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GCC Saturday Swiss

The Georgetown Chess Club is hosting a regular Saturday tournament! Read our tournament flyer!

Date
January 28, 2023

Location
Natio Church
303 Main Street
(across the parking lot from 309 Coffee)
Georgetown, TX 78626

Rounds and Times

Three Rounds of G/45, +45.

  • Check-in: 8:00 – 9:00am
  • Round 1 -9am
  • Round 2 – 12pm
  • Round 3 – 3pm
  • Online registration via the online form no later than 5pm Friday, 01/27 below. When we reach 30 players, registration closes.  No onsite registrations allowed

More information and to register

Entry is $30, payable via Venmo or Apple Pay.

Please bring a set and clock.  The number of sets and clocks available to lend is limited.

Entries are limited to the first 30 registrations. 3 sections, 10 players per section.

Cash prizes (60% of entry fees go to the prize fund)!

Link to the registration form for full details.

Time control is G/45, increment 45.  Notation is required.

Club website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/georgetownchessclub

Join the Georgetown Chess Club!

For questions, please email
Vincent VanBuren, tournament director and organizer: vvanburen@gmail.com

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ACC USCF Rated G/90 Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 4 weeks, with games on January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 4 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $20.00 all. Online registration/payment  requested.

USCF membership must not expire before January 31, 2023. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. The event has the potential to run late. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. One round may last upwards of 4 hours.

Last chance registration happens onsite 3:00-3:45pm on January 7th. No pre-registration for round 1 is necessary. Email pre-registration is accepted; however, online payment  is preferred)! If you email to register, you must show up and pay no later than 3:45pm! First round begins at 4pm. Please be on time! Participants who wish to enter the tournament late may email Austin Chess Club. Late entry must be made (emailed) before 10am on Saturday, January 14th to secure a round 2 pairing.

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/. (Please read the website before emailing with questions.)

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GCC Saturday Swiss

The Georgetown Chess Club is hosting its first Saturday tournament!

Date
December 17, 2022

Location
Natio Church
303 Main Street
(across the parking lot from 309 Coffee)
Georgetown, TX 78626

Rounds and Times

Three Rounds of G/45, +45.

  • Check-in: 8:00 – 9:00am
  • Round 1 -9am
  • Round 2 – 12pm
  • Round 3 – 3pm
  • Online registration via the online form no later than 5pm Friday, 12/16 below.  No onsite registrations allowed

More information and to register

Entry is $30, payable via Venmo or Apple Pay.

Please bring a set and clock.  The number of sets and clocks available to lend is limited.

Entries are limited to the first 30 registrations. 3 sections, 10 players per section.

Cash prizes (60% of entry fees go to the prize fund)!

Link to the registration form for full details.

Time control is G/45, increment 45.  Notation is required.

Club website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/georgetownchessclub

For questions, please email
Vincent VanBuren, tournament director and organizer: vvanburen@gmail.com

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December Rapid 12/21 – Chess for Trees

Chess For Trees is a nonprofit.

The tournament takes place on December 21, 2022 and will consist of an Open Section and a K-12 Section. There will be trophy prizes for the K-12 Section and cash prizes for the Open  Section. The format of the tournament will be 5 Round Swiss – 15 minutes with 2 second increment. The tournament will be hosted on chess.com. You will need a chess.com account to play the tournament, and you must be a current USCF member.

Instructions on how to create chess.com account, register to compete in USCF online rated events, and linking your USCF profile to your chess.com username can be found on the tournament website.

Registration Fee: $15
Registration closes on December 19th.
Register online today!

Prizes
Top 3 in the K-12 section will receive trophies.  Number of trophies given out may increase based on the number of participants

OpenSection receives cash prizes.
1st Place: $40
2nd Place: $30
3rd Place: $20

Technical Instructions
Instructions for how to join an online event, how to find the Chess for Trees club, fair play, and other topics are are available on the event website.

Please note:
Both sections will start at 11 AM CST on 12/21.

