Region III US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse (MD - DC - VA)

This is the US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse
for the States of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

We request the assistance of organizers to submit their events promptly and
follow the
US Chess policy for the Regional Tournament Clearinghouses.

Site Manager:  Mike Hoffpauir (Virginia Chess Federation)
Please email your tournament information to me (Mike Hoffpauir).
Mike also scans the online TLAs for MD, DC, and VA to learn about other tournaments, he includes links to them in this listing as his time permits.

Website links to the Region III State Affiliates:  District of Columbia,     Maryland Chess Association,     Virginia Chess Federation.
The DC Chess League is the official state affiliate for the District of Columbia. 

Last updated 09/28/22 11:04:14 AM by Mike Hoffpauir

  Please send me your events ASAP. 

  The Clearninghouse Listings for 2020, 2021, and earlier months of 2022 are archived.   Click here to view the archives.

2022 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse listing.
Month Starting Date Event Information
October 2022 Click Here to find any tournament in Maryland in OCTOBER 2022
Click Here to find any tournament in Virginia in OCTOBER 2022
Click Here to find any tournament in the District of Columbia in OCTOBER 2022
New!
Oct 1
Middle & High School Coed Chess Tournament (Grades 6-12). No state residence restrictions, open to players from DC and any state!  Event at 4301 Connecticut Ave NW with onsite Registration / Check-in from 12-12:30 pm and Round 1 at 1 pm. 4 rounds. Time Control is G/30 with 10 seconds of time delay. Registration and more information at this link.
New!
Oct 2
Tyson's Corner Scholastic Tournament and
Tyson's Corner Action Tournament.
The Scholastic Tournament is at 10 am and the Action Tournament is at 3 pm. 
   - Scholastic Tournament Info: Click here.
   - Action Tournament Info: Click here.
 Oct 8 WCC (Waldorf Chess Club) Quads #52. Sat., Oct 8 at the Waldorf Chess Control. 3 Rounds, Game-70, delay 10.  More info here.
Updated!
Oct 8-9
Second Annual Bel Air National Chess Day Tournament. Bel Air Armory, Sat-Sun Oct 8-9, 2022. Open & U1400 Section with a $1,365 prize fund that is fully guaranteed!  Both sections are US Chess rated with games on Saturday (3 rounds) and Sunday (2 rounds). 

The Event also has a non-rated one-day Casual Player's Tournament. 

