is the HOME PAGE for the 2022-23 Virginia Scholastic & College Chess
Championships. The tournament consists of three events:
The Blitz Tournament:
Held Friday evening, with Round 1 at 6:30pm.
The "Main Event":
Held Saturday and Sunday, with Round 1 at 9am on Saturday.
A Parents & Friends (P&F)
Tournament: Saturday and Sunday, with
Round 1 at 12:45pm on Saturday.
reserve your Hotel Room at the tournament venue,
click here. The hotel "Chess Rate" is $135 plus taxes
through FRIDAY March 3rd.
PARKING: Parking is available at
the hotel, but it is not free. Hotel guests pay $13/day, it's higher
if you are not a guest of the hotel.
this button ...
... to Register for the
and/or the Blitz Tournament.
this button ...
... to register for the
Parents & Friends
The Main Tournament
has 5 Rounds, Blitz will have 4 or 5 rounds,
depending on the number of players. Parents & Friends also is
9 Sections to choose from.
K-3 Championship & K-3 Under
600. The K-3 Under 600 Section
is for players rated 599 and below, including Unrated players.
K-5 Championship & K-5 Under
1000. K-5 Under 1000 is for
players rated 999 and below, including Unrated players.
K-8 Championship & K-8 Under
1200. K-8 Under 1200 is for
players rated 1199 and below, including Unrated players.
K-12 Championship & K-12
Under 1400. K-12 Under 1400 is
for players rated 1399 and below, including Unrated players.
Open only to players enrolled in college, not open to
HS students attending college.
are allowed to play in the
Championship or Under sections
within their grade group. ALSO, the Championship sections are
open to players of all ratings. In other
words a school may form a team in a
Championship Section with players who otherwise may be
eligible to play in one of the "Under" sections. For
example, an 11th Grade player rated 1350 does NOT
have to play in the K12 Under 1400 Section. That
play with his/her schoolmates in the Championship Section.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO PLAY
IN THIS TOURNAMENT? See the
Frequently Asked Questions ...
WE WILL USE
THE MARCH 2023 US Chess Rating Supplement. The
Supplement will be on line with US Chess starting on/about Thursday
or Friday, February 16th/17th. If you are not sure how to look-up a player's
contact us here.
Use the menu buttons on the left to:
Schedule and download this handy
Guide you through the
registration process, including the option to enter the
Simultaneous Exhibition with
3-time Virginia Champion FM Macon Shibut!
Help you understand
Tournament Rules for the Main
Event, Blitz and the
Parents & Friends tournament.
See the list of
Membership is up-to-date
Preview the products that
our Vendors will be selling on site
Volunteer to help us during
Frequently Asked Questions about
Player and Section Eligibility.
Please note that when you register, the
three separate events ...
and you must register separately for each
Friday Night -- 6:30PM until
Blitz Championships -- 4 rounds.
side event that has no impact on the standings in any
sections of the main tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday & Sunday: The
5-Round State Scholastic & College Championships Main Event!!
College plays 4 rounds only, all on Saturday.
Also on Saturday and Sunday: A
4-Round side-tournament for Parents & Friends!
If you need information sooner, please contact
Mike Hoffpauir by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mike at 757-846-4805.