Join the VCF

The Virginia Chess Federation (VCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the game of chess across the State of Virginia.  Founded in 1934, the VCF is one of the oldest chess organizations in the United States.

The VCF regularly sponsors a slate of high quality chess tournaments, including the Virginia Closed Championship every Labor Day Weekend, a tournament which has produced an impressive roster of champions over the past 65+ years. For over 40 years the VCF has sponsored the Virginia Open in mid-January. The Charlottesville Open in July and the Zofchak Memorial in November are both in their second decade. In 1976 and again in 1996 the VCF hosted the U.S. Open.

One of the VCF's most valuable services is its bimonthly magazine, the Virginia Chess Newsletter, edited since 1991 by three-time State Champion FM Macon Shibut.

Virginia has one of the leading state scholastic chess programs, and one of the key elements in this is the Virginia Scholastic Championships, which typically attracts hundreds of students from all over the state every March.

A subscription to the Virginia Chess Newsletter is included in the cost of a Virginia Chess Federation membership.


A regular adult membership is $15 a year; a junior membership (Under age 18 at expiration) is $8. 

We now accept VCF memberships on-line. Pay with your credit card or your PayPal account on PayPal.    join or renew  Click to join or renew


You can join at any VCF sponsored tournament, when you register on-line for a tournament, or mail your check payable to Virginia Chess to:

            Georgina Chin
            2851 Cherry Branch Lane
            Herndon, VA   20170


Email the Membership Secretary at if you have any questions.

Please include your email address so I can confirm receipt of your letter.

please include the following information:
           USCF ID:
          Phone #:
          Email address*:
          Birthdate if for a junior membership:                                                                                                     

                         *Your e-mail address is only used to contact you about a problem with your membership
                           or other VCF related issues.  We do not release your information to other parties.

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Last Updated 11/30/2018 12:05:57 PM