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 5th Annual Austin-San Antonio Shoot Out is open for registration! This year, San Antonio will host the event. Austin leads the series 4-0. Will she be able to keep the trophy? Contact the city team captain to register or to be placed on the waiting list.

The 6th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship, which sells out every year, will take place January 8-10, 2016. Save the date! Details will be announced soon, and registration should be available no later than September 1st.

Congratulations to Camille Kao for winning the Girls' 13 & Under section of the Fourth Annual ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held online 6/5/2015 to 6/7/2015. This Invitational Tournament bosted some of the best youth chess players in the nation! Camille won her section with a final score of 4.5 / 5.0. Thanks for Alexander Balkum for TD'ing the Austin side of things. Results for all sections can be found at the link above.

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

Bids for the 2016 Region VI Scholastic Championships are due by July 1, 2015. Visit TCA's website for more information on the contents of a successful bid (see bottom of that page). Please contact Lori Balkum, Region VI Director for more information or to submit your bid.

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!