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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!

The first major scholastic tournament of 2023 is open for registration! The  2023 winter Casis Scholastic Chess Tournament will take place on January 21st! The tournament offers an open section as well! Register now for the lowest entry fee pricing! ( Sections can be switched as ratings change.)

Chess in the Park was back and took place on Sunday, November 13th! This was a 3 section unrated G/20 tournament, held in Wooldridge Park on Sunday afternoon.  Results will be posted shortly!!

The first major scholastic tournament of the new school year is behind us! The  2022 fall NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament took place on October 15! The tournament offered an open section featuring GM Vladimir Belous! View the final standings for all sections. The tournament 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.