Team/Meeting Room Information
A limited amount of team rooms are available. Please contact Barbara Swafford if you are interested in purchasing one for your school or club. For payment, make checks to Texas Chess Association or TCA.
What are team rooms and why should you consider purchasing one?
Team rooms are used as a central base of operations for a team. This is useful as your kids will not be running around the convention center but will be in one central location when they are done with their games. It is easier to keep track of the team's players and to make sure that the players do not get lost or in trouble. A team room allows a coach or hired instructor to more easily go over the student's games without other players or teams interrupting or scouting.
Team rooms also allow for one or two responsible individuals to watch over and care for whole team. Outside food (in all of the convention center) is not allowed. If internet access is required, there will be an extra charge.
Where are the team rooms located? The team rooms are located on the 1st floor of the McAllen Convention Center. The main tournament playing areas are also on the 1st floor of the convention center. The Team rooms will be available from Saturday Morning to Sunday evening.
Are table and chairs included in the room? Yes table and chairs are included, note that the convention center will use almost all of the tables for the playing area, so you may have to get two x18" tables to make a table, but probably will get round tables. Tables can be rented, let us know.
Exhibition Hall - Primary/K-1/Elementary Playing Hall and Skittles. TCA meeting Saturday 8:35 pm
Ballroom A/B/C/D - High School/Middle School Playing Hall
Room 101 A [1,823 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $700
- reserved by Our Lady of Sorrows Room 101 B [1,774 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $650
- reserved by Sam Houston Elementary- Harlingen Room 101 C [1,687 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $600
- reserved by St Mary's Catholic School
Room 102 A [1,687 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $600
- reserved by Bonham Elementary Room 102 B [925 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $500 -
reserved by Rising Scholars Academy Room 102 C [972 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $500 -
reserved by Willow Creek Elementary
Room 103 A [642 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $400 -
reserved by STISD Health Professions Room 103 B [685 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $400 -
reserved by Boswell HS and Chisholm Trail HS Room 103 C [1704 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $650 -
reserved by Stillman MS Room 103 D [1416 sq ft] - Team Room, Cost is $550 -
reserved by St Alban's EDS, CCA, and St John's
Board 1 - TD Room
Board 2 - Computer Room