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.