2019 (27th) David Zofchak Memorial Open
Saturday & Sunday, Nov 23-24, 2019

5 Rounds of USCF-rated Chess in 2 sections -- Open & Under-1800

$2000 in prizes based on 50 paid entries.

Open Section: $500, $300, $150
Top U1900: $100;  Top Upset: $75

U1800 Section: $350, $175, $125
Top U1600, U1300, U1000: $100 each;  Top Upset: $75

A VCF andcup imageVCF Cup Event.
6 US Chess Grand Prix points - US Chess Junior Grand Prix

See Who's Playing      Standings    Pairings    Directions

Entry Fees

Entry is $65 now and at the tournament site. 

Credit Cards, Cash or Check accepted on-site.

Re-Entry Fee is $25 ... which means if you lose in Round 1 you have the option to "Re-enter" the tournament in Round 2 with a 1/2-point Bye for Round 1.

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Tournament Site & Hotel Information

Sleep Inn Lake Wright, 1521 Premium Outlets Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502.  Chess Rate for Sleep Inn $59 per night, plus tax. Quality Inn $69 + tax(Both include a free breakfast)

To make your Reservation:  Call the hotel at 757-461-6251
and mention the "Chess Tournament".



  • For $65 from 6-9PM on Friday evening, Nov 22nd, and 8:30-9:10AM Saturday morning at the hotel
  • Players not registered and paid by 9:15AM Saturday risk not being paired for Round 1

Register Online NOW !

Round Times / Schedule

Players play in one of two Sections: Open or Under 1800.
The Open Section is for the strongest players, it is not for beginners.

Everyone plays 5 rounds -- this is NOT an Elimination Event.

Start times for each Round:
       * Saturday:
  Round 1 @ 10AM      Rd 2 @ 2:30PM      Rd 3 @ 7:30PM
       * Sunday:    Round 4 @ 9:30AM      Rd 5 (Final round) @ 2:00PM

Time Control: All rounds are Game-120 (2 hours) with a 5-second time delay


One half-point bye is available--it is optional.  Byes can be requested as part of your entry/registration, but must be locked-in 30 minutes before the start of Round 2 (by 2:00 PM Saturday).

The only Bye changes allowed after the 1:30 cut-off time are to change your half-point bye to a zero-point bye.  Zero-point Byes in Round 5 are the same as withdrawing from the tournament.

Membership Requirements

Current USCF membership is required.  Check your USCF membership here.

VCF Membership is required for all Virginia residents. $15 adult. $8 for players age 17 and under.  Out-of-state Players not required to be VCF members.  Click here to check your VCF Membership status.

For More

Contact the Chief TD, Karl Peterson, at petersonkarl7@aol.com

Sorry, but no registrations will be taken by phone or email