Brian Garbera

Brian Garbera is the President and Area Director for Chess RVA and Board Game Champions.  Since 2004, Brian has worked in the educational services area, including eleven years as owner of ClubZ! In-Home Tutoring Services (2004-2015), eight years with Championship Chess (2012-2020), and currently with Chess RVA and Board Game Champions. Brian is an avid chess and board game player. His USCF chess rating is around 1900 with a peak of 2071 in the year 1995. He is a member of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), a Certified USCF Local Tournament Director, a volunteer for the Virginia Chess Scholastic Association and a Game Master and participant of the annual Prezcon board game convention in Charlottesville, VA.

Chess and Board Game Recreational Experience:

Chess player including USCF rated events, Chess.com, and Lichess.org and board game player on Board Game Arena and Boiteajeux and local play at Battlegrounds.

Administrative support is provided by virtual assistant, Lori Jacocks.

Our staff of coaches includes college students, retired individuals and others interested in chess, board games, and in inspiring a love of these games in young people.