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ACC USCF Rated G/90 Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 3 weeks, with games on February 18th, 25th,  and March 4th. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 3 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout.  Online registration/payment  requested (link available soon).

USCF membership must not expire before January 31, 2023. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/form/membership) before coming to the event.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. The event has the potential to run late. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. One round may last upwards of 4 hours.

Last chance registration happens onsite 3:00-3:45pm on February 18th. No pre-registration for round 1 is necessary. Email pre-registration is accepted; however, online payment  is preferred – link coming soon)! If you email to register, you must show up and pay no later than 3:45pm! First round begins at 4pm. Please be on time! Participants who wish to enter the tournament late may email Austin Chess Club. Late entry must be made (emailed) before 10am on Saturday,  February 25th to secure a round 2 pairing.

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 before emailing with questions.)

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San Antonio City Championship 2023

Description: This is a FIDE/USCF rated swiss chess tournament on June 23-25, 2023 open to all chess players. There will be 5 rounds in total with 2 schedules offered. The two-day schedule will be on June 24th, and 25th while the three-day schedule will be the 23rd, 24th, and 25th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

LIMIT 100 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Round times (Two day schedule):
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on June 24th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on June 25th at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls (Two day schedule):
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/60;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Round times (Three day schedule): ($30 re-entry Available)
• Registration at 5:00-5:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1 starts promptly on June 23rd at 6:00pm.
• Rounds 2, & 3 starts promptly on June 24th at 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on June 25th at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls (Three day schedule):
• All Rounds: G/90+30 sec

Entry fee: $50 if received before June 7th, $65 until the day of the event, and $75 on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye. (King & Adult members play for free. Knights get $10 off. Must register online. Entry fee deducted from winnings)
**Any cancellations that require a refund will be garnished with a $7 processing and transaction fee. 

Sections and Prizes:
$3600 in prizes 100% guaranteed
One prize per person
MUST BE A SAN ANTONIO RESIDENT TO WIN THE TROPHY

Three Sections section with class prizes.
(FIDE/Championship 1800+) *U1800 players must pay an extra $60 to compete in this section*
• 1st -$600 2nd-$300 3rd-$150
• Master(2200+): 1st -$200 2nd-$100
• Expert(2000-2199): 1st -$200 2nd-$100
• Class A(1800-1999): 1st -$200 2nd-$100

(Reserve U1800) *U1200 players must pay an extra $60 to compete in this section*
• 1st -$400 2nd-$250 3rd-$150
• Class C(1400-1599): 1st -$150 2nd-$75
• Top Class D/Unrated(U1400): 1st -$150 2nd-$75

(Novice U1200)
• 1st -$200 2nd-$125 3rd-$75

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

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

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Southwest San Antonio Classic 2023

Description: This is a USCF rated 5-swiss chess tournament  over the 1st weekend in February 2023 open to all chess players. There will be 5 rounds in total with 2 schedules offered. The two-day schedule will be on February 4th, and 5th while the three-day schedule will be the 3rd, 4th, and 5th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes. Register online today! View a list of pre-registered players!

LIMIT 40 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Location:
Complete Chess
526391 De Zavala Rd
Ste 113
San Antonio, TX 78249

Round times (Two day schedule):
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on February 4th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on February 5th at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls (Two day schedule):
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/75;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Round times (Three day schedule): ($30 re-entry Available)
• Registration at 6:00-6:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1 starts promptly on February 3rd at 7:00pm.
• Rounds 2, & 3 starts promptly on February 4th at 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on February 5th at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls (Three day schedule):
• Rounds 1: G/90+30 sec
• Rounds 2: G/75;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Entry fee: $40 if received online before the tournament  $50 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye.

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

Two section with class prizes.
(Championship) *U1600 players must pay an extra $50 to compete in this section*
• $200-100

(Reserve)
• Top Class C(1400-1599): $100
• Top Class D(1200-1399): $100
• Top Class E/Unrated (1000-1199): $100

*Any refunds will be deducted a $7 fee for processing and transaction fees*

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

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GCC Saturday Swiss

The Georgetown Chess Club is hosting a regular Saturday tournament! Read our tournament flyer!

Date
January 28, 2023

Location
Natio Church
303 Main Street
(across the parking lot from 309 Coffee)
Georgetown, TX 78626

Rounds and Times

Three Rounds of G/45, +45.

