We were honored to be commended by the Virginia House of Delegates on September 14th, 2021.

Click the image below for the full text of the resolution.

Hampton Roads Chess Association (HRCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the life benefits of chess to people of all ages and abilities throughout our region.

Please explore our website to find out about all of our programs!

We look forward to meeting you!

Our physical location (Tuesday evenings only) is:

King’s Grant Presbyterian Church

745 Little Neck Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

***Our classes for registered students only are temporarily being held at Central Library in Virginia Beach or other locations for certain classes or dates***

Our mailing address is:

Hampton Roads Chess Association

576 N. Birdneck Road #194

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Our phone number is 757-472-5909

Our main e-mail address is hrca@hrchessclub.org

***HRCA COVID-19 MASK POLICY AS OF 2/16/2022***

On February 16, 2022, the Governor of Virginia signed a bill into law making masks optional for all public schools in the state.  The law takes effect immediately, but schools have until 1 March if necessary to implement changes.  While HRCA is a private non-profit and not covered by this law, we have always considered school policies, state and federal laws, and CDC and state health department guidelines in making decisions about our COVID-19 policies.  At this time, HRCA has carefully considered trends, medical advancements, guidelines, and laws, and has determined that effective immediately, masks are optional at the Peninsula Satellite Club in Hampton, the Hampton Roads Chess Club (adult/advanced youth tournament club on Tuesday nights) in Virginia Beach, and at any upcoming special events, workshops, and tournaments run by HRCA.  For our youth programs that run in 12-week blocks Fall-Winter-Spring-Summer, masks remain mandatory until the completion of the winter session, as we feel that families should be able to complete the program they signed up for under the mask mandate.  Effective the start of spring session on March 21, 2022, masks will be optional at Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club (Tuesday night youth tournament club) and all weeknight classes run at the Mid-Atlantic Chess Center.  School chess programs will adopt whatever policy is in place at the school.  HRCA will provide tournament accommodations to high-risk players by way of an assigned board away from the main playing hall as much as possible, where both players will be required to wear a mask for that round. While we strongly encourage students to attend classes in person, most of our classes will retain the option to Zoom in, particularly for high-risk students.   Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging transition!