Serious Chess Players
♙ ♖ ♕ ♔ ♗ ♘

Plays at
American Legion Post 379
1245 N. Industrial Blvd
Bedford, TX  76021


Serious Chess Players
♙ ♖ ♕ ♔ ♗ ♘

Plays at
American Legion Post 379
1245 N. Industrial Blvd
Bedford, TX  76021

Chess for Texas Women Only

Last chance to apply for admission to this Championship is HIGH NOON on Friday, 2 August 2019.

LOGO for 2019 Texas Women's Chess Champiionship.  Photo by Jeff French.  Graphics by Jim Hollingsworth.

2019 Texas Women's Chess Championship

Community Room
North Richland Hills Library
9015 Grand Avenue
North Richland Hills, TX  76180


Free Entry!     Free Entry!     Free Entry!

  • US Chess membership required:
  • Texas Chess Association membership required:

  • Texas Women's Chess Championship (TXWCC) is open to:
    • Chess-playing Texas Women only
      • Age 16 and up
      • Must live in Texas
      • Must show proof of Texas Residency, such as a photo Driver's License to TD.
      • If living outside Texas because of
        • Student Status
        • Military Status
          • Must show proof of Texas Residency and additional documentation, such as a photo College ID or photo Military ID.
      • Other Details:
        • 4-SS
        • G/60;d5
        • US Chess rated
        • Recording of moves required.
Chief Organizer and Fundraiser:  Jim Hollingsworth

Chief TD:  Louis Reed, Senior Tournament Director

Floor TD:  Klaus Garcia

Adjutant:  Dale Chaney

Deputy Master of Ceremonies:  Anneliese Garcia

Twitter Admin:  Mike Bowden

Games Judge:   Sharon Basepogu

Chief Photographer:  Sheryl McBroom


  • Registration:  NO LATER THAN HIGH NOON Friday, August 2, 2019, send email to Jim Hollingsworth, Chief Organizer and TD:  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).

  • Meal Information:
    • We raised enough to cover lunch meals for players and staff. Players can "graze" while playing. We regret we are unable to handle "special food requests", however our Adjutant "Chef Dale" has something tasty and nutricious planned. Players are also free to visit local restaurants who will appreciate the business.
    • We raised enough to cover the Women's Banquet for all players, staff and VIPs. Unfortunately we don't have enough to cover family members or player guests. However we will welcome them at this special event. The cost is $30 each payable during onsite check-in.
    • 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.

  • Lodging Recommendation:

    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

  • Group Photo:  Saturday, 17 August 2019, 1:45 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
    There are shopping malls and theaters nearby

  • 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