As of May 2021, Hampton Roads Chess Association and most of the country is returning to over-the-board chess. We will no longer list online chess opportunities here. Instead, you will find a list of local, state, and regional tournaments that may be of interest to you. We generally include tournaments in the mid-Atlantic from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, as well as National championship level events.
LOCAL TOURNAMENTS – Hosted at the Mid-Atlantic Chess Center (MACC), 291 Independence Blvd, Suite 515, Virginia Beach (Pembroke 4)
All MACC Scholastic tournaments are individual-team Swiss tournaments, with trophy prizes for individual players and school teams. These events are open only to youth in grades PK-12. Players are broken down by ability (Rookie – unrated beginners; Novice (generally U400 or U500); Amateur (generally U800); and Elite (800+).
All MACC Action tournaments are individual Swiss tournaments, with cash prizes for individual players (amounts based on entries). These events are open to players of all ages with US Chess membership (no Rookie / non-rated sections).
All MACC Scholastic and Action tournaments are 4-5 rounds.
Zofchak Memorial, December 11-12, 2021, Virginia Beach, VA — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
MACC Scholastic, January 8, 2022
MACC Action, January 22, 2022
Coastal Virginia Open, February 4-6, Virginia Beach, VA
MACC Scholastic, February 26, 2022 (State Championship warm-up)
MACC Action, March 12, 2022
MACC Scholastic, April 2, 2022
MACC Action, April 23, 2022
Seven Cities School Chess Championship, May 7, 2022
MACC Action, May 21, 2022
Hampton Roads Girls Championship, June 4, 2022
MACC Action, June 18, 2022
MACC Action, July 16, 2022
MACC Action, August 20, 2022
Northern Virginia Open, November 20-21, Dulles, VA — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
North Carolina Open, November 26-28, Charlotte, VA — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
National Chess Congress, November 26-28, Philadelphia, PA — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
National K-12 Grade Championships, December 3-5, Orlando, FL — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Liberty Bell Open, January 14-17, Philadelphia, PA — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
George Washington Open, February 25-27, Reston, VA
State Scholastic and Collegiate Championship, March 4-6, 2022, Location TBD
High School National Championships, April 8-10, 2022, Memphis, TN
All Girls National Championship, April 22-24, 20222, Chicago, IL
Junior High National Championships, April 29-May 1, 2022, Grapevine, TX
Elementary National Championships, May 13-15, 2022, Columbus, OH