Welcome to the San Antonio Chess Club

Thanks for stopping by the San Antonio Chess Club web site. Founded in 1888 at the historic Menger Hotel near the Alamo, the San Antonio Chess Club is the oldest chess club in Texas.

We meet Thursday evenings 6-10 p.m. (except holidays) at the Lions Field Recreation Center, 2809 Broadway near Mulberry - see map (phone: 826-9041). This is a City of San Antonio facility and visitors, including minors are welcome. Please bring chess sets, boards & clocks if you have them - they are not provided at site. Every week: casual skittles, blitz tourney begins 8 p.m. We also organize several weekend tournaments at other locations; see future events.

Membership/Newsletter: Club members receive a monthly newsletter that covers local chess news, upcoming tournaments and games by local players. Membership is $10 per year ($5 junior, family $15, and life $200).

October Slammer

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Hornbeak Bldg, 4450 Medical Dr, 2nd floor, San Antonio, TX 78229
  • 5/SS, Round 1: Game/30; Rounds 2-5: Game/60.
  • $$ 1000 b/40: $250-150; A, B, U1600 each $100-$75, U1400/Unrated $75.
  • EF: $40 if rec'd by 10/24, $45 at site. Option play for 1/2 prizes: $20 by 10/24, $25 at site: EF: Jr U19 entry $20 if rec'd by 10/24 or $25 at site. Option play and U19 entries count 2/3 toward "based on".
  • Reg.: 9:00-10:00am. Rds.: 10:30 - 11:30 - 2:00 - 4:30 - 7:00. Half-point bye any 1 rd, notice before Rd 2 is paired.
  • Ent: SACC, PO Box 690576, San Antonio, TX 78269-0576. Info: sanantoniochess.com, 210-384-4797, louis.Rimpel@att.net. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

    You can also send your payments by paypal to sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com till 10/24 noon (please choose transfer to friends and family when you make the transfer, and sender pays the fees). Please include your details in the transaction (name, location, tournament for which the payment is sent) or drop an email to sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com after you have made the payment. Also, all the necessary deductions need to take place on your account and not us. We would only be able to credit the actual amount we receive.

San Antonio Turkey Shoot

Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Hornbeak Bldg, 4450 Medical Dr, 2nd floor, San Antonio, TX 78229
  • 5/SS, Rounds 1 and 2: Game/90; Rounds 3-5: 40/2 hours, SD/60.
  • $$ 1200 b/40, 2/3 guaranteed. Two sections - Open $300-150; U2200 $125; U2000 $125. Reserve (U1800): $150-100; U1700 $100; U1500, U1300, Unr ea $75.
  • EF: $45 if rec'd by 11/21, $50 at site. Option play for 1/2 prizes: $23 by 11/21, $28 at site: EF: Jr U19 entry $23 if rec'd by 11/21 or $28 at site. Option play and U19 entries count 2/3 toward "based on".
  • Reg: 9:00-9:45am. Rds: 10:00 - 1:30 - 5:00; 9:00 - 3:00. Half-point bye any 1 rd, notice before Rd 2 is paired.
  • Swap and shop used books, equip: Saturday 8:30-9:30
  • Ent: SACC, PO Box 690576, San Antonio, TX 78269-0576. Info: sanantoniochess.com, 210-384-4797, louis.Rimpel@att.net. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

    You can also send your payments by paypal to sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com till 11/21 noon (please choose transfer to friends and family when you make the transfer, and sender pays the fees). Please include your details in the transaction (name, location, tournament for which the payment is sent) or drop an email to sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com after you have made the payment. Also, all the necessary deductions need to take place on your account and not us. We would only be able to credit the actual amount we receive.

Winter Open

Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23, 2012

  • Hornbeak Bldg, 4450 Medical Dr, 2nd floor, San Antonio, TX 78229
  • 4/SS, 30/90, SD/60.
  • $$ 1100 b/40. Two sections - Open $250-150; U2100 $100; U1900 $100. Reserve (U1800): $150-100; U1700 $100; U1500 $75; U1300/Unr $75.
  • EF: $40 if rec'd by 12/19, $45 at site. Option play for 1/2 prizes: $20 by 12/19, $25 at site: EF: Jr U19 entry $20 if rec'd by 12/19 or $25 at site. Option play and Jr U19 entries count 2/3 toward "based on".
  • Reg: 9:00-10:00am. Rds: 10:00 - 3:00; 10:00 - 3:00. Bye any 1 rd, notice before Rd 2 is paired.
  • Ent: SACC, PO Box 690576, San Antonio, TX 78269-0576. Info: sanantoniochess.com, 210-384-4797, louis.Rimpel@att.net. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

    You can also send your payments by paypal to sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com till 12/19 noon (please choose transfer to friends and family when you make the transfer, and sender pays the fees). Please include your details in the transaction (name, location, tournament for which the payment is sent) or drop an email to sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com after you have made the payment. Also, all the necessary deductions need to take place on your account and not us. We would only be able to credit the actual amount we receive.

Updated: Join SACC on Facebook - New Group

San Antonio Chess Club is on Facebook now - if you have a facebook account - join us here to get latest updates about the club acivities including upcoming tournaments.
As we were facing some issues with the old group, I have created a new group for San Antonio Chess Club. Please use the link above or visit the old group for link to the new one.

We are on twitter now!!!

SACC is on twitter now - follow SAChessClub to get all the updates and tournament announcements on your twitter account/phone. You are welcome to tweet your suggestions about SACC activities too.

Chess at San Pedro Library

If you are looking to play chess in San Antonio, there is a new addition:
A group of chessplayers meets at the San Pedro Library across from San Antonio College every Tuesday at 6:00pm. This is a good place to meet for chessplayers that live or work close to downtown. The man in charge for this event is Librarian Monty. Monty's phone number at the Library is 210-733-1454.

Book Sale

Used books in excellent/very good condition on sale. Click here for a full listing and contact details.

More bang for your buck (and more bucks for your stuff-literally!!)

Now, San Antonio Chess Club members can utilize the website for posting their "sell"(or "buy") ads for new or used chess material - boards, chess sets, books, CD/DVDs etc etc. This would ensure that while you get a wider audience and good price for your stuff, it would also provide more opportunities for you to explore options for good deals - maybe getting that wooden chess set you were planning to buy for long.
Follow the four easy steps to do this:
 1. Think of a title for your ad (Example - For sale: Analysis wooden chess set for $20)
2. Provide description of the stuff (age, condition, size, author etc.) - the more the better. And of course include your contact information (how, when, where)
3. Snap some pictures (optional but recommended) - ensure that it is clear enough if not of very high quality
4. Drop a mail with the above to sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com

This service is manual right now-and only for SACC members. Non-members can not post the ads right now- though anybody can access the ads.As it is experimental right now, further development would depend upon the response.

***You can access the current ads here.***

Calendar updates and local tournaments....

If you want to organize a local chess tournament, and want this site to post about the same, please send us a mail at linkedlist@gmail.com . Here are some tips:
1. Please check the upcoming events calendar to see if the proposed tournament dates clash with any existing ones-it could be important for the number of participants.
2. Post/mail us well in advance so that interested players could plan for the same.
3. Give as much details as possible-while having a mail contact ID is good, most of the players tend to check the site for details.
4. Do include a clear route/directions section, if the intended location is a public place (like which section/floor/room etc.)