Chess Championship

Friday, June 7 at the Convention!

2019 Virgina Homeschool Chess Championship

Friday, June 7, 2019

Whether you’re an experienced chess player or just beginning, you won’t want to miss this fun morning of chess at HEAV’s 2019 Scholastic Chess Championships! Any homeschooled student in grade 12 or below who is registered for the convention can participate. Trophies will be awarded to the top player by age group!


Where: In the Exhibit Hall at the 36th Annual HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention in Richmond, Virginia.

When:  Friday, June 7, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Open to: All players ages 5-18. To be eligible, your child must know how to play chess. There is a cap of 60 players.

Sections: Primary (ages 5-11), and youth (ages 12-18) (A middle-grade section may be added if needed.)

Format: Rapid pairing tournament; there are no time controls, but players must complete at least four games to be eligible for a trophy. The tournament director can call or cancel a game that is moving too slowly.

Cost: $15/player, if registered online by June 5. Late registration fee: $20/player, if registering on-site on Thursday, June 6.

Note: There is a cap of 60 players.

You must ALSO be registered for the Homeschool Convention itself.


To pay online by credit/debit card:

Go to and click Register for Tournament. Click on the HEAV Registration form and follow the steps

To pay by check:

Use the Virginia Home School Chess Championship form. Make checks payable to Championship Chess. Payment must be received no later than June 3. E-mail confirmations will be sent.

Mail to: HEAV Chess Tournament Director
Championship Chess
3565 Evans Road
Atlanta, GA 30340


Participation keychains to all players. Trophies to players in first, second and third place in each section.
For more information: Contact or read the 2019 HEAV Tournament FAQ  included.

Some Rules:

  • Touch/Move and Touch Capture: If you touch a piece, that’s the piece you must move, and if you touch an opponent’s piece, then you must capture it if it is a legal move.
  • No chess clocks or timers will be used, but players must make reasonable progress to complete a game. Chess notation is suggested, but not required. If writing down moves is slowing the game, the player will be asked to stop.
  • Participants must know how to complete a game.
  • No player is allowed to comment about any other ongoing game unless asked to by the tournament director.

Download the complete rule sheet and practice up!

More information on chess is available at

For questions regarding the championship, please contact Championship Chess at

If you have questions about the HEAV convention or convention registration, please contact HEAV at or 8010-278-9200.