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Welcome to the Austin Area Homeschoolers Chess Club website!

The Austin Area Homeschoolers (AAH) Chess Club is a weekly chess club for homeschoolers in the Austin area. We meet during the school year on Wednesdays usually beginning the first week in September (and going through to May of the following year) at the Pease Park (1100 Kingsbury St., Austin TX 78703) from 11:45 – 2:00 to play chess and have fun! Please see the schedule page for holidays and more information.

  • Signing in for Chess Club starts at 11:45. Children and parents can help to set up the boards, pieces and clocks to get ready for the day. We begin pairing the first round at about 12:15, so if you are not there before by 12:10, you may not get paired for the first round but will still get to play the other rounds.  
  • Chess club is not a drop off event.
  • Participants are from many different levels. We have beginners all the way to tournament players. We only expect children to have a good idea of how the pieces move.
  • We usually play 3 rounds of 10-minute chess (per player) and use chess clocks to keep play going. Don’t worry if your child does not know how to use a chess clock. We will help them, and it is a good thing to learn in case they ever want to participate in a tournament.
  • Parents are expected to help out wherever they can. We are all volunteers at AAH Chess.
  • Check in at the chess club computer table (look for the purple shade tent) to enter the tournament.
  • To cover club costs, membership dues are $25 per player per year (September – May). You may test it out before paying dues.
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Please email us directly if you have any questions at: aahchessclub@gmail.com.  

Our 2023-2024 Homeschool Chess Crew, with Malin