The Virginia Chess Federation (VCF) thanks you for your interest and participation in our tournament! The VA Closed is a "closed" tournament. This means participation is restricted to Virginia residents, military stationed in Virginia, and students who are attending any Virginia school or college.
On-line registration is available until 11:59PM on Saturday, Aug 24th at the cost of $85 for the Main Event, and $35 for Friday night's Blitz tournament. Beginning Sunday, Aug 25th, Entry Fees increase to $100 and $45 on-line and at the tournament.
Be sure to bring your own equipment (chess sets, boards, clocks, Chess Notation Book, pen and pencil).
This tournament is US Chess-rated, which means that players must be members of the U.S. Chess Federation to play. Please join USCF, or renew your membership, online at www.uschess.org, or join on-site at the tournament. The tournament is not FIDE-rated.
Virginia Residents are required to have VA Chess Federation memberships, Click Here to check the status of your membership or to join/renew.
Mike Hoffpauir, National Tournament Director
Organizer, Virginia Closed