2017 Virginia Commonwealth Games
Open & Scholastic Chess Tournament
Saturday, July 22, 2017

at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA in DeMoss Hall, Room 4066
Click here to see a picture of Room 4066


See Who has Entered ...

You must be a resident of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC to play.

Sections to Play in - 2 Scholastic Sections:  K-5 (not Rated) and K-12 (not Rated)
- Open Section:  For advanced scholastic players and Adults (USCF Rated)
Prizes Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in ALL SECTIONS
- Gold Medals:  1st & 2nd Place
- Silver Medals:  3rd & 4th Place
- Bronze Medals:  5th & 6th Place
Entry Fee
$25 if received by Thursday, July 20th.  Increases to $35 after July 20th and at the Tournament Site on Saturday July 22nd.  Register in advance to pay by credit card.

CASH OR CHECK ONLY at the Tournament Site ... No Credit Cards

The only ways to register are Online (see Early Registration below) or on-site at the Tournament.  There are no "mail-in" or telephone or email entries allowed.

Note: The Registration process is owned by the VA Commonwealth Games staff, not the VA Chess Federation (VCF).  VCF cannot refund any entry fees.
Early Registration
Click Here or the button below to enter On-line
No email or mail-in entries.
Open only to VA, WV, NC, MD and DC residents.

Click the button below to enter the tournament
through the official VA Commonwealth Games entry site
Registration is run by the Commonwealth Games, not the VA Chess Federation.
Enter the Tournament              See who has Entered ...
On-Site Registration
7:30 - 9:15 AM at DeMoss Hall, Room 4162, on the Liberty Univ. Campus
Click here to see a picture of the playing room inside DeMoss Hall.
This is the same room as LAST YEAR, but the room number has changed to 4162.

Round Times / Schedule
Scholastic Sections:  All played at Game-40, with 5-second time delay
- Round 1:  10 AM Saturday morning
- Rounds 2-4:  Played as soon as possible after the previous round ends 

Open Section:  Rounds begin at the following times ...
- Round 1:  10 AM, Game-45, with 5-second time delay
- Round 2:  12:15 PM, same as Round 1
- Round 3:  2:30 PM, Game-60, with 5 second time delay
- Round 4:  5:30 PM, same as Round 3
One half-point bye is available.  Byes for Rounds 2, 3 or 4 must be requested before the start of Round 2 in all Sections.
Membership Requirements
Current USCF membership is required only in the Open Section, not in the Scholastic Sections Check your USCF membership here

Virginia Chess Federation membership is NOT required for this event.

For More Information Mike Hoffpauir, National Tournament Director
mhoffpauir@aol.com  (757)846-4805

Registrations cannot be taken by phone or email,
all Registrations
must go through the VA Commonwealth Games staff.