More info at this link.
Oct 8-10 NEW EVENT: 1st Skyline Open. Sat-Mon, Oct 8-10. 5 Sections, 2 top sections are FIDE rated.  Organized by Capital Area Chess.  Event includes:
- Scholastic tournament on Sunday, Oct 9 @ 9am
- Blitz on Sunday evening at 9pm
More Info at
this link.
New!
Oct 11
Day of the Girl ONLINE Blitz Tournament. Tuesday, Oct 11. This is an on line Chess tournament event. It is a day of observance to highlight that Girls are change makers and driving good and growth. Click here for more info.
Oct 15 2022 Regional Women & All Girls Championships. At the Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Avenue, Washington DC. 
- For women and girls from VA, NC, MH, DE, NY, WV, DC, MD and PA. 
- 4 Sections: Open, Age Under 16, Age Under 14, Age Under 10.
Click here for more info.
Oct 15 Scholastic Tournament & Adult Quads at Meadowdale Public Library in Richmond, VA, on Saturday, Oct 15. Quads are for Adult players and Scholastic players whose US Chess over-the-board or online Regular Rating has exceeded 1200 at anytime in the past 6 months.  Scholastic play is in 4 Sections: K-12 or K-5 Rated, and K-12 or K-5 Not Rated. The Not Rated sections are intended for players who are new to Chess and want to "test the water" before playing in rated events.  If your rating exceeds 600 (K-12) or 400 (K-5) you cannot play in a Not Rated section.  Registration & more info at www.vachess.org
Oct 15 Montgomery County (MD) Quads.  Magnus Chess Academy and Maryland Chess are running quads on 10/15.  Players under 1600 can play a tournament at 10am, 1pm, or both.  Players over 1600 will play two longer rounds and games count toward the MD Sweet 16.  The top finisher in each group wins a trophy.  Details and registration on chessacademy.com/tournaments
Oct 22 Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus.
5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 $100,  U1900 $100. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $70 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $60 advance entry on-line or at the ACC club.
On-line:  
www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html 
Contact for info only: 
accvachess@gmail.com
 W. NS.
Oct 28-30 Fredericksburg Open. County Inn and Suites (South). 5 rounds, with Round 1 on Saturday morning. Blitz Tournament on Friday evening. Hotel Rooms $79 per night (Chess Rate). Must reserve by Oct 21, 2022 by calling the Hotel at 540-898-1800, and mention the "Fredericksburg Open Chess Tournament."
Registration is open at www.vachess.org
November 2022 Click Here to find "any tournament in Maryland in NOVEMBER 2022
Click Here to find "any tournament in Virginia in NOVEMBER 2022
Click Here to find "any tournament in the District of Columbia in NOVEMBER 2022
Nov 4-6 30th Annual David Zofchak Memorial. Nov 4-6 at the Sleep Inn Lake Wright in Norfolk, VA. Reserve your hotel room and register for the tournament using the links below:
- Main Event: On Sat-Sun, Nov 5-6 Click here
- Blitz Tournament: On Friday evening, Nov 4 Click here
HOT!
Nov 12-13
2022-23 National Online Scholastic Quick Championships. The inaugural version of this online tournament was in January 2022. It has shifted to the fall of each schoolyear starting in Oct/Nov 2022.  The games are Online Rated by US Chess and the Time Control probably is Game-20, with a 5-second delay or increment.
Click here for information.
Nov 19 Arlington Chess Club's Saturday Action-Plus.
5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. 2 Sections. PREMIER (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 $100,  U1900 $100. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $70 on-site, cash or check (no credit) or pay $60 advance entry on-line or at the ACC club.
On-line:  
www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html 
Contact for info only: 
accvachess@gmail.com
 W. NS.
Nov 19 Montgomery County (MD) Quads.  Magnus Chess Academy and Maryland Chess are running quads on 10/15.  Players under 1600 can play a tournament at 10am, 1pm, or both.  Players over 1600 will play two longer rounds and games count toward the MD Sweet 16.  The top finisher in each group wins a trophy.  Details and registration on chessacademy.com/tournaments
December2022 Click Here to find "any tournament in Maryland in DECEMBER 2022
Click Here to find "any tournament in Virginia in DECEMBER 2022
Click Here to find "any tournament in the District of Columbia in DECEMBER 2022
HOT!
Dec 9-11
2022 National K-12 Grade Championships
THIS NATIONAL EVENT IS BEING HELD IN OUR LOCAL AREA at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD ... right across the river from Washington DC!!
The tournament has Blitz and Bughouse events on Thursday, Dec 8th.  In the main event, played Friday (starting around noon) through Sunday afternoon, kids play against opponents who are in their same grade in school--e.g., 3rd graders play only other 3rd graders, etc.  There are 13 sections in the tournament--from grades K through 12!

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ATTENDING, AND WANT A HOTEL ROOM AT THE PROPERTY, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU RESERVE A ROOM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Click here for more information.
New!
Dec 17-18
2022 Washington DC Chess Championships. Sat-Sun, Dec 17-18 at the Kellogg Conf. Hotel at Gallaudet Univ.(800 Florida Ave NE, Wash DC).  4 rounds of play, Swiss System.  Rounds at 9 am and 1:15 pm on Sat and Sun.  TWO SECTIONS, Open and Amateur (U1800).  No residency restrictions, event is OPEN to all players.  Entry Fee and Information at this web page. In addition to crowning a DC Champion and DC Amateur Champion, this event determines what DC-based Senior Player will represent DC at the 2023 Irwin Tournament of Senior State Champions during the US Open in Jul/Aug 2023.
Dec 26-29

47th Eastern Open. A Continental Chess Association event. At the Hyatt Regency Crystal City near Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA. $30,000 guaranteed prize fund. 150 Grand Prix Points.  Click here for more information.

- Includes Eastern Open BLITZ on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

2023
January 2023 Jan 7-8 Northern Virginia Open Sat-Sun, Jan 7th-8th.  Blitz on Friday night, Jan 6th.  Venue is the Washington-Dulles Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA. Details coming soon to the VA Chess Federation website, www.vachess.org.
   
February 2023    
   
March 2023 Mar 4-5 or
Mar 11-12
Virginia Scholastic & College Chess Championships.  Tidewater area, TBD (March 4-5, or March 11-12).  Open only to Virginia residents.  Details will be posted at www.vachess.org.
   
April 2023 Apr 6-9 4th Colonial Open. Thurs-Sun, Apr 6-9 in Dulles VA. More info to be posted at Capital Area Chess.
   
May 2023    
   
June 2023    
   
July 2023