Henrico Chess Academy

founded 2023

Have Fun Playing Chess

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SafeSport Certified

Weekly Chess League for kids, teens, and adults

Monthly tournaments

Summer camps

Learn and improve by striving for excellence. 

A local club for area youth to connect with peers and play chess. We focus on the social aspects of chess as well as the technical parts of the sport. We offer summer camps; weekly lessons for all levels; online opportunities to meet up; and kid-friendly, rated, and casual, tournaments for local chess enthusiasts. We are looking to inspire the next generation of chess.

About the founder

Eugene Gateley has had a passion for chess for decades. He has been a chess coach in RVA and has coached beginners to intermediate students at several local Montessori schools, as well as, numerous public and private schools in RVA. He is a founding member of RVA Pieces: the Richmond Chess Club and has many years experience working with diverse learners of all ages.