Virginia Chess Federation

33rd Emporia Open
October 21-22 (Saturday - Sunday), 2017
Current as of Sunday, Sept 10, 2017



A Heritage Event!  

VCF Cup Tour!!
Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

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Five Rounds:  Round 1: G/90, d/5;   Rounds 2-5: G/120, d/5. 
Round times are:

  • Saturday,Oct 21:  10am, 2pm, and 7pm;

  • Sunday, Oct 22 9:30am, and 2:30pm.

  • One half-point bye allowed if requested by 1:30pm Saturday, Oct 21.

Location:  Holiday Inn Express, 1350 W. Atlantic St., Emporia, VA. $$825GTD, more if over 30 players. 1st-3rd overall, $300(Guaranteed)-200-100; Top U1700/Unrated, $80; Top U1200, $75; Top Junior $70 (18 yrs old or under).


Hotel RoomsTen Rooms have been "blocked" for at the Holiday Inn Express at the Chess Rate of $83 per night, plus taxes.  Just mention the Emporia Open Chess Tournament.


Entry Fee:   Early Entry Fee is $45 if received by Saturday, Oct 14.  Entry Fee beginning Sunday Oct 15 and on-site is $55.  If you sign up by email (see below) by Oct 14 you can pay the Early Entry Fee of $45 at the site.  All other on-site entries are $55.


Current VCF and USCF Memberships required:  North Carolina, West Virginia and other state federations recognized.  Please renew your USCF membership prior to the tournament (click here to join or renew your USCF membership).  VCF and USCF memberships also are available at the tournament site.


Registration:  4 ways to register ... On-Line, On-Site, Postal Mail or e-mail

  1. On-line Click the "Enter Now" button to register ... Enter Now

  2. On-site:  Friday Oct 20, 7-9PM, Saturday Oct 21, 7:30-9:15AM.  Entry fee on site is $55.  Round 1 will start at 10AM sharp!!

  3. Postal Mail to Ernest Schlich, ATTN: Emporia Open, 1370 S. Braden Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23502.  Must receive your entry information by Saturday Oct 14 for you to get the early entry rate of $45.  Sending me your information by Oct 14 allows you to pay your $45 Entry Fee at the site when you arrive.  Need your Name, USCF ID and whether you want a half-point Bye.  Click here to fill out the mail-in form.

  4. Email Entry:  Send me the information below to Ernie Schlich (

    • Your name (e.g. John J. Smith): ________________________________________

    • USCF ID Number, or "New" if you are not a member:  _________________

    • Street / Apartment / PO Box Address: ___________________________________

    • City, State & Zip Code: _______________________________________

    • Email Address: _______________________________

    • Phone Number (in case we have a problem with your entry): ____________________

    • Bye Requests (1 allowed - Write Round number here or "None"): __________