Weekly Announcements

New Announcements for April 30rd:

Hey, everyone!  For the next five weeks, we are holding our club championship!  Each night, the kids will arrive as close to 5 pm as possible, check in, get their tickets, make their ladder challenge, and wait in the Fellowship Hall for pairings, which will be posted no later than 5:45 PM.  These are long games — G/60; d5 is the time control, meaning the games could last as long as 2 hours.  Will they?  No, most will not, but some in the Elite section will.  When your child is done with their game, they will wait for their ladder opponent, play that game, and go home.  Pretty easy nights overall.  No training except for the Guppies.
It is imperative as always that you let me know in advance each week if you won’t be there.  Last minute withdrawals hold up the start of the tournament for everyone.
I should have Fall registration ready to roll out in a week.  Please stand by for that.
Don’t forget you only have until May 18th to register for the summer program — information and link is here:  http://hrchessclub.org/hrca-summer-chess-academy/
I’ll send out a summer camp reminder later, but it’s also under the special events drop-down menu.

There are still volunteer-from-home opportunities available, reserved only for those who cannot volunteer at the club in person.  We need Chess Bucks printed and cut.  Not everyone who requested these opportunities has taken advantage of them.  The concession stand even has slots for people to purchase and drop things off.  There is really no excuse not to fulfill your commitments.  It’s not fair when a core group of people do all the work — we are all busy people.  Remember, you must fulfill your volunteer commitments for the season in order to re-register for the fall, or you will go to the bottom of the wait list.


Looking ahead: 

Registration for our summer program, camp, and fall club has been posted!


Inclement Weather Policy

HRSCC follows the guidance of Virginia Beach City Public Schools for cancellations.  If school is cancelled or released early, or if after school activities are cancelled due to inclement weather, HRSCC will be cancelled that day.

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.

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.

****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.  

See you Tuesday!