Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

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

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

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

Our State Amateur Champion is Nalin Jha, and our Under-1200 Champion is Joshua Havens

IM Praveen Balakrishnan repeats as 2018 VA High School Champion!!
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============== Breaking News ==============

Ronen Wilson captures the K-3 Championship at the U.S. Chess Elementary National Championships!!
Ronen finished with a very impressive 6.5/7 score in a field of 179 players.  Ronen is now over 2000!

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Other notables include: Maximilian Bao, who won 1st Place in the K1-Under 500 & Unrated Section.
Virginians serving as TDs: Anand Dommalapati, Jeff Forbes, Jack Scheible, Tina Schweiss, Caijun & Maggie Luo, Mike Hoffpauir


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

 REGISTER NOW  ... 2018 Charlottesville Open ... July 14-15, 2018
Charlottesville, VA, at the Comfort Inn Monticello
Tournament Info    Enter ONLINE Now!!    See Who is Playing

 REGISTER NOW  ... 2018 Virginia Commonwealth Games ... Saturday, July 28, 2018
On the Campus of Liberty University -- A 1-Day Scholastic & Open Tournament!!
Come out and Win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal
Tournament Info & Registration

 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN  ... 82nd Virginia Closed ... Sept 1-3, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Glen Allen, VA -- with BLITZ on Friday evening!!
VCF Annual Membership Meeting is Saturday, Sept 1, from 9-11AM at the Hotel
Tournament Info    Enter ONLINE Now!!    See Who is Playing

Being Re-Scheduled ... 2018 Virginia Senior Open ... mid-to-late September 2018
Arlington, VA

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

51st Virginia Open ... March 23-25, 2018
Final Standings

2018 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships ... March 3-4, 2018
Final Standings     Blitz Results

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

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

When What Where
July 28-29, 2018 2018 Virginia Commonwealth Games Liberty, University; Lynchburg, VA
Sept 1-3, 2018 82nd Virginia Closed Chess Championships Glen Allen VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook
mid-to-late Sept '18 Virginia Senior Open TBD in the northern Virginia area
Oct 20-21, 2018 34th Emporia Open Emporia, VA, Holiday Inn Express (If we do not get good turnout 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 2-3 or 9-10, 2019 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships (Tentatively) Richmond, VA. Site negotiations are in progress.