Upcoming Events in the Austin & San Antonio Area

  • January Standard Swiss Sunday, January 12, 2020 - Sunday, February 02, 2020 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 6:25 firm. EF: $20.00 all. For online entry AND payment, click here.

  • Austin Blitz Championship Tournament Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM Hilton Garden Inn - Austin North 12400 N IH 35 Building C Austin, Texas 78753 United States of America Hosted by Austin Kids2 Half day G/5, d3 event in two sections (U1200 in am, Open event in pm). $1000 in prizes based on 120 combined entries. Choose one of the two sections. Each section is limited to 70 players. Onsite Registration Available!
  • Harmony Winter Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday, February 01, 2020 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Harmony Science Academy 12200 Anderson Mill Rd Austin, Texas 78726 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Rated Scholastic tournament for players rated U1300. Online registration is now open. No onsites. Read our Parental Expectations. January Supplement ratings will be used for pairing purposes and section placement.

  • Harmony Winter Chess Tournament - Open Section Saturday, February 01, 2020 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Harmony Science Academy 12200 Anderson Mill Rd Austin, Texas 78726 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Open section associated with the 2020 Harmony Winter Scholastic Tournament. Youth participating MUST have reached 1200 at some point in their rating history. All adults are welcome. February Supplement ratings will be used for pairing purposes.

  • 2020 Region VI Scholastic Championships Saturday, February 08, 2020 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Dwight Middle School 2454 W. Southcross San Antonio, Texas 78211 United States of America Hosted by Complete Chess Scholastic Tournament in 14 sections for residents of Region VI. Winners of the championship sections are named Regional Champions!
  • February Quick-Rated G/24 Swiss Sunday, February 09, 2020 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 6:25 firm. EF: $10.00 all.
  • 11th annual Southwest Class Championships Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Monday, February 17, 2020 DFW Airport Marriott South 4151 Centreport Blvd. Ft Worth, Texas 76155 United States of America Hosted by Continental Chess Association

    9SS in 8 sections (may play up 1 section only), cash prizes, multiple schedules available.
    View the Event TLA for more tournament & hotel info.

  • February Standard Swiss Sunday, February 16, 2020 - Sunday, March 08, 2020 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 6:25 firm. EF: $20.00 all. Online entry available soon.

  • Scholastic Tournament at Bob Hope Elementary Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Bob Hope Elementary 3022 Reforma Dr San Antonio, Texas 78211 United States of America Hosted by Bob Hope Elementary

    USCF rated scholastic tournament in 7 sections. 5SS, G/30, d5. Registration limited to the first 200.

  • 2020 Waco Chess Club February Swiss Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:30 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
  • Capital Chess February Tournament Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM Courtyard by Marriott - University Area 5660 N IH 35 Austin, Texas 78751 United States of America Hosted by Capital Chess 4SS in 2 sections (Top (1500 and up) and Reserve (U1500)); G/45, d5
  • 2020 Texas State Scholastic Championships - SOUTH Friday, March 06, 2020 - Sunday, March 08, 2020 McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd. McAllen, Texas 78501 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 Houston Marriott Westchase 2900 Briarpark Drive Houston, Texas 77042 United States of America Hosted by Dallas Chess Club State Championship tournament in many sections! 7SS, time controls dependent on section. Please note - you may compete in either the North or South Championships, OR both!
  • March Quick-Rated G/24 Swiss Sunday, March 15, 2020 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 6:25 firm. EF: $10.00 all.
  • The $10,000 Lone Star open Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM DoubleTree by Hilton 15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd (take the JFK exit off of Beltway 8 in north Houston near IAH Airport) Houston, Texas 77032 United States of America Hosted by Francisco Guadalupe 5SS Open event with side events.
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  • Scholastic K-12 Tournament (at the Lone Star Open) Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM DoubleTree by Hilton 15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd (take the JFK exit off of Beltway 8 in north Houston near IAH Airport) Houston, Texas 77032 United States of America Hosted by Francisco Guadalupe Rated 4SS, G/30, d5 in 4 sections.
  • Capital Chess Spring Fest Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Sunday, April 19, 2020 Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs Austin, Texas 78704 United States of America Hosted by Capital Chess 5SS in 2 sections. $3080 in prizes based on 100 entries. 80% of prizes guaranteed!
  • NYOS Summer Chess Camp Monday, June 01, 2020 - Friday, June 05, 2020 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 06, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM NYOS Charter School 12301 N Lamar Blvd A Austin, Texas 78753 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks Save the date! Online registration opens in February. For players in grades PK-11 during the 2019-2020 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.

  • Summer Open Section Chess Tournament at NYOS Saturday, June 06, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM NYOS Charter School 12301 N Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas 78753 United States of America Hosted by Rocks & Rooks

    Save the date! Online registration opens in February! For all adults of all ratings and any youth currently rated 1200 or higher.

  • Summer Camp #1 - Check and Mate! Monday, June 08, 2020 - Friday, June 12, 2020 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane STE #100 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 1 topic is Check and Mate! - The ultimate goal of the game is pursued with the replay and analysis of mesmerizing attacks conjured up by the great masters of today and of the past. Students add crushing mating nets, calculated king hunts and other game-ending attacks to their skills. Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • Summer Camp #2 - World Class Chess! Monday, June 15, 2020 - Friday, June 19, 2020 Leander Mathnasium 2906 S Bagdad Rd #240 Leander, Texas 78641 United States of America Hosted by Leander 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 World Class Chess! – The phenomenal games of historic titans and current digital-era maestros will be examined to enlighten and inspire the student. Style and game selections from 150 years of world class players will be inspected and compared: Anderssen, Morphy (1800s), Lasker, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Fischer and Kasparov (1900s) to recent champions Anand and Carlsen. Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • St. Andrew's Summer Chess Camp Monday, June 15, 2020 - Friday, June 19, 2020 St. Andrew's Episcopal School Lower Campus 1112 West 31st Street Austin, Texas 78705 United States of America Hosted by St. Andrews Camps and Rocks & Rooks A fun and instructive way for students of all ages to learn and improve their chess game! Organized and run by local area instructors. Register today!
  • Summer Camp #3 - Wild Openings! Monday, June 22, 2020 - Friday, June 26, 2020 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane STE #100 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 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. Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • 5th Austin Chess Club Summer Open Friday, July 03, 2020 - Sunday, July 05, 2020 Austin Bridge Center 6700 Middle Fiskville Road next to Taj Palace Austin, Texas 78752 United States of America Hosted by Austin Chess Club 6SSin 3 sections with a guaranteed prize fund of $4025. ALL USCF members eligible to compete for place prizes.July 2020 supplement! Online registration is open!
  • Summer Camp #4 - The Art of War! Monday, July 06, 2020 - Friday, July 10, 2020 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane STE #100 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 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! Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • Summer Camp #5 - Brilliancies and Howlers! Monday, July 20, 2020 - Friday, July 24, 2020 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane STE #100 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 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. Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!
  • Summer Camp #6 - Fantastic Finales! Monday, August 03, 2020 - Friday, August 07, 2020 Cedar Park Mathnasium 13010 W Parmer Lane STE #100 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 6 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. Limited seating ― first come first served (based on entrance qualifications)!