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

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

Our State Amateur Champion is Nalin Jha, and our Under-1200 Champion is Joshua Havens

IM Praveen Balakrishnan repeats as 2018 VA High School Champion!!
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============== Breaking News ==============

Ronen Wilson captures the K-3 Championship at the U.S. Chess Elementary National Championships!!
Ronen finished with a very impressive 6.5/7 score in a field of 179 players.  Ronen is now over 2000!

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Other notables include: Maximilian Bao, who won 1st Place in the K1-Under 500 & Unrated Section.
Virginians serving as TDs: Anand Dommalapati, Jeff Forbes, Jack Scheible, Tina Schweiss, Caijun & Maggie Luo, Mike Hoffpauir

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============== Upcoming Tournaments ==============

6th Cherry Blossom Classic
In Sterling, VA on May 25-28 or 26-28 at the Marriott Washington Dulles
a VCF Cup event!

  REGISTER NOW  ... 2018 Charlottesville Open ... July 14-15, 2018
Charlottesville, VA, at the Comfort Inn Monticello
Tournament Info    Enter ONLINE Now!!    See Who is Playing

Being Re-Scheduled ... 2018 Virginia Senior Open ... mid-to-late September 2018
Arlington, VA

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

51st Virginia Open ... March 23-25, 2018
Final Standings

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
July 28-29, 2018 2018 Virginia Commonwealth Games Liberty, University; Lynchburg, VA
Sept 1-3, 2018 82nd Virginia Closed Chess Championships Glen Allen VA, Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook
mid-to-late Sept '18 Virginia Senior Open TBD in the northern Virginia area
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.