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Saturday Scholastic at the 2024 ACC Summer Open

August 17th Scholastic chess tournament, two sections (K-6 U600, K-12 U1000). G/30, 5 second delay. Trophies and medals awarded. Limited to the first 45 players.

Registration opens soon.

Verify your entry on the Advance Entry (Pre-registration) list .

Basics

USCF rated chess tournament on August 17th in two RATED scholastic sections:  K-6 U500 and K-12 U1000. Please note: grade level is base on the grade you are entering in the fall 2024. View the Advance Entry List online.

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 if available, and notation. Please review the Parent/Coach Responsibilities before registering

Location

Austin Southpark Hotel
specific room TBD
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744

This event is held in a different room from the weekend long Summer Open.

Eligibility

This is a rated tournament. You must have a USCF ID and your membership (can be purchased/renewed at check out or online with the USCF in advance of registration) . You can verify your USCF membership ID and expiration by visiting the USCF’s Member Services Area. Anyone can become a USCF member. Players new to tournament chess are welcome to play. Your USCF membership cannot expire before August 31, 2024. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out. All players must be FULL USCF members (JTP ID’s need to be renewed to full membership).

“Under” sections are only for students meeting the rating criteria. All players who are new to tournaments are eligible for their age appropriate ‘under’ section. (Look up your player’s rating here.)

All players in this event must be in 12th grade (or lower) as of the fall 2024.

Schedule

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!

Onsite registrations accepted by 10:30am if space available, but must start play in round 2.
9:40 a.m Announcements
begin in the scholastic playing room.
Players should be present; parents ok.
10:00am Rd 1 begins (NO spectators).
Both scholastic sections have 5 rds, G/30, d5.
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Info desk open for event issues. No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, and player information edits go in effect immediately if made via email before the close of online registration. Changes requested onsite go into effect as of round 2.

Approximate Round Times

Both Scholastic Sections:
rd 1 – 10:00am, rd 2 – 11:30am, lunch break, rd 3 – 1:30 pm, rd 4 – 2:45 pm, rd 5 – 4:00 pm

Notes

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. Parents and/or coaches, please provide age-appropriate activities during the time between rounds. The organizers cannot baby-sit. No child should be left unattended!

Concessions detailed above  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board.

Awards

Trophies & Medals to Top Contenders!

Trophies to the top individuals in each scholastic section. Number of trophies will depend on number of entries. Chess medals will go to all players that finish the tournament with a positive score (3.0 & 3.5 points) who do not win a trophy.

Registration Information

Online registration opens soon.

  • $30 if received by Friday, 05/31/2024, 11:59pm CST
  • $40 if received by Sunday, 07/07/2024, 11:59pm CST
  • $45 thru the Wednesday before the tournament (8/14/24), 11:59pm CST
  • $50 thru the Thursday before the tournament (8/15/24), 11:59pm CST  OR onsite, IF space available. Any registrations made after Friday 8/16/2024 8:00pm receive a 1st round bye.

Withdrawal with refund available if requested by 7pm on Friday one week before the event (8/09/2024).  After that time, no refunds. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any refunds will incur a $10 processing and transaction fee. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

If you register for this event and your August Supplement rating is above 999, you have two choices.  You can be withdrawn from this event and your entry fee refunded based on the refund schedule above OR you may transfer your FULL entry fee to the Summer Open weekend long event. Contact the registrar for a coupon code.

Please request byes when you register if possible. First bye receives 1/2-point. Further byes receive 0-points. Email the registrar to make changes to your requested byes. Deadline to add or remove a 1st round requested bye is 8am Friday 8/16/2024. All 1/2-point byes must be requested/removed before the end of round 2.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar (registrar@AustinChessTournaments.com) with other questions. No phone calls, please. Emails will be returned promptly.

Read our ONLINE TLA!

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Labor Day Tournament 2024

Description: This is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players. There will be 4 rounds with 3 sections all held on September 7th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

LIMIT 40 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Location:
Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

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

Three sections prizes.
(Championship) 1400+
• $300-$150-$100

(Reserve) U1400
• $150-$100-$50

(Novice) U1000
• $150-$100-$50

**Note that no player will be allowed to play up or down**

Round times and Time Controls:
• All rounds G/40;d5
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1: 10:00am
• Rounds 2: 11:30am
• Lunch Break: 1:00pm
• Rounds 3: 2:00pm
• Rounds 4: 3:30pm

Entry fee: $50 if received before online before the tournament, $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye. Masters play for free as well as first 3 experts (2000 USCF). Contact services.completechess@gmail.com

**No refunds after August 31st. All refunds will be charged a $7 processing and transaction fee. 

Questions:
Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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Memorial Madness

Description: This is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players. There will be 4 rounds with 3 sections all held on May 18th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

LIMIT 40 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Location:
Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

