Spring 2019 Registration

Spring 2019 Schedule: Click here. 

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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.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 go home and review the moves that they learned in class. 

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.

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Saturday Holiday Tournament (Registration is Closed)

Registration is officially closed.

To all of the players that did not make payment or payment arrangements, please make sure to make payment in our Online Store, or via Chase Quickpay, or PayPal jeffreyashton@gmail.com. Entry fee is $20, or $30 for two siblings.

Please email any questions to me, Jeffrey Ashton. I will try my best to respond quickly. Alternatively, you can text 281-940-8199. Because of the silent nature of chess, it's hard for me to take phone calls immediately because it distracts players. 

Our tournament begins at 1:00pm. We will officially open our doors at 12:30pm.  For players rated above 1000, the time control is g/60;d5 with 4 rounds. For others, it is g/30;d5 and 5 rounds.  

Location: 9900 Westpark #254 Houston, TX 77063 Gate Code: #003. For all questions, please email jeff@chesspanda.com

List of Entered Players

We have two lists, one sorted alphabetically, and the other sorted by weekly USCF Rating. This list was last updated 12/21/2018 at 9:15pm. Our next update will be Saturday morning. 

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