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Shenandoah Valley Chess News - Fall 2018

Shenandoah Valley Chess News

Fall 2018


“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
Chess Players

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 Wednesday, August 22 at 5:30 pm.

We will regroup, play chess, and brief the community on our plans for September to November 2018.

Also, Wednesday, September 5 at 5:30 pm, we are throwing a party at Handley Library as Shenandoah Valley Chess Club celebrates its 5 year anniversary!  

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
Saturday, September 15

Bowman Library
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Bowman Library, Stephens City, Virginia 

Cost: FREE

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 9:30 am.  Round 1 - 10:00 am.  

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.

For more information, contact Tournament Director, David Hubbard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The National Chess Day Tournament at  Lord Fairfax Community College - Middletown Campus is coming Saturday, October 13

Look for Shenandoah Valley tournament announcements in U.S. Chess Tournament Listings and upcoming Chess Life magazines!

2018 National Chess Day Tournament
Saturday, October 13

Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, Virginia
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

OCTOBER 13, 2018 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 22645Sections: Open, U1500, U1000, Scholastic K-8 (G/30 d0). Prizes: Open $150 $75 $50 - U1500 $75, $50, $25 - U1000, Scholastic Awarded Trophies & Medals. Reg: 8:30 to 9:00Round times: 9:1511:001:30, 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:, David Hubbard,, 973-280-7189. Online reg. at

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

We are 90 days away from the 2018 World Chess Championship - Magnus Carlsen (NOR) vs. Fabiano Carauna (USA) in London, UK!

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

• The 10th Annual Washington Chess Congress will be held October 4-8 at Westin Tyson Corner, Falls Church, Virginia. Information on the event is available at

In Warrenton, Virginia, weekly Saturday USCF tournaments are being hosted by CM Jonathan Maxwell.  Join the fun and learn more at

This is a small sample of exciting activities in the chess world.

Much more can be found atVirginia Chess FederationandUS Chess websites.

Regular Chess Meetings for Fall 2018

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

ChessKid Scholastic Program and regular Wednesday meetings resume at Handley Library, August 29, 4:30 - 7:30 pm. 

Thank you for your continued interest and support for Chess in the Shenandoah Valley.

We look forward to catching up after a busy summer.

In the meantime, please be well and good luck with your games!

With Gratitude,

David Hubbard
Shenandoah Valley
Chess Club - President
Winchester, Virginia




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