Play and Learn Chess in the Seven Cities

HRCA is committed to bringing the life benefits of chess to people of all ages and abilities throughout Hampton Roads.  As such (in addition to our many school chess programs), we currently offer a variety of programming in community venues in the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Hampton.  We are in various stages of planning to bring similar programs to Newport News, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Portsmouth.

 

Program Location Type Ages Abilities Day(s) Time Cost
Guppy Chess

Registration is now closed for spring 

King’s Grant Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach Class 4-6 Absolute Beginner Tuesdays during the academic year 5:15-7 PM (45 minute class with time tailored to enrolled families) $150 per 12-week session; annual $35 registration fee
Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club

Registration is now closed for spring 

King’s Grant Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach Club with classes and tournaments 4-18 Beginner (must have basic starting knowledge of rules and be able to play a game) to Advanced Tuesdays during the academic year 5-7 PM (may check in as late as 5:30 PM; a few games may go past 7) $75/month; annual $35 registration fee
Master Class

Registration is now closed for spring 

Zoom / Virtual Class 6 and up (incl adults) Advanced 1200-2000 rating Mondays during the academic year 5:45-6:45 PM (overflow class 7-8 PM) $180 per 12-week session; annual $35 registration fee
Girls Rock Chess Club Central Library, Virginia Beach Club / Informal Class / Social Events 4-18 All abilities Thursday (twice a month) 5:30-7:45 PM (exact times vary within that window, club meets 90 minutes to 2 hours each session) $30/month; annual $35 registration fee
Slover Library Chess Club

Registration is now closed for spring 

Slover Library, Norfolk Class, Casual / practice games with coach support All ages (incl adults) All abilities – Beginner and Intermediate classes Saturday (starts back in early October) 10-11:30 AM Free
Kempsville Recreation Center Chess

Register directly with KRC

Kempsville Rec Center, Virginia Beach Classes 6 and up (incl adults) All abilities – Beginner and Intermediate classes Mondays and Wednesdays during the academic year 6:30-7:30 PM $69 per session; must be rec center member
HRCA Peninsula Satellite Club Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, Hampton Club with classes, casual play, and tournaments 4 and up (youth and adults).  Parents must stay with young children. All abilities – Beginner and Intermediate classes; all playing strengths for casual and tournament play Mondays year-round 5:30-9 PM (Class 5:30-6:30 PM, Tournaments 7-9 PM, casual play throughout) $25 HRCA annual membership without class and pay as you go tournament entry fees; $150 per 12-week class session with $35 annual registration fee
Hampton Roads Chess Club King’s Grant Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach Club with casual play and tournaments All ages (youth and adult) Adults of any ability, advanced youth – recommended for players rated 1000+ Tuesdays year-round 7:30-9:30 PM or until complete $25 HRCA annual membership fee; pay as you go tournament entry fees.
Newport News Parks and Rec

  Coming
Soon!

Classes TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
COMING SOON – Chesapeake TBD community location Classes All ages All abilities – Beginner and Intermediate TBD TBD TBD
COMING SOON – Suffolk TBD community location Classes All ages All abilities – Beginner and Intermediate TBD TBD TBD
COMING SOON – Portsmouth TBD community location Classes All ages All abilities – Beginner and Intermediate TBD TBD TBD

*NEW*   Newport News Main Street Library —  Open to youth, tweens, and teens.  FREE.  Meets one Saturday a month at 2pm.
July 20, August 31, September 28.   Full schedule available at https://library.nnva.gov/264/Events-Calendar