The Hampton Roads Virtual Chess Center enjoyed a banner first year serving hundreds of local youth and adults in our fully virtual classes and clubs while living under COVID restrictions. As our state slowly begins to open back up, HRCA has a phased plan to return to over-the-board play and in person classes. Virtual and hybrid classes will remain an option for the long term in conjunction with our return to the classroom, as we serve a very large area and understand that some of our students will still be unable to attend in person no matter where we end up opening a physical chess center. HRCA classes will run in four sessions a year — Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. At this time, only our Summer programs are open for registration.