Payment Information and Refund Policy
A payment link is located at the bottom of the event page. If the tournament is canceled for any reason, all entries will be refunded 100% . If you decide to withdraw your entry fee will be refunded as long as you contact the organizer by email no later than 12/19.

If you have any questions please email us at chessfortrees@gmail.com

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2022 Winter Open (San Antonio)

Date
December 17, 2022

Location
Tezel Clubhouse
Braun Station West
8630 Tezel Road
San Antonio, TX 78254

Rounds and Times

Four Rounds G/25,+10 (rds 1&2), G/45 (rds 3&4)

  • Registration – 9am
  • Round times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm.
  • May request 1/2 point bye before 12/14.
  • No 4th round byes allowed.
  • No re-entry.
  • USCF rated

More information

One Section.

Cash Prizes: 1ST- $200.00, 2ND- $115.00, U2000- $80.00, U1700- $60.00, U1400- $45

Advance registration is requested.  Online registration available.  Mail/direct payment instructions available as well.

Link to the form thru the event website

Download the event flyer!

Venue has kitchen, may bring own food and beverages!

Questions

For questions, please email
Senior TD Bryan Taylor, bryan_w_taylor@yahoo.com

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ACC USCF G/5 Blitz-Rated Event

A one-day tournament on December 17th offering G/5, d3. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $10.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment available here.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating.  USCF membership must not expire before December 31, 2022. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $10/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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ACC USCF G/15 Quick-Rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on December 10th offering G/15, +10. This is a 5 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment available here.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating.  USCF membership must not expire before December 31, 2022. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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ACC USCF G/24 Quick-Rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on December 3rd offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 4 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment available here.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating.  USCF membership must not expire before December 31, 2022. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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The Root Cellar Winter Rapid

Date
December 11, 2022

Location
San Marcos Public Library
625 E Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX 78666

Rounds and Times

Five Rounds of G/24, d5.

  • Round 1 begins promptly at 11:00.
  • Check-in: 10:30 – 10:50am
  • Players are highly encouraged to arrive by 10:30am.
  • Online registration via the form below is mandatory.  No onsite registrations allowed.

More information

Entry is free. Donations are always welcome.

Sets and clocks are provided.

Entries are limited to the first 40 registrations.

Cash prizes!

Link to the form thru the event website or click on the link below.

Questions and Registration

For questions, please email
Jeremy Lovelace, (admin@smtxchess.org ).

To register, please submit this form

 

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Waco November Swiss

Rated 4SS in 3 sections; G/45, d5. Limited space!

Date
November 19, 2022

Location
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
1624 Wooded Acres Dr
Waco, TX 76710

The church is behind the Target shopping center. Enter through main doors and turn right. The tournament room is at the end the of hallway.

Sections

  • Open
  • U1400
  • U1000

*Lower sections may be combined based on registrations.

Rounds and Times

Four Rounds at a time control of G/45;d5

  • Registration & Check-in: 8:00 to 8:50 AM
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:45 AM
  • Round Three: 1:10 PM (after lunch)
  • Round Four: 2:45 PM

Entry fee and Prizes:

  • $15 – Cash only. Paid when you arrive to tournament. 
  • Cash Prizes– Up to 90% of entry fees returned in prizes.

Registration Link and tournament info

  • Onsite Registration is 8:00-8:50 AM.  If you show up onsite without preregistering, there’s a chance the tournament will already be full.
  • Anyone not checked in by 8:50am will not be paired in round 1, unless you notify us (via email or text) that you are on the way.

Details

  • Please bring pieces and a clock if you have them! The club has limited supplies and we do not want to get caught without enough sets or clocks
  • US Chess Membership is required. Please be responsible for your membership prior to the event to help the organizers and prevent delays.
  • Notation is required.  Notation sheets and pens will be available if needed.
  • A donation jar will be available for players who want to help the church out for providing us with a venue.

Questions

For questions or problems registering, please email or text:
Jason Howell (korchboy@hotmail.com) 254-495-3445
Dan Shafer (daniel_m_shafer@baylor.edu) 254-652-8365
Or visit our site (wacochess.org)

View the online TLA.