84th Annual Southwest Open

The Oldest Chess Tournament in Texas
Four Sections & a Scholastic Side Event
August 31 – September 3, Irving, Texas

Serving Texas Chess Players Since 1935

The US Chess Federation’s Texas Affiliate has sponsored tournaments for over 80 years and has named a state champion since 1946.  The association’s magazine, Texas Knights, has been recognized as one of the best in the country.

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Statewide Tournaments

Major Texas tournaments (State Championship, Scholastic Championship, Action Championship, Southwest Open, Texas Open, etc) are TCA sanctioned events.

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Texas Knights

Issues of Texas Knights magazine are online now. Play through games and tactics from the magazine or download PGN files.

Serving Texas Chess Players Since 1935

Gregg Stanley Wins Texas Senior Open

Gregg Stanley Wins Texas Senior Open

Gregg Stanley won first place on tiebreaks at the Texas Senior Open in San Antonio on July 15-16. He was tied in points with Phil Leone and Mark McCue with four points in the five round tournament that featured 27 Texas Chess players over the age of 50. Juan...

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Devagharan Wins Women’s Chess Championship

Devagharan Wins Women’s Chess Championship

WFM Devina Devagharan won the 2018 Texas Women’s Chess Championship with 3.5 points in four games. The 2nd Place Award, on tiebreaks, was presented to Yue Chu (3 out of 4 points). The new 2018 Texas Women’s Novice Chess Champion is Ambriette Reed with 3 points. The...

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Southwest Open

84th Annual Southwest Open – The first regular Texas Chess Association tournament, held since 1935. August 30 – September 3, 2018
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Texas Armed Forces & Military Veterans Open Chess Championships

September 29-30 – Hillsboro, Texas
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Texas Girl’s State Championships

Open to all girls attending public and private school. Harlingen, Texas – September 29, 2018
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US Chess Association

The Texas Chess Association is the Official State Affiliate of the US Chess Federation.

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Texas Chess Association

The Texas Chess Association is a state affiliate of the US Chess Federation.

Scholastic Chess in Texas

The Texas Chess Association

The Texas Chess Association has served Texas chess players for over 80 years with tournaments, publications, chess club development, and as the designated Texas affiliate of the United States Chess Federation. Major Texas tournaments (State Championship, Scholastic Championship, Southwest Open, Texas Open, etc) are TCA sanctioned events. TCA members receive Texas Knights, widely considered one of the best chess magazines in the nation.

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