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The Austin Chess Club will be hosting a 2024 SUMMER OPEN over the weekend of August 16-18 again at the South Park hotel, this time with an accompanying one day Saturday Scholastic. You don’t want to miss these special summer events. Register Today!

Congratulations to Advik Manchanda for winning the silver medal in the U9 Open category at the 2024 World School Chess Championship in Lima Peru. Read more at the link above!

Rocks and Rooks has announced its 2024-2025 school year chess tournament dates! Major scholastic events will be held on October 5, 2024, November 23, 2024, January 25, 2025, February 22, 2025, and April 12, 2025. Locations are still TBD. Add them to your calendar now! Details will be published as we have them!
Rocks & Rooks partnered with DVISD to offer the 2024 Spring Del Valle Scholastic Chess Tournament. This SOUTH AUSTIN tournament was held on April 27th at Del Valle High School. Thank you for playing! The tournament has been rated by the USCF. Final results are available!
Thank you to all who participated at the 2024 Spring NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament and open section  on April 13, 2024. Final Standings are available (link thru the tournament website) and the event has been rated by the USCF!
Congratulations to all participants in the 2024 Region VI Scholastic Championships  held in San Antonio and hosted by Complete Chess on February 17th. Final standings are available, 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. The new Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy is also offering In-Person and Online Trainings,  monthly tournaments as well as regular open play opportunities.

And there are lots of wonderful out of town events being offered all over our great state.  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!  Please check out Texas Chess Association’s calendar for other chess opportunities, both online and OTB!

Congratulations to Sarah Brauner, our new Region VI Director! She can be contacted at txchessmom@gmail.com. It’s time to submit bids for the 2024 Region VI Scholastic Championships!

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.
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