Open  Saturday & Sunday, Nov 10-11 2018
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, Dulles VA
Info & Registration     Enter NOW!     See who has Registered

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

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

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

Final Standings    Blitz Results

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

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

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

When Event Name Tournament Location
Oct 20-21, 2018 34th Emporia Open Emporia, VA, Holiday Inn Express (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 9-10, 2019 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships (Updated) Charlottesville, VA, Monticello High School.  Negotiations in progress.
(New) 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
(New) October 2019 (TBD) New Tournament (to be named) in Fredericksburg (replaces Emporia) Location TBD