Tournament Opportunities

This is a fairly comprehensive list of selected tournaments, mostly in the mid-Atlantic, that are suitable for our players.  You should also check out the Virginia Chess Federation page and click on “Clearinghouse” for upcoming tournaments in our region.   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.

February 23:  ARCC Tournament (North Carolina)

– Rated and unrated scholastic players; quads for adults.

February 23:  VSCA Veritas Winter Scholastic (Richmond)

– Rated and non-rated sections.  K-12 only, no Adult Quads.  Recommended for all kids.

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:  State Championship Warm-Up (Virginia Beach)

 Sections for rated and unrated players, quads for adults and advanced youth

March 2:  Virginia State Warm-Up (Alexandria / DC)

– USCF members only, grades K-8.  Suitable for all players in this age range.

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.

March 22-24:  52nd Annual Virginia Open (Dulles / DC)

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

March 23:  March Madness (Herndon / DC)

– USCF members only, grades K-8.  Suitable for all players in this age range.

March 30:  McKinley Action (Arlington / DC)

– USCF members only, grades K-8.  Suitable for all players in this age range.

March 30:  Rosa Lee Carter Scholastic (DC area)

– USCF members only, grades K-5.

April 6th:  HRCA Tournament (Virginia Beach)

 Sections for rated and unrated players; stay tuned to this website for details and registration links.

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 19-21:  1st Colonial Open (DC area)

– USCF members only.  Recommended for Orcas and up.

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.

April 27:  MacArthur Mall Spring Chess Festival (Norfolk)

– Details forthcoming

May 4:  HRCA Tournament (Virginia Beach)

 Sections for rated and unrated players; stay tuned to this website for details and registration links.

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.

May 23-27 (with short sections available starting May 25th):  7th Cherry Blossom Classic

– USCF members only, suitable for all ages and abilities. Saturday Scholastic event available.

June 1:  HRCA Tournament (Virginia Beach)

 Sections for rated and unrated players; stay tuned to this website for details and registration links.

June 1:  Maryland Chess Roland Park June Scholastic 2019

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

June 8:  Sangster Showdown (Springfield / DC)

– USCF members only, grades K-8.  Suitable for all players in this age range.