2024 Texas North/Central Scholastic Chess Championships

March 1-3 – Houston, Texas

7 round Swiss System (No Elimination) at Houston Marriott Westchase 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston Texas, 77042. Grand Pavilion Playing Hall – MS JV U900, MS Novice U600, Elementary Championship, Elementary JV U800, Elementary Novice U500, Primary Championship, Primary JV U600 and K-1 Championship

Details and Registration: http://www.dallaschess.com/2024TexasScholastic/index.htm

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2024 South Texas State Scholastic Championships

Open to students who reside or attend school in Texas.

9 sections, 7 Swiss rounds; First round on both days at 10 am Chess sets, notations, and pens will be provided; bring clocks Trophies: 20 individual and 15 team in each section Scholarships for best students in HS Championship Section Participation medals for all students registered by February 27 USCF and TCA memberships required; team rooms for rent.

Details and Registration: https://UTRGV.edu/chess

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2024 Texas Senior Chess Championship

Players born on or before July 29, 1974 will compete in five rounds (G/60;d5) on March 16-17, 2024 to be named, “Texas Senior Chess Champion”, and for the opportunity to represent Texas in the 7th Annual John T. Irwin National Tournament of Senior State Champions.

Entry Fee: $65 if received by February 29, 2024, otherwise $80. US Chess and TCA Memberships Required. Rounds: Saturday 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am, 1:00 pm. One 1/2 point bye (rounds 1-4 only) allowed if requested before round one.

Eligibility

All players must have been born on or before July 29, 1974.

Players are not required to be Texas residents, but only Texas residents are eligible to be named “State Senior Champion” or represent Texas in the National Tournament of Senior State Champions.

Texas residents must be members of the Texas Chess Association.

Non-Texas residents must be a member of any US Chess Federation State affiliate organization.

Tournament Details

For Tournament Details, Registration, and Hotel Information visit: https://arlingtonchess.com/senior.

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Texas Team Championship 2024

Date: January 19-21st, 2024 (2-day schedule Sat/Sun), plus a fun Friday night full of Blitz and Hand & Brain chess!

Venue: Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria located at 7611 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024. GPS Link. Plenty of free hotel parking.

Entry Fees: $200 discounted EF IF ALL TEAM MEMBERS HAVE TCA MEMBERSHIP / $225 regular EF per team (which includes all TCA fees) if paid by 10pm cst 1/5/24. EFs increase to $250 (TCA members) and $275 (non TCA members) after 1/5/24. Final deadline to register is 01/17/2024 after which pairings will be done and teams will get the opportunity to prepare against their opponent(s). A team captain/coach/guardian will need to register each team collectively and make a one time payment. We are not taking multiple EF payment registrations from individual members of each team

Prizes/Awards:  1st, 2nd, 3rd place TEAM Trophy Cup plus individual medals for all members of award winning teams. 1st place team wins minimum $500 guaranteed. 2nd place team wins $300 minimum. 3rd place team wins $200 minimum. Prize fund is $2,000 based on 32 teams registered. Special biggest upset award trophy. Top High School Team Trophy (grades 9-12, same school), Top Middle School Team Trophy (same school, grades 6-8), Top Elementary School Team Trophy (same school). The top high/middle/elementary is for 1st place only. Individual medals will also be awarded to the team members of the 1st place winning High/Middle/Elementary teams.

See the tournament website for details and registration.

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Texas North Scholastic Grade Championships

Join TCA in Houston for the North Texas Scholastic Grade Championships starting October 20, 2023. 13 Sections: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade. 13 separate tournaments, 1 per grade, Kindergarten through 12th . Players must play in their grade. Playing up to a higher or down to a lower grade level is not permitted. One ½ point bye available, any round, if requested before end of round 2 and if player has not received a full point bye or forfeit win.

Details and Registration

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South Texas Grade Chess Championship

Join TCA in Brownsville for the South Texas Grade Chess Championship beginning October 7, 2023. Only Texas residents or students enrolled in secondary or primary schools (including home schools) in Texas may play in this event. This is a USCF-rated event (for both Regular and Quick ratings). USCF membership is required to participate. Thirteen sections (Kindergarten – 12th grade).

Details and Registration

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89th Annual Southwest Open Chess Championships

The oldest chess tournament in Texas and TCA’s premier event begins September 1 at the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The three-section event also features three side events, including the Southwest Scholastic Chess Championships, a blitz event, and a GM Simul.

