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.

 

December 2019

December 12-15: 2019 National K-12 Grade Championships (Orlando, FL)

– USCF rated only. Sections by grade.

December 14: ARCC December Scholastic Tournament (Currituck, NC)

– Both USCF members (Elite and Novice) and unrated sections (Rookie).

December 27-30: 46th Annual Eastern Open (Falls Church, VA)

– USCF members only. 5 Sections: Open, U2200, U1900, U1600, U1300. Recommended for Orcas and up. There is also a scholastic side event (one day) on Dec 27th.

 

January 2020

January 3-5: Boston Chess Congress (Boston)

– USCF rated only. Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500, and U1250.

January 4: Tentative HRCA Tournament (Virginia Beach, VA)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. Details to follow.

January 11, 2020: McNair Jan 2019 Scholastic and Open Quads (Herndon, VA)

– USCF rated only. K-3, K-5, K-8 sections as well as open quads (students K-8 must be rated over 1300 for quads).

January 11, 2020: Maggie Walker Winter Scholastic (Richmond, VA)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. K-5 unrated, K-12 unrated, K-5 rated, and K-12 rated sections.

January 17-19, 2020: Liberty Bell Open (Philadelphia, PA)

– USCF rated only. Major, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500, and U1200.

January 19, 2020: Triangle Chess Championships (Raleigh, NC)

– USCF members only. Open, Unders, and Scholastic (by grade) sections.

 

February 2020

February 1: Tentative VSCA Tournament (Virginia Beach, VA)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. Details to follow.

February 22: ARCC February Scholastic Tournament (Currituck, NC)

– Both USCF members (Elite and Novice) and unrated sections (Rookie).

February 29, 2020: McNair 2020 Scholastic Championships (A State Warm-Up Event in Herndon, VA)

– USCF rated only. K-3, K-5, K-8 sections as well as open quads (students K-8 must be rated over 1300 for quads).

February 29: Tentative HRCA Tournament/State Warm Up (Virginia Beach, VA)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. Details to follow.

 

March 2020

March 6-8: Virginia Scholastic & College Championships (Arlington, VA)

– More information coming soon.

March 21: ARCC March Scholastic Tournament (Currituck, NC)

– Both USCF members (Elite and Novice) and unrated sections (Rookie).

March 28, 2020: McNair March 2019 Scholastic and Open Quads (Herndon, VA)

– USCF rated only. K-3, K-5, K-8 sections as well as open quads (students K-8 must be rated over 1300 for quads).

 

April 2020

April 4: Tentative Seven Cities Tournament (Norfolk, VA)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. Details to follow.

April 17-19, 2020: 2020 All-Girls National Championships (Wheeling, IL)

– USCF rated only. Girls only! U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 sections by age.

April 25: ARCC April Scholastic Tournament (Currituck, NC)

– Both USCF members (Elite and Novice) and unrated sections (Rookie).

 

May 2020

May 2, 2020: McNair May 2019 Scholastic and Open Quads (Herndon, VA)

– USCF rated only. K-3, K-5, K-8 sections as well as open quads (students K-8 must be rated over 1300 for quads).

May 2: MacArthur Spring Tournament (Virginia Beach, VA)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. Details to follow.

May 8-10, 2020: 2020 National Elementary (K-6) Championship (Nashville, TN)

– USCF rated only. K-1, K-3, K-5, and K-6 sections.

May 16: ARCC May Scholastic Tournament (Currituck, NC)

– Both USCF members (Elite and Novice) and unrated sections (Rookie).