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Waco January Swiss

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

2 sections: Open and Reserve (Under 1400)

Both sections: Four roundsG/45, 5 second delay.

Limited Capacity of 48 players! – Please email or call/text one of the contacts below to pre-register and ensure you get a spot. If you show up onsite without pre-registering, there’s a chance the tournament will already be full.

Round times: Registration 8:00 to 8:50 AM. Round one 9:00 AM. Round two 10:30 AM. Round three 1:00 PM (after lunch). Round four 2:30 PM.

Entry fee: $15 – Cash only. Up to 90% returned in prizes.

A donation jar will be available for players who want to help the church out for providing us with a venue.

US Chess Membership is required. Please be responsible for your membership prior to the event to help the organizers and prevent delays.

For questions, please contact:

Jason Howell ( 254-495-3445
Dan Shafer ( 254-652-8365
Matt Potts ( 512-739-8626
Forrest Marler ( 254-231-7026

Or visit our site (

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January 22 Scholastic Saturday Tournament

Description: This is a USCF rated chess tournament open to all students (K-12) in San Antonio and nearby areas. We will play on Saturday at 10a.m. until finish (usually around 3p.m). Register online today! View a list of pre-registered players!


Complete Chess
526391 De Zavala Rd
Ste 113
San Antonio, TX 78249

Round times:
• 5 Rounds
• Rounds 1 starts at 10 AM

Time controls:
• All Rounds G/30;d5

Entry fee: $20 in advance $30 in person

Sections and Prizes:

(K-5 u500)
(K-8 u800)
(K-12 Open)

  • Trophies for the top 3 in each section
  • Team trophy for the top 2 each section (max 4 students per team that is counted) As many students can play but only top 4 count

**Any cancellations that require a refund will be garnished with a $7 processing and transaction fee. 

Contact Complete Chess ( if you have questions about this event.

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January 15th Beginner Scholastic Saturday Tournament 2022

Description: This is a beginner (unrated) chess tournament open to all students(K-12) in San Antonio and nearby areas. We will play on Saturday at 10a.m. until finish (usually around 1p.m). Registration online only, no registration on site. Registration ends at 8:00pm on Friday. Register online today!


Complete Chess
526391 De Zavala Rd
Ste 113
San Antonio, TX 78249

Round times:
• 5 Rounds
• Rounds 1 starts at 10 AM

Time controls:
• All Rounds G/15

Entry fee: $10


  • K-1 grade
  • 2nd-5th grade
  • 6th-8th grade
  • 9th-12th grade

Top 3 of each section wins a prize

If you win your section 3 times you move to the higher grades!**Any cancellations that require a refund will be garnished with a $7 processing and transaction fee. 

Contact Complete Chess ( if you have questions about this event.

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New Year’s Open 2022

Description: This is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players in San Antonio and surrounding areas. There will be 5 rounds in total. The tournament will be a two-day event on January 8th and 9th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes. View the Event Website!

View the pre-registration list!

Round times:
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on January 8th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on January 9th at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls:
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/75;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Entry fee: $30 if received before December 20th, $40 if received before January 3rd, and $50 until the day of the event.  $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye.
Register online now!

Sections and Prizes:
*50% guaranteed in prizes based on 30 entries. 50% guaranteed payout.
One prize per person

One section with class prizes.
• $200-$100

• Top Class B(1600-1799): $80
• Top Class C(1400-1599): $80
• Top Class D(1200-1399): $80

• Top Class E and Under (U1200): $40

Questions? Email or phone Complete Chess, 210-393-3056

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2021 – 2022 Texas Scholastic Online Quick Open Chess Championships

An online, 6 round USCF quick-rated chess tournament in ELEVEN SECTIONS on Saturday, January 22, 2022 sponsored by the Texas Chess Association. This quick event is for all scholastic players in grades K thru 12, regardless of residence. Visit the EVENT WEBSITE for full details and online registration.

Six (6) Rounds — G/15 + 2-second increment

Round Times (Central Time Zone):
10am — 11am — 12noon — 1pm — 2pm — 3pm

High School Championship (Grade 9 – 12)
High School JV (U1000; Grade 9 – 12)
Middle School Championship (Grade  6 – 8)
Middle School JV (U900; Grade 6 – 8)
Middle School Novice (U600; Grade 6 – 8)
Elementary School Championship (Grade K – 5)
Elementary School JV (U800; Grade K – 5)
Elementary School Novice (U500; Grade K – 5)
Primary School Championship (Grade K – 3)
Primary School JV (U600; Grade K – 3)
K – 1 Championship (Grade Pre-K – 1)

Playing up is only allowed within the same grade range.

January 2022 US Rating Supplement will be used.  The highest of the Over-the-Board, Online Regular, and Quick ratings determines eligibility for section and prizes.  

Personalized plaques will be awarded to the Top 8 Individuals and Top 3 Teams in each section.  Prizes will be increased based on registrations for each section, at the rate of one extra award for each 10 entries exceeding 80 in any one section.  For example, if a section has 120 players then the top 12 players will receive prizes.  

