85th Annual Southwest Open

Internation: Nine Round Swiss; G/90;+30
Other Sections: Seven Round Swiss; G/90+30
August 29 – September 2, 2019 | Fort Worth, 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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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

Nicole Niemi Wins 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship

Nicole Niemi Wins 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship

Nicole Niemi (from Garland) won 2019 Texas Women's Chess Champion on tie-breaks over Woman International Master Alexey Root, Ph.D. (from Denton), the 1998 Texas Women's Chess Champion. Both ended the four-round event with 3.5 points. Both players performed as...

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Proposed Changes to TCA ByLaws

Several changes to the TCA ByLaws have been proposed.  Please consider and send all comments/questions about these changes to Tom Crane, TCA President. Download Proposed Changes to ByLaws

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Minutes from May 20, 2019 Teleconference

Below are the unapproved minutes from the May 20, 2019 Teleconference. Opening The regular meeting of the Texas Chess Association was called to order at 8:00pm Central time on Zoom teleconference by Tom Crane. Attendees: Tom Crane, Renate Garcia, Luis Reed, Jim...

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Texas Women’s Championship

August 17-18, 2019 – North Richland Hills
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85th Annual Southwest Open

Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2019 – Irving

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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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