Our HRCC Championship events.
The HRCC normally holds a Spring and Fall HRCC Club Championship. See below for the 2020 schedule.
HRCC Spring Championship: Tuesday evenings, April 28 to May 26. A 5 round Swiss System event. TC: G/65;d5 EF: $20 Prizes: Cash & trophy prizes based on entries. Byes: A single half-point bye available. Players who enter the tournament in rounds 2 or later are allowed. See the bye conditions below for late entries.
HRCC Fall Championship: Tuesday evenings, October 22 to November 17. A 5 round Swiss System event. TC: G/65;d5 EF: $15 Prizes: Cash & trophy prizes based on entries. Byes: A single half-point bye available. Players who enter the tournament in rounds 2 or later are allowed. See the bye conditions below for late entries.
2020 HRCC Club Championships additional information
Registration: 7:20-7:40 Rounds: 7:45
Byes: A single half-point bye is available. Entries starting week 2 or later will receive a half point bye for round 1. Byes requested for rounds 3, 4, or 5 must be requested prior to the start of round 2 and may not be revoked after the start of round 2. Players missing more than one week may request a zero point bye in addition to the single half-point bye to remain eligible for prizes.
Late appearance for a round: In order to avoid forfeits, players will only be paired if checked in before 7:40. If you know you will be late and want to be paired, you must notify the TD NLT 7:30. Earlier is preferable. Clocks for late players including those who notified the TD they will be late will be started when the round starts.
Cash prizes: Normally we award cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and some ratings based prizes based on entries. Cash is split with tied eligible players per USCF tournament regulations.
Trophies and tiebreaks: A Club Champion Trophy will be awarded to the 1st place winner. A Club Amateur trophy will be awarded to a player rated under a designated rating. That rating will be approximately at the middle of the field and is determined after the start of round 2. Tiebreaks for the trophies are Modified Median, Solkoff, Cumulative, and Performance of Opposition.
Memberships: USCF membership is required for all players. HRCA membership ($10 or $5 for those under age 16 is required for residents of Hampton roads. All memberships must be current for the entire duration of the tournament.
Past HRCC Champions
The list of past champions is under construction. It will be posted when ready.