Team scores
A team must have a minimum of two players to be eligible for team prizes.  There is no maximum number of students who may play for a team.  Only the top four scores count for team standings  and the top four players in a team will get team awards.

The top Texas player in each section will be recognized as the Texas Champion.

$35 by Midnight January 11; $42 by Midnight January 18; $50 by Midnight January 20.

No entries accepted after January 20.

– US Chess Membership, expiring on or after 1/31/2022, required.  Players with no current US Chess membership may be able to obtain a voucher membership at a reduced rate, through US Chess Voucher Membership.  The cost of the voucher US Chess membership is $9.83.

– All games will be played on  All players must have a account in good standing (free account is sufficient).  Any previously closed accounts must be disclosed to the Tournament Organizers prior to the tournament.

– There will be a “Town Hall” meeting on Wednesday 1/19, invitation sent via email.  All players/parents are encouraged to attend and get answers to their questions. 

–  Each player will be required to join a Zoom meeting with an active side-view camera showing them and their computer.  Specific requirements for this video feed are listed on the EVENT WEBSITE.

– All players will be sent a welcome email on Thursday, 1/20, with important details on what players need to do to be ready to play their games, including the Zoom meeting links players must join.  

Communication during the event
Players will be instructed to communicate with the Tournament Directors via the Zoom chat and all players and their games will be subject to detailed Fair-Play review during and post-tournament.

The Organizer and Chief TD reserve the right to remove a player from the tournament and make an adjustment to the scores of the players and her/his opponents.

A full list of rules, regulations, and penalties are listed on the EVENT WEBSITE:

For questions about the event, please contact Franc Guadalupe, or Barbara Swafford.  

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GCC December 2021 Swiss

A 4-round USCF rated tournament beginning on Wednesday, December 1st. 1 game per week. Two sections.

What: 4-Round G/90; +30 — One round per Wednesday for four consecutive Wednesdays in December. Elite (1400+)  and Reserve (U1400) sections

When: Rounds start by 6:15 PM each Wednesday: Round 1:Dec 1, Round 2: Dec 8, Round 3: Dec 15, Round 4: Dec 22

Where: 2nd Floor Community Room, Georgetown Public Library, Georgetown TX

Registration: Limited space, please pre-register with your name and USCF ID by email: On-site Registration 5:30-6 PM on December 1

Required: Must be current USCF Member (May not expire before 12/31/2021)

Byes: One half-point BYE available, but must be requested ( by noon on Monday December 6.

Entry Fee: $0 Special

Georgetown Public Library, 2nd floor Community Room
402 W. 8th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626

Contact Vincent VanBuren, organizer with questions: email:, phone: 512-970-2057

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2021 Waco Holiday Quads **FULL

3SS Quads on Saturday, December 18th! **28 player limit! Please contact to have your name placed on the waiting list**

1001 Lake Air Dr.
Waco, TX 76710
United States

Players will be divided into quads. Meaning that the top four players will be grouped in Quad 1, the next four players in Quad 2, etc. This will ensure that players get to compete against other players of a similar level throughout the tournament.  (Note: if the number of entries is not divisible by four, the last section will merge with the “remaining” players for a 3-round swiss)

  • Four players per section, single round robin (3 games) (View the current Pre-Registration list!)
  • Time control: G/75;d5 (75 minutes per side, with 5-second delay)
  • Entry fee is $30 before 12/18, $35 the day of the event.

Round 1: 9:00 AM
Round 2: 12:00 PM
Round 3: 3:00 PM

Exact prizes will be determined onsite. One prize per section. 80% of funds after expenses will be returned for prizes.

To pay your entry fee in advance and to secure a spot in the tournament, please use one of the following payment options:
Paypal: (don’t miss the “J” in the middle!)
Venmo: @Daniel-Guel-1
Request my address to mail a check

Byes are not being offered, as it would affect the round-robin system. Withdrawals are highly discouraged. Players who register, please understand this, and plan to play all three rounds that day, unless in the case of an emergency.

Daniel Guel (don’t miss the “J” in the middle!)
254-495-7286 (call or text, text preferred)


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CANCELLED – MLK Jr Scholastic Chess Tournament

Knights of Columbus Council 8158
Martin Luther King Jr
Scholastic Chess Tournament
Saturday, January 22, 2022

This event has been cancelled. Please contact with refund questions.

Resurrection of the Lord Church
7990 W Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78227

Unrated 5SS in 5 sections. Download the event flyer!

Grades (K-1) (2-3) (4-5) (6-8) (9-12)

Check In
Please check in 8:45 – 9:45 am
At check-in, line up to verify names entered.

5 Rounds
Round one 10:30 am (Rounds are one hour each)
Round one subject to change to ensure correct pairings

Registration Guidelines
Names must be emailed by January 20, 2022 to:
Entry Fee is $ $10
Cash or checks must be made out to: Knights of Columbus 8158
Pay by Credit Card will be available on site

Walk ons will get a 1st round bye unless registered by 9:00 a.m. at site.
Bring your chess sets in case of large turnout

This is an all day tournament.
Please bring folding or lawn chairs since seating is very limited.

