November 2019 Update!

Unlimited Classes and Tournaments in Spring 2020! Special offer valid until November 15. Click here!


9 State Champions! (Clear 1st Place, out of 12 grades). Click here!


3 Special Guests Lecture and Simul, November 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm. Click here!

The event is now listed in our Online Store and tickets can be purchased via credit card. Click here.


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2019 Calendar  


If you wish to play in our free online scholastic tournament every Wednesday, please join this separate mailing list: Wednesday Free Online.

Weekly Tournaments. We have hosted almost 800 USCF rated tournaments at our Panda Chess Academy: 9900 Westpark #254 Houston, TX Gate Code: #003 location. 

We have been in the same building for over 12 years hosting chess classes and tournaments for Houston K-12 chess players. Our values are Focus, Sportsmanship, and Safety. 


Consistent Experience: Our 1st tournament (about 12 years ago) looks identical to our most recent tournament. You can see 12 years worth of photos here.

Efficient: We respect your time. We do not have opening or closing ceremonies (we do have a trophy for 1st place). Players (and parents) can expect to show up at 6:29pm on a Friday and have the tournament begin at 6:30pm. We use software to look up all of our player's weekly USCF rating, and we have all of our players use a short, online entry form: Enter a Tournament!

Panda Chess Academy Chess Training

National Master Jeffrey Ashton gained a reputation for being an effective chess coach, with students competing in the World Youth, Pan-American, and National Championships. Teaching chess is Coach Jeff's passion.


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