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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.

We have some full weekend rated events happening in our area! SMTX Chess Club is hosting it’s 2023 Summer Classical Championship on June 3-4 at the San Marcos Public Library. There are sections for all abilities, with cash and trophy prizes! Entry is free, but you must pre-regisister.

The  2023 San Antonio City Championship take place June 9 – 11 (this is the correct date – was originally scheduled for late June). ALL USCF members are welcome to participate. The tournament offers 3 competitive sections (top section is FIDE rated), guaranteed prizes, and is limited to the first 100 players. 

Congratulations to all of our local area players who competed the 3rd weekend of April at the National K-8 Championships in Round Rock (at Kalahari). Special KUDOS to our area top 5 finishers: Lucius Melillo (tie for 3rd) in K-8 Championship; Krish Mohan (4th place) in K-8 U1700; Anirudh Kumar (1st place), Ethan Gu & Alexander Ramey (tied for 2nd place) in K-8 U1400; Akshay Vandanapu (3rd place)  in K-8 U1100;  Alexander Xu (3rd place)  and Jin Massa & Tharun Avinashkarthi (tied for 3rd place) in K-8 U900; Keren Anand (tied for 4th place) in K-8 U700.  A full list of winners can be found on the  event’s website. The event has been rated by the USCF.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to play at the  2023 Region VI Scholastic Chess Championships on February 25th at Regents School of Austin! Special congratulations to our new region VI champions:
Primary Champion Advik Manchanda and Primary Championship Team Laurel Mountain Elementary
Elementary Champion Arav Serikar and Elementary Championship Team Laurel Mountain Elementary
Middle School Champion Atharva Bist and Middle School Championship Team Canyon Vista Middle School
High School Champion Ganesh Kumarappan and High School Championship Team Westwood High School
Results for all sections can be found online.  The event has been rated by the USCF.

The 2023 Spring NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament took place on April 1, 2023. Thank you to all who participated in the scholastic sections and open section. Results have been posted online at the links above and the event has been rated by the USCF.

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.