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.

October 2019

October 19: 2019 Girls and Women Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament (Washington, DC)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. 5 sections: U18 Girls (Age as of Jan 1 2019), U14 (Age as of Jan 1 2019), U10 (Age as of Jan 1 2019), U8 (Age as of Jan 1 2019), Unrated Section (Under 18) as well as a Women’s Open section in rated and unrated.

October 19: ARCC October Scholastic Tournament (Currituck, NC)

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

October 19-20: Fredericksburg Open (Fredericksburg, VA)

– USCF members only, Open and U1800.

October 23-25: 23rd Annual Eastern Chess Congress (Princeton, NJ)

– USCF members only. Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300, U1100. Recommended for Orcas and up.

October 26: McNair Oct 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).

 

November 2019

November 1-3: Stamford Open (Stamford, CT)

– USCF members only. Major section, U2010, U1710, U1310. Recommended for Orcas and up.

November 2: India Fest Chess Championship 2019 (Chesapeake, VA)

– Both USCF members and unrated sections. See the special events page for full details and registration.

November 2: 23rd (2019) Annual Northern Virginia Open (Dulles, VA)

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

November 16: McNair Nov 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).

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

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

November 23: 27th Annual David Zofchak Memorial (Norfolk, VA)

– USCF members only, Open and U1800.

November 29-December 1: 50th Annual National Chess Congress (Philadelphia, PA)

– USCF members only. Premier, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000, U800, and U600.

 

December 2019

December 7: McNair Dec 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).

December 13-15: 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.

January 2020

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

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

 

February 2020

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).

 

March 2020

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 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 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).