NM Daniel I. Miller grabs his 6th VCF Championship!!

IM Praveen Balakrishnan, our 2017 & 2018 Champion, finishes in a tie for 1st Place
Our 2019 State Amateur Champion is Peter Snow, and our 2019 Under-1200 Champion is Dulitha Jayakodige

New!! Our Senior Champion for 2019 is NM William Marcelino

Our 2018-2019 VCF Cup Champion is NM Daniel Clancy
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==============  Chess News for Virginians!  ==============

At the recently completed North American Youth tournament in Canada
Former Virginia player Jason Liang captures GOLD with a 8/9 score (1st place) in the Under 12 Open Section and earns the title of FIDE Master
In the Under 8 Girls Section, young Virginia player Lucia Huang scores 7/9 (2nd place) and earns SILVER and a Conditional Womens Candidate Master title.
CONGRATULATIONS to both players!!

Candidate WCM Lucia Huang & New FM Jason Liang

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

2019 Fredericksburg Open
Saturday & Sundahy, Oct 19-20, 2019 -- $2,800 prize fund
Country Inn & Suites-South, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Info & Registration      See Who's Playing      Register NOW!!

2019 Northern VA Open
Saturday & Sundahy, Nov 2nd & 3rd, 2019 -- $4,000 GUARANTEED prize fund
This is a FIDE-rated and US Chess-rated event

Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott, Steling, VA
Info & Registration      See Who's Playing      Register NOW!!     FIDE vs. US Chess Rules

 Registration is OPEN ... 2019 David Zofchak Memorial
Saturday & Sundahy, Nov 23-24, 2019 in Norfolk, VA
Info & Registration      See Who's Playing

 Coming Soon ... 46th Annual Eastern Open
Dec 27-30, 2019, Falls Church, VA

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

2019 Virginia Closed Championships
Played Saturday to Monday, Aug 31st to Sept 2nd iu Glen Allen, VA
FINAL Standings      
Video of Round 5 ...     Former VA Champs ...     Blitz Results

 2019 VA Senior Open
Played Sept. 20th-22nd in Arlington, VA
Marriott Residence Inn -- Ballston
Final Standings

2019 Charlottesville Open
Played July 13-14, 2019
FINAL Standings

2019 Cherry Blossom Classic
Played May 23-27, 2019
Final Standings

2019 Colonial Open
Played April 19-21, 2019
Final Standings

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

----------- For your 2019 & 2020 Planning -------------

When Event Tournament Location
October 19-20, 2019 Fredericksburg Open
(replaces Emporia)
Country Inn & Suites South, Fredericksburg, VA
November 2-3, 2019 Northern Virginia Open Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott-Dulles, Sterling, VA
November 23-24, 2019 David Zofchak Memorial Norfolk, VA
Dec 27-30 46th Eastern Open  Westin Tyson's Corner, Falls Church, VA
Tentatively set for
March 7-8, 2020
Virginia Scholastic & College Chess Championships Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology
March 20-22, 2020 53rd Virginia Open Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott-Dulles, Sterling, VA

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