7SS – US Chess Rated – GPP: 60

G/90 + 30-second Increment (All Sections)

Open & Reserve sections are FIDE Rated

(using FIDE rules)

US Chess Regular Ratings, September 2023 US Chess Rating Supplement, used for section eligibility. US Chess rules used for pairing all sections.

More Details and Registration

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2023 Texas Girls’ State Chess Championship

Join TCA in Brownsville beginning September 23 for the Girls’ State Championship. Only Texas female residents or students enrolled in secondary or primary schools (including home schools) in Texas may play in this event. This is a USCF-rated event (for both Regular and Quick ratings). 5 rounds, Swiss System, 30 minutes per game per player with 5 seconds of delay (G/30; d5) .

Details and Registration

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2023 Texas Action Championship

The 2023 Texas Action Championship will be played at the Waco Convention Center on July 22. The five-round G/30;d5 event is being organized by Innovative Chess Solutions and will have multiple sections and a blitz tournament.

In addition to fifteen grand prix points and the Texas Action Champion title, the organizer will be awarding $700 in guaranteed prizes in the Open section, including a $500 guaranteed prize for first place. In each other section (U1600, U1000 and U600), $300 in prizes (b/30) will be awarded, including $200 for first place. 50% of blitz entry fees will be returned as prizes in the Texas Blitz Championship.

Entry fees start at only $28 ($38 for the Open section) and will remain at that level through May 20. As the tournament nears, these entry fees will dramatically increase (reaching $65 for the Open and $50 for all other sections by the last week before the event). If you want a deal, register now. Not sure if you can come yet? No need to worry. Your entry fee is fully refundable until seven days before the event. No questions asked. No hassle. Just ask for a refund by the deadline and your refund will be on its way in no time.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-texas-action-chess-championship-registration-599722093927

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78th Texas State and Amateur Championships

The 77th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships will take place May 26-29, 2023 in Irving.

7 Round Swiss – Championship and Amateur Sections

Championship Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment.

Amateur Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton DFW Airport North 4441 W John Carpenter Frwy, Irving TX 75063 Hotel rate: $99

Details and Registration at: http://dallaschess.com/2023TexasState/index.htm

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Texas Women’s Championship is March 25

The Texas Women’s Chess Championship will be played in Brownsville on March 25. The event is 6 rounds, G/30;d5 with the first round starting at 9:00am. The event is open to women who reside in Texas (including school/college students). US Chess and TCA Memberships required.

The Texas Women’s Chess Championship will be played in Brownsville on March 25. The event is 6 rounds, G/30;d5 with the first round starting at 9:00am. The event is open to women who reside in Texas (including school/college students). US Chess and TCA Memberships required.

More info and registration: https://www.utrgv.edu/chess/tournaments/tx-womens-championship/index.htm

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3rd Annual Creativity Contest

3rd Annual TCA Creativity Contest. TCA will forward at least three winners to Chess Journalists of America’s (CJA) annual awards contest.

Categories:Best Chess CartoonBest Chess PhotoBest Chess Website with 500 users or less

Deadline: May 15, 2023

Current TCA membership, up through August 31, 2023, is required.

Submit all entries and questions to Jim Hollingsworth

chessartiste@gmail.com

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2023 Texas State Scholastic Chess Championships (Super State)

McAllen Convention CenterMarch 3-5, 20237-Round Swiss System  

Awards

 Trophies for the top 20 individuals and the top 15 teams in each of the 11 sections.  

Plus score trophies (4.0 points or better).

Trophies for five Grand Champions teams in each of the four major championships:  High School (combining Championship and JV sections), Middle School (combining Championship, JV and Novice sections), Elementary School (combining Championship, JV and Novice) and Primary School (combining Championship, JV and K-1).  

Commemorative medals for all participants

TCA will also be awarding  $6,200 in scholarships in the HS Championship section!! 

For information and registration, please go to:  https://www.kingregistration.com/event/tcasuperstate2023

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2022 Texas State Grade Championships

2022 Texas State Grade Championships are October 8-9

Hosted by: The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyHealth & Physical Education Complex Fieldhouse1201 W. University Dr., Edingburg, TX 78539For information and registration, please see http://dkchess.com/stategrades

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88th Annual Southwest Open is Labor Day Weekend

The longest running chess tournament in Texas will occur on Labor Day weekend in Irving, Texas. The 7 round swiss will have three sections with a time control of G/90;+30. Plan your weekend at Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport. Early entry fee is $99. Register for the event on the Dallas Chess Club’s website.

