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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, chess offerings in our area are limited. If you wish to advertise your chess event, please contact us. Thank you for your patience and for your continued support of chess in Austin!

Welcome to the new look for Austin Chess Tournaments. After over a decade of operation, the old web server gave up during the pandemic, forcing us to create a new site. As always this will be your best source for information about Central Texas chess events. We are adding content to the site daily. Same people behind the scenes, just a new look.

Congratulations to Sarah Brauner, our new Region VI Director! She can be contacted at txchessmom@gmail.com.

The 2023 Region VI Championships are open for registration! The  2023 Region VI Scholastic Chess Tournament will take place on February 25th at Regents School of Austin and is being hosted by Rocks & Rooks! The tournament offers an open section as well, intended for adults. All players 12th grade and younger must play in the scholastic championships. 

We have opened another spring tournament for registration! The 2023 Spring NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament takes place on April 1, 2023.  No foolin’! We hope you will join us. Register now for the lowest entry fee pricing! ( Sections can be switched as ratings change.) Adults and any youth rated 1400+ may register for the open section.

The  2023 winter Casis Scholastic Chess Tournament was held on January 21st! The tournament offered an open section in addition to the sold out scholastic section! Final standings are online, and the event has been rated by the USCF.

The 2023 Texas Scholastic Championships (Superstate!) are rapidly approaching! And for the first time every, a NATIONAL scholastic tournament will be held locally.  Don’t miss the National K-8 Championships in Round Rock (at Kalahari) in April! At both State and Nationals, there is a section for everyone (if you fit the grade level restrictions.)

The Austin Chess Club has a new home and is now meeting every Saturday afternoon! Attendance is open to anyone wishing to meet others and play casual and/or rated chess games in person. San Antonio’s Complete Chess is meeting regularly, hosting a variety of OTB events. The Waco Chess Club has begun hosting events as well. Virtual events are also going strong! Central Texas thanks you for your participation!

There are lots of wonderful out of town events in Texas over the next few months.  Some majors even include a one day scholastic event. The 2023 Lone Star Open and Lone Star Scholastic take place at the end of Spring break in Houston.  Houston is a wonderful place for scholastic chess, and keeps its own calendar! Please check out Texas Chess Association’s calendar for other chess opportunities, both online and OTB!

Please consider supporting local events (camps, tournaments, etc) whenever the opportunities present themselves! Responding quickly to new opportunities is the only way we are going to keep chess opportunities in our local area.