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

This is the US Chess Tournament Clearinghouse
for the States of Maryland and 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 02/01/23 11:04:21 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.

2023 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse listing.
Month Starting Date   Event Information
February 2023 Click Here to find "any tournament in Maryland in FEBRUARY 2023
Click Here to find "any tournament in Virginia in FEBRUARY 2023
Click Here to find "any tournament in the District of Columbia in FEBRUARY 2023
New!
Feb 4
Winter Scholastic Quads Tournament. Sat. Feb 4 at the Marriott Tysons McLean, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA. Free parking. Click here for Registration and Information.
New!
Feb 4
DMV Game-60 Tournament. Sat. Feb 4 at the Marriott Tysons McLean, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA. Free parking. Click here for Registration and Information.
Feb 4 Hammond MS Scholastic Tournament for K-12. Saturday, Feb 4 at Hammond Middle School, 8100 Aladdin Dr., Laurel, MD. Players can choose to play in one of 6 different sections based on their grade in school and US Chess rating. Click here for more information.
Feb 4-5 2nd Coastal Virginia Open. Sat-Sun Feb 4-5, 2023, $3,250 in prizes b/o 70 paid entries. Registration online at https://www.kingregistration.com/event/CVO23; or onsite at the playing venue during Friday blitz on Feb 3rd or no later than 8-9:15AM on Sat Feb 4th. Cash, checks, PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App accepted on site.
New!
Feb 5
Tyson's Corner Scholastic Tournament. Sun. Feb 5 at 10 AM, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8301 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA. Free parking. Click here for Registration and Information.
New!
Feb 5
Tyson's Corner ACTION Tournament. Sun. Feb 5 at 3PM, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8301 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA. Free parking. Click here for Registration and Information.
Feb 11 Waldorf Chess Club Quads #55. Saturday Feb 11, event location is 2932 Mattawoman Beantown Rd in Waldorf, MD. 3 Rounds of chess at G/70 d10 time control. Entry Fee $25. Round 1 at 10am, Registration 8:30-9:45am. Pre-register online at http://www.waldorfchessclub.org/events.html.
Feb 17 Round 4, DC Chess League. Friday, Feb 17.
Feb 18

ACC's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site, cash or check (no credit). On-line:  www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com

Feb 18

2023 Special People In Need Elementary Chess Championship. Courtyard Marriott Hotel - Bethesda / Chevy Chase  (Mayfair Ballroom), 5520 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Large trophies and cash prizes awarded to the top three players and the top Elementary K – 2nd  School Student. Register online at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/2105. Click here for detailed information.

Feb 24 ACC Friday Blitz. 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed. Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check only on-site – NEW: advance entries allowed at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS.
Feb 24-26
or 25-26
George Washington Open. Event to be held in Reston VA. Organized by Continental Chess Association. Details at the tournament website ... Click here.
March 2023 Click Here to find "any tournament in Maryland in MARCH 2023
Click Here to find "any tournament in Virginia in MARCH 2023
Click Here to find "any tournament in the District of Columbia in MARCH 2023
Mar 10-12 1st Murray Newcomb Memorial. Fri-Sun March 10-12, 2023, $5,500 in prizes guaranteed. Sign up online at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/2343; Four sections: Premier (FIDE-rated), Under 1900, Under 1600, and Under 1300. Event held at the DoubleTree McLean/Tysons, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean
Mar 11 2023 Virginia Scholastic Championships WARMUP. Saturday March 11th at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, Richmond, VA. 4 rounds of chess, plus Puzzle Solving competition. All games will be US Chess rated so all players must be current members of the Virginia Chess Federation. Play is in 4 sections, K3, K5, K8, and K12 with individual and team awards possible. Entry Fee $20, by March 1st, $25 on site. Trophies to 1st-5th place Players and 1st-3rd Teams in all 4 sections. Trophies also to 1st-3rd place individuals in Puzzle Solving!  Watch for details at www.vachess.org.
Mar 11 Cub Run Championship Tournament (Scholastic). Saturday March 11th at Cub Run Elementary School, 5301 Sully Station Drive, Centreville, VA. Free US Chess memberships for all participants! 4 Rounds of US Chess-rated play in several scholastic sections. Round 1 at 1pm, the tournament ends about 5pm. Trophies to top layers and top school. See the US Chess tournament announcement at this link.
Mar 17 Round 5, DC Chess League. Friday, March 17.
Mar 18

