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. Lessons can be arranged for beginning chess players.

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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Chris Giofreda  is the director/organizer for the Hampton Roads Chess Club that meets on Tuesday evenings. The club is looking for a new home.
If you know of a free or inexpensive site suitable for a chess club, please let us know. See our current location in the Latest News area below

Use the following links to information about chess in Hampton Roads and Virginia. 

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

Latest News         Updated 7/20/2014

July 1- ?   The HRCC is meeting at Granby House  
Temporarily, starting on July 1st and until further notice. the club will meet from 7-10 pm at Granby House, 100 Suburban Parkway in the apartment's rec. room. Parking is limited to the spots next to the street. Do not park in a numbered space. Ilya Kremenchugski will meet the players at the entrance to the apartment building at 7 pm.  If you arrive later, knock on the rec. room door to the left of the entrance of the building.  Click here for a map.    Effective 6/25/14, the HRCC no longer meets at the Beth Messiah Synagogue

July 19-20  2014 Charlottesville Open 
Congratulations to Open section champion Justin Lohr and Under 1700 section champion Nicholas Xie.
Click for Final standings with prizes.  We had 51 players this year. After this is removed, you can see the results in the
 "Other Tournament Archives"  link above.  Click here for the Rating report on the USCF website.

July 26  Eastern Shore Summer Scholastic & Quads   Kiptopeke Elementary School, 24023 Fairview Road, Cape Charles,
VA 23310.  Scholastic and open quads.  If you use E-z pass, the return trip on the CBBT is at a reduced rate. On-line registration
is now open on the VSCA website.     Email me if you are looking to give or get a ride to the tournament.

Aug. 9  Grafton Summer Scholastic & Quads   Grafton Middle School, 405 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.
Scholastic and open Quads.  On-line registration will open later this summer on the VSCA website.

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

Nov. 22-23  David Zofchak Memorial Norfolk, VA   -  Site not determined yet. Information will be up by July 31st.

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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.


ODU Chess Club  The club meets on Mondays starting a 5 pm.  Meetings are in the North Cafeteria in the Webb Center.  Visitors welcome.


Hampton Roads Chess Club - Norfolk    The club does not have a tournament schedule at this time.
Temporarily, the club is meeting at Granby House rec. room 100 Suburban Pkwy just off Granby Street. Chris Giofreda is now running the
club. I don't know of any scheduled activities right now.   Contact Chris Giofreda for information. 

Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club - Virginia Beach  The HRSCC meets from 5-7 at Old Donation Center, 1008 Ferry Plantation Road
We only meet during the school year. Our last meeting of the season is 10 June.  We have no meeting April 15th (Spring Break).  We play
USCF rated tournaments at most meetings. Open to players in grades Pre-K thru 12.  E-mail Contact: Christina Schweiss

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:  
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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