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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.

The Upcoming Events list is filling very slowly! The Austin Chess Club has reopened, but only thru September 5th! Check the Austin Chess Club website or our upcoming events page for tournament listings!

Our first major scholastic tournament of the school year, organized by Rocks & Rooks, was a great success! The 2021 Fall Scholastic Tournament at Regents School and open section took place on October 2nd. At the conclusion of the tournament, GM Vladimir Belous, the 2021 USC Class Champion, hosted a simul. Final standings are available online and the event has been rated by the USCF.

The 24th North/Central Texas State Grade Championships is also open for registration! Organized by the Dallas Chess Club, this grade based tournament takes place in Houston over Halloween weekend and will crown 13 champions – 1 for each grade level!

Unfortunately, most of the Austin area 2021 summer chess camps were cancelled due to low registration counts. 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.

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! After looking at our list of local offerings, please check out Texas Chess Association’s calendar for other chess opportunities, both online and OTB!


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2021 Combined Region V and VI Scholastic Championships Chess Tournament, held on ChessKid.com on March 6th. The event has been rated. Special congratulations to the following Region VI Champions:

High School Champion: Ronan Spelman
Middle School Champion: Yakshwag Reddy Raju
Elementary Champion: Ritvik Chulliyan
Primary Champion: Malav Shah

A list of all winners, standings, and crosstables for each section have been posted online. Thank you for playing!