Chess RVA Tournament

What?: Chess RVA Cross-Round Chess Tourney

Who?: Kindergarten through 9th grade

When?: Saturday, July 6th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (3 hours)

Where?: Mathnasium Short Pump
(11530 D, W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233)

Format: 3 sections: K-3rd, 4th-6th and 7th-9th.  Limited to 50 players.

Chess RVA’s cross round tourney will have you playing between 6 to 12 games in 3 hours. Trophy for 1st and 2nd in each section.

How much?: $20 if paid by June 28th, $25 if paid June 29th – July 4th, $30 day before or day of tourney. Same day walk-in registration is cash only.
Register online at under Tournaments

Other: Clocks at G/15 d0 will be used if needed.

USCF membership is required:;
Benefits of joining:
Here is the membership form:
; Cost is $20/year. Membership forms will be available at the tournament.

Chess RVA tournaments: What you need to know:

  1. Our Chess Tournaments give kids the opportunity to play chess in person against other kids.
  2. Participants play 4-8 games in 3 hours. (Players may end up with a different number of games played.)
  3. Once a player finishes a game, they are matched with another player.
  4. Tournaments are divided into sections based either on grade level or chess rating.
  5. Trophies are given for each section.
  6. All participants receive chess key chains.
  7. The “touch move” rule will be applied.
  8. Players are not required to record their games.
  9. Clocks may be used to keep the tournament on schedule.
  10. Parents are welcome to stay (or go), but should not linger over their child’s chess board.

If you have any additional questions, contact Brian Garbera 804-921-2410 cell/text