Hello everyone, the action continues.

In the north, Luis is hosting the Texas State and Amateur tournament this coming weekend. This tournament has a fide section and the chief is Francisco Guadalupe. While in the south, I am the chief of the Texas Open and the Texas Junior Scholastic on the same weekend. There is chess in all parts of Texas in different events. We have the Texas Seniors in San Antonio/Austin area in July. We have Texas Women’s in the Dallas area, not to mention all leading to The South-west Open.

However, while ending one action, we are starting another. Please note that the ending deadline for submitting regional tournament bids is July 15. Please check the bidding sheet for tournaments available to bid on is available on the TCA website. I will be updating the sheet to reflect 2019. Regionals must come before State as far as scholastics is concerned.

Over the past year, as President, I have worked with a very dedicated group of volunteers, and I wish to thank them all. I may be the CEO, but it takes so many more to keep things going, I could not have done it without your support. We have a consistent TK issue production, secured a new web master that has enhanced the site and is working alongside of the TK editor, and our new Facebook Manager to update all of our information. Our TCA calendar manager is always busy now, organizers constantly sending their events to be listed. Our bookkeeper always on track, our new secretary is very effective, and I have also managed to visit different events, organizers throughout different parts of the state. As always, thank you for your support, and see you at the boards.