North Texas Chess Academy’s Friday Swiss!

Calling all experienced chess players! Refine your skills and challenge yourself at the North Texas Chess Academy’s Friday Swiss Tournament. Held every Friday from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, this exciting event offers a competitive atmosphere for players to test their strategies and climb the chess ranks.

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Tournament Details

  • Format: 3 Rounds | Game in 30 minutes with a 5-second delay
  • Sections: Open & U1600
  • Rating System: USCF rated tournament (Active USCF membership required)
  • Notation: Required for Open Section only
  • Prizes: Cash prizes awarded in the Open Section, ChessBucks awarded in the U1600 Section (ChessBucks are NTCA’s in-house currency)

Who Should Play?

This tournament is ideal for seasoned players familiar with tournament chess and looking to:

  • Sharpen their skills: Fast-paced games keep you on your toes and hone your decision-making under pressure.
  • Test their strategies: Challenge yourself against other experienced players and refine your tactical awareness.
  • Build a competitive spirit: Embrace the thrill of competition and strive for victory!
    Open to all ages and skill levels, but recommended for players comfortable with tournament chess.
  • Friday Swiss: A Stepping Stone to Chess Mastery
join the Friday Swiss

The Friday Swiss tournament provides a stepping stone for ambitious players seeking to elevate their chess game. The competitive environment allows you to:

  1. Gain valuable experience: Regular participation in tournaments builds confidence and teaches you to manage time effectively under pressure.
  2. Track your progress: The USCF rating system provides a benchmark to measure your improvement over time.
  3. Qualify for bigger tournaments: Strong performances in the Friday Swiss can open doors to participate in higher-level chess events.

Ready to join the Friday Swiss?

Register online to secure your spot.
Don’t have a US Chess Federation (USCF) membership? Purchase one easily here: US Chess membership
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to elevate your chess game and become part of our vibrant chess community!