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Monday and Friday Chess at the South Austin Senior Activity Center

In person chess has resumed at South Austin Senior Activity Center, 10AM to 12PM Monday and Friday.  This is a twice weekly event.

South Austin Senior Activity Center
3911 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

Please bring chess set and board. Mask not required.
Must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Contact Thomas Peebles, tfp44corpus@gmail.com for more information.

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Monday Night Chess at Dobie Mall

Dobie Mall – 2nd floor, Food Court area
2021 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(Parking available on side streets or in garage behind building.)

Monday evenings. The tournament begins at 7:15pm. Arrive early enough to check in. All ages and abilities are welcome! Cost is $1/player (please bring exact change); all entry fees given back as cash prizes.

We play an unrated 5 round standard swiss of G/10, 3 second delay. There is plenty of time for game analysis between rounds.

Bring a set and a clock if possible.

Monday night chess at Dobie Mall has been a hallmark of the Austin chess scene for more than 20 years. we are so glad it’s back!

Organized by Yuri Mirgorodsky.

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Chess IRL. Drink and Play Chess!

Central Machine Works Brewery
4824 E. Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(Parking in back. Gate is on East 5th Street between Spencer Lane and Sprindale Road with signs saying “Central Machine Works”.)

Sundays at 1:00 – 3:00 pm. All ages welcome!

A community driven club for real chess with real people and real pieces!

Everyone is welcome! All skill levels, especially beginners & newcomers! This is meant to be a casual, fun, and chill community for all participants.

Chess is for everyone, therefore there will NEVER be any dues or fees required, ever! Donations in the form of communal chess sets & clocks, are welcome and would be very much appreciated. Chess IRL currently has 10 chess sets and 5 clocks. If events exceed that size then we will ask for participants to bring some extra sets.

For more information, please contact Ben Higgins, or better yet, join our Meet Up!

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Sunday Youth Open Play at the Cedar Park Library

Cedar Park Library
550 Discovery Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX 78613


Sundays at 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Youth players in North Austin and Cedar Park have an open play opportunity at the Cedar Park Library. The group focuses on improving skills through contact with better players. Children of all ages and abilities and their accompanying adults are welcome. Sets and boards are provided, but you may bring your own equipment. Please bring clocks and notation sheets if you wish to use them.

Masks are optional. Players are seated with added spacing and hand sanitizer provided and usage encouraged.

There is no fee for participation in the group.

Visit the library website for our current schedule.

For more information, please contact Sergio Longoria, or call the library at (512-401-5600).

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Saturday Chess at the Austin Chess Club

The Austin Chess Club has found a new home beginning February 12, 2022!!

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The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705

Looking for a place to meet other chess players? Do you enjoy playing longer, rated games against experienced opponents? Do you want to spar with strong chess players of all ages? Join the Austin Chess Club!

Please bring sets / clocks and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!
Doors open at 3:00pm, please follow the signs to our meeting areas.

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.