Register on the Event Website

September 2 or 3 – September 5 2022

7 Round Swiss – Open Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section Game 90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rate: $99. Hotel Booking Link

Fee: $99 if received by 8/29, else $113. $65 Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant if received by 8/29, else $79. Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Entry must be done online at www.dallaschess.com Players who do not indicate 3 day or 4 day will be put in the 3 day schedule.

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77th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships

The 77th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships will take place May 27-30, 2022 in Irving.

7 Round Swiss – Championship and Amateur Sections

Championship Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment.

Amateur Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton DFW Airport North 4441 W John Carpenter Frwy, Irving TX 75063 Hotel rate: $89

Details and Registration at: http://www.dallaschess.com/2022TexasState/index.htm

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Texas Scholastic Online Quick Open Chess Championships

2021 – 2022 Texas Scholastic Online Quick Open Chess Championships are open to all students, Pre-K to Grade 12 of all states. Six Rounds, G/15;+2; Round Times: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm; 11 Sections.

Information and Registration

Personalized plaques will be awarded to the Top 8 Individuals and Top 3 Teams in each section. Prizes will be increased based on registrations for each section, at the rate of one extra award for each 10 entries exceeding 80 in any one section. For example, if a section has 120 players then the top 12 players will receive prizes.

Team scores: A team must have a minimum of two players to be eligible for team prizes. There is no maximum number of students who may play for a team. Only the top four scores count for team standings and the top four players in a team will get team awards.

The top Texas player in each section will be recognized as the Texas Champion.

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87th Annual Southwest Open

September 3 or 4 – September 6, 2021

7 Round Swiss – Open Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section Game 90 with 30 sec increment.

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rate: $99.

Registration: Open Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section

Fee: $99 if received by 8/27, else $113. $65 Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant/reentry during event) if received by 8/27, else $79. Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Entry must be done online at www.dallaschess.com Players who do not indicate 3 day or 4 day will be put in the 3 day schedule.

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76th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships

May 28 – 31 or May 29 – 31 2021. 7 Round Swiss – Championship and Amateur Sections

Championship Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment.

Amateur Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel: DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Dr., Fort Worth TX 76155 HR: $89/89/89/89, 817-358-1700 or 800-228-9290 reserve by 5/14 and identify yourself as part of the Dallas Chess Club staying at the DFW Airport Marriott South. Free Parking.

Learn More and Register

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2021 US Class Championships in Houston

A US Chess National Event – July 23 – 25, 2021 – Houston, TX. A $12,500 Prize Fund (b/230 entries, 50% guaranteed). 3 or 2-Day Schedule Available. G/90 + 30-second increment (2-Day Schedule, Games 1 & 2 – G/60, 10-second delay).

MASTER & EXPERT are FIDE RATED using FIDE Rules.

July 2021 Rating Supplement used for pairings and Prizes.

Free entry for GMs and WGMs. IMs and WIMs also get free entry, but will be deducted from winnings.

PLEASE BRING YOUR CHESS SET AND CLOCK. THOSE ARE NOT PROVIDED BY THE TOURNAMENT ORGANIZERS. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, THERE WILL BE A CHESS STORE ON LOCATION SELLING CHESS RELATED ITEMS, INCLUDING THESE. 

More Info and Register

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2021 Texas State Scholastic Chess Championships

April 3, 2021 | 7 Round Swiss System, Game 15 + 5-Second IncrementOpen to Texas Residents only!This is a US CHESS ONLINE RATED EVENT

Winners of Championship Sections, including ties, will be declared 2021 Texas State Champions.

This event will also qualify participants for a Round Robin playoff (date to be determined) for the following US Chess Invitational events:

Denker National Tournament of HS State Champions – Top 6 players in 9-12 ChampionshipBarber National Tournament of MS State Champions – Top 6 players in 6-8 ChampionshipRockefeller National Tournament of Elementary School State Champions – Top 6 players in K-5 ChampionshipHaring National Tournament of Girls State Championship – Top 2 girls in each of the 9-12, 6-8 & K-5 Championship Sections

For more information and to register, visit the tournament site: https://www.kingregistration.com/event/tcaonlinestate2021

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