Upcoming Events in the Austin & San Antonio Area

  • June Standard Swiss Sunday, June 16, 2019 - Sunday, July 07, 2019 Bridge Center of Austin 6700 Middle Fiskville Road next to Taj Palace Austin, Texas 78752 United States of America Hosted by Austin Chess Club G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 4 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. All entries must be paid by 6:20 firm. EF: $20.00 all. Online registration available soon.
  • Summer Camp #2 - Wild Openings! Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane Cedar Park, Texas 78613 United States of America Hosted by Cedar Park Mathnasium Featuring National Master Paul Chaplin Each Mathnasium hosted camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment with a fun-filled focus on a special highlighted topic. Camp 2 topic is Wild Openings! – With 1000 named and unnamed variations available, students will discover the joy of preparing surprises for their opponents with tricky and uncharted play. Not just one-trick or trap-only opening ideas, but a deeper uncovering of useful ideas will be explored. Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • NYOS Summer Chess Camp Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019 NYOS Charter School 12301 N Lamar Blvd A Austin, Texas 78753 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Chess Summer camp for all ages! Classes are organized based on ability, with a flexible curriculum. All chess!

  • Scholastic Tournament at NYOS Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM NYOS Charter School 12301 N Lamar Blvd A Austin, Texas 78753 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks For players in grades PK-11 during the 2018-2019 school year. Scholastic sections grouped by rating only (mixed ages). All players must be FULL USCF MEMBERS (no JTP's). Please read our Parental Expectations.
    Please register online. No onsite registrations accepted.

  • 2019 Waco June Swiss Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Lake Shore Baptist Church 5801 Bishop Dr. Waco, Texas 76710 United States of America Hosted by Waco Chess Club One day tournament, cash prizes Onsite entries only
  • Summer Open Section Chess Tournament at NYOS Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM NYOS Charter School 12301 N Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas 78753 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    For all adults and any youth currently rated 1200 or higher. With enough registrations, multiple sections will be created. All players must be FULL USCF MEMBERS. Please register online. No onsite registrations accepted.

  • Summer Camp #3 - Art of War! Monday, July 08, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane Cedar Park, Texas 78613 United States of America Hosted by Cedar Park Mathnasium Featuring National Master Paul Chaplin Each Mathnasium hosted camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment with a fun-filled focus on a special highlighted topic. Camp 3 topic is The Art of War – “Chess is like war on a board!” —Bobby Fischer. Emmanuel Lasker exclaimed, “Chess is, above all, a fight!” So… keep up the fighting spirit as long as your opponent can make a mistake! Students are enlightened by the thoughts of the all time greats! Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • San Antonio Junior Championship Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Hornbeak Bldg 4450 Medical Dr 3rd floor San Antonio, Texas 78229 United States of America Hosted by San Antonio Chess Club

    A rated USCF tournament open to all students K-12 in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Only top Bexar County student may win the title of San Antonio Junior Champion.

  • San Antonio City Championship Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019 Hornbeak Bldg 4450 Medical Dr 3rd floor San Antonio, Texas 78229 United States of America Hosted by San Antonio Chess Club 2-day tournament to determine the San Antonio City Champion. Full & Half entry options available. USCF membership required.
  • July Quick-Rated G/24 Swiss Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Bridge Center of Austin 6700 Middle Fiskville Rd next to Taj Palace Austin, Texas 78752 United States of America Hosted by Austin Chess Club G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 3 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. All entries must be paid by 6:20 firm. EF: $10.00 all. Online registration and payment available soon.
  • 2019 Waco July Swiss Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Lake Shore Baptist Church 5801 Bishop Dr. Waco, Texas 76710 United States of America Hosted by Waco Chess Club One day tournament, cash prizes. Onsite entries only
  • Summer Camp #4 - Brilliancies and Howlers! Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane Cedar Park, Texas 78613 United States of America Hosted by Cedar Park Mathnasium Featuring National Master Paul Chaplin Each Mathnasium hosted camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment with a fun-filled focus on a special highlighted topic. Camp 4 topic is Brilliancies and Howlers! – Chess to excite! The most awesome games dazzle and entertain us … while others leave us confounded— shaking our heads! Students experience the best and the worst of times from crowd favorites such as Morphy and Tal to more modern stars such as Nakamura and Anand. Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • Chess Camp #5 - Fantastic Finales! Monday, August 05, 2019 - Friday, August 09, 2019 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane Cedar Park, Texas 78613 United States of America Hosted by Cedar Park Mathnasium Featuring National Master Paul Chaplin Each Mathnasium hosted camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment with a fun-filled focus on a special highlighted topic. Camp 5 topic is Fantastic Finales! – Game ending crescendos and on-point techniques are investigated. Middlegames and endgames are served up to remind us of a famous Emanuel Lasker quote, “The hardest game to win is a won game.” Whether a five piece endgame or a busy board full of threats, students learn how to “seal the deal” and score. Sign up early for lowest fees! Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • 2019 Meridian Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Meridian World School 2555 North IH 35 Round Rock, Texas 78664 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Rated Scholastic tournament for players rated U1400. SAVE THE DATE!!!
    Read our Parental Expectations.

  • 2019 Meridian Chess Tournament - Open Section Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM Meridian World School 2555 North IH 35 Round Rock, Texas 78664 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Open section associated with the Meridian Scholastic Tournament. Youth participating MUST have reached 1200 at some point in their rating's history. All adults are welcome. SAVE THE DATE!

  • 23rd Annual Texas Grade Championships Friday, November 01, 2019 - Sunday, November 03, 2019 Hilton Houston North 12400 Greenspoint Dr. Houston, Texas 77060 United States of America Hosted by Dallas Chess Club 1 Section for each Grade Level. Winner of each is State Champion!
  • 2019 Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament at Casis Elementary Saturday, November 09, 2019 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Casis Elementary 2710 Exposition Blvd Austin, Texas 78703 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Rated Scholastic tournament for players rated U1400. SAVE THE DATE!!!
    Read our Parental Expectations.

  • 2019 Fall Casis Chess Tournament - Open Section Saturday, November 09, 2019 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM Casis Elementary 2710 Exposition Blvd Austin, Texas 78703 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Open section associated with the 2019 Fall Casis Scholastic Tournament.Youth participating MUST have reached 1200 at some point in their rating's history. All adults are welcome. SAVE THE DATE!

  • 2020 Texas State Scholastic Championships - SOUTH Friday, March 06, 2020 - Sunday, March 08, 2020 TBD , Texas United States of America Hosted by Texas Chess Association State Championship tournament in many sections! 7SS, time controls dependent on section. Registration available in early 2020. Please note - you may compete in either the North or South Championships, OR both!
  • 2020 Texas State Scholastic Championships - NORTH/CENTRAL Friday, March 13, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020 TBD , Texas United States of America Hosted by Dallas Chess Club State Championship tournament in many sections! 7SS, time controls dependent on section. Registration available in early 2020. Please note - you may compete in either the North or South Championships, OR both!