Monday, February 16, 2004


$10,000 Texan Amateur Championship Feb. 27-29, 28-29

5SS, G/120, b/230 full-pd. adult ent. SIDE EVENT: 5-min. Blitz “CAJUN KNOCKOUT” (Sat. night). Separate room for schol. players—52 trophies will be awarded! (Schol. 4SS, G/30, 1-day only, Sat. Feb. 28). Marriott West Loop by the Galleria, 1750 West Loop South, Houston, TX (800-228-9290 or 713-960-0111). 5 Sects. U2200: $1300 +plaque- 600-300; U2000: $1200 +plaque- 600-300; U1800: $1100 +plaque- 600-300; U1600: $1000 +plaque- 500-300; U1300/Unr: $1000 +plaque- 400-200; Schol. Secs: K-3, K-6, K-8, K-12 (Ind. & Team): Need min. of 3 or more players from same school to make a team. Top 3 scores count for team score. Prizes: Trophies to top 10 ind. and top 3 teams each sect. TOURN. FREEBIES: ALL players receive free membership to the Internet Chess Club (sponsored by ICC). Free chess clock to player who travels farthest to tourn., 10% off EF for female players, for players who fly to tourn., for Srs. (age 55+). Play in our Chess Pools, Chess Raffles & Chess Poker! EF: $85 by 2/17; $95 at site; Schol. EF: $25 by 2/17; $35 at site; Re-Entry Fee: $40. 3-day Sched: Reg. Fri. 5:30-7pm, Rds. Fri. 8pm; Sat. 11-6:30, Sun. 9:30-2:30. 2-day Sched: Reg. Sat. 8:30-9:30am, (Rds 1 & 2, G/75) Sat. 11-2:30-6:30, Sun. 9:30-2:30. Schol. Sched: (All rds G/30—one day only, 2/28) Reg. Sat. 11-12:30pm; 1st Rd. starts at 1:30pm, other rds will immediately follow. Byes: Avail. all Rds. (commit before Rd. 3). HR: $69, 800-228-9290 or 713-960-0111, reserve early to assure rate. Ent: Cajun Chess, 7230 Chadbourne Dr., New Orleans, LA 70126; on-line reg. and printable EF at Info or Phone Ent: 504-240-2228. Major credit cards accepted (no checks at site).

Tuesday, February 10, 2004


New Houston Chess Web Sites

Some new (to me) Houston Web Sites I'll be adding to the sidebar soon include: Around Town, Space City Chess Club, Huntsville Chess Club, Klein Chess and Houston Chess Association.


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