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.

Timings:

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

Fees

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

Lesson: $10     

Energy Corridor Location                                                                    Sugarland Location

Temple Sinai                                                                                              Sweetwater Christian Church

13875 Brimhurst Drive                                                                            4141 Sweetwater Blvd

Houston, TX – 77077                                                                                  Sugarland,  TX 77479

Dates 2019:  Jan 20, Feb 24, Mar 31, Apr 14, May 19, June 23, Aug 18

Tournament Registration Form

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

Participant's Full Name: *
Grade: *
School: *
USCF ID: *
Email: *
Phone No: *
Choose your event date:*
  • Energy Corridor Jan 20
  • Energy Corridor Jan 20
  • Energy Corridor Feb 24
  • Energy Corridor Mar 31 - Registration Closed
  • Energy Corridor May 19
  • Energy Corridor June 23
  • Energy Corridor Aug 18
  • Sugarland
Choose your Option: *
Choose your Payment Method: *
Subtotal:
$0.00

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.
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 4 – 5pm.
  • 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 an hour before the start time 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 do 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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