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 2015 Region VI Scholastic Championships was a success. The tournament was held at Patsy Sommer Elementary on February 7, 2015 and 632 chess players participated. The new Region VI champions are: High School Individual:Rohith Kaliyur & Andrew Lu, co-champions, Team: Westwood High School, Austin; Middle School Individual: Camile Kao, Team: Walsh Middle School, Round Rock; Elementary Individual Benjamin Romo & Ganesh Kumarappan, co-champions, Team: Laurel Mountain Elementary, Austin; Primary Individual: Saaj Gumbula, Team: Laurel Mountain Elementary, Austin. Thank to to the many hundreds of volunteers from around the chess community who worked together to put this event on, with special thanks to Revathi Balakrishnan from Patsy Sommer Elementary for making it possible! Congratulations to our new Region VI Champions! Final individual and team standings are found at the link above, and the rated event is also available.

Bids for the 2016 Region VI Scholastic Championships are due by June 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.

The 5th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship was a grand success. The Austin Chess Club paid out $3403 in prizes (more than originally guaranteed). Congratulations to the section winners: Championship - Ruifeng Li & Bo Githoro, Reserve - David Nightingale & Dean Hicks, and Novice - Marc Jalandoon. Special congratuations to Michael Langer, our 2015 Austin Chess Club Champion! Thank you for supporting chess in Austin! Visit the tournament link (above) for final standings.

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!