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St Andrews Chess Camp

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School at their Shoal Creek Campus from June 26-June 30, 2023.  The camp will be run by Gary Gaiffe and a team of local chess instructors. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Registration is now open!
Camp website:
Registration will be available at the link above.

Camp information
Camp dates: Camp week #5, June 26 – June 30, 2023.
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Price: $550
Location: 31st St. Campus
Teacher: St. Andrew’s Summer Camp Specialist, Gary Gaiffe
Target audience: kids grades 2 – 8

Chess Camp includes formal instruction and play, plus a camp-wide tournament at the end of the week! Beginners learn basic chess theory, game objectives, piece movement, game and tournament rules. Intermediates study chess analysis and decision-making, tactics, checkmate patterns and tournament strategies. Advanced students are taught more sophisticated chess techniques and decision-making, complex tactics, calculated and intuitive sacrifices, opening and endgame analysis.

Contact instructor Gary Gaiffe,, 512-426-7841 with questions as to camp content and appropriateness for your students.

For all other questions, including those regarding registration procedures, please contact the Summer Camp office,

Please visit the camp website before making inquiries. The website covers the topics of early arrival and aftercare, drop-off and pick-up, lunch and supervision, student conduct, class sizes, cancellation policy, and covid guidelines.

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Inaugural Rapid Tournament and Simul with the Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy

The Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy will have a free simul vs GMs and tournament this weekend 2/26/2023 from 11-3pm.

We will have international masters and grand masters from Ukraine, Russia, France, as well as 3-time  intercollegiate national champions from UTRGV.

Register today for the free event! Enjoy the chess and free pizza!

To learn more about us, visit our website:


You can contact us at

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2nd Annual Nathan’s Chess Tournament Fundraiser

Description:This is a fundraising tournament held on Sunday, February 26th with ALL proceeds going to support EKHLA students and their trip to Israel. There will be both Rated and Unrated (beginner/scholastic) sections along with food, concessions, vendors, silent auction, and lots of fun for all ages!

Congregation Agudas Achim
16550 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX 78248

Round times:
• 5 Rounds
• Rounds 1 starts at 12 PM

Time controls:
• Unrated (Beginner)  G/15
• Rated G/30; d5

Rated (requires a current USCF membership)

Prizes and more:
Trophies for the top 3 in each section
And lots of exciting prizes for others, too!
Vendors, food, and fun for all ages
This event is for ALL ages and ALL experience levels
Fun for the WHOLE family!

Entry fee:
Register online today:
Regular Register (Until February 25th) – $20 Unrated, $30 Rated Registration On Site)- $30 Unrated
On Site Registration (Registration On Site)- $30 Unrated $40 Rated

Donations are also gratefully received! 

*Any refunds will be deducted a $7 fee for processing and transaction fees* Sorry no refunds after February 17th.

Contact Jesse James Lozano of Complete Chess (, [210] 393-3056  if you have questions about this event.

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Martin Luther King Jr
Scholastic Chess Tournament

Martin Luther King Jr Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, January 14, 2023

Unrated 5SS in 5 sections. Download the event flyer!

Grades (K-1) (2-3) (4-5) (6-8) (9-12)

Check In
Please check in 8:45 – 9:45 am
At check-in, line up to verify names entered.

5 Rounds
Round one 10:30 am (Rounds are one hour each)
Round one subject to change to ensure correct pairings

Registration Guidelines
Names must be emailed by January 10, 2023 to:
Entry Fee is $ $10
Cash or checks must be made out to: ET Wrenn Middle School
Pay by Credit Card will be available on site

Walk ons will get a 1st round bye unless registered by 9:00 a.m. at site.
Bring your chess sets in case of large turnout

This is an all day tournament.
Please bring folding or lawn chairs since seating is very limited.

There will be lots of food and drinks available from the concession stand.
Lunch is included!
Please note you may play “up” a level, but your score may not be used for the overall team for your actual grade level.

Individual Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all sections.
Individual Medals thru 10th places in all sections.
Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all sections.
*To be considered a team there must be at least 4 players from the same school all playing within the same section*

Please submit the following information:

Send registration to:

Student Name: _____________________________

School/Organization Name_____________________________

Grade Level (circle one)

Primer (Pk-1) Primary (2-3) Elementary (4-5) Middle (6-8) High (9-12)