Club Meeting Saturdays 3:00pm-9:00pm
Tournament games start at 4:00pm
Online entry encouraged.
Due to space constraints, tournaments open to the first 32 entries.
As of 07/18/2024, we have 4 entries for the July 20-27 event.

The Austin Chess Club meets on Saturday afternoons, 3:00pm-9:00pm. Attendance is open to anyone wishing to meet others and play casual chess games in person. We have separate skittles (casual chess) and tournament play rooms, so we run a rated tournament at the same time as hosting casual play.

Participation in our United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated tournaments requires USCF membership and an entry fee.

Please Note: Make certain your USCF membership is current before a tournament starts else you might be turned away! Having memberships up to date really helps when things get busy. Also note that your membership should be active when the event is rated a day or three after it is completed.

If you cannot attend a round for our standard multi-week swisses, please send email to austinchessclub@gmail.com before 11:00am the day of the round (earlier notification is always welcome!). No-shows do not cause us to re-pair, so it's important you let us know; if you do not, a player is left without an opponent for that round. Your fellow club members thank you for your consideration!

To keep in contact with The Austin Chess Club
click here.

We also have a presence on Chess.com:
The Real Austin Chess Club.

If you are playing in a current event and you need to reach the tournament director on the day of the event in real time, please call (512) 637-6098.

Note: Send inquiries to austinchessclub@gmail.com. Phone inquiries will not be answered. Thank you.

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). When facing the main entrance, go to the right side of the building. Enter the door/gate (marked on photo by green dot);
If the gate is locked, please call (512) 637-6098 to be let in. Sorry for the inconvenience.
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms. The casual play (skittles) room is the furthest down the hall.

Additional parking may be found at:
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public
Soda / chips / candy available, $0.75 Please, no alcohol allowed on premises.
August 16-18
Austin Chess Club Summer Open 2024
Five rounds, Top two sections FIDE-rated.
Being held at:
Austin Southpark Hotel
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744
Click here to enter and for more details!
June 8 Four round Swiss System tournament, sections dependent upon turnout.
Game in 24 minutes, 5 sec. delay per move.
June 15, 22, 29, July 6 Note:This event lasts 4 weeks, 1 game per week.
Four round Swiss System tournament, sections dependent upon turnout.
Game in 90 minutes with 30 sec. increment per move.
July 13 Four round Swiss System tournament, sections dependent upon turnout.
Game in 24 minutes, 5 sec. delay per move.
July 20, 27
ACC USCF Dual-rated G/45 Swiss
Four round Swiss System tournament; rounds 1-2 7/20, 3-4 7/27.
Sections dependent upon turnout.
Game in 45 minutes, 5 sec. delay per move.
EF: $20.00
USCF membership required, please renew before entering, thanks!
Online entry available here.
August 3
ACC USCF Quick-rated G/24 Swiss
Four round Swiss System tournament, sections dependent upon turnout.
Game in 24 minutes, 5 sec. delay per move.
EF: $15.00
USCF membership required, please renew before entering, thanks!
Online entry available soon.
August 10
ACC USCF Quick-rated G/24 Swiss
Four round Swiss System tournament, sections dependent upon turnout.
Game in 24 minutes, 5 sec. delay per move.
EF: $15.00
USCF membership required, please renew before entering, thanks!
Online entry available soon.
August 17
CLUB CLOSED for the Austin Chess Club Summer Open 2024
Click here to enter!
25% of entry fees returned as prizes unless otherwise noted.
USCF membership required for all events unless otherwise noted.
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