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

Three sections prizes.
(Championship) 1400+
• $300-$150-$100

(Reserve) U1400
• $150-$100-$50

(Novice) U1000
• $150-$100-$50

**Note that no player will be allowed to play up or down**

Round times and Time Controls:
• All rounds G/40;d5
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1: 10:00am
• Rounds 2: 11:30am
• Lunch Break: 1:00pm
• Rounds 3: 2:00pm
• Rounds 4: 3:30pm

Entry fee: $50 if received before online before the tournament, $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye. Masters play for free as well as first 3 experts (2000 USCF). Contact services.completechess@gmail.com

**No refunds after May 11th. All refunds will be charged a $7 processing and transaction fee. 

Questions:
Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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ACC USCF Quick-rated G/24 Swiss

A one-day tournament on June 1st offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 4 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment suggested.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating.  USCF membership must not expire before June 30, 2024. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm.  Online entry preferred.

Please bring a set and a board. We look forward to seeing you!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

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.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/. Please read the website thoroughly before emailing with questions.

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May Austin Monthly Scholastic – G/45 Sections

Rated 5SS in two sections (K-5 Championship and K-12 Elite) playing G/45, d5, offered by the Atlantic Chess Association on 5/18/2024. This event is limited to scholastic players. Limit 24 players pers section due to venue constraints. Read the description and register online:  https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4252

Location
Bethany United Methodist Church
10010 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, TX 78750

Sections

  • K-12 Elite
  • K-5 Championship 

Note: The Monthly Austin Scholastic Tournament is open to all players in elementary, middle, and high school. There is a separate tournament for K-12 participants with a faster time control (G/30; d5). Registration for the G/30 tournament is available at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4251

Schedule
FIVE Rounds
 at a time control of G/45, d5

  • Onsite registration : BEFORE 8 AM
    No check-in necessary if you have pre-registered.
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:45 AM
  • Round Three: 1:00 PM 
  • Round Three: 2:45 PM 
  • Round Four: 4:30 PM

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after all games in a section finish. Trophies and medals to top finishing individuals in each scholastic section; ribbons to all participants.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$40 by 4/30
$45 by 5/15
$50 on or after 5/16 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 5/17/24 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4252

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 5/31/2024.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring your chess clock. Each player should have a chess clock to play. If you do not have one, chess clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

If both players do not have a clock AND the game does not finish within one hour, TDs will put a clock with 5 mins time for each player.

Questions
Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.

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June Austin Monthly Scholastic – G/45 Sections

Rated 5SS in two sections (K-5 Championship and K-12 Elite) playing G/45, d5, offered by the Atlantic Chess Association on 6/22/2024. This event is limited to scholastic players. Limit 24 players pers section due to venue constraints. Read the description and register online:  https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4255

Location
Bethany United Methodist Church
10010 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, TX 78750

Sections

  • K-12 Elite
  • K-5 Championship 

Note: The Monthly Austin Scholastic Tournament is open to all players in elementary, middle, and high school. There is a separate tournament for K-12 participants with a faster time control (G/30; d5). Registration for the G/30 tournament is available at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4254

Schedule
FIVE Rounds
 at a time control of G/45, d5

  • Onsite registration : BEFORE 8 AM
    No check-in necessary if you have pre-registered.
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:45 AM
  • Round Three: 1:00 PM 
  • Round Three: 2:45 PM 
  • Round Four: 4:30 PM

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after all games in a section finish. Trophies and medals to top finishing individuals in each scholastic section; ribbons to all participants.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$40 by 5/31
$45 by 6/19
$50 on or after 6/20 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 6/21/24 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4255

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 6/30/2024.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring your chess clock. Each player should have a chess clock to play. If you do not have one, chess clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

If both players do not have a clock AND the game does not finish within one hour, TDs will put a clock with 5 mins time for each player.

Questions
Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.

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June Austin Monthly Scholastic – G/30 Sections

Rated 5SS in three sections (K-12 U1000, K-5 U800, and K-3 Championship) playing G/30, d5, offered by the Atlantic Chess Association on 6/22/2024. This event is limited to scholastic players. Read the description and register online:  https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4254

Location
Bethany United Methodist Church
10010 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, TX 78750

Sections

  • K-12 U1000
  • K-5 U800
  • K-3 Championship

Note: The Monthly Austin Scholastic Tournament is open to all players in elementary, middle, and high school. There is also a  separate tournament for K-12 participants with a longer time control (G/45; d5) being offered. Registration for the G/45 tournament is available at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4255

Schedule
FIVE Rounds
 at a time control of G/30, d5

  • Onsite registration : BEFORE 9 AM
    No check-in necessary if you have pre-registered.
  • Round One: 10:00 AM
  • Round Two: 11:30 AM
  • Round Three: 1:30 PM 
  • Round Three: 3:00 PM 
  • Round Four: 4:30 PM

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after all games in a section finish. Trophies and medals to top finishing individuals in each scholastic section; ribbons to all participants.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$40 by 5/31
$45 by 6/19
$50 on or after 6/20 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 6/21/24 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4254

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 6/30/2024.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring your chess clock. Each player should have a chess clock to play. If you do not have one, chess clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

If both players do not have a clock AND the game does not finish within one hour, TDs will put a clock with 5 mins time for each player.

