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:

Congratulations to Emily Nguyen, our new Austin Chess Club Champion. She won the Championship section of the 6th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship with a score of 4.5. Congrats also to Pablo Banuelos (Reserve Section) and Jonathan Rea (Novice Section) for winning their sections with scores of 5.0. We hope to see everyone back next January! Final standings can be found at the link above.

The Casis Chess Tournament was an overflowing success. Thank you to the Casis Chess Club for opening your school to us! Results can be found at the above link, and the tournament will be rated shortly by the USCF.

The 2016 Region VI Scholastic Chess Championships are now open for registration! Register early to get the lowest entry price, and to help organizers predict turn out and awards! The tournament takes place February 20, 2016 in San Antonio. Thank you for supporting chess in Region VI!

Final results for the Scholastic Chess Tournament at the Meridian School and the Scholastic Tournament at Kealing are available online at the previous links. For rated results on USCF's website please visit the following links: Kealing rated results and Meridian rated results. Thank you for playing!

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.

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 2017 Region VI Scholastic Championships are due by July 1, 2016. Visit TCA's website for more information on the contents of a successful bid (see bottom of that page). Please contact JP Hyltin, 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!