The Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club [HRSCC]
HRSCC Updates — BIG CHANGES!
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 6 July the new club location is at Kings Grant Presbyterian Church at 745 Little Neck Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23453.
Starting Sep. 7 we will move to our new permanent location:
The Pembroke office buildings:
291 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
When: The club meets every Tuesday during the school year from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Cost: $150 for the school year, payable in three installments. 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 Virtual Chess Center. Thanks to the Joan H. Schlich Memorial Scholarship Fund, no child will be turned 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. HRSCC members enjoy many additional opportunities not afforded to children who are only taking classes, and most events have awards, in addition to season-long competitions like the ChessKid challenge, HRCA Cup, and Most Improved. On Tuesday nights, HRSCC members play a tournament round or complete event in various formats (new schedule coming soon!), as well as competing on our “Ladder” (see rules linked below). Members are expected to participate in additional Saturday / weekend tournament opportunities run by HRCA or other organizations.
Current COVID Protocols:
We continue to ease restrictions based on facility, local, state, and federal guidance, including CDC guidelines. At this time, the overall HRCA mask policy is that fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks at any of our clubs, programs, or events. Partially or non-vaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask. This is an honor system. HRCA will not be checking vaccination cards. HRCA is no longer sanitizing equipment between rounds or restricting individuals from bringing personal equipment. We will continue to have sanitizing wipes and spray on hand for members who wish to sanitize their equipment before or after use. We will no longer be asking screening questions or conducting temperature checks. Members are strongly encouraged to respect the health of fellow members by staying home if they feel sick.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this transition. HRCA will continue to offer virtual options in the fall for members who are uncomfortable playing in person.
Stay tuned to this page for updates about the 2021-2022 season.