Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy

In-Person USCF Rated Tournament 


October 21, 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: 52 players


All players will be divided into two sections: 

SECTION A: 1,400+ USCF rated 

SECTION B: Under 1,400 USCF rated and/or unrated.

**Note that no player will be allowed to play up or down** 



$50 by October 20, 2023 by 11:59pm 

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

First 5 players above 1900 USCF to register get a minimum guaranteed prize of $50 if they finish all their games



1400+ Section: $400, $150, $100

U1400 Section: $150, $100, $50

+ 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 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. 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

# First Last USCF ID USCF Rating Section
1 Emerson Aurelius Johnson 30729099 1472 Above 1400
2 Vishnu Subramony 30291348 1456 Above 1400
3 George Ananth Soosai 31121048 1431 Above 1400
4 Evan Bates 30745116 1331 Under 1400
5 Manuel Castillo 30048995 1044 Under 1400
6 Dallin Bates 30745147 931 Under 1400
7 Priyanshu Lal 16743260 723 Under 1400
8 Glenn Downing 12839984 601 Under 1400
9 Arnav Malhotra 31216529 589 Under 1400
10 Aryan Malhotra 30808455 484 Under 1400
11 Nelson Lagunas 31417473 Unrated Under 1400