ACC's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site, cash or check (no credit). On-line:  www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com

Mar 19 Charm City Chess Club 2023 Spring Action Tournament. DoubleTree Hilton, Colonnade Room, 4 W Univ. Pkwy, Baltimore, MD. 5 rounds, Game-25, delay 5. Three (3) Sections-Open, U1400, U1000. Entry Fees increase for entries after March 12th. Register online at this link.
Mar 24 ACC Friday Blitz. 5-rd Double-Swiss; Time Control: G/5, d0. Prizes based on entries with $100-1st guaranteed. Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Reg: 7:00-8:00pm with Rd1: 8:10pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 ($25 for club members) – cash/check only on-site – NEW: advance entries allowed at club meeting or through website: arlingtonchessclub.com  Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com  NS.
Mar 24-26 Virginia Scholastic & College Chess Championships. Go to www.vachess.org for info. Marriott Waterside in Norfolk, VA. Hotel rate is $135/night + taxes. This tournament determines Virginia's Representatives to the prestigious Denker, Barber, Rockefeller, and Haring tournaments of State Champions to be held at the US Open in late July 2023. Click here for info.
Mar 31 - Apr 2 2023 National High School (K-12) Championships. Being held in downtown Wash DC at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW. This is a national-level event organized and run by the US Chess Federation. Typical attendance level is 1200-1500 players from across the U.S. This is a GREAT CHANCE to ensure you play someone you have never played before. Click here for more information. Event also features Blitz and Bughouse on Thursday, March 30.
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.
Apr 14 Round 6, DC Chess League. Friday, Apr 14.
Apr 15 Scholastic Tournament & Adult Quads at Meadowdale Public Library in Richmond, VA, on Saturday, April 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 year. 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.
Apr 22

ACC's Saturday Action-Plus. 5SS, G/45, d/5. $$1900 prize fund b/50 total entries. 2 Sections. PREMIER  (1600 floor): $600-300-200, U2100 & U1900 $100 each. AMATEUR (U1700): $250-150-100, U1400 & U1200 $50 each. Marriott Residence Inn - Ballston, 650 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reg.: 9:00-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-12-2:30-4:30-6:30. EF: $60 advance entry on-line and Fridays at the ACC club, or $70 on-site, cash or check (no credit). On-line:  www.arlingtonchessclub.com/PayPal2.html#news2 Contact for info only: accvachess@gmail.com

   
May 2023
May 19 Round 7, DC Chess League. Friday, May 19.
   
June 2023
June 9 Round 8, DC Chess League. Friday, June 9.
June 16-18 Continental Class. Organized by Continental Chess Association. Being held in Reston, VA.
July 2023
July 7 Round 9, DC Chess League. Friday, July 7.
   
August 2023 Aug 12-16 10th Annual Washington International. Rockville Hilton, Rockville, MD. Click here for more information.
Aug 25-27
or 26-27
Atlantic Open. Organized by Continental Chess Association. Being held in Reston, VA.
 
September 2023 Sep 2-4 2023 Virginia Closed Chess Championships. Being orgainzed by the VA Chess Federation, not details available at this time. Open to Virginia residents only. Blitz on Friday night, Sep 1st.
   
   
October 2023 Oct 7-9 2023 US Armed Forces Open Chess Championships. Location and details TBD. Open to active duty and retired US military and Coast Guard, Cadets/Midshipman attending any of the U.S. Military Academies, College ROTC Cadets. Special section for "Veterans" open to anyone who served in the US Military and received an honorable discharge.
   
Oct 20-22 Washington Chess Congress. Reston, VA. Details not yet available. Being organized by the Continental Chess Association.
Oct 27-29 2023 Fredericksburg Open. Site TBD in Fredericksburg. Being organized by the VA Chess Federation.
November 2023    
   
December 2023    
Dec 26-29 Eastern Open. Arlington, VA. Details not yet available. Being organized by the Continental Chess Association.