8-11 October 2021♙ ♙ ♙ ♙ ♙ ♙ ♙ ♙
The 2021 US Amateur Team South was sanctioned and rated by the US Chess Federation (US Chess), the governing body for USA national chess events. It consisted of six rounds using a game-in-60 plus 10-second increment time control. Texas Chess Association (TCA) was the sponsoring affiliate. TCA President Franc Guadalupe was Chief Organizer and Chief Tournament Director. Luis Salinus, Dallas Chess Club President, was Chief Assistant Tournament Director. Other tournament directors and staff included Glenn Panner, Brian Yang, and TCA Region III Director Robert Jones.
Texas Chess Association is a 501(c)(3) organization. Serving Texas chess players since 1935, TCA is the official US Chess state affiliate. 11,000 serious chess players fall under the TCA umbrella, more than any other state. TCA supports over 90 chess clubs and US Chess affiliates. TCA oversees ten regional and state championships involving 5,084 scholastic chess players. TCA provides stipends for Texas players selected for the Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls Champions, the Barber Chess Championship, the Denker Chess Championship, and the U.S. Senior Championship. TCA also oversees other championships such as the Texas State and Amateur, Southwest Open, Texas Open, Texas Team, Texas Senior, Texas Armed Forces, Texas Girls, Texas Women's, Texas Quick, Texas Junior Open, Texas Junior Team, Texas Postal, and Texas Junior Invitational. Fully tax deductible donations are appreciated and can be sent to: TCA Treasurer, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, Texas 76063-4719. TCA has a webpage: https://texaschess.org/ and is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasChess/
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