Local Rating List
(Not USCF ratings — for FBCC and friends)

Game Results


Local chess tournaments

Teaching chess since 2004

Winter, 2018

The novice/intermediate group meets on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:00. You must register in advance to attend.

Our location has temporarily changed. Contact fbcc@fortbendchessclub.com to get details about the meeting location.

Our topic varies week-to-week. We especially emphasize how to enjoy chess and win games. A typical week practices some tactics, reviews an ending, learns a topic, and plays chess games.

The fee is $10/lesson. Register for four lessons in advance. You pay only for the lessons that you attend.

February 18

The beginners finished week two on open game principles. This series focuses on how to make good moves. Towards the end of Spring, we'll plan for a non-USCF beginners' tournament.

The experienced players are studying topics and when and how to play defensively.


Coach Chuck Hinkle has been teaching chess since 2004 and has a 1600-1700 USCF rating.

Visit our Lectures page to see the lecture notes and slides on the rules of chess and how to find good moves in an open game.

Contact fbcc@fortbendchessclub.com for more information.

Tournament Results

June 1, 8- 2014 FBCC Fort Bend Championship
Sept 28, 2014 - Hello Fall! Under 1000 Tournament
July, 2015 - Hello Fall! Under 1000 Tournament 2015
Dec, 2015 - FBCC Winter Over 1000 Tournament

chesshouse.com The Fort Bend Chess Club recommends The Chess House (chesshouse.com) for chess equipment. I've gotten boards, books, and clocks from them since the mid 1970s.