Chess House    

Contact Joan or Ernie at  or   call us at (757) 853-5296  Joan and I  are chess organizers, directors, players and teachers.
This web-site is dedicated to our chess programs and promoting chess in the Hampton Roads area.  If you need help establishing a scholastic or open chess club,
please call or e-mail us. Group or private lessons can be arranged for beginning & intermediate level chess players.

Great News!  The HRCC has a new home

The Hampton Roads Chess Club [HRCC] and the Virginia Beach Scholastic Chess Club [VBSCC] have found a joint meeting site. Both clubs will
start meeting on Sept. 9th at the   Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad's Station 8.   Click for map.   This website will serve both organizations. VBSCC
meets from 5-7:30 pm and HRCC from 7-1015 pm. The VBSCC is looking for volunteers to help teach chess. If interested, please email the HRCC and I will forward
your message to Tina Schwiess.

This is also the home page for the Hampton Roads Chess Club   E-Mail the club  for club related questions or suggestions.

The club has a facebook page. 
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Use the following links to information about chess in Hampton Roads and Virginia. 

Join my e-mail list for local news. E-mail the HRCC to be added to the list. I mail about once a month.
If you have any comments or problems concerning this site, I would appreciate your taking the time to let me know.
I do not release information about those on my list without their permission.

Join the US Chess Federation and help support chess around the United States. Visit the USCF's website at   to
learn more about our national chess organization and for links to many clubs around the USA.

HOS LogoThe House of Staunton    If you are interested in quality chess equipment, visit the House of Staunton link.

Latest News         Updated 9/15/2014

Sept. 16th - No meeting this week.  We had 10 players for the Quads on the 9th. The G/30 scheduled for 9/16 & 23 will
now be played on the 23rd and 30th. The Quads scheduled for the 30th are cancelled. The Club Championship will start
as scheduled on Oct. 7th.
The HRCC/VBSCC now meets at the VB Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 8..  Spectators and casual chess players welcome. 
  The event calendar and club info page is now updated. The Nov. and Dec schedule will be updated shortly.

ODU Chess club moves to Wednesdays! See play chess in Hampton Roads for details.

October 4th  Grafton Scholastic and Open Quads.   Grafton Middle School, Yorktown.  The tournament is now confirmed.
Details to follow in the next few days.  The event will have rated and non-rated scholastic tournaments and Open Quads.

Oct 7 - 28  HRCC Club Championship  4SS G/65 d5  EF $15  Trophies and cash prizes based on entries.

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October 11 VB National Chess Day   Town Center Virginia Beach.  Outdoor scholastic and Open tournaments.
Registration is now open.

Lucas photo   Ongoing  Chess Life editor Dan Lucas is running in this year's NYC Marathon and is running to raise money for
   scholastic chess.  He is trying to raise $3750 and both he and Joan and I would appreciate your donation & support.
    This is a charitable tax deductible donation to the USCF which is a 501(c) (3) organization.
Visit  to learn  more and to donate.

Oct. 9-13 2014   Millioniare Chess Tournament in Las Vegas.
  Be a part of history and play in the worlds biggest guaranteed
prize fund tournament.  GM Maurice Ashley is part of the  organizing team of this amazing event. 
I am certain that there will be an outstanding
turnout of GMs for this event so you will be able to see some of your favorite players. Consider registering before 7/1/14 as the first
increase in the entry fee occurs then.
Click here to see the special amenities given to all players.  Register before 3/31 for a chance to win free airfare.

Oct. 11 - 13, 2014   55th Annual Armed Forces Open - US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, CO. 
This page has a registration link. Please use the registration page so we get all requested information.

Oct. 25 - 26   29th Emporia Open  Emporia, VA  A VCF Cup Event

Nov. 22-23  David Zofchak Memorial Norfolk, VA   -  Lake Wright Sleep Inn, Norfolk  A VCF Cup Event

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Play Chess in the Hampton Roads Area


                              Casual chess: I've been told that casual chess is being played at Cafe Stella, 1907 Colonial Ave Norfolk, VA 23517. Some players have
                               been getting there at about 6:30 pm. I have also heard that players have been seen playing at the food court at Military Circle Mall.
                               No time or day info available.



Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club - Virginia Beach .  We play USCF rated tournaments at most meetings.
Open to players in grades Pre-K thru K12.  E-mail Contact: Christina Schweiss
The club meets at the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad - Station 8.  1243 Bayne Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454
from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Hampton Roads Chess Club - Virginia Beach    The club has a schedule through October posted now
The club meets at the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad - Station 8.  1243 Bayne Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454
from 7:00 pm to 10:15 pm. Go past the Fire Station and around the corner. Enter the side of the Volunteer Rescue Squad
facing the library.

Gloucester Chess Club - Gloucester main library.  The club meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm. Contact/info is on site.

Lambert's Point Community Center  1251 W. 42nd Street, Norfolk. Play chess and teach the newcomers.  A club for players of all ages.
Adult players encouraged to come and teach the young players  E-mail contact:  Lisa Suhay.    Website: 

ODU Chess Club  The club meets on Wednesdays starting a 5:30 pm.  Meetings are in the North Cafeteria in the Webb Center.  USCF rated games and casual chess. Visitors welcome.

Newport News Chess Club   Lee Pitts runs the Newport News chess club.  It meets at the Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News.
The club meets on Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 pm. The club has changed their website and are now using FaceBook.
For additional information, call Lee at (757) 870-9717 or e-mail him at

Virginia Beach Chess Club - 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Meets at the Joint Use Library located at the corner of
Rosemont Road and Faculty Boulevard on the TCC Virginia Beach Campus. Ask the front desk for directions to the room. This year's
dates are 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, and 12/12.  Casual chess and study. Players of all ages welcome. Some chess equipment available.
Click here for the 2014 schedule of events.
Park Place Library - Young players learn and play  Noon - 2 p.m.   Park Place Library  620 West 29th Street  Norfolk 
E-mail contact:  Lisa Suhay.    Website:

Hampton Chess club   Louis Stevens runs the Hampton Chess Club.  It meets at Barnes and Noble 5100 Kilgore Avenue
( Peninsula Town center) Hampton, Virginia 23666.  Meetings are on alternate Sundays starting 8/11 from 1-4 pm.  Contact
Louis at

Upcoming tournaments & events in Hampton Roads for 2014

HRCC Tuesday night tournaments          Beth Messiah Synagogue, Norfolk  Registration & check-in ends at 7:25  1st round starts at 7:30.

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Virginia Chess Federation Events for 2014

Visit the home page of the Virginia Chess Federation (VCF) at for more information about our State Organization.
The following is a list of upcoming VCF events.  Visit the VCF home page for a complete tournament schedule. Click on the
tournament name if underlined to go to the web page for the tournament.

Regional Events of Interest      

    For Scholastic Chess info. visit

    Visit the VCF home page for a complete tournament schedule.
    Click on the tournament name if underlined to go to the web page for the tournament.

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