  • Check-in: 8:00 – 9:00am
  • Round 1 -9am
  • Round 2 – 12pm
  • Round 3 – 3pm
  • Online registration via the online form no later than 5pm Friday, 01/27 below. When we reach 30 players, registration closes.  No onsite registrations allowed

More information and to register

Entry is $30, payable via Venmo or Apple Pay.

Please bring a set and clock.  The number of sets and clocks available to lend is limited.

Entries are limited to the first 30 registrations. 3 sections, 10 players per section.

Cash prizes (60% of entry fees go to the prize fund)!

Link to the registration form for full details.

Time control is G/45, increment 45.  Notation is required.

Club website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/georgetownchessclub

Join the Georgetown Chess Club!

For questions, please email
Vincent VanBuren, tournament director and organizer: vvanburen@gmail.com

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ACC USCF Rated G/90 Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 4 weeks, with games on January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 4 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $20.00 all. Online registration/payment  requested.

USCF membership must not expire before January 31, 2023. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. The event has the potential to run late. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. One round may last upwards of 4 hours.

Last chance registration happens onsite 3:00-3:45pm on January 7th. No pre-registration for round 1 is necessary. Email pre-registration is accepted; however, online payment  is preferred)! If you email to register, you must show up and pay no later than 3:45pm! First round begins at 4pm. Please be on time! Participants who wish to enter the tournament late may email Austin Chess Club. Late entry must be made (emailed) before 10am on Saturday, January 14th to secure a round 2 pairing.

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 before emailing with questions.)

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GCC Saturday Swiss

The Georgetown Chess Club is hosting its first Saturday tournament!

Date
December 17, 2022

Location
Natio Church
303 Main Street
(across the parking lot from 309 Coffee)
Georgetown, TX 78626

Rounds and Times

Three Rounds of G/45, +45.

  • Check-in: 8:00 – 9:00am
  • Round 1 -9am
  • Round 2 – 12pm
  • Round 3 – 3pm
  • Online registration via the online form no later than 5pm Friday, 12/16 below.  No onsite registrations allowed

More information and to register

Entry is $30, payable via Venmo or Apple Pay.

Please bring a set and clock.  The number of sets and clocks available to lend is limited.

Entries are limited to the first 30 registrations. 3 sections, 10 players per section.

Cash prizes (60% of entry fees go to the prize fund)!

Link to the registration form for full details.

Time control is G/45, increment 45.  Notation is required.

Club website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/georgetownchessclub

For questions, please email
Vincent VanBuren, tournament director and organizer: vvanburen@gmail.com

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Waco February 25th Swiss

Rated 4SS in 3 sections; G/45, d5. Limited space!

Date
February 25, 2023

Location
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
1624 Wooded Acres Dr
Waco, TX 76710

The church is behind the Target shopping center. Enter through main doors and turn right. The tournament room is at the end the of hallway.

Sections

  • Open
  • U1400
  • U1000

*Lower sections may be combined based on registrations.

Rounds and Times

Four Rounds at a time control of G/45;d5

  • Registration & Check-in: 8:15 to 8:50 AM
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:45 AM
  • Round Three: 1:10 PM (after lunch)
  • Round Four: 2:45 PM

Entry fee and Prizes:

  • $15 – Cash only. Paid when you arrive to tournament. 
  • Cash Prizes– Up to 85% of entry fees returned in prizes.

Registration Link and tournament info

  • Onsite Registration is 8:15-8:50 AM.  If you show up onsite without preregistering, there’s a chance the tournament will already be full.
  • Pre-registered not checked in by 8:55am will not be paired in round 1, unless you notify us (via email or text) that you are on the way.

Details

  • Please bring pieces and a clock if you have them! The club has limited supplies and we do not want to get caught without enough sets or clocks
  • US Chess Membership is required. Please be responsible for your membership prior to the event to help the organizers and prevent delays.
  • Notation is required.  Notation sheets and pens will be available if needed.
  • Please consider bringing a cash donation. A donation jar will be available for players who want to help the church out for providing us with a venue.

Questions

For questions or problems registering, please email or text:
Jason Howell (korchboy@hotmail.com) 254-495-3445
Dan Shafer (daniel_m_shafer@baylor.edu) 254-652-8365
Or visit our site (wacochess.org)

View the online TLA.

