Website News:

When you register your chess player for the first tournament of the school-year, please remember to verify your participant information. Grade-level and school information, as well as USCF expiration date, need to be updated in order to process any future registrations. Thank you for your help!

Local Events:

The 6th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship, which sells out every year, will take place January 8-10, 2016. Save the date! Details will be announced soon, and registration should be available no later than September 1st.

Congratulations to Camille Kao for winning the Girls' 13 & Under section of the Fourth Annual ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held online 6/5/2015 to 6/7/2015. This Invitational Tournament bosted some of the best youth chess players in the nation! Camille won her section with a final score of 4.5 / 5.0. Thanks for Alexander Balkum for TD'ing the Austin side of things. Results for all sections can be found at the link above.

Congratulations to Rithik Sai Polavaram and his local coach Michael Feinstein for winning the National Elementary K-3 Championship section of the 2015 National Elementary Championships, held in Nashville,TN from 5/8/2015 to 5/10/2015. Rithik finished with a perfect score of 7-0! With 257 kids in his section, and over 2,000 players attending the event, this is quite an accomplishment! Results for all sections can be found at the link above.

Final Standings for for the 2014-2015 school year Rocks & Rooks events: Austin Area Scholastic and Open Championships, Casis Chess Tournament, Region VI Championships, Spicewood Tournament, Kealing Tournament, Meridian Tournament

Bids for the 2016 Region VI Scholastic Championships are due by July 1, 2015. Visit TCA's website for more information on the contents of a successful bid (see bottom of that page). Please contact Lori Balkum, Region VI Director for more information or to submit your bid.

Dates for future Austin Events are being announced weekly!!! Scroll thru our Upcoming Events list for specifics!

Visit our list of Weekly Events for a look at regularly occurring events around town!

Please contact us if you have information about weekly or upcoming events that you would like added to this website. Chess related news articles are also welcome. We hope to hear from you!