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.

Events from other adjacent states will be listed unless they conflict badly with established MD-DC-VA tournaments.
I am requesting the assistance of our organizers to submit their events promptly and
follow the
US Chess policy for the Regional Tournament Clearinghouses.


Ernest Schlich has been officially designated as the Region III clearinghouse coordinator by US Chess and with the approval of the Region III state affiliates.
Please email your tournament information to me or CC me in your e-mail to USCF/TLA


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 07/10/21 11:08:53 AM

  Please send me your 2021 events ASAP. 

  The 2018 to 2020 Clearinghouse listings have been archived.   Click to go to the archives


2021 (62nd Annual) US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship 

- Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051

I started updating the 2021 clearinghouse on 29 April 2021 The Clearinghouse  is only showing OTB events.

2021 DC-MD-VA Clearinghouse listing.
Month Starting Date Event Information
January 2021     No OTB Events due to Covid 19
February 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
March 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
April 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
May 2021    No OTB Events due to Covid 19
June 2021 June 13  June 13 Tyson Corner Scholastic tournament. 4 Rounds of Rated Chess at 10:30 am
   Visit Website
June 13  June 13 The Tysons Corner Action. 4PM EF $30  Visit Website
June 20   June 20 Tyson Corner Scholastic tournament. 4 Rounds of Rated Chess at 10:30 am
   Visit Website
June 20   June 20 Tysons Corner Action. 4PM EF $30  Visit Website
July 2021 July 1   July 1-5 49th World Open Philadelphia, PA. A CCA Tournament. Many sections and side events. Visit website for full details
July 9  July 9  Charlottesville Open Blitz tournament. 4SS double .  EF: $25 - $30 at door
 Visit Website for full details
July 10   July 10-11 Charlottesville Open 2 sections. Prizes:$2,210 b/o 55  5SS EF: $65 by 7/4
Visit Website for full details.
July 10

Jul 10-11. VA Senior Open 2021. Open to players from ANY state that are born on or before 7/10/1971 (50+ years of age). 5SS, 1 Section, Rd1 G/60, d5; Rds 2-5 G/90, d5. $$1000 in Guaranteed Prizes. Prizes: $500-200-100; U2000: $100; U1600: $100. Top Virginian: Free Entry to 2022 VA Snr Open, PLUS Free Entry to 2021 Natl Trnmt Snr State Champs. Reg:  Sat 9:00-9:50am, and for pre-entry use:  EF: $70; or $60 advance entry on-line; VA residents must have current VCF membership ( $15 ) Rds: 10-1-5, 10-2. One irrevocable 1/2 pt bye allowed, must declare before Rd 2. COVID Protocols Enforced: details on website. Location/Hotel: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott; 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166; (703) 471-9500; FREE PARKING. Info only:  W. NS.

August 2021 Aug 27   Aug 27 - 29 2021 Atlantic Open Reston, VA  A CCA Tournament  Visit Website for full Details
September 2021 Sept 4  Sept. 4-6   VA Closed State Championship  Details to follow soon.
Watch for updates
October 2021 Oct 8  Oct 8-11 62nd Armed Forces Open Texas    Click for details
  Oct 22  Oct 22-24 Annual DC Championship Details to follow.
November 2021    
January 2022