2016 State site

2016 State Scholastic Chess Tournament

will be held
in Brownsville
Simon Rivera High School
6955 Ruben M. Torres Blvd.,
Brownsville, Tx 78526
March 5th & 6th, 2016.

The web site is located here!

Thank you!!!
chessnut on Sunday 15 November 2015 - 12:16:09 | Read/Post Comment: 0
2015-2016 Next Scheduled Tournament

The next
scheduled Region VIII

are the
Dishman Elementary Tournament
December 5, 2015


the St. Mary's Private School
in Brownsville

December 5, 2015.

Until then,
please have a safe and
happy Thanksgiving!

chessnut on Saturday 16 April 2011 - 23:06:20 | Read/Post Comment: 0
TCA Junior Teams


When: December 5, 2015

Where: Texas A & M University at Kingsville

Student Union Bldg. 1505 W. Santa Gertrudis, Kingsville, TX

First Round starts At 10 am. Others to follow asap

SwissSys pairing program used, fixed team roster

Three sections: 4 rounds-SS, game 30 with 5 second delay in three sections: Team Average rating per section: 400 and under ----- 401 to 800-------801 up

Prizes: Plaque and 4 medals per team to top 4 places in each section.

Only teams with 4 players may register, players age must be under 19 yrs of age. ONLY APPROVED NOTATION DEVICES ALLOWED AS ELECTRONIC DEVICES. NO OTHER DEVICES ALLOWED

USCF current membership required,

USCF rules, Rsvp on line for first 100 teams.

Entries must be e-mailed or received on or before Wednesday:

Pay on-site even if pre-registered

On-site registration requires ½ pt bye for first rd per team.

Only Team Byes requested before end of first rd will be honored. First requested bye is ½ pt, all others 0 pt.

No individual byes granted: Schools can have as many teams as desired, but teams may wind up playing against their own school teams. Tie breaks: amateur team and points

Entry Fee: $15 per player, $20 per player for on-site and player must present current uscf membership proof. In order to avoid overcrowding at check-in, the sponsor/captain will check-in/register team.

Chief TD: USCF Senior TD Eddie Rios.

(361) 455-3682, -email-


Bring clocks and sets, none will be supplied.
Pre-registration (strongly recommended): E-mail full name, e-mail address and phone number(s) (and USCF number) to: edrios54@hotmail.com current supplement will be used, rule 11h1 invoked, no computers may register. Castling variation 1
chessnut on Sunday 22 November 2015 - 17:03:18 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Daniela Montemayor Fundraiser tournament

Daniela Montemayor is fighting brain cancer.

We are having a chess tournament to benefit and offset her medical expenses. Please join us in her fight against cancer.

All proceeds from this tournament will go directly to her medical expenses. Please donate generously.

Date: October 17, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Onsite registration.First Round: 9:30 a.m. other rounds ASAP, Four rounds G/30 d5

Sections: USCF rated and Non rated.Donation: $10 minimum. Please donate what you can and all donations benefit Daniela.

Location: Holding Institute, 1102 Santa Maria Ave, Laredo, TX 78040 (please enter through back side, Davis st.)

Prizes: Trophies to top 3. Door prizes include a Staunton chess set.

Bring a chess set, board and clock if you have them.

Tournament Director: Vish

Tournament contact: lakhmana.viswanth@gmail.com

Please contribute $25 and have your name on one of the chess squares in Daniela's chess board banner. For more info please call (956) 237-4314.

chessnut on Wednesday 23 September 2015 - 00:13:07 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Region X.

The Texas Chess Association has established a new region, Region X, which consists of Hidalgo and Starr Counties.  This new region will be having its own Regional Championship Tournament.

The Regional Director is
J.J. Guajardo, Sr.

Region X information is located
on the Region X web site.

Upper Valley chess players need to check it out and participate in Region X events.

chessnut on Sunday 12 October 2014 - 13:04:29 | Read/Post Comment: 0
 2015 Region VIII Regionals.
chessnut On Thursday 27 March 2014 - 15:01:40 | Read/Post Comment: 0
 Regionals Results.
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The Importance of Proper Training

The Importance of Proper Training

"The Importance of Proper Training" is written by GM Susan Polgar and appeared in ChessCafe.com.

The United States produced one U.S. born World Champion in the 20th century. Of course, that champion is Bobby Fischer. Moreover, the United States, a nation with 280 million people, has produced very few grandmasters in the last two decades. As of April 1, 2006, the U. S. only has 59 living grandmasters. This is especially shocking considering the incredible growth of scholastic chess in the country.

It is an embarrassment for a country this size to produce so few world-class players. There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest problem is the lack of a uniform training system. In fact, there is no official system at all, and the USCF has done nothing to solve this problem.

Many of our kids are being taught incorrectly because parents often don’t know any better and coaches want immediate results. Disregarding a solid, basic chess foundation may work when competing against other very inexperienced children, but it is not sound. As these players grow a little older, they start to fail miserably, through no fault of their own. They simply were misguided; many then get discourage and quit. This becomes a scholastic chess mill with no long term success.

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