1203 West 34th St D, Houston, Texas 77018
Royal Rooks

Welcome to Royal Rooks Chess Club

3831 Golf St, Houston, Texas 77018

Monthly Swiss- June 5-12-19-26

          USCF Rated Game 120/ Delay 5 

  • Starts June 5th Ends June 26th
  • 4 Rounds (one a week)
  • Prizes: 60% of registration guaranteed
  • Tie-breaker/Prize Rules; We will use a Modified Median for bragging rights . Tied scores will split prizes
  • Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • $25 walkup registration 6:00-6:45 PM June 5th Tourney starts promptly at 7:00 PM
  • 30 seat cap
  • Add event to your calendar through our google calendar on this site. 
  • Click on the tab "FIND THE CHESS LAB" located towards the top of this page for directions and a map to the tourney

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Upcoming Events at The Chess lab

Friday Night Chess and Happy Hour Party/Raffle! - June 15th (Free)

We will meet at the Crow Bar from 5:30-7:00PM for a Happy Hour w Dinner. Afterwards we retire to the Chess lab for a night of Chess (7:30PM-2:30 AM), Skittles, Bughouse and Blitz! All ages, all levels welcomed.

 Win a Royal Rooks Board and  Club set!

RSVP at royalrookschessclub@gmail.com

Chess Library Workshop-June 30th (Volunteer)

Help me help you by helping to catalog our extensive Chess library. We will be using state of the art electronic catalog tools discovered 


Rhonda Rook 

Pizza, Soda, Beer and Water Served

10 AM - 3 PM

RSVP at royalrookschessclub@gmail.com

USCF Quick Tournament- No Fuss No Muss G25/D5 - June 23rd $10 Entry

5 Rounds

$1 per Round

$3 Byes

60% Payout 1st 2nd 3rd Place


Skittles from 7-10 PM

RSVP at royalrookschessclub@gmail.com

Pub Crawl and Community Outreach -June 29th (Free)

Walking Pub Crawl everywhere we walk we chess and share the game w patrons..

Petrol Station 5-7 PM

Crow Bar 7:30-8:30 PM

Great Heights Brewery 9:00-10:00 PM

Caddy Corner 11:00-12:00 PM

Let's support our neighbors and show them how much fun they can have with Chess. Contact royalrookschessclub@gmail.com to volunteer as a designated driver.

Bring  your Boards and Clocks

Not So Fast Bullet Tournament-G2/D1-July 1st $10 Entry

How about a lazy Sunday afternoon 



Skittles After

$10 Dollar Entry

20 Rounds

60% Payout 1st 2nd 3rd Place

RSVP at Royalrookschessclub@gmail.com 

Kings Indian Workshop and Games- July 8th $12 Entry

  • Presentation discussing tactics lines and counters
  • Review Famous Games
  • Game Workshop to practice lines and counters
  • Kings Indian Only Ladder mini Tourney Play What You Learn
  • 1PM- 5PM

RSVP at royalrookschessclub@gmail.com

Our Chess Lab Tourney Partners

Chess Lab Lecture Series

John Masters- Game of the 90's 4/10/2018

Every week before the Swiss we hope to have an interesting topic given by those most interested in chess. Please drop us a line if you would like to participate.