is the HOME PAGE for the 2019-20 Virginia Scholastic & College Chess
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Click here to see a
map of parking areas around TJ High School.
TO REGISTER ... select the
"Registration" button on the left, or
REGISTERED, BUT NEED
TO PAY?? Click
go directly to our PayPal payment site. Regardless
of when you Register, the Advance/Early Entry Fee for all events
ends at midnight on Saturday, February 29, 2020. In
other words, beginning Sunday March 1st, all Entry Fees
increase, depending on the event you enter. So,
REGISTER AND PAY by Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 to avoid the extra cost!
The Main Tournament
has 5 Rounds, Blitz will have 4 rounds.
2 Sections within each Grade-group.
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.
can play in the
Championship or Under sections
within their grade group. ALSO,
players are not "required" to play in the Under
Sections based on their ratings. In other
words, parents, players and coaches may form a team in one of the
Championship Sections that contains players who would otherwise be
eligible to play in one of the "Under" sections. For
instance, just because an 11th Grade player is rated 1350 does NOT
mean s/he has to play in the K12 Under 1400 Section. That
play with his/her teammates in the Championship Section.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO PLAY
IN THIS TOURNAMENT? See the
Frequently Asked Questions ...
WE WILL USE
THE FEBRUARY 2020 US Chess Rating Supplement,
which allows parents, players and coaches to form and stabilize
their teams well before the tournament. The February Rating
Supplement will be on line with US Chess starting on/about Thursday,
January 16th. 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.
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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.