September 15, 2010

US Class Championships in Houston in 2 weeks

The 2010 U.S. Class Chess Championships will be held at the beautiful facilities of the Hilton Houston Hobby Airport Hotel during the weekend of October 1-3. This event awards National Class titles and is open to players of all skill levels, including previously unrated players. Class Champions will be listed in the USCF Chess Life Yearbook.

This year’s event is shaping up as one of the strongest U.S. Class ever. So far, the Masters Division includes:

GM Timur Gareyev
GM Axel Bachmann
GM Ioan Chirila
IM Marko Zivanic
IM Puchen Wang
IM Salvijus Bercys
IM Julio Sadorra
IM Daniel Fernandez

In addition to the main event, we will have a scholastic event on Saturday, Oct 2. Students in grades K through 12 will be competing for trophies in four divisions: K-3, K-6, K-9 and K-12. In addition to trophies for the top 10 individuals in each division, all participants of the scholastic event will receive commemorative medals.

The venue offers free parking and a great rate ($89). Several of the top games will be transmitted live at For additional information and registration, please visit the tournament web page.