Congratulations to Universal Academy for becoming an Official TCA Chess Club. Universal Academy is a 1500-student charter school in Carrollton. The school has an exemplary chess program with 90 students (grades K-12). The chess coach is Pardeep Hundal.

Your club can also make a great move in 2020 by becoming an “Official TCA Chess Club” for only $10. Previous cost was $25 and $40 for Foreign Clubs. Scholastic Chess Club price is unchanged. Sposors must be current TCA members.

Benefits include increased visibility for your club and priority pre/post tournament publicity. An example of this is on the TCA website,

TCA can now publish results from your tournaments. After your tournament ends, the Sponsor simply sends a summary of your event. You can even send a photo or two. Your tournament results will appear on the front page of our website under “What’s Happening in Texas Chess”. Send summary and photos to

TCA can also publish announcements for your tournaments. Sponsors simply complete the form using this link:

Of course to ensure bigger turnouts, sponsors should continue notifying Lori Balkum, the State Clearing House Administrator, at


Photo by Jim Hollingsworth during the 2020 Region III Championships — at Music City Mall Lewisville.