Spring 2019 Semester

Use promo code: SPRING and save 10% when checking out in our Online Store. Offer expires December 14, 2019.


Our Spring semester is 17 weeks (please see the start dates below).  To sign up, please do the following. 

1) Fill out our Registration Form

2) Make payment in our Online Store or in person.

3) Tournament players must use the "Enter a Tournament!" form every week that they wish to play. This is required so we can do computer pairings. We send out a weekly email reminder to our mailing list.


Weekly Tournaments. We have hosted nearly 700 USCF rated tournaments at our Panda Chess Academy: 9900 Westpark #254 Houston, TX Gate Code: #003 location. 


Fridays at 6:30pm. USCF Rated 3 Round Tournament: January 11, 2019.

Saturdays at 4:30pm. USCF Rated 3 Round Tournament: January 12, 2019.

We offer a consistent format. Our 1st tournament (about 10 years ago) looks identical to our most recent (we use a different type of paper for board numbers now). You can see 10 years worth of photos here. Our tournaments are efficiently run. We spend no time with opening or closing ceremonies (we do have a trophy for 1st place). Players can expect to show up at 6:29pm on a Friday and begin their game at 6:30pm. Since day 1, our core values have been Safety, Sportsmanship, and Focus. 


Panda Chess Academy Group Classes


Fridays at 5:00pm. Intermediate Class: January 11, 2019.

Saturdays at 3:00pm. Intermediate and Advanced Class: January 12, 2019.

Sundays at 4:30pm. Advanced Class: January 13, 2019.

Sundays at 5:30pm. Intermediate Class: January 13, 2019. 


Katy Scholastic Chess Club Group Classes

Thursdays at 5:00pm. Intermediate Class: January 10, 2019.

Thursdays at 6:00pm. Advanced Class: January 10, 2019. 

Our classes consist of a lecture, then organized play with commentary/feedback.

We post our lecture notes online so students can review the moves that we teach at home.

Students can receive extra feedback by submitting notated games to our coaches (they can do this at home, any day of the week, any time of the day!). Coming soon: How students (or parents of the student) can create a Portable Game Notation (PGN) file using Stockfish or LiChess so they can email it to a chess coach.

6a010536c8a382970b01bb090ac326970d-320wi (1)

Fall 2018: Tournaments, Classes, and Katy


New! (Updated May 2, 2018)


Fall 2o18 Season: August 23, let the games begin! 

See the links for information about our classes and tournaments. The following information shows membership pricing. Membership pricing is best for those who wish to attend regularly. We have offered these Fall, Spring, and Summer memberships for 10 years at our 9900 Westpark location. It helps us run consistent tournaments that kids enjoy. We also offer other pricing options in our Online Store.

Fall 2018 Semester Friday Tournaments at 6:30pm and Saturday Tournaments at 4:30pm

Fall 2018 Semester Saturday Group Classes and Tournaments

Fall 2018 Semester Katy Scholastic Chess Club in Cinco Ranch

Fall 2018 Classes: Click here to make payment

Continue reading "Fall 2018: Tournaments, Classes, and Katy" »