Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy

In-Person USCF Rated Tournament 


June 17th, 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

7801 North Lamar Blvd, Suite A123 (Building A)

Austin, TX 78752


* USCF Membership Required *

Free Parking Provided 

Capacity: 40 players



All players will be divided into two sections: 

SECTION A: 1,000+ USCF rated 

SECTION B: Under 1,000 USCF rated and/or unrated.

**If there are not enough players in a given section, we reserve the right to merge them** 


Online: $50 at by May 19th, 2023 by 11:59pm 

On-site: $60 via PayPal or cash (if space is available) 

First 5 players above 1900 USCF to register, get free entry (deducted from their prize) - email us at to register if you are above 1900 USCF


Open: $200, $150, $100

U1000: $150, $100, $50

+ Medals


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



April official USCF ratings will be used. 

Unofficial USCF ratings will be used if unrated or to play in a higher section.

Players must reveal foreign, FIDE, and other over-the-board ratings. These ratings will be adjusted, if necessary, and may be used if they are higher than USCF ratings. 


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.



Please leave your phone at home, in your car, or turned off (vibrate/silent not acceptable) in a bag underneath 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 for a $35 refund. We reserve the right to charge a $15 service fee for cancellations. 


WITHDRAWAL POLICY: If you would like to withdraw from the tournament after it begins, please alert the tournament director and sign a withdrawal form in the lobby prior to leaving the premises. 

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.

For additional questions, please contact us at



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