Texas State/Chesskid Online Scholastic

So, it seems that there are no scheduled chess events scheduled for this year so far.

However, TCA is cosponsoring an online scholastic tournament in conjunction with Chess Kids.

The information about this event is at:

Texas State/Chesskid Online Scholastic

Please consider this alternative chess format to keep the kids involved.

Thank you and please stay safe!

chessnut on Saturday 03 October 2020 - 17:37:33 | Read/Post Comment: 0
North State rescheduled


The TCA North Scholastic State

Championship Tournament

scheduled for this coming weekend

of March 13th - 15th

has been rescheduled

to May 29th - 31st.

chessnut on Wednesday 11 March 2020 - 23:25:05 | Read/Post Comment: 0
2019 - 2020 Next Scheduled Tournament

The next
Region VIII tournaments
the rest of this year
Garden Park Elementary & Hanna HS.
Have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak.
Please be safe and patient!

chessnut on Sunday 17 April 2011 - 03:06:20 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Texas Teams

Texas Teams Championships

A Texas Chess Association sanctioned event under US Chess Rules

Hosted by Kingsville Chess Academy


Date February 8, 2019 

$1000 in prize fund based on 20 teams 

Eddie R. Rios

213 E. Fairview,  Kingsville, TX  78363

For questions call Eddie Rios –cell phone (361)455-3682 or email -email-



chessnut on Tuesday 08 October 2019 - 16:44:40 | Read/Post Comment: 0
TCA All Girls' State Championship

2019 TCA All Girls' State Championship

Please get the word out to all that the

upcoming TCA Girls State Championship

will be held at

South Texas Academy for Medical Professions in Olmito.

The tournament date is Saturday, October 5th.

UTRGV will be awarding a $3,000.00 scholarship

to the top High School player.

Let's get as many girls to participate as possible.


chessnut on Wednesday 21 August 2019 - 19:59:47 | Read/Post Comment: 0
2020 Region VIII tournament

Region VIII Scholastic

Championship Tournament

was held at

Veteran's Memorial Academy

in San Benito


February 1st & 2nd of 2020.

Web site is here.

You can verify standings


Player Standings

Team Standings


chessnut on Thursday 30 May 2019 - 17:58:19 | Read/Post Comment: 0
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chessnut On Wednesday 31 January 2018 - 22:00:32 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Ethics & cheating.

I would like to take a moment of everyone's time to highlight the conduct and ethics expected from players, coaches, sponsors and parents at all USCF sanctioned chess tournaments.

This information should be common sense but I feel the need to repeat it for everyone's benefit.

At a recent, Valley tournament there was an incident which brings this subject to the forefront.  An attempt was made to prearrange a draw result before an important title game was to be played.  The result would help determine whether or not players would qualify for a lucrative prize.  The arrangement was attempted by a coach and NOT the players.

This is what the USCF Rule Book - 5th edition, has to say:

14B6.  Premature or Prearranged draws. It is unethical and unsporting to agree to a draw before a serious contest has begun.  The same is true of all arrangements to prearrange game results.  In case of clear violations of the moral principles of the game, penalties should be imposed at the director's discretion.  See also 20L.  Manipulating results.
20L Manipulating Results. Collusion to fix or throw games, whether before or during the game, in order to manipulate prize money, title norms, ratings, or for any other purpose is illegal and may result in severe sanctions, including revocation of USCF membership.  Such agreements include arrangements to split prize money no matter what the result of the game.  See also Chapter 6, USCF Code of Ethics.
(Excerpt borrowed from USCF & Clatskanie Chess Club site).

In closing, I am asking that each of us take the time to be sure to provide the opportunity to practice good sportsmanship, fair play, ethical conduct and respect for each other during these events.

Sportsmanship, integrity and honor are an important part of the game.

See you at the tournaments!

For more information click USCF Code Of Ethics.

chessnut on Thursday 11 January 2018 - 02:59:02 | Read/Post Comment: 0
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North State rescheduled chessnut @ (Mar 11 : 23:25) (Blogs)
2019 - 2020 Next Scheduled Tournament chessnut @ (Apr 17 : 03:06) (Other News)
Texas Teams chessnut @ (Oct 08 : 16:44) (Blogs)
TCA All Girls' State Championship chessnut @ (Aug 21 : 19:59) (Blogs)
2020 Region VIII tournament chessnut @ (May 30 : 17:58) (Blogs)
2018-2019 Chess Schedule chessnut @ (Jul 16 : 21:27) (Other News)
Region VIII Championships. chessnut @ (May 16 : 19:25) (Other News)
South State chessnut @ (Jan 31 : 22:00) (Other News)
Ethics & cheating. chessnut @ (Jan 11 : 02:59) (Other News)
2018 Regionals chessnut @ (Jul 16 : 21:22) (Other News)
Coach's Poem chessnut @ (Jan 24 : 00:29) (Other News)
2017 South State Scholastic Championships. chessnut @ (Jan 16 : 23:02) (Other News)
2016 TCA Region VIII Tournament chessnut @ (Dec 02 : 19:32) (Other News)
2016 State site chessnut @ (Nov 15 : 17:16) (Other News)
Regionals Results. chessnut @ (Jan 31 : 04:00) (Other News)



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