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.

(News) Mike Hoffpauir has assumed responsibiltiy for this web page covering Region III clearinghouse information.
Please email your tournament information to me (Mike Hoffpauir) 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 05/23/22 10:24:42 AM

  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
May 2022 May 1 Sunday, May 1, 2-5 pm: Chess RVA "Cross Round" Chess Tournament at Stuffy’s at Libbie, 324 Libbie Ave, Richmond, VA.  For players in Grades Pre-K through 8th. Click here for info.
May 7, 14, and 21 Baltimore Game-60. Over-the-board chess at the Hyatt Place BWI Hotel, 940 International Drive, Linthicum MD.  3 Rounds, Round 1 at 1:30 pm for each event. Click here for more information.

ALSO, Baltimore Scholastic Quads. Same location and dates as above, but games are from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Click here for more information.
May 13 - 15 2022 National Elementary (K-6) Championship.  Organized by the US Chess Federation at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.
Click here for information.
May 14 Ukraine Charity Chess Tournament. 4 Round Swiss, USCF Regular and Quick Rated Open and Non-rated Sections DATE: May 14, 2022, 10 AM to 4 PM TIME CONTROL: 30 minutes, 5 second delay. Click here for information.
May 14 DC K-5 Chess Championship Tournament.  DC residents only, information at
May 21 E.L. Haynes Junior Open K-12 Chess Tournament. Information at
May 21 2022 Maryland Primary, Elementary, Middle & High School State Championships. Organized by the MD Chess Association. Click here for more information.
May 26 - 30 9th Annual Cherry Blossom Classic at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA.  US Chess and FIDE-rated sections. 200 Enhange GP points!!  Chose from 6 sections and several "schedules" to play.  $21,200 total guaranteed prize fund!!
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June 2022 June 3-5 Virginia Senior Open, Friday - Sunday, June 3rd-5th at the Washington Dulles Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA.  5 Rounds, Round 1 on Friday evening at 7:00 pm. All players must be 50 years old by June 3rd, 2022. This tournament determines who will represent Virginia at the annual US Senior Invitational held during the US Open in late July.  Information and Registration at
June 5 Charm City Chess Club 2022 Summer Open Tournament (Sunday, June 5th). Location: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Canterbury Room, 2 W University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD. US Chess rated games in 3 Sections (Open, U1400, and U1000).  Info and Registration at
June 5 Chess RVA "Cross-Round" Scholastic Chess Tournament. For players in pre-K through 8th Grade, with play in 2 sections (K-3 and 4-8). Round 1 at 2pm, event finishes at 5pm. Location is the "Unplugged Cafe", 1300 Sycamore Square, Midlothian. "Cross-Round" means that as soon as your game ends you are paired with the next available player whom you have not already played. Click here for more info.
June 11 2022 Spring Gambit Womens/Girls Tournament. Saturday June 11 at the Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave, Washington DC. Information at
June 24-26 2022 Virginia Open: $5,000 Prize Fund, Friday-Sunday at the Washington Dulles Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA.  Blitz on Friday evening!!  Details soon at  3 Sections, 5 Rounds.  Championship and Amateur (U1800) are both FIDE and US Chess rated, Round 1 at 7:30 pm on Friday June 24th. Novice Section (Under 1200) is US Chess Rated with games on Saturday and Sunday only, Round 1 on Sat. at 10:00 am.
July 2022 July 16-17 2022 Charlottesville Open.  Blitz on Friday 7/17, Main tournament on Saturday and Sunday July 16-17. At the Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA. $3170 prize fund based on 70 paid entries. Players compete in 2 Sections: Open and Under 1600.  Click here for more information and registration details.
July 22-24 67th Maryland Open. Friday-Sunday, July 22-24 at the BWI Sheraton. Seven (7) sections to choose from!  The link to the tournament page is
July 23-24 2022 Virginia Commonwealth Games. This is an ONLINE TOURNAMENT being held on  Click here for information and registration.  You must be a U.S. citizen to play and be a current member of the U.S. Chess Federation.
July 31 - Aug 7th Annual US Open - A National Championship Event.
You can find out more info about the US Open at  There are MANY event formats, with a 9-day, 6-day and 4-day schedule, plus Quads and a Scholastic Tournament.  In other words you don't have to show up on July 31st to play. 
August 2022 Aug 13-17 9th Annual Washington International. Up to 9-rounds of over-the-board chess at the Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. Some sections are FIDE-rated.  More info at this link.
Aug 26-28 Atlantic Open Arlington, VA. See all details at CCA event.
September 2022 Sept 4-6 Annual Virginia Closed (Saturday - Monday; Labor Day weekend), with Blitz on Friday night, Sept 3rd. See details soon on the VA Chess website. 
October 2022 Oct 28-30 (In negotiations with the hotel ...) Fredericksburg Open. County Inn and Suites (South). 5 rounds, with Round 1 on Saturday morning, with Blitz on Friday evening.  If we get this hotel it usually has a fantastically GREAT RATE!!
November 2022 Nov 4-6 Annual David Zofchak Memorial. Nov 4-6 at the Sleep Inn Lake Wright in Norfolk, VA. Details coming soon to
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