USCF Rated Scholastic Chess Tournaments & Lessons

 The Blitzkidz LLC conducts scholastic chess tournaments for students interested in competitive chess. Our tournaments are conveniently held on Sundays in two convenient locations so that most students in the Houston/ Sugar Land area can participate. Our tournaments are always professionally run with a healthy dose of competition and enjoyment for all students . We have separate sections for regular and advanced players (longer time control)

We also provide professional chess lessons before our tournaments. These lessons are conducted by an expert coach and are suitable for players of all skill levels.  Lessons include game analysis of world famous games as well as an interactive component where the students can bring their challenging real-life chess games to discuss in the classroom.


Lesson: 1:30-2:30 pm (Optional); Tournament: 2:30 pm onwards


Tournament: $16 (PayPal); $20 (Cash)

Lesson: $10     

Energy Corridor Location

Temple Sinai

13875 Brimhurst Drive

Houston, TX – 77077

Dates 2020: Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 29, Apr 12, May 17

Tournament Registration Form

(Note: You will be redirected to PayPal and get a receipt from PayPal as confirmation for the event.)

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  • Energy Corridor Jan 26
  • Energy Corridor Feb 23
  • Energy Corridor Mar 29
  • Energy Corridor Apr 12
  • Energy Corridor May 17
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Tournament Details

 Tournament will be in quad format; each quad will be grouped based on latest published ratings.

3 games; G25/5D for Regular section; G55/ 5D for Advanced section

  • No elimination; all players play 3 games each
  • Chess sets / clocks will be provided
  • Game Analysis by Expert Coaches in between rounds
  • Winner of each quad gets a BlitzKidz medal
  • Trophy is awarded when a player accumulates 3 medals and wins for the 4th time
  • Every new participant will receive a token participation prize.
  • In case of a tie- break, there will be a 5 minute blitz-off to decide the winner of the medal.
General Guidelines:
  • All participants MUST have a current USCF ID. To get a new ID or renew your ID, please click here.
  • Event usually ends  between 5:00 – 5:30pm.
  • Please register online so that pairings can be made ahead of time
  • On-site registration is available but is not encouraged.
  • Please be on time so that the tournament starts as scheduled
  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us by Saturday night for a full refund to be issued.
  • If you do not inform us of your absence, no refund will be issued.

Parents can drop of their children at their own discretion. We have plenty of room for parents to sit and relax at the venue!

*Please note that while you may drop off your child, BlitzKidz as well as the venue staff are not responsible for the child’s safety.

Results of our tournaments will be updated on the USCF website within 2-3 business days


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