Website News:

When you register your chess player for the first tournament of the school-year, please remember to verify your participant information. Grade-level and school information, as well as USCF expiration date, need to be updated in order to process any future registrations. Thank you for your help!

Local Events:

The 6th Annual Austin-San Antonio Shoot Out is now open for registration. The Match takes place on April 8th, and Austin is this year's host. It looks to be a strong event! If you're rated above 1600 and would like to participate, click on the link above for contact information.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Region VI Scholastic Championships and the Adult Tournament at the Region VI Championships. The Tournaments take place on March 25th at Canyon Vista Middle School in North Austin, and we hope to see you there! Register ASAP for the best pricing! RRISD is providing a special discounted entry rate for all RRISD students who register BEFORE 3/19. RRISD players should register at the RISD link for this pricing benefit. Thank you for supporting scholastic chess in Central Texas!

Thank you for playing at the Casis Scholastic Chess Tournament and the Casis Open Chess Tournament. The event was filled to capacity and a great success. A HUGE thank you to the Casis Chess Club and its volunteers for all of their time and efforts. Results are posted at the links above, and the event has been rated.

The 7th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship took place January 6-8, 2017 in Austin. Congratulations to Emily Nguyen, 3.0, who was named the Austin Chess Club Champion. Finishing first in the Championship section were (tie with 4.0): NM Alexander Balkum, FM Michaeel Langer, IM Miguel Medina Paz, and FM Daniel Rodriguez. Finishing first in Reserve were Michael Casas, Shreyes Kaliyur and Baris Turgut, all with 4.5. The Novice section was won by Grayson Rorrer and Kalia Wang (5.0). Full prize lists and results are available at the tournament link (above). Click HERE for the rated event on USCF's website.

Thank you for playing at the 2016 Scholastic Tournament at Kealing Middle School on November 5th. Final standing and prize lists are available at the link above. The event has been rated by the USCF

Thank you for playing at the 2016 Meridian Scholastic Tournament on September 17th. Final standings and prize lists are available at the link above. The event has been rated by the USCF.

A number of Austin area youth have been making a name for themselves on the national and international scene! Congratuations to Emily Nguyen for winning the US Jr Girls Championship in June and a spot in the next US Women's Championship tournament. Emily also finished second at the Barber Championships held at the US open this August, and just won the North American Junior (U20) Girls Championship. This win earns a WIM title and WGM norm! At the Pan American Youth Championships in July held in Uruguay, Camille Kao finished 4th-place in the U14-Girls section. More recently she has won the Silver medal in the North American Youth Championships (U14 Girls), earning a WCM title!

The 3rd Austin Chess Club Summer Open was a great success! We maxed out our space and had a packed house. Click on the tournament link (above) for further links to results and wall charts.

Final Standings for for the 2015-2016 school year Rocks & Rooks events: Austin Area Scholastic and Open Championships, Casis Chess Tournament, Kealing Tournament, Meridian Tournament. For rated results on USCF's website please visit the following links: Austin Area Championships rated results, Casis rated results, Kealing rated results, Meridian rated results. Thank you for playing!

Final Standings for for the 2014-2015 school year Rocks & Rooks events: Austin Area Scholastic and Open Championships, Casis Chess Tournament, Region VI Championships, Spicewood Tournament, Kealing Tournament, Meridian Tournament

Congrats to Rocks & Rooks for winning the 2017 Region VI bid. Bids for the 2018 Region VI Scholastic Championships are due by July 1, 2017. Visit TCA's website for more information on the contents of a successful bid (see bottom of that page). Please contact JP Hyltin, Region VI Director for more information or to submit your bid.

Summer camp season is here, and a CHESS CAMP is the perfect way to stay cool and get chess smart! See our list of Upcoming Events for possibilities. For specific information about each camp, see the camp listing for camp contact information.

Dates for future Austin Events are being announced weekly!!! Scroll thru our Upcoming Events list for specifics!

Visit our list of Weekly Events for a look at regularly occurring events around town!

Please contact us if you have information about weekly or upcoming events that you would like added to this website. Chess related news articles are also welcome. We hope to hear from you!