2018 - 2019 Next Scheduled Tournament

The next scheduled
RGV tournament
will be a
Bughouse tournament
on
May 18, 2019
at
in
Brownsville.
.

chessnut on Sunday 17 April 2011 - 03:06:20 | Read/Post Comment: 0
UTRGV Youth Night

UTRGV will be hosting a chess tournament

on

May 17, 2019

at the

UTRGV baseball game

(UTRGV versus Utah Valley).

The UTRGV Chess Team will be honored. After the game, a quick chess tournament will be held.  Come and meet the Chess team members and take photos.

The Tournament starts at 7:30 PM.

Sign up via Facebook is available.

.

chessnut on Friday 10 May 2019 - 21:59:16 | Read/Post Comment: 0
2019 - 2020 Tournament Schedule

2019 - 2020
Region 8 Chess Schedule

Legend: - Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito
- Other
- Blackout Dates - State/National

Please submit your tournament information to:
-email-

Please be aware that all tournaments are placed on this list on a first come, first serve, basis.  Please note that all local events on any given date will now be listed on this schedule.  Conflicting events/dates are possible.

Blackout dates are those dates that are reserved for a single School or district.   No other schools or districts should hold an event on that same day. Everyone is encouraged to attend the blackout dated tournaments in order to support that school's fundraising efforts.
Thanks!

Sept. 14, 2019 - Brownsville, TBD

Sept. 21, 2019 - La Feria (Blackout), TBD

Sept. 21, 2019 - RGV Private Schools Championships, Harlingen

Sept. 28, 2019 - Brownsville, TBD

Oct. 5, 2019 -All Girls' State

Oct. 12, 2019 - Brownsville, TBD

Oct, 19, 2019 - San Benito (Blackout), TBD

Oct. 26, 2019, Brownsville (Blackout), TBD

Nov. 2, 2019 - Harlingen, TBD

Nov. 2, 2019 - EDS Tournament, TBD

Nov. 9, 2019 - San Benito, TBD

Nov. 16, 2019 - Rio Hondo (Blackout), TBD

Nov 23, 2019 - Brownsville, TBD

Dec. 7, 2019 - Harlingen, TBD

Dec. 7, 2019 - Brownsville, TBD

Dec. 14, 2019 - San Benito (Blackout), TBD

Jan. 11, 2020 - Brownsville (Blackout), TBD

Jan. 18, 2020 - Los Fresnos (Blackout), TBD

Feb. 1 & 2, 2020 - TCA Region VIII Scholastic Championships, TBS

Feb. 22, 2020 - Harlingen (Blackout), TBD

Mar. 7 & 8, 2020 - TCA South State Championships, McAllen

Mar. 28, 2020 - Brownsville (Blackout), TBD

Apr. 3, 4 & 5, 2020 - National High School Championships, Ohio

Apr. 17, 18 & 19, 2020 - National All Girls' Championships, Illinois

Apr. 18, 2020 - Brownsville, TBD

Apr. 24, 25 & 26, 2020 - National Middle School Championships, Florida

May 8, 9 & 10, 2020 - National Elementary Championships, TN

chessnut on Tuesday 23 April 2019 - 20:58:44 | Read/Post Comment: 0
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chessnut On Monday 16 July 2018 - 21:27:12 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News Region VIII Championships.
chessnut On Wednesday 16 May 2018 - 19:25:38 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News South State
chessnut On Wednesday 31 January 2018 - 22:00:32 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Ethics & cheating.
Howdy!!

I would like to take a moment of everyone's time to highlight the conduct and ethics expected from players, coaches, sponsors and parents at all USCF sanctioned chess tournaments.

This information should be common sense but I feel the need to repeat it for everyone's benefit.

At a recent, Valley tournament there was an incident which brings this subject to the forefront.  An attempt was made to prearrange a draw result before an important title game was to be played.  The result would help determine whether or not players would qualify for a lucrative prize.  The arrangement was attempted by a coach and NOT the players.

This is what the USCF Rule Book - 5th edition, has to say:

14B6.  Premature or Prearranged draws. It is unethical and unsporting to agree to a draw before a serious contest has begun.  The same is true of all arrangements to prearrange game results.  In case of clear violations of the moral principles of the game, penalties should be imposed at the director's discretion.  See also 20L.  Manipulating results.
20L Manipulating Results. Collusion to fix or throw games, whether before or during the game, in order to manipulate prize money, title norms, ratings, or for any other purpose is illegal and may result in severe sanctions, including revocation of USCF membership.  Such agreements include arrangements to split prize money no matter what the result of the game.  See also Chapter 6, USCF Code of Ethics.
(Excerpt borrowed from USCF & Clatskanie Chess Club site).

In closing, I am asking that each of us take the time to be sure to provide the opportunity to practice good sportsmanship, fair play, ethical conduct and respect for each other during these events.

Sportsmanship, integrity and honor are an important part of the game.

See you at the tournaments!

For more information click USCF Code Of Ethics.

chessnut on Thursday 11 January 2018 - 02:59:02 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News 2018 Regionals
chessnut On Sunday 16 July 2017 - 21:22:02 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News Coach's Poem
chessnut On Tuesday 24 January 2017 - 00:29:20 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News 2017 South State Scholastic Championships.
chessnut On Monday 16 January 2017 - 23:02:44 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Region VIII Scholastic Championships

Results for the
2017 TCA Region VIII
Scholastic Chess
Championship

held
at

Los Fresnos United


Individual Standings
Teams Standings

Tournament Web Site

Many thanks to all schools who participated.
Congratulations to the teams and players.

Hope to see everyone at State!!!!!



chessnut on Friday 03 June 2016 - 16:10:21 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News 2016 TCA Region VIII Tournament
chessnut On Wednesday 02 December 2015 - 19:32:19 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News 2016 State site
chessnut On Sunday 15 November 2015 - 17:16:09 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Region X.
The Texas Chess Association has established a new region, Region X, which consists of Hidalgo and Starr Counties.  This new region will be having its own Regional Championship Tournament.

The Regional Director is
George Rohrer.

Region X information is located
on the Region X web site.

Upper Valley chess players need to check it out and participate in Region X events.

Congratulations!!!!!!!!
chessnut on Sunday 12 October 2014 - 17:04:29 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Other News Regionals Results.
chessnut On Monday 31 January 2011 - 04:00:36 | Read/Post Comment: 0
The Importance of Proper Training

[center][size=16][b]The Importance of Proper Training[/b][/size][/center] [size=11][b][i]"The Importance of Proper Training"[/i] is written by GM Susan Polgar and appeared in [link=http://www.chesscafe.com/text/polgar47.pdf]ChessCafe.com[/link].[/b][/size] [size=12]The United States produced one U.S. born World Champion in the 20th century. Of course, that champion is Bobby Fischer. Moreover, the United States, a nation with 280 million people, has produced very few grandmasters in the last two decades. As of April 1, 2006, the U. S. only has 59 living grandmasters. This is especially shocking considering the incredible growth of scholastic chess in the country. It is an embarrassment for a country this size to produce so few world-class players. There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest problem is the lack of a uniform training system. In fact, there is no official system at all, and the USCF has done nothing to solve this problem. Many of our kids are being taught incorrectly because parents often don’t know any better and coaches want immediate results. Disregarding a solid, basic chess foundation may work when competing against other very inexperienced children, but it is not sound. As these players grow a little older, they start to fail miserably, through no fault of their own. They simply were misguided; many then get discourage and quit. This becomes a scholastic chess mill with no long term success.[/size]

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