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

The Rivercity Chess Club presents the San Antonio Summer Scrimmage (TLA Listing)

It will be a 4-Round Swiss at the Wonderland Mall food court in Suite A49 (located at 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78201).

Time Control will be G/60+10.

All round will take place on Saturday, August 12th, 2017. Onsite registration will be from 8:00-8:45 AM, with the first round starting at 09:00 AM.

Players will need to have a valid USCF ID to register.

Entry fee will be $25.00 per player if received by 8/10, and $35.00 later and on site.

$1150 in prizes available based on 60 entries, 2/3 guaranteed

Open Section/Unrated:

  • $275 1st
  • $175 2nd
  • $100 3rd


  • $175 1st
  • $125 2nd
  • $75 3rd


  • $100 1st
  • $75 2nd
  • $50 3rd

All players will be in one group for pairing.

Register online HERE

For more information, please contact Rosalinda Romo by phone at 210-303-4665, or on the Rivercity Chess Club Facebook page.


Monthly Tournament

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 6:30 pm, one round of the chess tournament is played.

Each weekly game is G/60+30 (Historically, we did G/90 d5, but we are trying a new time control this month!)

This is a USCF rated event, so USCF membership is required. Rounds start at 6:30 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 5:00 p.m.!

You can register in person or preregister online here.

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.