Silver Knights Chess organizes many chess tournaments each year.  Most events are Swiss Tournaments.  Typically a Swiss has between 3 and 5 rounds, and like all chess tournaments, it is non-elimination. Players are split up into sections based on age, USCF rating, or both. They play only against other children in their own section. Click the "register here" button for a tournament to see what sections are available at each event. We recommend that players who are new to tournament play start out in the Beginner sections. Trophies are awarded to the top individuals and school teams in each section.
 
All of our tournaments are USCF rated, which means that players must be members of the U.S. Chess Federation to play. Membership fees vary by age, but most elementary and middle school children are eligible for a $17 annual membership.
 
If you are a new chess parent or have questions about the tournament process, feel free to browse through our Tournament FAQs or contact us.
 
Online registration for most weekend events is available until noon the Friday before the tournament.  The price will rise by $5 the Wednesday before the tournament at noon. To get the lowest entry fee, register early and online. On-site registration is available at all tournaments at an increased fee. Check the "Register Here" button for each tournament to see what time on-site registration is available.
 
Our larger tournaments feature free analysis of student games for all players by a highly rated chess coach.  The current rotation of chess coaches includes 3-time Wisconsin State Champion and National Master Jeremy Kane, 2012 Virginia State Co-Champion and National Master Justin Burgess, and 2-time defending Virginia Closed Blitz Champion and National Master Adam Weissbarth.
$27.00 each Register Here
Spring Breakout 2014
44062 Fincastle Drive Ashburn, VA 20147

Saturday, April 5, 2014.  1pm-5pm

This is a chess tournament for grades K-8.

$22.00 each Register Here
April Attack
Green Acres Center 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Saturday, April 26, 2014.  1pm-5pm

This is a chess tournament for grades K-8.

$22.00 each Register Here
May Mirage
Green Acres Center 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Saturday, May 31, 2014.  1pm-5pm

This is a chess tournament for grades K-8.

$17.00 each Register Here
Purchase a USCF

Purchase a US Chess Federation membership without signing up for a tournament.