Find a Tournament

This is 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.

***Hampton Roads Chess Association (HRCA) does not accept responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any events or services hosted by individuals or other groups. Listings of events and services does not imply endorsement of any individual, group, or organization.***


Churchland Scholastic (State Championship Warmup Tournament), March 2, 2024, Portsmouth, VA (HRCA)(Churchland Primary and Intermediate) — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Battle on the BB-64, April 6, 2024, Norfolk, VA (HRCA)(Battleship Wisconsin) — OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Seven Cities School Chess Championship, May 4, 2024, Virginia Beach, VA (HRCA)(Kempsville Recreation Center) — Save the Date

Slover May Matchup, May 18, 2024, Norfolk, VA (HRCA)(Slover Library) — Save the Date

Girls Rock – May 31-June2, 2024, Virginia Beach, VA (HRCA)(Kempsville Recreation Center) — Save the Date

US Open, July 27-August 4, 2024, Norfolk, VA (US Chess)(Sheraton Waterside) — Save the Date

HRCA National Chess Day, October 12, 2024 (HRCA)(MacArthur Center) — Save the Date


Featuring tournaments by trusted organizers in the mid-Atlantic region + National championship events

ChessKid National Festival, February 16-19, Charlotte, NC (CCC and ChessKid)

President’s Day Open, February 16-19, 2024, Dulles, VA (Atlantic Chess)



8th Annual George Washington Open, February 23-25, 2024, Dulles, VA (Continental Chess)

McNair February Scholastic and Open Quads, February 24, 2024, Herndon, VA (McNair)

ECA February 2024 Action/Scholastic, February 24, 2024, Glen Allen, VA (ECA)


1st Annual Dulles International Scholastic Championship, March 3, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)

The Herndon Action Tournament, March 3, 2024, Herndon, VA (DMV)

Virginia State Scholastic and Collegiate Championship, March 8-10, 2024, Roanoke, VA (VCF)

2nd Annual Murray Newcomb Memorial Tournament, March 15-17, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)

2nd Annual Murray Newcomb Memorial Scholastic Championship, March 16-17, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)

5th Colonial Open, March 28-31, 2024, Dulles, VA (Capital Area Chess)

Charlotte Spring Open, March 29-31, 2024, Charlotte, NC (CCC)

2024 National High School (K-12) Championship, April 5-7, 2024, Baltimore, MD (US Chess)

2024 KCF All-Girls National Championship, April 12-14, Chicago, IL (US Chess)

Scholastic Chess Tournament at the Meadowdale Public Library, April 13, 2024, North Chesterfield, VA (VCF)


2024 National Elementary (K-6) Championship), April 26-28, 2024, Columbus, OH (US Chess)

1st Central Virginia Open, April 26-28, 2024, Glen Allen, VA (ECA)


2nd Annual Metropolitan Open, May 3-5, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)

Scholastic (May 5th only)

2024 National Middle School (K-8) Championship, May 10-12, Atlanta, GA (US Chess)

11th Cherry Blossom Classic, May 22-27, 2024, Dulles, VA (Capital Area Chess)

2024 Virginia Senior Open, June 7-9, 2024, Fredericksburg, VA (VCF) — Ages 50+

Carolinas Classic, June 7-9, 2024, Charlotte, VA (CCC)

World Open and side events, June 28-July 7, Philadelphia, PA (CCA)

2nd Annual DMV Open, July 12-14, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)


3rd Annual Beltway Open, September 6-8, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)


1st Annual Capital Open, September 27-29, Dulles, VA (DMV)


1st Annual Old Dominion Open, October 25-27, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)


2024 National K-12 Grade Championships, December 6-8, 2024, National Harbor, MD (US Chess)

1st Annual Federal Open, December 13-15, 2024, Dulles, VA (DMV)


National Chess Congress, November 29-December 1, 2024, Philadelphia, PA (CCA)

Eastern Open, December 26-29, 2024, Arlington, VA (CCA)

SuperNationals VIII, May 9-11, 2025, Orlando, FL (US Chess)

DMV Chess runs other weekly tournaments in Northern Virginia throughout the year.

Magnus Chess Academy runs a series of Quad tournaments in Northern Virginia and Maryland throughout the year.

Henrico Chess Academy runs a series of “Second Saturday” monthly tournaments near Richmond, VA.