The Hampton Roads Chess Club [HRCC]

Welcome to the Hampton Roads Chess Club [HRCC] webpage


!!LOCATION CHANGE STARTING JULY 6TH  and a new location on Sept. 7.

July 6 to Aug 31 

            king’s Grant Presbyterian Church
            745 Little Neck Rd
            Virginia Beach, VA

         Starting Sep. 7 we will move to our new permanent location:  

The Pembroke office buildings:
291 Independence Blvd          
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

COVID Protocol as of 7/15/2021

We continue to ease restrictions based on facility, local, state, and federal guidance, including CDC guidelines.  At this time, the overall HRCA mask policy is that fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks at any of our clubs, programs, or events.  Partially or non-vaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask.  This is an honor system. HRCA will not be checking vaccination cards. 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 they feel sick.

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 Summer Classic 8/3-8/31/21 LINK  below


updated 2021-HRCC-Schedule


Our club is open to players of all ages and skill levels.  We have casual chess, USCF rated tournament chess, and occasional other activities.

See the home page for information.  Click to follow the club on Facebook.

We meet on Tuesdays from 6:45 pm to 10 pm. Registration is from 7:00 to 7:30.  Most tournaments start at 7:45

The club is free to attend. The tournaments have low entry fees and many have prizes. Almost all our tournaments require USCF membership.  US Chess Affiliates (including HRCA) are unable to process memberships on the new US Chess website at this time.  You MUST join or renew on your own at before arriving for the event.  

The club has some sets, boards, and clocks. It is greatly appreciated but not necessary to bring your own equipment.  This is not true while the corona virus restrictions are in effect. We will provide equipment that has been sanitized. Do not bring your own equipment.

The Club Activity and Tournament Schedule has been updated. It now has the list of events for the remainder of 2020.

We also have an on-line club at  Go to our   HRCC on-line play  page to learn about the club and how to play.


Here are links to the HRCC current and archived events

2020 HRCC Schedule fall 2020 09-20

Current tournament information, pairings and standings.  Under construction

    On-line play on  

The following HRCC links may not work. Those pages are under construction.   

Click here to see the conditions for the bi-annual club championships

Click to see the archive for the club champions and Championship tournament standings.

Links to other organizations.

US Chess         Virginia Chess Federation [VCF]          The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association