Welcome to the Austin Chess Club web site! Hopefully it will help you find the information you may be looking for concerning the Austin Chess Club. If not, please feel free to email us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns you may have.
The Club offers the following services:
- USCF-rated Standard Swisses
- Open Rated Games
- Quick Events
- United States Chess Federation Affiliate
- Offhand Games
The Austin Chess Club's main focus is providing a venue for participation in United States Chess Federation (USCF) tournament play, with an emphasis on longer-time control events. This is most often provided through our series of 4-week, 4-round "Standard" events (one tournament game per evening).The entry fee for each event is $15.00 for Club members, $25.00 for non-members. Final pairings for a round are available on the web site Sunday mornings by 10:30am. Please see the section "Byes" for rules and regulations concerning 1/2 point (or 0 point) byes.
To better fit the needs of Club members with busier schedules, members may participate in "Open Rated Games", showing up at the club and playing a USCF-rated game with another club member. The fee is $5 per player. We strongly encourage members to contact each other and coordinate showing up on a particular evening to play. These games should not start after 7:00pm.
The Club also provides a break from serious tournament play with single-night Quick chess events (G/15, G/20, G/5). They sometimes are USCF-Quick-rated (as to not effect your regular rating), sometimes not rated at all.
The Austin Chess Club is an official affiliate of the United States Chess Federation. You can join the USCF through the club, if that makes life easier for you. No affiliate fees, no muss, no fuss.
Club members are welcome to attend the club to simply play offhand games against other Club members as well. We have a spacious skittles room where players may talk and play offhand games without disturbing the Standard or Open rated games participants.
We look forward to seeing you at the Austin Chess Club!
Drew Sarkisian, Lori Balkum, Peter Kappler