Please be aware that there is limited occupancy available with the chess rate.

When calling in to place your reservation, be sure to request the chess rate.


The participating hotels are the following:



La Quinta Inn - Brownsville

5051 N Expressway

Brownsville, Tx 78520

Ph.:  956-350-1128

$68 for Double or King, includes breakfast.




Courtyard by Marriott - Brownsville

3955 N Expressway

Brownsville, Tx 78520

Ph.:  956-350-4600

Fax: 956-350-4678

$109 for Double or King,




Residence Inn by Marriott - Brownsville

3975 N Expressway

Brownsville, Tx 78520

Ph.:  956-380-8100

Fax: 956-350-8101

$119 One Bedroom; $149 Two Bedroom, free hot breakfast buffet, light dinner



Please note, the above rates are subject to any and all applicable taxes.




Individual reservations – Individuals will call the hotel and must identify themselves as members of the Chess Rate Group. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.



A major credit card or advance deposit is required to guarantee all individual reservations. Guests are responsible for paying all reserved accommodations and incidentals.


Hotel parking is complimentary for all overnight.


Please inquire about the cancellation policy when making reservation.


To guarantee the Chess Rates, the availability of the sleeping rooms and other terms, the reservations must be received by 02/19/2016. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space availability basis only.







TLA for tournaments


2016 Texas State Scholastic Championships, Hosted by Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary, to be held at Simon Rivera High School, 6955 Ruben M. Torres Blvd, Brownsville, Tx 78526. Primary Hotel: TBD. Four championships in one great location: TX Primary Scholastic Championships; TX Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $42 by 2/19; $69 after 2/19 or on site. On Site Registration: Friday, 7-9pm,Saturday, 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. One 1/2-pt. bye (for any round) allowed if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 700), Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800), Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500), Middle School (6-8/9) Championship, MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900), MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600), High School (9-12) Championship, HS JV (9-12 Under 1000). See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section's eligibility requirement, February 2016 Rating Supplement to be used. Trophies for top 20 individuals and top 15 teams in each section plus participation medals for all, and plus Score Awards for players scoring 4 or more points that do not win an individual trophy. Note that trophies will not be given out in advance and must be picked up at awards ceremony. Please make arrangements for picking up trophies at award ceremony or to get trophy shipped. Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Section.  Time controls: All High School championship and Middle School Championship Sections: Rds 1-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5. All Elementary, Primary, K-1, Middle School JV, Middle School Novice, & High School JV sections: rds 1-4 G/45; d5, rds 5-7 G/60; d5.For round times  see: Side Events: See website for side events. Side event registration on site only. All registrations (except Side events) available on line: see and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Paredes Chess Booster Club. Mail entries to Paredes Booster Club, c/o James Houghtaling, 3700 Heritage Trail, Brownsville, Tx 78526. For tournament info, visit our website or contact James Houghtaling, or 956-698-2019. Refunds will be given only up to 2/29 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/29 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/29. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships.

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