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2014-2015 VA Scholastic & College
Chess Championships

Friday, Saturday and Sunday -- March 13-15, 2015
at Monticello High School, Charlottesville, Virginia
Please do not contact Monticello HS for Tournament Details

This Site was last updated on Wednesday, March 4th at 7 PM

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Main Event Rules

Blitz  Rules

Event Schedule

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Download the Event Flyer
or the Tournament Program

  • NEW:  IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE LAWN CHAIR, WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING IT.  We will not be able to use the Cafeteria Area for "skittles" (e.g. waiting area) on Sunday until after 1:30PM ... so bringing your own lawn chairs ensures you and your players have a place to sit if you do not have a team room.


    • On-Site Check-in & Registration opens at 4 PM at Monticello HS ... DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 4PM

    • Registration will remain open until 9PM so teams and players who need to check in can do so.

    • On-site BLITZ REGISTRATION closes at 5:15PM SHARP!!

  • Already REGISTERED, BUT JUST NEED TO PAY??  Click Here to go directly to our PayPal payment site.

    Where:  Monticello High School, 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • The tournament has three separate events ... you must register separately for each tournament.

  • BLITZ Tournament:  Friday Evening, March 13th: 

    • 5 Rounds, Three Sections (K-5, K-12 and College).  Round 1 begins at 6:00PM.

    • Advance Registration is $15, you can pay using PayPal when you Register.  

    • Registation is $20 if you wait to Register at the tournament (cash or check only on-site).  On-site Registration ends at 5:15PM!!  Entries received after 5:15 will be entered for Round 2.  REGISTER EARLY and avoid this issue!!

    • All players MUST BRING A CHESS CLOCK to play blitz.

    • Click here to see a copy of the US Chess Federation's Blitz Rules.  These are the same rules we will use for the State Blitz Tournament.

    •   Click here to see the Awards for Blitz.

    • Click below to register On-Line or to see who already has signed up to play in the Blitz Tournament.  Online registration ends Friday, March 13 at 7 AM.
      Register for Blitz     See who's Playing Blitz

  • MAIN EVENT:  Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15. 

    • 6 Rounds:  4 games are on Saturday, 2 games are on Sunday.

    • NEW FOR THIS YEAR:  In the K8 and K12 Sections, if two or more players tie for 1st Place with a perfect 6.0 score (e.g. they won all of their games), there will be an "Blitz Playoff" at the conclusion of the tournament to decide who wins the 1st Place Trophy and who becomes the State's candidate to prestigious National-level tournaments in late July.  Click here to read more more about this Blitz Playoff.

    • The College Section will play 4 Rounds, not 6 ... with all games on Saturday March 14th.

    • Players grouped into 5 Sections based on their grade in school (K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12, and College).  Click here to see the Awards for the Main Event.

    • Advance Registration is $35, and you can pay using PayPal when you Register online.  Online registration ends Friday, March 13 at 7 AM.

    • Registration is $50 if you wait to register at the tournament.

    • Note:  $3.00 from every player's entry supports sending Virginia's representatives to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the National Girls Invitational Tournament, and the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions ... all in late July and early August 2015 during the U.S. Open in Arizona.

    • Click below to register On-Line or to see who already has signed up to play.
      Register Now     See who's Playing

  • NEW:  Parents & Friends (P&F) Tournament:  Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15. 

    • 4 Rounds:  3 games on Saturday, 1 on Sunday morning.

    • For adults only (e.g. parents, coaches, family friends and other adult players), no scholastic or college players.  4 rated games, with Rounds 1-3 on Sat. at G/45 time control, and Round 4 on Sun. at G/60.

    • USCF Membership is required to play.

    • Registration is $20 in advance, $25 on site, and you can pay using PayPal when you Register online.  Online registration ends Friday, March 13 at 7 AM.

    • Prizes:  Family-based and based on Place.  All prizes will be Gift Certificates to the Book Store or Shirt Vendor.  Check back soon for details.

    • Click below to register On-Line or to see who already has signed up to play.
      Register for P&F     See who's Playing in P&F

  • If you prefer to register by US Mail for either or both tournaments, click here to download the Tournament Flyer and Mail-in Registration Form. 

    • Please put your mail-in entry in the mail by Monday, March 9th to ensure we get it.

If you need information sooner, please contact Mike Hoffpauir, VCF Scholastics Coordinator by email to mhoffpauir@aol.com, or call Mike at 757-846-4805.