Registration: NO LATER THAN HIGH NOON Friday, August 2, 2019, send email to Jim Hollingsworth, Chief Organizer and TD: email@example.com. Be sure to include your US Chess ID number, home town, phone number, your RSVP for the Saturday evening Banquet, a short Bio, and a photo (for publicity purposes). The photo needs to be landscape with as many pixels as possible. Photos showing the player playing chess are preferred, but please be creative. Examples of what we're looking for are elsewhere on this website (look at the BRAZOS and BRAZOS II pages).
Depending on Fundraising, be prepared to cover your own lunch meals. We have three fundraiser tournaments planned and are still fundraising. So, maybe . . . . (as of May 1st).
We raised enough to cover the Women's Banquet for all players and staff. For your guests please be prepared to pay $30 each. This could change, but our fundraising priority now is to raise lunch money.
Last chance to apply for admission to this Championship is HIGH NOON on Monday, 2 August 2019.
No "walk-ins" will be permitted to play.
IMPORTANT: You must see the Chief TD in person, with your proof of Texas residency documents, before you will be paired for any round.
We do not anticipate enough players to justify a block of rooms and obtain special a "Chess Rate." There are ample lodging opportunities nearby with many pricing options.
On Site Check In: Saturday, 17 August 2019, 9 AM to 10 AM
Opening Ceremonies and VIP Remarks: Saturday, 17 August 2019, 10:00 AM to 10:25 AM (Please be prepared for Photo Opportunities)
Round One: Saturday, 17 August 2019, 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Round Two: Saturday, 17 August 2019, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Women's Banquet: Saturday, 17 August 2019, 5:10 PM to 7:00 PM
Women's Banquet Details Niki's Italian Bistro 5249 Davis Road North Richland Hills, TX 76180 Saturday, 17 August 2019 5:10 PM to 7:00 PM
Our Banquet is CONFIRMED as of 1 May 2019
Free Time: Saturday, 17 August 2019, 7:00 PM to whenever
Round Three: Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Group Photo: Sunday, 18 August 2019, 1:20 PM to 1:30 PM
Round Four: Sunday, 18 August 2019, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, 18 August 2019, 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Exodus: Sunday, 18 August 2019, 5:00 PM to whenever
Engraved Wall Plaques will be Awarded (no more than one per player):
Texas Women's Chess Champion (9x12) - Note: All players are eligible for this award.
2nd Place (8x10) - Note: All players are eligible for this award.
Texas Women's Unrated Chess Champion (8x10) - Note: Players with no rating, or pre-event ratings based on less than 26 career games, are eligible for this prize. Players in this category are also eligible for the Champion and 2nd Place awards.
To be announced
Note: Special certificates will also be awarded (TBD).
Advance Entries (9) As of 1 May 2019
Margaret Bailon-Labednick ♕ Founder, Homeschoolers Unlimited Texas Chess Team (Corpus Christi, TX) ♕ This is her second Texas Women's Chess Championship
Sheba Basepogu ♕ Club Director ♕ This is her second Texas Women's Chess Championship
Renate Garcia ♕ Region IV Scholastic Rep ♕ This is her first Texas Women's Chess Championship
Brenda Hardesty ♕ Texas Women's Chess Champion (1999) ♕ Senior Tournament Director ♕ Past member/chair of Texas Chess Association Scholastic Committee ♕ Past Regional Director for TCA ♕ Ranked #1 for all female Texas players over age 65 ♕ Ranked #20 for all U.S. female players over age 65 ♕ This is her sixth Texas Women's Chess Championship
Sheryl McBroom ♕ Texas Veterans Student Champion (2018) ♕ Ranked in the 28th Percentile for all USA Women ♕ Tarrant Chess Team Member ♕ Chess Photographer ♕ This is her first Texas Women's Chess Championship
Nicole Niemi ♕ Ranked Number 93 for all USA Women ♕ Peak US Chess Rating = 1951 ♕ Tarrant Chess Team Member ♕ This is her second Texas Women's Chess Championship
Wendy Reed ♕ Club Director ♕ Alliance Chess Club Co-Founder ♕ Ranked in the 44th Percentile for all USA Women ♕ This is her second Texas Women's Chess Championship
Clarese Roberts ♕ Texas Veterans Women's Champion (2018) ♕ Ranked in the 60th Percentile for all USA Women ♕ This is her second Texas Women's Chess Championship
Chess Master Alexey Root, Ph.D. ♕ FIDE Woman International Master ♕ US Chess National Master ♕ US Women's Chess Champion (1989) ♕ Texas Women's Chess Champion (1998) ♕ Peak US Chess Rating = 2260 ♕ Ranked tied for Number 120 for all USA Women ♕ Ranked Number 186 for all Texas Players ♕ US Chess Life Member ♕ Author of several Chess Books ♕ This is her fourth Texas Women's Chess Championship
Fund Raising $1,235.35 as of 1 May 2019 Cash = $972.00 In Kind = 263.35
Tax Deductible Donations for the 2019 Texas Women's Chess Championship in North Richland Hills, 17-18 August 2019, are now being accepted!
This Texas Women's Championship is free to Chess-playing Texas Women only. It is funded solely through generous donations to the Texas Chess Association (TCA), a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to TCA are fully tax deductible for the individual donors.
Please make out all checks to TCA Treasurer and put Texas Women's Chess in the memo line. Mail to:
3rd grade student Leah Escareno played in her first rated tournament only a year ago. She is already ranked in the 57th Percentile for all USA female chess players. Sheryl McBroom took this photo with permission of the girl’s Mother, Aracely Escareno.
Sheryl McBroom is ready to make an impact at the Texas Women's Chess Championship. She is an Air Force Veteran, an art student at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Texas Chess Association’s Chief Photographer. She is also a fierce chess competitor. She is the Texas Armed Forces Student Champion (2018). She is a member of the Tarrant Chess Team, the Texas Chess Team, the Texas Military Chess Team, the American Legion Post 379 Chess Club, the Arlington Chess Club, and the Tarrant County Chess Club. Ms. McBroom entered the above “Ribbon” photo into a National Veterans Administration art contest and is waiting for the results. She also entered it into the annual Chess Journalists of America Best Photo contest. Photo by Mike Tubbs. Good luck, Sheryl!
Sponsoring Affiliate: TEXAS ARMED FORCES CHESS (US Chess ID #A6035657)
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the North Richland Hills Library or the City of North Richland Hills.
All participants agree the Texas Chess Association is released from any liability associated with the combined TXWCC.
Please check this website often for
Fund Raising Progress and