In Person Chess is Back!



In Person Chess is Back!


Our Saturday morning meetings will remain relatively the same with the primary focus on playing games although the coaches will be there to provide lessons on the 3rd Saturdays of every month at the minimum. 

We are working towards starting the club ladder again, as well as, holding a just for fun tournament in the near future.




ChessKid a big hit with our members!


ChessKid will continue to be our primary format for working with young
players. We have successfully used this program to help a large number of players to improve their games.

We will be looking to restart our structured lesson program at a date further into the year, once the club is up and running at regular meetings again.
Until then you can sign up for Chesskid for free on your own, or at our Saturday morning meeting.

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club News
Greetings Shenandoah Valley Chess Players
Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.” 
-- Garry Kasparov


Congratulations to the Shenandoah Valley Chess Team!

Three members of the Shenandoah Valley Chess team competed in the Virginia Scholastic Championships on March 7th and 8th. Daniela, Ryan, and Joseph all did exceptionally well and we are very proud of their efforts.

  • Daniela scored 3 out of 5 points and placed 35th out of 87 players in the K-3 Under 600 section.

  • Joseph scored 3 out of 5 points and placed 44th out of 93 players in the K-8 Under 1200 section.

  • Ryan scored 4 out of 5 points and placed 11th out of 87 players in the K-3 Under 600 section.


The experience was fantastic and the chess club was excited to participate this year. Plans are already in place to build upon this year's team experience and we hope many more players will participate in the competition team next year.