Welcome to the Virginia Chess Federation

Happy New Year!!

==============  HOT NEWS ==============

Our State Champion for 2017-18 is ... IM Praveen Balakrishnan

Our State Amateur Champion is Nalin Jha
Our Under 1200 Champion is Joshua Havens

IM Praveen Balakrishnan repeats as 2018 VA High School Champion!!
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============== Upcoming Tournaments ==============

51st Virginia Open ... Fri evening through Sunday, March 23-25, 2018
Sterling, VA at the Marriott Washington-Dulles Hotel
Info & Registration     See who's Playing

Early Registration ends on Saturday March 17
Entry Fee increases to $100 starting Sunday March 18th!!

============== Recently Completed Events ==============

2018 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships ... March 3-4, 2018
Final Standings     Blitz Results

22nd Northern Virginia Open ... November 18-19, 2017
Final Standings

----------- For your 2018-19 Planning -------------

When What Where
March 23-25, 2018 51st Virginia Open Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, Sterling, VA
May 25-28 or 26-28, 2018 6th Annual Cherry Blossom Classic
$12,000 Prize Fund ($2,000 more than last year!)
Washington-Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, Sterling, VA
June 1-3, 2018 2018 Virginia Senior Open
Top Virginian qualifies to represent VA at the 2018 US Open "Tournament of Senior Champions" in Wisconsin
Arlington, VA
(Tentatively) July 14-15, 2018 2018 Charlottesville Open Charlottesville, VA; Probably at the Comfort Inn Monticello ... site negotiations are in progress.
July 28-29, 2018 2018 Virginia Commonwealth Games Liberty, Univ; Lynchburg, VA
Sept 1-3, 2018 82nd Virginia Closed Chess Championships Glen Allen VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook
Oct 20-21, 2018 34th Emporia Open Emporia, VA, Holiday Inn Express (If we do not get good turnout this may be the final Emporia Open)
Nov 10-11, 2018 Northern VA Open Washington-Dulles Marriott Hotel, Sterling, VA (near the airport)
Nov 17-18, 2018 Zofchak Memorial Sleep Inn Lake Wright, Norfolk, VA
March 2-3 or 9-10, 2019 2019 Virginia Scholastic & College Championships (Tentatively) Richmond, VA. Site negotiations are in progress.