Welcome to the San Antonio Chess Club

Thanks for stopping by the San Antonio Chess Club web site.

We meet Thursday evenings 6-10 p.m. (except holidays) at the Lions Field Recreation Center, 2809 Broadway near Mulberry – see map (phone: 210-826-9041). This is a City of San Antonio facility and all visitors, including minors, are welcome. Please bring chess sets, boards, and clocks if you have them – they are not provided at site. Every week: casual skittles, blitz tourney begins at 8 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Turkey Shoot

November 18-19, 2017

Side Event: Meet a chess grandmaster. GM Richard Bitoon of the Philippines, GM Wesley So’s former trainer, is holding a simultaneous exhibition Friday before the tournament at Complete Chess at 6391 De Zavala Rd. Ste. 113, San Antonio, TX 78249. He will give a presentation about GM So to the participants. Please visit the Complete Chess website, their FB page, or call (210) 393-3056 to register. $25 to play. The simul starts at 4:30 PM. ***

Please register for the Turkey Shoot here: https://goo.gl/forms/7xcOHlQIFbbvKPus2

You can see the pre-registered players for the Turkey Shoot here: https://goo.gl/VX7iYZ

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

NOV. 18-19   2017 Turkey Shoot


Hornbeak Bldg., 3rd Flr. 4450 Medical Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229.

  • 5 round Open tournament
  • Rd. 1 G/60 + 5s,
  • Rds. 2-5 G/90 + 30s.
  • $ 2,725 in prizes based on 80 full entries, 2/3 guaranteed.
  •  Prizes:
    • Overall 1st: $450
    • Overall 2nd: $225
    • Overall 3rd: $125
    • 1st U2200: $250
    • 2nd U2200: $125,
    • 1st U2000: $200
    • 2nd U2000: $100,
    • 1st U1800: $250:
    • 2nd U1800: $125
    • 1st U1600: $200
    • 2nd U1600: $100,
    • 1st U1400: $250
    • 2nd U1400: $125
    • 1st U1200: $100
    • 2nd U1200: $50,
    • 1st U1000 or Unrated: $50.
  • Entry fee:
    • $50 if received by 11/16/17, $55 after and at site.
    • Option play for 1/2 prizes:  Entree fee: $25 by 11/16/17, $30 after and at site.
    • $5 discount to club members and veterans/active duty military paying full entry.
  • Unrated players eligible for top prizes and U1000/unr only.
  • GMs/IMs free entry to be deducted from winnings.
  • USCF rated, current membership required, November 2017 rating supplement used to determine section and prize eligibility.
  • Please bring set and clock.
  • On-site Registration: 8:30-9:30
  • Round times:
    • Day 1
      • 10:00 AM
      • 1:00 PM
      • 6:00 PM
    • Day 2
      • 10 AM
      • 3 PM.
  • One 1/2 pt bye can requested before end of Rd. 2.
  • Swap and shop used books, equip.: 8:30-9:30 AM.
  • Entries: PayPal sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com or mail to:
  • SACC, PO Box 690576, San Antonio, TX 78269-0576.
  • Contact info: Email: louisrimpel2@gmail.com Phone: (210) 384-4797.

Monthly Tournament

Preregister online HERE
Preregistered/first round pairings can be seen HERE
2nd round+ pairings (most current) can be seen HERE
Click here to view the printable version of current pairings

The San Antonio Chess Club, aided by our good friends at the Methodist Hospital of San Antonio, holds a monthly chess tournament.

Every Wednesday evening at 6:45 pm, one round of the chess tournament is played.

Each weekly game is G/90+5

This is a USCF rated event, so USCF membership is required. Rounds start at 6:45 p.m. sharp!

Entry is $12.50 per player, with 80% returned as prizes, out of which:

  • 36% 1st
  • 24% 2nd overall
  • 24% 1st lower half
  • 16% 2nd lower half

A new tournament starts the first Wed. of each month; please register before 6:30 p.m.!

Rounds are played at the Methodist Hospital Hornbeak Building, 3rd Floor, 4450 Medical Drive (map ).



For more information about upcoming events, or if you have general questions about participation or involvement, contact Louis Rimpel  at 210-384-4797 or by email at louisrimpel2@gmail.com.


Founded in 1888 at the historic Menger Hotel near the Alamo, the San Antonio Chess Club is the oldest chess club in Texas.