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  • Please know that this page is for REQUESTING team rooms.  The number of rooms available, and their capacity, are not under the control of the VA Chess Federation.

  • We will allocate Team Rooms based on a combination of Team Size and the Date/Time of your request.  Once we assign specific rooms to teams, we will ask a responsible adult to sign a "Team Room Agreement."  We will email the Agreement form to Room POCs once we determine the final room allocation.

  • Requesting a room requires you to make a $75 Deposit. 

    • We use $50 of your deposit to purchase a gift-certificate to The Teacher Supply Store or Office Max for the teacher whose room you use.

    • If your room is returned in a clean manner, and the Teacher does not notify us of any post-event problems, then we return to you $25 of your Team Room Deposit.

    • We expect to get 15-20 rooms from the school, but those numbers are based on past experience and not on an agreement with the school.

    • NOTE:  If the size of your team necessitates MORE THAN ONE ROOM, then you will be charged an additional $75 per room, which we will collect from the Team Room POC at the tournament site.


  • # Team Name Assigned Room Players POC Paid?
    1 Old Donation School 70 30 Tina Schweiss Yes
    2 Hampton Roads Chess #1 71 20 Tina Schweiss Yes
    3 Hampton Roads Chess #2 73 20 Tina Schweiss Yes
    4 Lexington City Schools 12 15-20 Michelle Drumbl Yes
    5 Alpha Stem Phoenix Chess #1 57 20 Ying  Liu Yes
    6 McNair Elementary #1 64 20 Paul Swaney Yes
    7 McNair Elementary #2 65 20 Paul Swaney Yes
    8 Shenandoah Valley 10 5 David Hubbard Yes
    9 Chantilly High School 82 15 Vivian Cao Dao Yes
    10 Bull Run Elementary 14 15 Chun Ra Yes
    11 Maggie L. Walker Gov School 84 10 Heather Kemmerly Yes
    12 Northside HS & Roanoke City Public Schools 85 10+ Mickey Owens Yes
    13 Alpha Stem Phoenix Chess #2 59 20 Ying  Liu Yes
    14 Prince Wm Checkmate Chess 74 10 Tim Caulfield Yes
    15 SCBC Team 56 15 Aniket Sinkar Yes
    16 Prodigy School (VC Chess Kids) 37 12 Joseph Calapati Yes
    17 McNair Elementary #3 66 20 Paul Swaney Yes
    18 Silver Knights Chess 83 20 Justin Burgess Yes
    19 Reserved (Book Store / Shirt Vendor) 111 n/a n/a n/a
    20 Reserved (TD's Office) 86 n/a n/a n/a
    21 Chess Tournament Office 107 n/a Mr. Bart Mebane n/a

If you need information sooner, please contact Mike Hoffpauir by email to, or call Mike at 757-846-4805.