There will be lots of food and drinks available from the concession stand..
No outside food except for dietary restrictions.
Please note you may play “up” a level, but your score may not be used for the overall team for your actual grade level.

Mask required for Chess players while playing. No Mask No Play.

Individual Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all sections.
Individual Medals for 4th, 5th and 6th places in all sections.
Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all sections.
*To be considered a team there must be at least 4 players from the same school all playing within the same section*


Please submit the following information:

Send registration to:

Student Name: _____________________________

School/Organization Name_____________________________

Grade Level (circle one)

Primer (Pk-1) Primary (2-3) Elementary (4-5) Middle (6-8) High (9-12)

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November Rapid – 11/6 – all proceeds will be used to plant trees

Chess For Trees is a nonprofit.

The tournament will consist of a K-5 section and a K-12 section. There will be trophy prizes for both sections. The format of the tournament will be 5 Round Swiss – 15 minutes with 2 second increment. The tournament will be hosted on You will need a account to play the tournament. Instructions on how to create an account can be found on:

The tournament is not USCF rated. Everyone is eligible to play!

Registration Fee: $15
Registration closes on November 4th
Register online today!

Top 3 in each section will get trophies.  Number of trophies given out may increase based on the number of participants.

Fair Play
Tournament results will be finalized after 1-2 weeks in order to give time to do a fair play analysis. If determines you have cheated then you will not be eligible for any prizes and your account might be closed.’s decision is final.

Technical Difficulties
Unfortunately due to the nature of virtual tournaments nothing can be done if you lose a match or face any other difficulties due to internet issues and other technical difficulties. Note: You will not be refunded for any loss due to technical difficulties.

More Instructions
Once you have registered and paid the registration fee of $15, please join the “Chess For Trees” club on The club is private so you will have to leave a message stating your full name.

Note: Only people who have paid the registration fee will be admitted in the club.

On the day of the tournament sign into your account and go to and then on the tournaments tab you should see our tournament. Please join the tournament and wait for the rounds to start. The next round will start after all games are finished. The whole tournament will last for no more than 3-4 hours.

Please only join the tournament for your section, as if you fail to do this then you will end up playing the wrong section, and will not be counted for prizes.

If you’re playing the K-5 section then join the November Rapid – K-5 tournament, and if you’re playing in the K-12 section join the November Rapid – K-12 tournament.

Please note:
Both sections will start at 11 AM CST on 11/6.

Payment Information and Refund Policy
To pay for your tournament entry, please visit the event page. A payment link is located at the bottom. If the tournament is cancelled for any reason, all entries 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 11/4.

If you have any questions please email us at

Please visit the EVENT WEBSITE!

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Waco Scholastic Fall Chess Exposition

Please read the online TLA!
Read or download the basic flyer!
Read or download the thorough tournament details!

Date: November 13, 2021

Tournament Location: Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701.

Four Sections: Open, U1000, U600 and Unrated

Ratings: For section qualification and pairing purposes, we will be using the greater of players’ over-the-board or online USCF regular ratings (if any). However, tournament results will affect only over-the-board USCF regular/quick ratings.

Rounds and Time Control: Five Rounds. Swiss system (no elimination). G/30;d5.


Every scholastic player, who is a member of the United States Chess Federation in good standing, shall
be qualified for this tournament, regardless of geographic location. For avoidance of doubt, a scholastic player is defined as a person who is currently in twelfth grade or lower (including preschoolers), but shall also include persons who have graduated high school and are younger than seventeen years of age. Players may play-up (e.g., an 800-rated player may participate in either the Open or Reserve section, but not the Novice section).

Entry fee$15 by 9/30; $20 by 10/15; $25 by 10/30; and $30 thereafter.

Registration: Online registration may be processed on Eventbrite. All entry fees are refundable if requested within 30 days of the event, minus the Eventbrite service fee. No registrations after October 15th, 10pm. No onsite registrations for main event.

Schedule: Round 1, 8:00-9:00; Round 2, 9:30-10:30; Round 3, 11:00am-12:00pm; lunch break; Blitz, 1:00-2:00; Round 4, 2:30-3:30; Round 5, 4:00-5:00. The awards ceremony approx 5:30pm.

Byes: One ½ bye allowed, but not for the final round; all byes (or bye removals) must be requested before registration closes.

Blitz: 5SS, G/5;d0. Fee is $5, payable onsite until 12:00pm or when registering online through Eventbrite. Trophies to the top 3 scores.

Prizes: Trophies to top scorers in each section. Plaques to highest scoring teams. Medals to all players who complete round 5.

Notation: Notation required in the Open and U1000 sections. Taking notation is highly recommended to all players. Notation sheets will be provided upon request.

Other Notes: Please bring your chess clocks. The organizer is providing chess sets.

Contact: Questions? Contact