Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Shenandoah Valley Chess News - April & May 2018

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

April & May 2018


"Chess is a game by its form, an art by its content and a science by the difficulty of gaining mastery in it. Chess can convey as much happiness as a good book or work of music can."

- Tigran Petrosian

Home of the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

April 2018

Wednesday Chess at Handley Library, 4:30-7:30 pm

Saturday Chess at Bowman Library, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Great news to report, near and far!

Apple Blossom Blitz Chess Tournament

Saturday, April 28

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Godfrey Miller Home

28 S. Loudon Street - Old Town Walking Mall

Winchester, Virginia

Doors Open 10:30 am

Round 1 begins 11:00 am

Cost: $5 Pre-registered / $10 at Door  

Proceeds benefit The Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center

We are delighted to announce the 1st Apple Blossom Blitz Chess Tournament will be held at Godfrey Home during the 2018 Bloomin' Wine Festival in Old Town Winchester.

The event is sponsored by Incredible Flying Objects and kindly supported by The Godfrey Home and Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

We will pair opponents according to their appropriate skill levels so everyone has fun. Win, lose, or draw - everyone plays multiple games!

Spectators, beginner lessons, and casual games are FREE.

Outdoor tables and giant chess set will be setup on the walking mall.

Plenty of chess fun for tournament participants, kids, and anyone who wants to play.

Visit our EventBrite page for full tournament details and online registration:

The Bloomin' Wine Festival draws a few thousand people with live music, food, vendors, and fun for all ages.

This day will be awesome!

Tournament Announcement from our friend  
Candidate Master Jonathan Maxwell

Who? Your first-grade through sixth-grade child

What? Chess Tournaments! (time control= G/30 d0)

When and Where?
Saturday, MAY 5, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Wakefield School, 4439 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198

Saturday, MAY 12, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Highland School, 597 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186

Why? Because chess makes kids smart, and chess is fun, and ALL PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE MEDALS OR TROPHIES!!!

OK OK, but how do I sign up, where do I find information?
SIGN UP at , click on "Tournaments!"


Saturday, May 19
2018 KidzFest!
11 am - 5 pm
Old Town Winchester

KidzFest! is a full day of free fun for kids with 60+ exhibits ranging from games, science, education, and more.  SVCC will be present with chess games and beginner challenges.  For more information, click here.


Chipotle Fundraiser for
Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Sunday, May 20
2012 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Winchester, Virginia 22601
4 - 8 pm

Support Chess in the Valley with a night-out at the local Chipotle Mexican Restaurant on Sunday May 20th!

50% of proceeds will benefit 2018 Shenandoah Valley Chess tournaments, youth programs, and special events.  

Please spread the word!

***Save the Date***
Chess Event at Newtown Heritage Festival 
Newtown Commons
Stephens City, Virginia
  Saturday, May 26

We are excited to announce that chess will be in full effect at the 2018 Newtown Heritage Festival in Stephens City, Saturday May 26. 

We are planning a chess competition, outdoor games, and special prizes sponsored by the Newtown Heritage Festival team and Shenandoah Valley Chess Club! 

Site and tournament details will be announced in early May.

This will be an awesome day of family fun, celebrating the unique history of Stephens City and the Royal Game!

A Great Year for American Chess!

Celebrations abound for chess fans worldwide, especially in the U.S.A.!

American Grandmaster Fabiano Carauna will challenge Magnus Carlsen for World Champion this November! 

Congratulations Fabiano Carauna on the brilliant achievement and best of luck in London!

Also, we are one week away from the 2018 U.S. Chess Championship, April 17 - 30 in Saint Louis, Missouri.

The U.S. Chess Championship is one of the best online chess broadcasts of every year. 

This competition follows America's elite women and men chess players, move-by-move, with great commentary and excellent social media interaction.

You can follow the action at

The Stephens City Chess Club meets every Saturday at Bowman Library, 10:00 am.

The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club meets every Wednesday at Handley Library, 4:30 - 7:30 pm. 

2018 has been amazing!  

The Stephens City and Shenandoah Valley Chess Club thanks everyone for their participation and support. 

If you are able to volunteer with an upcoming event, please let us know. 

We would be very happy to have your help. 

As always, we look forward to meeting and playing again soon. 

In the meantime, good luck with your games!


With Gratitude,

David Hubbard
Shenandoah Valley
Chess Club 
Winchester, Virginia


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