National Chess Day Quads at the Meadowdale Public Library

Meadowdale Public LIbrary

Event Overview

Come out and celebrate National Chess Day with us!!

Place: Meadowdale Public Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield, VA. This is a beautiful facility and fantastic venue for small chess tournament!

Registration:, or onsite at the library starting at 8:30 am on Saturday.

Round 1: 9:30 am. Registration closes at 9:15 if you want to play in Round 1 of the Quads tournament.

Format: Quads, with 3 rounds of play. This means that after we receive all entries, we rank-order the players from highest-rated to lowest-rated based on each player's October 2023 US Chess rating (higher of each player’s over-the-board and online regular ratings). Next, we divide the players into groups of 4 players (hence the name “Quads”), with the top 4 players forming Quad-1, the next 4 players forming Quad-2, etc. Within each Quad, each player plays a game against the other 3 players. Click here to read about the Quads format.

Time Control: Game-60 with 5 seconds of Time Delay per move for all 3 rounds. Bring your chess clock if you have one!

Schedule: Rounds at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm. Games in any Quad can start earlier if both players in a pairing agree to start early.

Player Eligibility:

  • Quads are open to all adult players (with or without a US Chess rating).
  • Scholastic-age players also may play if they have had an over-the-board or online US Chess Regular Rating of at least 1200 in any US Chess Rating Supplement since October 2022.
  • US Chess Federation membership is required for all Quad participants.

Entry Fee: $30 in advance, $35 starting Thursday, October 12th and at the tournament site. We will retain $5 from your entry if you enter and then withdraw before Round 1.

Prizes: Cash. 1st Place ($70), 2nd Place ($40) in each Quad. If the lowest Quad has more than 4 players the prize fund will increase for that section and may include a 3rd place cash prize.

Chess Sets and Chess Clocks: We will provide sets for all players to use in their games, but players may also use their own sets. We also have clocks and players are welcome to use their own clocks as long as they can be set for the proper time control.

Pre-Tournament Zoom Meeting. We will schedule a pre-tournament information meeting on Zoom. We usually conduct this meeting on Tuesday and/or Wednesday evening before the tournament at 7pm or 7:30pm. Watch the VA Chess Federation website ( for information.

Organized by the Virginia Chess Federation:  Mike Hoffpauir, National Tournament Director; Click here to show mail address, 757-846-4805

Many Thanks to: Meadowdale Public Library Branch Manager, James Hudson.



4301 Meadowdale Blvd.
North Chesterfield, VA 23234
United States

Grand Prix Points: 0
Prize Fund: $110 per Quad
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Mike Hoffpauir, NTD
Phone: 7578464805