Find a Tournament

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