2015 Region VIII Regionals.

The 2015 Region VIII Scholastic Chess Championships
will be held
in Harlingen at
the new
Cano 9th Grade Academy
January 31 & February 1, 2015


2014 - 2015
RGV Chess Schedule

Legend: Brownsville - Los Fresnos - Hidalgo County - State/National - Other

Please submit your tournament information to:

Please be aware that all Tournaments are placed on this list on a first come, first serve basis. Only 1 local event per date
will be displayed in most cases unless the events are different in format/nature or in separate counties.


CANCELED ======> May 24, 2014 - Texas Teams Junior Scholastic, San Benito

June 7, 2014 - World Cup Chess, EDS in Brownsville
June 14, 2014 - World Cup Chess, EDS in Brownsville
June 21, 2014 -
2nd Annual Dan DeLeon Memorial, San Benito
June 21, 2014 -
World Cup Chess, EDS in Brownsville
June 28, 2014 -
World Cup Chess, EDS in Brownsville

September 13, 2014 - UTB Scholastic Tournament, @UTB Brownsville
September 13-14, 2014 - UTB Open Tournament, @UTB Brownsville
September 20, 2014 - Garcia Middle School, Brownsville
September 27, 2014 - Girls' State Tournament, Brownsville

October 4, 2014 - Lucio Middle School, Brownsville
October 11, 2014 - Sam Houston Elementary, Harlingen
October 18, 2014 - Berta Cabaza Middle School, San Benito
October 25, 2014 - EDS Beginners' Tournament, Brownsville

November 1, 2014 - Faulk Middle School, Brownsville

November 8, 2014 - Wilson Elementary, Harlingen
November 15, 2014 - Porter High School, Brownsville
November 22, 2014 - Rancho Verde Elementary, Los Fresnos

December 6, 2014 - Dishman Elementary, Harlingen
December 13, 2014 - St. Mary's Christmas Tournament, Brownsville
December 27-30, 2014 - Pan American Open, Hilton Garden Inn at SPI

January 10, 2915 - Americo Paredes Elementary, Brownsville
January 24, 2015  - Vela Middle School, Brownsville

February 14, 2015 - Veteran's Memorial High School, Brownsville
February 21, 2015 - CCA Tournament, McAllen

March 7, 2015 - Treasure Hills Elementary, Harlingen

March 21, 2015 - Hanna High School, Brownsville
March 28, 2015 - Private School Championships, site to be determined

April 11, 2015 - Oliveira Middle School, Brownsville
April 25, 2015 - Pullam Elementary, Brownsville

May 16, 2015 - Bughouse III, Episcopal Day School, Brownsville

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2013-2014 Next Scheduled Tournament

The next scheduled
Chess Tournament
in the RGV
is the
UTB Scholastic Tournament
September 13, 2014.

Hope you have a great summer!!!!
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La Feria Chess Camp.

La Feria Recreation Center

Summer Chess Program for 3rd – 6th Graders

Learn How To Play Chess in Just Three Days!

Are you looking for a summer chess camp that offers CHALLENGE, EXCITEMENT, THE CHANCE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS, and FUN?

The La Feria Rec Center summer chess camp is where it is!

The program includes chess instruction at multiple levels, suitable for all ages K-12. Emphasis is on the joy of the game but with a serious eye to the student's progress.
Sign up for the whole summer, or select weeks.

Students will experience chess lessons and play in a structured environment. Lessons are designed to improve chess skills whether students are interested in casual or competitive chess. Instructors will use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, worksheets, stories, and historic games to keep class time exciting.

Each half day consists of two-three hour lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one-two hour(s) of practice time to play against other students and instructors. Cost is $30 per session. Each session is 3 days long and includes four hours a day.

Chess Camp Schedules times and dates:

Session 1 Wed. July 9 thru Fri. July 11 from 1:30-5:30 pm

Session 2 Wed. July 16 thru Fri. July 18 from 1:30-5:30 pm

Session 3 Wed. July 23 thru Fri. July 25 from 1:30-5:30 pm

Session 4 Mon. July 28 thru Wed. July 30 from 1:30-5:30 pm

Session 5 Mon. Aug 4 thru Wed. Aug 6 from 1:30-5:30 pm

Session 6 Mon Aug 11 thru Wed Aug 13 from 1:30-5:30 pm

Session 7 Mon Aug 18 thru Wed Aug 20 from 1:30-5:30 pm

Any Questions Contact Coach Oscar Gonzalez 956-454-5691

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San Benito Chess Camps

San Benito Consolidated Independent School District

After School Program

Welcomes Novice, intermediate, and advanced Chess students.

Where: Riverside Middle School

When: July 8-11, 2014

Time: 8:00-12:00 pm

Where: Fred Booth Elementary

When: July 14-17, 2014

Time: 8:00-12:00 pm

Manuel L. Gonzalez, Roberto C. Miramontes, Michael Salinas and Erick Vallarino
*No Breakfast/No Lunch will be provided/*Mid day snack will be provided

*NO Transportation

FREE for all San Benito CISD students (Kinder-12th grade) Students may attend both chess camps.

*Students from surrounding school districts will pay a fee of $25.00 per week.

After School Program office

(956) 361-6450
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Chess camp

Beginning June 9th

Location: Happy Hearts Adult
Daycare on 4080 Ted Hunt Blvd
Brownsville, TX
Date: June9-13
Time: 5p.m.-7p.m.
Registration: Begins May 1
Registration fee: $50.00 per child
(Family rates available)
Contact Information
Manny Gonzalez
@ (956)545-8396
Email: -email-

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World Cup Tournaments




34 Corea, Brownsville, TX 78520

JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28!

Drawing of names begins at 8:30 am!

Chief TD: Victor Bailey

Non-rated chess action!

Only 32 Players will be allowed to sign up!

Format used will be like the world cup!

Players will sign up, then will have their names drawn out of a hat. You are then placed in a division to play three matches. Winners of each game receive 3 points; draws are 1 point. The top 2 players from each division advance. If we have a tie then a single elimination blitz game of 5 minutes will decide who advances. Single elimination after that point. Final 4 players will receive prize. The games are G/15. This will be open to all chess players from ages 3 to 103! Entry fee is $10 per player!

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Texas Teams Scholastic.

Hosted By Kingsville Chess Academy—Eddie Rios

When: Sat, May 24, 2014

Where: 210 E. Heywood, San Benito, Texas 78586

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, more than one school team can be entered but same school teams might play each other. players age must be under 19 yrs of age. Team members must belong to same school.

USCF current membership required, USCF rules, Rsvp on line for first 30 teams. Entries must be e-mailed or received on or before Wednesday: 03/21/2014 @ 6pm. Pay on-site even if pre-registeredOn-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 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 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.

Basic Team Rules
Team/Unrated Flier

There is also an UNRATED Open section
of this event.
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Royal Knights training

“The Chess Tutor”

Ray Martinez


“Nationals Chess Training Series”

5 hours of pure CHESS THEORY
opening principles, endgame drills, middle game plans,
attacking ideas, time management, and much more.

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Place: 1304 Crestview Drive Brownsville, Texas 78520
Cost: $45 per student, per workshop
Who's Invited: Chess players going to Nationals

Please Spiral Notebook and pencils or pens
to take chess notes to study at home.

call or text
(956) 561-1034

this is a series of 7 workshops (all on Saturdays)
March ~~> 1, 8, 15, 29 * April ~~> 5, 12, 19
Brownsville Royal Knights
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