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Waco January 14th Swiss

Rated 4SS in 3 sections; G/45, d5. Limited space!

Date
January 14, 2023

Location
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
1624 Wooded Acres Dr
Waco, TX 76710

The church is behind the Target shopping center. Enter through main doors and turn right. The tournament room is at the end the of hallway.

Sections

  • Open
  • U1400
  • U1000

*Lower sections may be combined based on registrations.

Rounds and Times

Four Rounds at a time control of G/45;d5

  • Registration & Check-in: 8:15 to 8:50 AM
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:45 AM
  • Round Three: 1:10 PM (after lunch)
  • Round Four: 2:45 PM

Entry fee and Prizes:

  • $15 – Cash only. Paid when you arrive to tournament. 
  • Cash Prizes– Up to 85% of entry fees returned in prizes.

Registration Link and tournament info

  • Onsite Registration is 8:15-8:50 AM.  If you show up onsite without preregistering, there’s a chance the tournament will already be full.
  • Pre-registered not checked in by 8:55am will not be paired in round 1, unless you notify us (via email or text) that you are on the way.

Details

  • Please bring pieces and a clock if you have them! The club has limited supplies and we do not want to get caught without enough sets or clocks
  • US Chess Membership is required. Please be responsible for your membership prior to the event to help the organizers and prevent delays.
  • Notation is required.  Notation sheets and pens will be available if needed.
  • Please consider bringing a cash donation. A donation jar will be available for players who want to help the church out for providing us with a venue.

Questions

For questions or problems registering, please email or text:
Jason Howell (korchboy@hotmail.com) 254-495-3445
Dan Shafer (daniel_m_shafer@baylor.edu) 254-652-8365
Or visit our site (wacochess.org)

View the online TLA.

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Open Section at the 2023 Region VI Chess Championships

USCF rated chess tournament for all adults and scholastic players rated 1200 and up who do not reside in TCA’s Region VI.  (Players who reside and attend school in Region VI should register for the scholastic championships.)  View the preregistration list online.

Basics

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 mandatory notation. If registrations exceed 30, we will split into two sections.

Location

Regents School of Austin
3230 Travis Country Circle
Austin, Texas 78735

Chess play will take place in classrooms and either the gym or the events center.
Review a map of campus.

Eligibility

All adults
Youth (high school or younger) who do NOT reside in TCA’s Region VI and have reached 1200 at some point in their ratings history.

Ineligible entries will be moved to the appropriate scholastic section of the 2023 Region VI Scholastic Chess ChampionshipsThis 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 February 28, 2023.  USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out.

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!
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. Onsite registrations only at the discretion of the open section TD. Register online!

Approximate Round Times

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

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.

Concessions TBD.  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board.

Proper handwashing and adherence to COVID 19 exposure guidelines mandatory!

Awards

Cash prizes (to winners in both sections, in the case of multiple sections), based on number of entries. Special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Family & Child teams  (Uncles, Aunts, Adult siblings, Parents, or Grandparents paired with at least one scholastic aged player.). 

Registration Information

Entry fee pricing is staggered and based on date of entry/payment. Please register online.

*Early entry ( $25) thru 12/31/2022
*Regular entry ($35) thru 01/21/2023
*Late entry ($40) ENDS at NOON on Thursday 02/23/2023, at which time online entry closes.
*If space permits, onsite registration will be permitted, $50. Cash or venmo only. First round play requires registration before 8:45am.

Withdrawals requested via email before noon on Thursday 02/23/2023 are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

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 the close of online registration,  noon on Friday 02/23/2023. 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.

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2023 Region VI Scholastic Chess Championships

USCF rated Scholastic chess tournament in 12 sections. Trophies, medals, and regional championships awarded. Online registration is now open.  Choose your target section and register.  Sections can be adjusted later as ratings change.

View the Pre-registration list

We also offer an ‘Open’ Chess Tournament for any adults as well as scholastic players who live out of the Region. Family/child trophies are available for open section participants with a family member playing in the scholastic event!

