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.

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.

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.

Latest News         Updated 12/17/2014

Dec. 16  HRCC Dec. Blitz [not USCF rated] Dan Miller won the Dec. Blitz with 14-0 score. The tournament was one of our strongest.
Larry Larkins, Mario Murrillo, and Rodney Flores turned out.  Congratulations to our other winners, 2nd Rodney Flores and
U1700/2  Mark Bland and Mike Folck.  Click for standings. 

I will retire from running the HRCC effective 12/31/2014.
As you may remember, I had decided retire after we lost the
Synagogue site.  I greatly appreciate the help from Tom Belke and Tina Schweiss. However, I have not heard from anyone interested
in taking over the organization and tournament direction as a full time responsibility. If someone wants to keep it going, please
talk to Tina as she has the responsibility for the site and has to approve an new organizer.


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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 are 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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