Friday, April 21, 2017

Campuses Sponsor First Annual Chess Tournament

SBISD’s First Annual Chess Invitational Tournament is set for Saturday, April 29, at Spring Oaks Middle School, 2150 Shadowdale, Houston, Texas.

The tournament will be run as a five-round system in which each participant may play five games. Each campus is represented by at least four players, and their scores will be the combined result of the top four performing players from each campus. Chess clocks will not be used, and all games will be classified as unrated.

Participating schools may enter a maximum of eight players. Schools may pre-register participants by emailing Jared Dawson at

Walk-up registrations will be accepted, and registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the day of the tournament.  
Competition will commence at 9 a.m.

The event is sponsored by Spring Oaks Middle and Spring Woods High School.

Trophies will be awarded to the 5 highest scoring chess teams,  and individual chess players in the tournament. This is an open tournament for all secondary students (middle and high school) who would like to attend.

Invitations have been sent to middle and high schools throughout Spring Branch ISD, the Greater Houston Area and the state of Texas.

Chess Director John Vargas with Community In Schools at Spring Oaks Middle will lead the event.

If you have questions, please contact John Vargas at or call 713-251-4800.

Special thanks to Community In Schools, Vissmo Design Signs and Graphics, Brewingz at Silber, Cross Walk Houston and Campus Principal Paul Suess of Spring Oaks Middle School.


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