Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy

In-Person USCF Rated Tournament 


May 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

7801 North Lamar Blvd, Suite A123 (Building A)

Austin, TX 78752

* USCF Membership Required *


Free Parking Provided 


Capacity: 52 players



All players will be divided into two sections: 

SECTION A: 1600+ USCF rated 

SECTION B: 1000-1600 USCF rated and/or unrated.

SECTION C: Under 1000 USCF rated.

**Players between 900 and 999 can play Section B or C** 

**Players between 1500 and 1599 can play Section A or B** 



Early Bird: $50 by May 11, 2024 by 11:59pm 

$65 on or after May 12, 2024

First 5 players above 1900 USCF to register get a minimum guaranteed prize of $75 if they finish all their games



1600+ Section: $400, $150, $100

1000-1600 Section: $150, $100, $50

Under 1000: Medals



G/40, d5 (40 minutes per player with a 5-second delay)


4-Round Swiss System Schedule

1st round: 10:00 AM 

2nd round: 11:30 AM 

Lunch break: 1:00 PM 

3rd round: 2:00 PM.

4th round: 3:30 PM

Closing ceremony: After the last game finishes.

NOTE: Half-point byes are acceptable for all rounds, limit 1. Must commit before the 1st round.

PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELL PHONES DURING THE TOURNAMENT.  Please leave your phone at home, in your car, or turned off (vibrate/silent not acceptable) on top of your table. 

Any violators may be subject to disqualification and forfeiture. 


CANCELLATION POLICY: If you do not wish to participate in our tournament after paying the entry fee, please email us at no later than 24 hours in advance. We reserve the right to charge a $15 service fee for cancellations. NO refunds will be issued if we are notified of cancellation within 24 hours of the start of the event. 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: If you would like to withdraw from the tournament after it begins, please alert the tournament director. NO refunds will be issued after the tournament begins. 

NO-SHOW POLICY: There are NO refunds or credit for players who do not show up for their scheduled tournament matches.


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