Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

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

  Updated Dec 1, 2018 ... 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 for Virginians ... ==============

In Memoriam ... Allen J. Hinshaw

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

2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 8-10, 2019 at Monticello HS in Charlottesville, VA
EARLY ENTRY ENDS Saturday, March 2nd
Simultaneous Exhibition on Saturday March 9th with 3-time VA State Champion FM Macon Shibut!
Info & Registration  See who has Entered
Registered, but Need to Pay  Player / Team Eligibility

2019 (52nd) Virginia Open
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 22-24, 2019 -- $4,000 GUARANTEED Prize Fund!
at the Washington-Dulles Marriott in Sterling, VA
Chief TD is NTD and FIDE Arbiter Mike Hoffpauir
Info & Registration   See who has Entered

 N E W    E V E N T ... Registration Opens Soon ...   2019 Colonial Open
Friday-Sunday, April 19-21, 2019
$$5,600 Guaranteed Prize Fund -- 50 GP Points!!
Executive Conference & Training Center, Sterling, VA

Registration Opens in February!!  2019 (7th) Cherry Blossom Classic
Friday-Monday, May 24-27, 2019
$16,500 Prize Fund -- 150 GP Points!! -- 5 Sections of Play
Executive Conference & Training Center, Sterling, VA

Registration Opens in March!! 2019 Charlottesville Open
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14 OR July 20-21 (final dates TBD)
$2,000 Prize Fund based on 55 paid players
Location TBD in Charlottesville
(we're working the contract now)

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

26th David Zofchak Memorial ... played Nov 17-18 2018
At Lake Wright Sleep Inn, Norfolk, VA
Final Standings

2018 Northern Virginia Open ... played Nov 10-11 2018
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, Sterling, VA
Final Standings

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

----------- For your 2019 Planning -------------

When Event Tournament Location
April 19-21, 2019 N E W    E V E N T
2019 Colonial Open
Executive Conference Center, Sterling, VA
May 24-27, 2019 7th Cherry Blossom Classic Executive Conference Center, Sterling, VA
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 Championships Glen Allen, VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbruck
October 2019 (TBD) New Tournament (to be named) in Fredericksburg (replaces Emporia) Location TBD

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