November 10, 2009

2010 Texas Team Championship

The 2010 Texas Team Championship is just two months away, so now is the time to start forming your team! Last year's event was a big success with 14-teams competing, and we're expecting another strong turnout in 2010. Complete TLA below:

Jan 9-10, 2010: Texas Team Championship
Hosted by Austin Chess Club

Bridge Center of Austin (next to Taj Palace)
6700 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, Texas 78752

4-SS, G/90 + 30 sec. increment
Open to 4-player teams with average rating under 2200 based on
Dec 2009 rating list. One alternate allowed, must be lowest rated.
Entry Fee: $100 per team if received by Jan 7th, $125 at site.
TCA membership required. NS. NC. W.

$1325 b/16 teams: 1st: $500 + trophy, 2nd: $250,
1st U1900: $250 + trophy 2nd U1900 - $125.
Board 1-4 prizes $50 + plaque each.

Registration: Saturday 10:30-11:45am.
Rounds: Saturday 12:30, 6:00, Sunday 9:30, 3:00

Enter online or mail entry to:
P.O. Box 1386
Round Rock, TX, 78680

"Kings of Brownsville"

Higher Ground Entertainment is working on a documentary film about scholastic chess in Brownsvile, TX. The film will tell the story of Russell Elementary School, winner of a record-setting 7 consecutive State Championships from 1993-1999. You can learn more and view a trailer(*) at the film's website. If you'd like to support this project, donations are being accepted.

* The trailer is in Apple's Quicktime format, so if you're on a Windows PC, you may need to install a Quicktime plugin for your web browser.