This Saturday and Sunday, chess players from across South Texas will converge on Methodist Hospital’s John Hornbeak Building to compete in the San Antonio Chess Championship! Over 50 players are currently registered for the event, which will feature the city’s best taking on…the city’s best! Yours truly originally had plans to attend the event to cover it here on Campfire Chess, but the same commitments that have emaciated posts on this site for July will likely keep me from attending. I am going to make an attempt to stop by to grab some photos and check on the standings, but unfortunately will not be able to cover in-depth like I wanted. In any case, if you are in the San Antonio area this weekend, hold a valid US Chess membership ID and want to compete for a chance at a variety of prizes, stop by!
Here is a complete list of details courtesy of the San Antonio Chess Club:
Location: Methodist Hospital John Hornbeak Building 3rd Floor 4450 Medical Dr. San Antonio, TX 78259 Time controls: Rds. 1 and 2 G/90|5, Rds. 3-5 G/120|5 Prizes: $1525 for full entry and 1/2 option prizes $500 1st, $300 2nd, U2100 $125, U2000 $125, U1800 $125, U1600 $125, U1400 $125, U1200/Unr. $100. Trophy to top Bexar County Resident. Entry Fees: $60 at site $5 discount to Club members paying full entry Registration: 8:30-9:30 am Rounds: Saturday 10am, 2 pm, and 6pm; Sunday 9am - 2pm Half point bye any 1 round. Notice must be made before Round 2 is paired. Entries: San Antonio Chess Club PO BOX 690576 San Antonio, TX 78269-0576 Contact info: sanantoniochess.com firstname.lastname@example.org Pay online using PayPal. Click on "Send", then enter our club's email address (email@example.com) and your appropriate entry fee in "Amount". Then click Continue followed by choosing "Friends or Family" (to bypass PayPal fees). Please include a note with participant's name and USCF ID, rating, and mailing address should we have to mail you a prize.