Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation Home Page

Membership Dues will increase on Jan 1, 2018.
Adult ($15), Junior ($8)
This is the first dues increase since Sept 1990.

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

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

Our State Amateur Champion is Nalin Jha
Our Under 1200 Champion is Joshua Havens

IM Praveen Balakrishnan also is our 2016-17 VCF Cup Champion!
click here to see current and past VCF Cup Results

Click here to see the VCF's Policy on Communication, Calculation and Electronic Devices


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Read about Donating to VCF

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

32nd Emporia Open ... October 21-22, 2017
Holiday Inn Express, Emporia VA
Reserve your Room by Thursday Sept 21st to get the Chess Rate!
Tournament Information     See Who has Entered

2017 Zofchak Memorial ... November 4-5, 2017
Sleep Inn Lake Wright, Norfolk, VA.  Reserve hotel [$59] by Friday October 13th
The prize fund is now $2000 and the sections are Open and U1800.
Tournament Information     See Who has Entered

22nd Northern Virginia Open ... Sat & Sun, November 18-19, 2017
Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott, Dulles VA -- $3,500 Prize Fund ... Guaranteed
Reserve your Room by Friday October 20th to get the $89 Chess Rate!
Tournament Information     See Who has Entered

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

81st VA Closed Chess Championships ... Sept 2-4, 2017
Final Results

2017 Virginia Commonwealth Games ... July 22nd, 2017
Final Results

27th Charlottesville Open ... July 15-16, 2017
Final Results

----------- For your Long Range Planning -------------

When What Where
March 3-4, 2018 2018 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships Roanoke, VA, William Fleming High School.
March 16-18 or 23-25, 2018 51st Virginia Open Northern Virginia location TBD
June 1-3, 2018 2018 Virginia Senior Open
Top Virginian qualifies to represent VA at the 2018 US Open's "Tournament of Senior Champions"
Arlington, VA
late June or Mid-July TBD 2018 Charlottesville Open Charlottesville, VA; Probably at the Comfort Inn Monticello
July 28-29, 2018 2018 Virginia Commonwealth Games Liberty, Univ; Lynchburg, VA
Sept 1-3, 2018 82nd Virginia Closed Chess Championships Richmond, VA