Basics

USCF rated chess tournament on February 25th in twelve RATED scholastic sections with fancy names:
Primary Championship (any Pre-K-3, JTP Ok)
Primary JV (PreK-3, U600, JTP Ok)
Primary Novice (PreK-3, U300, JTP Ok)
K-1 Novice (PreK-1, U300, JTP Ok)
Elementary Championship (any Pre-K-5/6*)
Elementary Varsity (PreK – 5/6*, U900)
Elementary JV (PreK – 5/6*, U600)
Elementary Novice (PreK – 5/6*, U300)
Middle School Championship (any 5/6*-8/9*)
Middle School Varsity (5/6* – 8/9*, U1000)
High School Championship (all 9-12)
High School Varsity (9-12, U1000)

* Elementary sections are restricted to Elementary students. Middle School sections are restricted to Middle School students. Homeschoolers should follow traditional age guidelines, with 6th grade age players in Middle School.

This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must reside and attend school in Region VI. Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks if available, and notation. Primary and K-1 sections are excused from taking notation. Please review the Parent/Coach Responsibilities before registering.  Please note, at the event pairings will be posted only online.

Location

 

Regents School of Austin
3230 Travis Country Circle
Austin, Texas 78735

Chess play will take place in classrooms and either the gym or the events center.
Review a map of campus.

Eligibility

This is a rated tournament. You must reside and attend school in Region VI in order to participate.

This tournament is an official Texas Chess Association sanctioned event. TCA has specific guidelines on section placement. If you are unsure of which section you should choose, please read a description of the TCA guidelines.

“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. Please email ask your chess coach for placement information, or email the registrar (registrar@austinchesstournaments.com).
In an effort to produce a clear winner, any section that grows too large may be divided into two sections, or small similar sections may be combined. In the case of a split, sections will be combined for team trophy calculations.

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 February 28, 2023. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out. (JTPs ok in K-3 and K-1 sections only. New players in 3rd grade and below may request a non-member ID as a part of USCF’s Junior Tournament Player Program during registration)

Please note: February Supplement ‘Regular’ OTB ratings will be used for pairing purposes. If no regular rating is available, then other February USCF ratings (quick, blitz, online) can and will be considered for section placement.

All players in this event must be in 12th grade (or lower).

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. Please, verify your entry ONLINE!

8:00 a.m Announcements begin in championship playing rooms.
8:15a.m. Rd 1 begins in Championship sections. Rds 1-3, G/45, d5/ Rds 4-5, G/60, d5
8:30 a.m Announcements begin in Varsity, JV and Novice playing hall.
Players and coaches should be present.
9:00 a.m. Rd 1 begins in the Varsity, JV and Novice playing hall.  5 rounds of G/30, d5.
9:15
Open section (separate event allowing adults and non-R6 residents) begins. Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Chess Control open. No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, and player or school 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. NO Onsite registrations.

Round Times

Championship Sections: rd 1 – 8:15am, rd 2 – 10:15am, rd 3 – 12:15 pm, rd 4 – 2:15 pm rd 5 – 4:30 pm Varsity, JV, and Novice Sections: rd 1 – 9:00am, rd 2 – 11:00am, rd 3 – 12:45 pm, rd 4 – 2:30 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 TBD.  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board. Proper handwashing and adherence to COVID 19 exposure guidelines mandatory!

Awards

Trophies to the top individuals in each scholastic section (4.0 and above).
Medals to positive scores (3.0 and 3.5), not receiving a trophy.
Ribbons to all participants!
Trophies to the top teams in all sections.
Special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Family & Child teams (Uncles, Aunts, Adult siblings, Parents, or Grandparents paired with at least one scholastic aged player.)

Registration Information

Entry fee pricing is staggered and based on date of entry/payment. Register online today!

*Early entry $35 thru 12/31/2022
* Regular entry $40 thru 01/21/2023
* Late entry $45 thru 02/18/2023
*Week of entry $50 (ENDS at NOON on Thursday 02/23/2023, at which time online entry closes)
*No onsite entries allowed. No entries accepted after online registration closes.

Withdrawals requested via email before noon on Thursday 02/23/2023 are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

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 the close of online registration, noon on Thursday, 02/23/2023. All 1/2-point byes must be requested/removed before the end of round 2.

Questions

General chess tournament/registration answers, as well as information specific to the Region VI Championships, is available on our FAQ listPlease refer to this list before you contact Lori with questions.

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