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 ... ==============

Aasa Dommalapati, daughter of NTD Anand Dommalapati,
captures GOLD in the U14 Section at the 2018 North American Youth!
If Aasa's FIDE rating tops 1900, she will become a WFM!!

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

Registration is OPEN!! ... 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 8-10, 2019 at Monticello HS in Charlottesville, VA
NEW!! Simultaneous Exhibition on Saturday March 9 with 3-time VA State Champion FM Macon Shibut!
Info & Registration   See who has Entered

Coming Soon ... ... 2019 (52nd) Virginia Open
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 22-24, 2019 -- $4,000 GUARANTEED Prize Fund!
at the Washington-Dulles Marriott in Sterling, VA

============== 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 2018-19 Planning -------------

When Event Name Tournament Location
March 9-10, 2019 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Charlottesville, VA, Monticello High School
March 22-24, 2019 Virginia Open Washington-Dulles Marriott Hotel, Sterling, VA (near the airport)
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
October 2019 (TBD) New Tournament (to be named) in Fredericksburg (replaces Emporia) Location TBD

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