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Virginia Beach National Chess Day Festival

October 7, 2017 - 8:00am to 6:00pm


Town Center
Free Event

Join us for a celebration of the Game of Kings!  The City of Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Chess Association present the 4th Annual Virginia Beach National Chess Day, Saturday, October 7th, from 8 AM to 6 PM, at the Fountain Plaza in Town Center.  Free Chess Lessons will be offered throughout the day for those who wish to learn how to play.  National Masters will be on hand for a take-all-comers Blitz challenge throughout the day.  Players can enjoy a game of chess on our giant chess set or explore chess variations such as four-way chess, Plunder chess, the all new Equalizer Dice chess, or a game of Bughouse.  Play casual chess with new and old friends, play in a tournament with sections for players of all ages and abilities (trophies / medals for everyone!), or match your skill against 5-time State Champion National Master Dan Miller in a simultaneous exhibition.  

Events available from 9 AM to 4:30 PM:  Take-all-comers Blitz with the Masters, Big Board, Chess Variations (Four-Way Chess, Plunder Chess, Equalizer Dice, Bughouse), Casual Chess, Free Chess Lessons

Entry fee is $10 for the tournament ($5 if playing only in the afternoon rounds) and $5 for the Simultaneous Exhibition.

There will be tournament sections for players of all ages and abilities.


8 AM On-site registration / check-in opens

9 AM Registration closed for Round 1 (rolling registrations taken all day for subsequent rounds); New Player Orientation

9:30 AM Round 1 Starts

10:45 AM Round 2 Starts

Lunch Break

1 PM Round 3 Starts

2:15 PM Round 4 Starts

3:30 PM Awards

4:30 PM Simultaneous Exhibition with 5-time State Champion National Master Dan Miller (Virginia Beach resident)

6 PM Event ends

Register for the tournament here:








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