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