is the HOME PAGE for the 2018-19 Virginia Scholastic & College Chess
TO REGISTER ... select the
"Registration" button on the left, or
the tournament is 5 Rounds, not 6 like it has
been in the past.
This year the tournament has
2 Sections within each Grade-group.
K3 Championship & K3 Under
600. The K3 Under 600 Section
is for players rated 599 and below, including Unrated players.
K5 Championship & K5 Under
1000. K5 Under 1000 is for
players rated 999 and below, including Unrated players.
K8 Championship & K8 Under
1200. K8 Under 1200 is for
players rated 1199 and below, including Unrated players.
K12 Championship & K12
Under 1400. K12 Under 1400 is
for players rated 1399 and below, including Unrated players.
Unrated Players are allowed to play in the
Championship or Under sections
within their grade group. ALSO,
players are not being "forced" to play in the Under
Sections based on their ratings. In other
words, parents, players and coaches may form a team in one of the
Championship Sections that contains players who would otherwise be
eligible to play in one of the "under" sections. For instance,
just because an 11th Grade player is rated 1350 does NOT mean s/he
has to play in the K12 Under 1400 Section. That player can
play with his/her teammates in the Championship Section.
WE WILL USE
THE FEBRUARY 2019 US Chess Rating Supplement,
which allows parents, players and coaches to form and stabilize
their teams well before the tournament. The February Rating
Supplement will be on line with US Chess starting on/about Thursday,
January 17th. If you are not sure how to look-up a player's
contact us here.
Use the menu buttons on the left to:
Schedule and download this handy
Guide you through the
registration process, including the option to enter the
Simultaneous Exhibition with
3-time Virginia Champion FM Macon Shibut!
Help you understand
Tournament Rules for the Main
Event, Blitz and the
Parents & Friends tournament.
See the list of
Hotel Room at
one of our Event properties
Membership is up-to-date
Preview the products that
our Vendors will be selling on site
Volunteer to help us during
Frequently Asked Questions about
Player and Section Eligibility.
Please note that when you register, the
three separate events ...
and you must register separately for each
Friday Night -- 6PM until 9PM:
This is an optional
side event that has no impact on the standings in any
sections of the main tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday & Sunday: The
5-Round State Scholastic & College Championships Main Event!!
College plays 4 rounds only, all on Saturday.
Also on Saturday and Sunday: A
4-Round side-tournament for Parents & Friends!
A note about Payments ...
Discounted Entry Fees (Early Entry
Fees) end at midnight on Saturday, March 2nd. Starting
on Sunday, March 3rd Entry Fees for all events will increase.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND you pay ONLINE
through PayPal at the time you register.
If you need information sooner, please contact
Mike Hoffpauir by email to
email@example.com, or call Mike at 757-846-4805.