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 San Antonio Chess Club (SACC) will hold its annual Club Championship in May 2017.

It will be a 4-Round Swiss with games starting at 6:30 PM each Thursday at Lion’s Field (located at 2809 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209).

Time Control will be G/90, d5.

Round 1 will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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

Entry fee will be $10.00 per player with active Club membership. The Club membership fee is $10.00 per year and allows a discount of $5.00 at each of the Club’s several tournaments during the calendar year.


  • Trophy to 1st plus free entry to the SA City Championship in June 24-25, 2017.
  • Winner of the Lower Half Group will receive a coupon valid for 50% of the full entry at the City Championship in Jun 24-25, 2017.
  • Additional cash prizes may be available depending on player turn-out (>20 entrees) and will be announced before Round 2.

Pay online using PayPal. Click on “Send”, then enter our club’s email address (sanantoniochessclub@gmail.com) and your appropriate entry fee in “Amount”. Then click Continue followed by choosing “Friends or Family” (to bypass PayPal fees). Please include a note with participant’s name and USCF ID, rating, and mailing address should we have to mail you a prize.

For more information, please contact Louis Rimpel by phone at 210-384-4797, or send an email to louisrimpel2@gmail.com.

Please bring board, pieces and clock since none will be supplied.


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.