Welcome to the Hampton Roads Chess Club [HRCC] webpage
IMPORTANT HRCC NEWS!
Starting Sep. 14, we will move to our new Mid-Atlantic Chess Center:
Pembroke Office Park
291 Independence Blvd, Suite 515
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
COVID Protocol as of 9/19/2021
We continue to base decisions on facility, local, state, and federal guidance, including CDC guidelines. At this time, however, masks are still required at all HRCA events, regardless of vaccination status. This is due to the high risk nature of COVID transmission in chess, with prolonged, close (2-3 feet) proximity to other individuals. 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 you feel sick or believe you have been exposed to COVID.
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.
HRCC September Fast Swiss 9/21-9/28/2021 registration LINK below
Our club is open to players of all ages and skill levels. We have casual chess, USCF rated tournament chess, and occasional other activities.
We meet on Tuesdays from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Registration is from 7:00 to 7:30. Note that children from HRSCC may still be on site until 7:15. Most tournaments start at 7:30
The club is free to attend for casual play; however, after a limited number of visits, regular players will be required to join HRCA, which is just $10/year. The tournaments have low entry fees, and many have prizes. Almost all our tournaments require USCF membership. HRCA is happy to process your membership for you, as we receive a commission.
The club has many sets, boards, and clocks. It is not necessary to bring your own equipment unless you prefer your personal set and clock.
We also have an on-line club at Chess.com. Go to our HRCC on-line play page to learn about the club and how to play.
Contact us for more information.