Waco October 14 Swiss- National Chess Day Tournament

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Event Overview

Waco October 14 Swiss- National Chess Day Tournament

4 Round Swiss Tournament with 4 sections (Over 1800, U1800, U1300, U800)

Saturday, October 14, 2023 – 9:00 am


  • Over 1800
  • Under 1800
  • Under 1300   
  • Under 800   

Rounds and Times

8:50 to 9:10 AM – ALL PLAYERS check-in and pay

**Different Time Controls and Round Times for Over 1800 Section

Four Rounds

  • G/45;d5- Under 1800, Under 1300, Under 800
  • G/60;d5- Over 1800 Section

U1800, U1300, U800 Sections: 
G/45;d5  (45 minutes with a 5 second delay)

  • Round 1- 9:15 AM
  • Round 2- 11:00AM 
  • Round 3- 1:15 PM (after lunch)
  • Round 4- 3:00 PM

**Over 1800 Section: 
G/60;d5  (60 minutes with a 5 second delay)

  • Round 1- 9:15 AM
  • Round 2- 11:30AM 
  • Round 3- 2:00 PM (after lunch)
  • Round 4- 4:15 PM


Entry fee and Prizes

  • $20 - Cash only. Paid on arrival to the tournament. 
  • 1st & 2nd Place Cash Prizes in each section, amount based on the number of entries. The prize list will be posted on-site, after the start of Round 1.


  • Limited Capacity of 60 players!
  • Register online to ensure you get a spot.

***Click Here for More Details and Registration***

  • Onsite Registration is 8:50 to 9:10 AM.  If you show up on-site without pre-registering, there's a chance the tournament will already be full.
  • Because we do not accept advanced payment, anyone not checked in by 9:10 am will not be paired in round 1. If you are running late and notify us that you are on the way, you can still be paired for round 1.


  • Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 1624 Wooded Acres Dr.  Waco, TX 76710 (Behind Target Shopping Center)
    • Enter through the main doors and turn right. The tournament room is at the end of the hallway.


  • Bring a clock if you have one. The club has a limited supply of clocks. We provide sets.
  • US Chess Membership is required. Please be responsible for your membership prior to registration.
  • Notation is required.  Notation sheets will be available if needed. Please bring a writing instrument.
  • For questions or problems registering, you may email:

1624 Wooded Acres Drive
Waco, TX 76710
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: See Above
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Waco Chess Club
Email: daniel_m_shafer@baylor.edu
Phone: 2546528365