Upcoming Tournaments

NEW : THE WEEKLY RATED GAME CHALLENGE LADDER !!

As of April 10th, the Roanoke Valley Chess Club offers USCF-Rated players the opportunity to play a U.S.C.F.-rated game for a very nominal fee. The fee is only 25 cents per player. ( Only a quarter ! ) This must be paid on the night of the game to a club officer. All of these rated games will be submitted to the U.S.C.F. on July 1 of this year.

Our Spring challenge ladder began on Wednesday, April 5. The Spring challenge ladder will end on July 1 for both the USCF-rated games as well as for non-rated games.

RULES for the RATED games are below:
#1) All rated games will also be counted for the unrated regular club challenge ladder.

#2) All players who wish to play rated chess must either be a current U.S.C.F. member, or must pay to join the U.S.C.F. this coming Wednesday night.

#3) The Time Control for the rated games is 30/60~G/30. There is a 5 sec. delay after each move.

#4) Score-keeping is required.

#5) All relevant USCF related rules will be applied for the rated games.

#6) Rated games can start as early as 6:00 pm.

#7) No rated game can be started after 6:30 pm.

#8) To play a rated game, both players must inform any officer present before the game begins.

#9) Based on turnout, the officers will decide whether the rated games ( no talking ! ) will be played in the main room or the conference rooms. The regular ladder games will be played in the other room.

We have received a solid number of requests from our members to offer more rated chess. We hope this will address your needs in this area. When this Spring Ladder ends, the Officers will meet and discuss what chess formats to offer members going forward.

We look forward to crossing swords with you this coming Wednesday evening !

Sincerely, The Officers.

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RVCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2017 - 2018

Note: All events listed on the below calendar will normally be held at one of the following locations: Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op, Raleigh Court Library, Westhampton Christian Church, Elmwood Park, or “TBA.”

MONTH DATE EVENT SITE ORGANIZER
October
25
Autumn Quick Championship (G/15~ SD)
Library
Ray Megginson
November
29
Beat the Master Contest & Game Improvement Lecture
Library
Rusty Potter
January
20
Land of the Sky Warm-Up
(G/30~ 5 sec. Inc.)
Library
Rusty Potter
February
17
Jack Frost
Westhampton
Ray Megginson
March
14
Winter Quick Championship
(G/15~ SD)
Library
Mike Huff
April
25
Spring Quick Championship
(G/15~ SD)
Library
Rusty Potter
May
26 - 27
Festival In The Park
Elmwood Park
Mike Huff
June
23 - 24
RVCC Championship
(30/60 d5, SD/30 d5)
Co-Op
Rusty Potter
July
25
Summer Quick Championship
(G/15~ SD)
Library
Mike Huff
August
18
Walter Muir Memorial
(G/75 w/25 sec.)
Westhampton
TBA
September
5
Annual Business Meeting
Library
Mike Huff


For a printable calendar of upcoming RVCC Chess Club events, please click here.

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Looking For A Ride Or A Roommate?

If you are considering traveling to a chess tournament, and if you would like to share a ride and/or room with a fellow chess player, feel free to e-mail the Roanoke Valley Chess Club at info@roanokechess.com.