Tournament Opportunities

Check out the calendar for more information on these upcoming events.  Click on the date on the calendar to go to each event.  Most events are also linked here.  You can also check out the VSCA calendar here for smaller events and be sure to click through all the tabs.

Note that we are working with the church to establish a “First Saturday” tournament schedule starting in January.

December 14-16:  USCF National K-12 Grade Championships.  Orlando!!!

– USCF members only, K-12.  Recommended for all scholastic players.

December 15:  8th Annual Greater Baltimore Scholastic Chess Championships.

– USCF members only, K-12, from anywhere.

December 16:  Championship Chess Cross-Round Tournament.  Richmond.

– Rated and non-rated, grades K-8 only.  Recommended for all kids in this age group.

December 20-23:  2018 Charlotte Open (NC)

– USCF members only, all ages.  Recommended for Orcas and up.

December 22:  Richmond Chess Initiative Last Saturday Swiss.

– USCF members only, all ages.

January 12:  MLK Birthday Chess Tournament (DC)

– Rated and unrated, K-12

January 18-21:  11th Annual Chesapeake Open.  Maryland.

– USCF members only, all ages.  Recommended for Orcas and up.

January 18-21:  Liberty Bell Open.  Philadelphia

– USCF members only, all ages.  Recommended for Orcas and up.

January 19:  5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Grade Chess Championship (Maryland)

– USCF members only, grades K-12 from anywhere.

January 20:  Triangle Chess Championships (NC)

– USCF members only, all ages from anywhere.

Febraury 2:  Maryland Chess Roland Park February I Scholastic 2019

– USCF members only, grades K-12 from anywhere.

Feburary 8:  Black History Month Chess Tournament (DC)

– Rated and unrated, grades K-12.  Black starts first!!!

February 8-10:  57th Baltimore Open.

– USCF members only, all ages.  Recommended for Orcas and up.

February 16:  10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships (Maryland)

– USCF members only, K-12 from anywhere.

February 16-18:  Amateur Team East Championship (New Jersey)

– USCF members only, all ages.  Teams of four with average rating under 2200.  Super fun!

February 22-24:  George Washington Open.  DC area

– USCF members only, all ages.  Recommended for Orcas and up.

February 23:  Maryland Chess Roland Park February II Scholastic 2019

– USCF members only, grades K-12 from anywhere

March 2-3:  2019 UMBC Open (Maryland).

– USCF members only, all ages.  Recommended for Megalodons and up.

March 8-10:  State Scholastic and College Championship.  Charlottesville

– USCF members only, grades Pre-K through 12 and college students only.  Recommended for all eligible rated players.  New this year — Under sections in each age group!!!

March 15-19:  USCF 2019 National High School (K-12) Championship (Chicago area)

– USCF members only, grades K-12.  Recommended for high school students, their younger siblings, and anyone for whom this date and location works best.  You may play up.

April 6:  5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Junior Chess Championship (Maryland).

– USCF members only, grades K-12 from anywhere.

April 12-14:  National All-Girls Championship.  Chicago

– USCF members only, grades K-12.  Girls only!!!

April 26-28:  USCF National Junior High (K-9) Championship.  Texas.

– USCF members only, grades K-9.  Recommended for Middle School Students through High School Freshmen and their younger siblings, or players in this age range for which this date and location work best.

May 4:  District of Columbia All Girls Spring Scholastic

– Rated and unrated sections, grades K-12.  Girls only!!!

May 10-12:  USCF National Elementary (K-6) Championship.  Nashville — details forthcoming

– USCF members only, grades K-6.  Recommended for all students in this age range.

May 18:  Meadowdale Spring Scholastic and Quads — stay tuned to VSCA for details.

June 1:  Maryland Chess Roland Park June Scholastic 2019

– USCF members only, grades K-12 from anywhere.