Shenandoah Valley Chess News - Fall 2018
Shenandoah Valley Chess News
“You work for a long period of time and the results don't show, but at some point everything just comes together..."
GM Fabiano Caruana (USA)
Greetings Shenandoah Valley
We hope your summer has been great!
We missed meeting and playing chess these past weeks.
The pieces are set for a fun fall season.
Shenandoah Valley Chess Club returns to Handley Library with an Open House Kickoff on
We will regroup, play chess, and brief the community on our plans for September to November 2018.
Also, e are throwing a party at Handley Library as Shenandoah Valley Chess Club celebrates its 5 year anniversary! , w
We have done incredible work to reach this milestone. Thank you all for playing a part! We would love to see you there.
Registration is open for the Fall Scholastic tournament. Full details can be found on the registration link.
SVCC Fall Scholastic Tournament
Location: Bowman Library, Stephens City, Virginia
Sections: This unrated tournament is organized into multiple sections per grade and skill level (K-2 / 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 ). Medals and trophies for winners and special categories. Award ceremony for ChessKids players.
Registration: Online Pre-Registration is open until 9/13.
Onsite registration at Round
General Information: The Fall Scholastic tournament is unrated and sponsored by Bowman Library. Chess sets, boards, and scoresheets are provided. Chess coaches will be onsite to guide first timers through tournament process and provide analysis in-between rounds.
We will have trophies and medals for participants.
Hats off to the Chess Kids who remained active over the summer. We will have special recognition for your hard work at the Fall Scholastic Tournament.
The National Chess Day Tournament at Lord Fairfax Community College - Middletown Campus is coming .
Look for Shenandoah Valley tournament announcement
2018 National Chess Day Tournament
Lord Fairfax Community College
Shenandoah Valley National Chess Day Open
4SS, G/45 d0. Lord Fairfax Community College - Corron Building (Exit 302 RT 81), 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645. Sections: Open, U1500, U1000, Scholastic K-8 (G/30 d0). Prizes: Open $150 $75 $50 - U1500 $75, $50, $25 - U1000, Scholastic Awarded Trophies & Medals. Reg: . Round times: , , , then ASAP. Fees: $25 Open, $20 U1500, U1000, $15 Scholastic before 10/11 via PayPal. Add $5 Site entries. Max 1/2 half bye. Must be announced by Rd. 2. Entries/Contact: http://www
We are working on the online registration link and will announce as soon as it is ready to go!
This USCF rated tournament will have multiple sections to accommodate a wide range of players and skill levels (scholastic and adults).
We would like to thank Lord Fairfax Community College for the opportunity to collaborate on what promises to be a very fun event!
Events of Interest
Fabiano Carauna (left) and Magnus Carlsen (right)
• Congratulations to the American Grandmaster Carauna on the historic achievement of reaching the World Chess Championship. We are very excited and send best wishes. Learn more about the contestants and follow the action at https://worldchess.com.
• The 10th Annual Washington Chess Congress will be held https://chessevents.com/washin
•In Warrenton, Virginia, weekly http://maxwellchess.com/warren
This is a small sample of exciting activities in the chess world.
Regular Chess Meetings for Fall 2018
We look forward to catching up after a busy summer.
In the meantime, please be well and good luck with your games!
Chess Club - President