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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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ACC USCF G/24 Quick-Rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on February 11th 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 available soon.

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 February 28, 2023. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

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

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.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

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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Open Section at the 2023 Spring NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament

USCF rated chess tournament for adults and more advanced scholastic players.  Online registration  is now open.

Verify your entry on the preregistration list.

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 32, we reserve the right to will split into two sections.

Location

NYOS Charter School
12333 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

Eligibility

All adults
Any youth who have reached 1400 at some point in their ratings’ history.

Ineligible entries will be moved to the appropriate scholastic section of the 2023 Spring NYOS Scholastic Chess TournamentThis 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 April 30, 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.  Register today!

*Super Early entry (youth $35, adult $30) thru Saturday, 2/11/2023.
*Early entry (youth $40, adult $30) thru Saturday, 2/25/2023.
*Regular entry (youth $45, adult $35) thru Saturday, 03/18/2023.
*Late entry (youth $50, adult $40) begins Sunday, 03/19/2023 and ENDS at NOON on Wednesday 03/29/2023, at which time online entry closes.
*If space permits, onsite registration will be permitted, $50 regardless of age. Cash or venmo only. First round play requires registration and payment before 8:45am.

Withdrawals requested via email before noon on Wednesday, 03/29/2023 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 9am Friday 03/31/2023. 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 Spring NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament

April 1st Scholastic chess tournament in multiple sections. G/30, d5. Trophies and medals awarded.
Online registration is now open.

Visit the PreRegistration List to see who will be playing .

Basics

USCF rated chess tournament on April 1st in multiple RATED scholastic sections: K-3 U300, K-3 U500, K-3 U800, K-5 U300, K-5 U500,  K-5 U800, K-5 U1000,  6-12 U600, 6-12 U1000, and K-12 Elite (for players rated 950-1400). Please note: all scholastic players rated 1400 and over must play in the Open section. View the preregistration list online. Please note, at the event pairings will be posted only 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. K-3 and younger sections are excused from taking notation. Please review the Parent/Coach Responsibilities before registering

Location

NYOS Charter School
12333 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

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 April 30, 2023. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out. (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. JTPs ok in K-3 sections only.)

“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 the registrar or ask your chess coach for placement information.
If your 6th grader attends an Elementary School, please contact the registrar for options. With enough registrations, any section may be divided into two sections. Sections with fewer than 20 entries may be merged into a similar section.

Please note: MARCH 2023 ‘Regular’ OTB ratings will be used for pairing purposes. If no regular rating is available, then other USCF ratings (quick, blitz, online) can and will be considered for section placement.  Requests to play down will not be honored. FYI: The 2023 Region VI Championship rating results will NOT make it into the March Supplement, as that event takes place after March ratings are calculated.

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. Verify your entry ONLINE!
8:30 a.m Announcements begin in all scholastic playing rooms.
Players and coaches should be present.
9:00 a.m. Rd 1 begins. Scholastic sections have 5 rds, G/30, d5.
9:00 a.m. Open section (different event allowing adults) begins.
 Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Problem desk 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.

Approximate Round Times

Scholastic Sections:
round 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 & Medals to Top Contenders! Ribbons to all participants! Trophies to the top individuals in each scholastic section. Trophies to the top teams in all sections. Number of individual and team trophies will depend on number of entries. Chess medals will go to all players (excluding Open section) that finish the tournament with a positive score (3.0 & 3.5 points). Trophies to players scoring 4.0 and above. No teams in Open section, but 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!  NO onsite registrations accepted.

*Super Early entry $35 thru Saturday 2/11/2023.
*Early entry $40 thru Saturday 2/25/2023.
* Regular entry $45 thru Saturday, 3/18/2023.
*Late entry $50 begins Sunday, 3/19/2023 and ENDS at NOON on Wednesday 03/29/2023, at which time online entry closes.
*No onsite entries allowed. No entries accepted after online registration closes.

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Wednesday 3/29/23 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 9am Friday 03/31/2023. 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.

Organized by Rocks & Rooks. Gary Gaiffe, tournament organizer (ggaiffe@att.net).

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Waco March Swiss

Rated 4SS in 3 sections; G/45, d5. This event takes place on March 18, 2023. Limited space!

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 (exact change appreciated). 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.
  • (For parents registering children, you may enter the parent email and phone number, but please enter the player’s name.)

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)

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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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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!

Location:
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

Sections:
Unrated
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: https://completechesseducation.com/event/2nd-annual-nathans-chess-tournament/
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.

Questions:
Contact Jesse James Lozano of Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com), [210] 393-3056  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.)