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.

TCA members receive Texas Knights magazine, widely considered one of the best chess magazines in the nation. In 1998 Texas Knights won the USCF’s Fred Cramer award for the best state chess magazine.

Individual & Family Membership Fees

Type One Year Lifetime Note
Regular Adult $10.00 $200.00
Adult (no magazine) $5.00
Family $15.00
Family Online $10.00
Junior $7.50 $200.00 18 and under
Junior Online $3.00 18 and under
Student $7.50 $200.00 With ID
Student Online $3.00 With ID
Patron $25.00 $500.00 1st Class Mailing
Patron Online $15.00 1st Class Mailing
Family Patron $30.00 1st Class Mailing
Foreign $12.50 Canada & Mexico
Foreign $17.50 except Canada & Mexico
Blind $2.00 No magazine.
Junior Tournament $2.00 Valid 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.

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