Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

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

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

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  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 of Delegates


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

THE 2019 US WOMENS CHAMPION IS A VIRGINIAN
Read about it here ...


WGM Jennifer Yu!!

ALSO ... 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 May

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

2019 Colonial Open
Friday-Sunday, April 19-21, 2019
$$5,600 Guaranteed Prize Fund -- 50 GP Points!!
Executive Conference & Training Center, Sterling, VA
Info & Registration

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
Info & Registration

Registration is Open ... 2019 Charlottesville Open
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
$2,000 Prize Fund based on 55 paid players, with 1st-3rd Place guaranteed in both sections
Comfort Inn - Monticello, Charlottesvile, VA
Info & Registration

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

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
April 19-21, 2019 N E W
2019 Colonial Open
Executive Conference Center, Sterling, VA
May 24-27, 2019 7th Cherry Blossom Classic Executive Conference Center, Sterling, VA
July 13-14 2019 Charlottesville Open Comfort Inn Monticello, Chalottesville, 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 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 Championships Site TBD in northern Virginia

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