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

Welcome to Royal Rooks Chess Club

3831 Golf St, Houston, Texas 77018

DerSpringers Aug 2-Day Tourney

          USCF Rated Game 

          Rounds 1-3 G/75;d5 

          Rounds 4-5 G/90;d30

  • Starts August 4th Ends August 5th
  • 3 Rounds (Day 1) 2 Rounds (Day 2)
  • Prizes: 60% of registration guaranteed
  • Doors open at 10:00
  • $25 walkup registration 10:00-10:45 AM 
  • Rounds schedule:
  • Day 1: Rd1 @ 11AM Rd2 @ 2PM Rd3@ 5PM
  • Day 2: Rd 4 @11 Rd 5 @ 3PM
  • 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

Chess Pop Up ! Nomad Chess at the Saint Arnold's Brewhouse & Restaurant August 30 (Free)

We will meet at the Saint Arnold's  Brewhouse & Restaurant from 6:00-10:00PM for a Happy Hour and Dinner. Surface parking is free. This is a very cool food and beer hall. We have authorization for up to 30 people so bring your friends and spouses. Come explore Houston with the Rooks and let's play some chess while we are at it. Join the Chess Pop Up Meetup to get invites to these events.

 We will raffle off a Royal Rooks Club Set at 10 Dollars a lot

Bring your Chess sets and Clocks

RSVP at royalrookschessclub@gmail.com

August Swiss (Tuesday Night) at The Chess Lab 4-Rounds Aug 7-14-21-28 $20 Entry

USCF Rated


  • $20 Dollar entry fee or 5$/round play-in
  • 4 Rounds Aug 7-14-21-28
  • Prizes: 60% of registration guaranteed
  • Doors open at 6 PM 
  • Tourney starts at 7 PM
  • Preregistration on the PREPAY ALL EVENTS button

Kings Indian Workshop and Games- Rescheduled for Aug 25th $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 
  • Winner of the Mini-tourney will play 2 games against  GM Julio Sadorra
  • Simul at $20 dollars a board to follow
  • 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.