Questions
Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.

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May Austin Monthly Scholastic – G/30 Sections

Rated 5SS in three sections (K-12 U1000, K-5 U800, and K-3 Championship) playing G/30, d5, offered by the Atlantic Chess Association on 5/18/2024. This event is limited to scholastic players. Read the description and register online: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4251

Location
Bethany United Methodist Church
10010 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, TX 78750

Sections

  • K-12 U1000
  • K-5 U800
  • K-3 Championship

Note: The Monthly Austin Scholastic Tournament is open to all players in elementary, middle, and high school. There is also a  separate tournament for K-12 participants with a longer time control (G/45; d5) being offered. Registration for the G/45 tournament is available at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4252

Schedule
FIVE Rounds
 at a time control of G/30, d5

  • Onsite registration : BEFORE 9 AM
    No check-in necessary if you have pre-registered.
  • Round One: 10:00 AM
  • Round Two: 11:30 AM
  • Round Three: 1:30 PM 
  • Round Three: 3:00 PM 
  • Round Four: 4:30 PM

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after all games in a section finish. Trophies and medals to top finishing individuals in each scholastic section; ribbons to all participants.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$40 by 4/30
$45 by 5/15
$50 on or after 5/16 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 5/17/24 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4251

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 5/31/2024.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring your chess clock. Each player should have a chess clock to play. If you do not have one, chess clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

If both players do not have a clock AND the game does not finish within one hour, TDs will put a clock with 5 mins time for each player.

Questions
Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.

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Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy Open USCF Rated Tournament 

The Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy is hosting an Open USCF Rated Tournament on May 18, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  USCF Membership required.   Capacity: 52 players!

LOCATION:
Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy
7801 North Lamar Blvd
Suite A123
Austin, TX 78752
Free parking provided!

TOURNAMENT STYLE:
4SS, G/40, d5
SECTION A: 1600 + USCF rated
SECTION B: 1000 – 1600 USCF rated and/or unrated.
SECTION C: Under 1000 USCF rated
**Players rated 900 – 999 may play Section B or C**
**Players rated 1500 – 1599 may play Section A or B**

*USCF MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED*

RATING INFORMATION:
● May 2024 official USCF ratings will be used.
● Unofficial USCF ratings will be used if unrated or to play in a
higher section.
● Players must reveal foreign, FIDE, and other over-the-board
ratings. These ratings will be adjusted, if necessary, and may be
used if they are higher than USCF ratings.

●  1st round: 10:00 AM
●  2nd round: 11:30 AM
●  Lunch break: 1:00 PM
●  3rd round: 2:00 PM.
●  4th round: 3:30 PM.
●  Closing ceremony: After the last game finishes.
NOTE: Half-point byes are acceptable for all rounds, limit 1. Must commit before the 1st round.

PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELL PHONES DURING THE TOURNAMENT. Any violators may be subject to disqualification and forfeiture.

ENTRY FEES:
●  Early Bird: $50 online at https://austin-chess.com/tournaments/uscf-rated-may/ by May 11th at 11:59 pm.
●  $65 on or after May 12th  via PayPal or cash (if space is available)
For additional questions, please contact us at info@austin-chess.com
Link for registration: https://austin-chess.com/tournaments/uscf-rated-may/

PRIZES:
●  1600+ section : $400, $150, $100
●  1000 – 1600: $150, $100, $50
●  U1000: medals
First 5 players above 1900 USCF to register get a minimum guaranteed prize of $75 if they finish all their games.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you do not wish to participate in our tournament after paying the entry fee, please email us at info@austin-chess.com no later than 24 hours in advance.  We reserve the right to charge a $15 service fee for cancellations.  NO refunds will be issued if we are notified of cancellation within 24 hours of the start of the event.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: If you would like to withdraw from the tournament after it begins, please alert the tournament director. 
NO refunds will be issued after the tournament begins. 

NO-SHOW POLICY: There are NO refunds or credit for players who do not show up for their scheduled tournament matches.

Please contact us at info@austin-chess.com for any additional questions or concerns. 

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CANCELLED – ACC USCF Quick-rated G/24 Swiss

The club is taking a weekend off! This event has been Cancelled! If you’re interested in a day of chess, please join Drew  for a G/45,+5 4SS at the Open Section of the Del Valle Scholastic Tournament, also on April 27th!

The Austin Chess Club will be back next week, starting a  for a 4 round G/90 Standard Swiss!

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating.  USCF membership must not expire before April 30, 2024. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. 

Please bring a set and a board. We look forward to seeing you!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

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.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/. Please read the website thoroughly before emailing with questions.