Proud to be named 2017 Chess Club of the Year by United States Chess

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

Please explore our website to see populations we serve, such as youth and adult competitive chess players, schools, the handicapped, the elderly, veterans, and Scouts.

IMPORTANT NEWS!  Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all HRCA in-person club meetings — community and school-based — are physically closed.  See individual program pages for information on online offerings.  All HRCA tournaments are also cancelled through June 12th, 2020.

5/1/2020 HRCA Leadership and organizational change.  Since our inception, the HRCA and it’s activities have been run by our Board of Directors.  Thanks to the hard work of Christina Schweiss, our Board, and our volunteers, the organization has had very significant growth and it has become extremely difficult for only the Board to run the organization and our activities.  The HRCA Board of Directors held a meeting on 4/27/2020. At this meeting the following actions were taken to reorganize the HRCA.  1. Christina Schweiss resigned as President and board member.  2. The position of Executive Director was established and Christina Schweiss has taken that position. She will be concentrating on running and expanding our chess activities. The Board will concentrate on the governance of the HRCA. Several of our Board members have been and will remain active in running our chess activities and assisting the ED. 3. Board member Jeffrey Forbes was elected as the new HRCA President and will serve the remaining portion of the one year term of the President’s position.  Click to see Christina’s letter.  Leadership Transition Letter to Members

As a result of the change, the Board is short one member.  If you are willing to serve on the HRCA board, please email Ernest Schlich  and let us know of your willingness to be nominated for the vacant board position and serve if elected.

12/17/19 HRCA Board update.
Ernie Schlich, Cheryl Havens, and Jack Bustillos were re-elected for 2-year terms on the Board of Directors.  Christina Schweiss was re-elected for a 1-year term as President.