Weekly Announcements

New Announcements for January 15th:

This week, we will play Round 2 of our Swiss tournament in addition to training and ladder.

Normal procedures are in effect for the next five weeks.  Arrive as close to 5 as possible, check-in, make your ladder challenge, go to training, play your tournament game and turn in your result slip, play your ladder game, and go home!

It is imperative that you let me know in advance if you will NOT be in attendance.  We had WAY too many no shows last week.

Click here for the standings after Round 1:  HRSCC Winter Swiss 2019 Standings After Round 1

Reminder of the new classroom assignments due to the shifting size of the ability groups.

Guppies:  Remain in place (Nursery)

Minnows:  Report to what used to be the Dolphin room (the blue room upstairs nearest the gym)

Rockfish:  Report to what used to be the Minnow room (small room in the corner next to your old room)

Swordfish:  Remain in place (Front of the Fellowship Hall)

Dolphins:  Report to what used to be the Rockfish room (the largest upstairs room, opposite end of the hall from your old room)

Sharks:  Remain in place (Back of the Fellowship Hall)

Orcas:  Report to what used to be the Megalodon room (the Conference Room downstairs)

Megalodons:  Report to what used to be the Orca room (our newest small room upstairs next to the mini-fridge)

Mosasaurus:  Remain in place (Choir room)

****IMPORTANT*** If you missed the annual meeting, please see the page on this website for HRCA documents to review notes from the meeting, including an important announcement about changes to HRSCC regarding the summer, re-registration, and volunteer commitments.  

Standing Announcements:

Please continue to sign up to Volunteer (once per month required).  Use the link pinned to the top of the Facebook page or from the Volunteer tab on the HRSCC dropdown menu to sign up in advance.  Our volunteer coordinator is logging your hours for the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (adults and kids).  If you would like to submit retroactive hours, please see Amy Nichols at club.

We need an Administrative Assistant to the HRSCC Director (Tina) — permanent volunteer staff position.  See Tina.

It is imperative that you let Coach Tina know in advance if you will NOT be at club.  This allows us to enter Byes in advance and know how many board numbers to lay out, saving time and allowing us to run each club meeting smoothly.  E-Mail prior to 4 PM on Tuesdays if possible.  Last minute absences (e.g. child comes home sick from school, car breaks down, impossible traffic, etc.) should be texted to 757-535-3880 prior to 5:30 PM, as should planned late arrivals.  Rounds will start between 6 and 6:15 PM weekly, so if you can guarantee arrival by 6, you will be paired (but you will miss training).  If you are a “no show” (absent with no notice), you will receive a zero point bye for that night’s round.  If your absence is known in advance, you are entitled to one half point bye per tournament.  Subsequent absences will receive a zero point bye for the same tournament.  Despite these pleas, we continue to have a few no-shows each week.

Tickets:  Tickets are awarded at check-in for ChessKid usage, tournament attendance, homework, etc.  See the Weekly Homework tab on the HRSCC dropdown menu for your assignments!   The chess store will be open each week for you to purchase items with your tickets.

This website has been updated.  Take some time to look at important pages such as Homework, Tournament Opportunities, Club Schedule, Private Coaches, Special Events, as well as the Calendar.

See you Tuesday!