Texas Armed Forces Chess

Proud Host of the 62nd Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship

8-11 October 2021

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Logo for 62nd US Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship in Grapevine, Texas

Come and
take it!


Frequently Asked Questions



  1. Why do I have to pay $20 for the Veterans Banquet?

    • You don't. You can enjoy the Veterans Banquet for FREE — Just make a decision and register by 21 September 2021.

      Keep in mind this 62nd USAFOCC is no different than any before it.   Provided their US Chess membership is current, chess–playing Veterans can show up at the last minute (even after Round One) and play.

      But, please also keep in mind the Organizers accomplished a great deal of planning, preparation and fundraising to create an epic Championship experience few will ever enjoy.   If we told you the real cost for your dinner you would realize $20 is actually nothing!

      So, please be fair and make your decision to join in the fun. Tell us you're coming by 21 September 2021.

      We appreciate the lead time.

  2. What happens if I can't afford the $20?

    • Then you should talk privately with Jim Hollingsworth.

      Keep in mind the core values of Texas Armed Forces Chess.   „. . . Texas Armed Forces Chess (TXAFC) is an Affiliate of US Chess (Number A6035657), authorized to conduct nationally rated events, and dedicated to organizing and sponsoring chess tournaments for chess playing veterans, and dedicated to assisting veterans playing in chess tournaments.

      Life happens.   A lot of Texans who love chess–playing Veterans are making this event happen.   We all understand.   Talk to Jim.

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Come and
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