Major Texas tournaments (State Championship, Scholastic Championship, Action Championship, Southwest Open, Texas Open, etc) are TCA sanctioned events requiring TCA membership, with few exceptions. See the bylaws for a complete list.

Individual & Family Membership Fees

TypeOne YearLifetimeNote
Regular Adult$10.00$200.00
Adult (no magazine)$5.00
Family$15.00
Family Online$10.00
Junior$7.50$200.0018 and under
Junior Online$3.0018 and under
Student$7.50$200.00With ID
Student Online$3.00With ID
Patron$25.00$500.001st Class Mailing
Patron Online$15.001st Class Mailing
Family Patron$30.001st Class Mailing
Foreign$12.50Canada & Mexico
Foreign$17.50except Canada & Mexico
Blind$2.00No magazine.
Junior Tournament$2.00Valid for entry into TCA tournament. Junior only.
No magazine.

You may complete your new member or renewal application online now.  You may send payment by check or pay online.

Club Memberships

Make your chess club an “Official TCA Chess Club” for only $10.  Benefits include increased visibility for your club and priority pre/post tournament publicity.

Sponsor must have a current individual TCA membership at time of signup.

You may complete your new club membership or renewal application online now.  You may send payment by check or pay online.