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“Chess is not just a game,
it is a way of thinking.”

~ Judit Polgar

The SVCC mission to teach and promote chess for all ages and abilities in the Shenandoah Valley region. Here is the latest on opportunities to learn and play.

Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament for Grades K-12
Saturday, February 24

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bowman Library

A K-12 Scholastic Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 24 at Bowman Library, Stephens City, VA, 10 am – 3:00 pm. Details and schedule can be found here:

Please contact David Hubbard with any questions.

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club
10:00 am
Bowman Library

We meet every Saturday for games and instruction, 10 am – 12:30 pm.

In the event of winter weather, the club will not meet if the library is closed. Please check the Bowman Library website or call (540) 869-9000 for library status. 

Strasburg Chess Club
1st and 3rd Mondays
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Box Office Brewery

The Strasburg Chess Club was featured in an article by Northern Virginia Daily.

Read it here: Checkmates: Strasburg Chess Club open to all levels | NVDaily by Ashley Miller

Congratulations to the organizers, Jeffrey Stern and Matt Fusaro, on leading the way. Hats off to Rene Picato for representing the community. 

Meetings are held 1st and 3rd Mondays at Box Office Brewery, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. All levels are welcome. Follow them on Facebook for updates. 

River House Chess Club
Capon Bridge, West Virginia
4:30-7 PM
Thursday, February 28

The River House Chess Club in Capon Bridge, WV continues on 4th Thursday of each month, 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Visit for details. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Our team is growing. We are grateful for your ideas and support. 

Do you have a specialty or area of interest in organizing, fundraising, or teaching?

Contact us to learn more about how you can be involved. 

Virginia Chess Federation Events

  • March 9-10, Roanoke, VA:   Virginia Scholastic & College Championships.
  • April 12, Chesterfield, VA: Meadowdale Library Quads & Scholastics

Visit for full details.

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