Hampton Roads State Warm-Up

March 4th, 2017

Scholastic sections: 5-SS or 4-SS, G/40;d5. Trophies to top 3 individuals in each section. $10 entry fee for advance entries by Thursday morning March 2, 2017, $15 for onsite entries. US Chess membership required for Open and U-500 sections. Non-rated section available to newer scholastic players.


The OPEN section is designed for experienced tournament players with US Chess ratings of 500 and up. US Chess membership is required. Unrated players may choose to play in this section if they have a US Chess membership, but if in doubt as to their playing strength, we recommend they begin in U500 for their first rated experience.

The U500 section is designed for less experienced or lower rated tournament players with US Chess ratings Under 500. US Chess membership is required. Unrated players with US Chess memberships are encouraged to begin in this section for their first rated experience.

The ROOKIE (Not Rated) section is designed for novice players in their first few tournaments or who are not yet at a playing strength to compete with rated players. No US Chess membership is required. Rated players may only play in this section with permission from the Tournament Director (usually reserved for struggling younger players rated under 200).

Open Quads: 3-RR, G/60;d5. $40 to first place, $25 to second place in each quad. $20 entry fee for both advance and onsite entries. US Chess membership required.

Site: Eastminster Presbyterian Church
3329 MacDonald Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Onsite registration by 9am
Saturday morning March 4, 2017