Weekly Announcements

New Announcements for June 11th:

Well, here we are — the LAST week of HRSCC for the 2018-2019 season.  And as always, we will be holding our epic potluck awards ceremony!
The sign-up link some have asked about is at the very, very bottom of our normal volunteer sign-up.  I see that there are only 7 slots for each type of contribution — if these fill up, please just bring whatever you like!  We have hired a custodian for clean-up, but please still fill those slots for basic pick-up at the end.  He will do all the vacuuming, wiping tables, etc.
EVERY child will be recognized, some multiple times.  We are talking about $2000 worth of trophies and medals, plus certificates and small prizes, that cap off our season for our hard-working kids.
Awards categories include:
Parent and Volunteer Recognition
Bughouse Championship
Blitz Championship
Main Championship
ChessKid Challenge
Most Improved
Future Grandmasters
See you Tuesday!

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!