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Waco October 14 Swiss – National Chess Day Tournament

Rated National Chess Day Tourament 4SS in 4 sections. This event takes place on October 14, 2023. Limited to 60 players!
View the pre-registration list here!
The tournament is currently full.  You’ll find the Waiting List Registration here!

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.


  • Over 1800
  • Under 1800
  • Under 1300
  • Under 800

Rounds and Times
Four Rounds

  • Registration & Check-in for all sections: 8:50 to 9:10 AM
  • Round One (all sections): 9:15 AM

The Under sections have a time control of G/45,d5

  • Round Two: 11:00 AM
  • Round Three: 1:15 PM (after lunch)
  • Round Four: 3:00 PM

The Over 1800 section has a time control of G/60,d5

  • Round Two: 11:30 AM
  • Round Three: 2:00 PM (after lunch)
  • Round Four: 4:15 PM
  • $20 – Cash only (exact change appreciated). Paid when you arrive to tournament. 
  • 1st & 2nd Place Cash Prizes in each section, amount based on the number of entries. The prize list will be posted on-site, after the start of Round 1.

Registration Link and tournament info

  • Onsite Registration is 8:50 – 9:10 AM.  If you show up onsite without preregistering, there’s a chance the tournament will already be full.
  • Pre-registered not checked in by 9:10am 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.)


  • Please bring a clock if you have one! We will provide chess sets.
  • 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.


For questions or problems registering, please email or text:
Dan Shafer (
Deborah Shafer (
Or visit our site (

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