POSTPONED - Harmony Spring Chess Tournament - Open Section

Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Rocks & Rooks
  • Harmony Science Academy
  • 12200 Anderson Mill Rd
  • Austin, Texas 78726

All players will be notified as soon as we have a firm date for the event. If you wish to withdraw, please contact the registrar.
Postponed from March 28th, then May 16th, then July 15th...and now we're just waiting to see when life starts back up! Open section associated with the 2020 Harmony Spring Scholastic Tournament. Youth participating MUST have reached 1200 at some point in their rating history. All adults are welcome.

Read our Parental Expectations

Open Section Information:


This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks (bring your own if at all possible), and notation.


All adults
Any youth who have reached 1200 at some point in their ratings' history.

Ineligible entries will be moved to the scholastic section of the 2020 Harmony Spring Scholastic Tournament. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out.


No check-in necessary for preregistrations. We will make every attempt to contact you in advance if we see a problem with your registration. Verify your entry ONLINE!
9:00 a.m. Open section begins. Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, player info edits and school information may be made onsite and go into effect as of round 2. NO Onsite registrations.

Approximate Round Times

Open Section:
rd 1 - 9:00am, rd2 - 11:00am, rd3 - 1:00pm, rd4 - 3:00pm


There will be some “down time” between rounds since many games will finish early. We will provide an area (outside the tournament room) for casual “skittles” chess and/or other indoor activities.


Cash prizes, based on number of entries. Special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Parent & Child teams.

Registration Information

Withdrawals are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar with other questions.

Organized by Rocks & Rooks.