Welcome to The Chess Refinery
Goals for future include utilizing rent free locations to re-build our chess community.
Monthly 100+player in-person OTB rated tournaments.
Development of a kids chess group to give them playing opportunities
outside of online and in-person tournaments.
Who We Were Prior to COVID
- We organize USCF rated chess tournaments for all ages including scholastic tournaments and FIDE rated events for more advanced players.
- We have a free kids chess learning program that takes place every other Sunday afternoon! (sorry this program is on hold due to COVID)
- We refer adults to the right resources for adult beginners who are seeking improvement and private lessons. Just text us with questions.
- We seek out opportunities to bring chess to the Houston community.
- We would love to open daily for casual OTB (over the board) chess, but unfortunately don't have the resources or enough volunteers to do so just yet. In the meantime, for a list of locations where you can play chess OTB in Houston, scroll to the bottom of the FAQ page.
Our free programs aid underprivileged kids and senior assisted living communities, etc.
For kids - private lessons available. Free group learning program is every other Sunday afternoon - preregistration required before attending.
Currently looking for volunteers to open the club up more nights to offer Casual OTB (over the board) Play!
Wednesday Monthly Swiss; 360+ Saturdays; Sat Swiss 75; Quick/Blitz; Rated & Unrated Events; see event calendar for dates & times