The Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club [HRSCC]

Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club (HRSCC) provides formal chess competition opportunities for children in grades Pre-K through 12 of all abilities, from local rookie tournaments to national championships.

Site:   Effective 14 September, HRSCC will have three separate meeting locations:

Effective April 5th, our location is changing!

King’s Grant Presbyterian Church

745 Little Neck Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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 When:   The club meets every Tuesday during the school year from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Cost: $50 per 12-week session — Fall, Winter, and Spring (***Note – this format is changing in September 2022 — stay tuned for details).  Price includes annual  ChessKid Gold and HRCA membership.  Discounts for multi-child families available.  HRSCC members are also required to train in order to compete.  Classes are taken an additional night of the week in person or online through the Mid-Atlantic Chess Center.  Thanks to the Joan H. Schlich Memorial Scholarship Fund, we strive to turn no child away for inability to pay.

About:  When children can play a complete game of “legal” chess, even at a rookie level, they can join the Tuesday night competition club (HRSCC) if they so desire.  We break our playing sections down by ability, not age — usually Rookie (not rated), Novice (U400 or U500), Amateur (U800), and Elite (800+).  HRSCC members enjoy many additional opportunities not afforded to children who are only taking classes, and most events have awards, presented the last day of each self-contained quarterly session.  This is a new structure for 2021-2022.  Some familiar year-long awards will remain, such as the ChessKid challenge, HRCA Cup, and Most Improved.  Of note, the Ladder has been removed from HRSCC and made into a separate program under the Mid-Atlantic Chess Center.  On Tuesday nights, HRSCC members play a tournament round or complete event in various formats (new schedule coming soon!), as well as having a little extra time for casual play.  Members are expected to participate in additional Saturday / weekend tournament opportunities run by HRCA or other organizations.

Masks optional.

Stay tuned to this page for updates about the 2022-2023 season.