La Palmera





Why Use Us!


We love chess and love helping kids build their chess skills.  We provide multiple opportunities for kids to play chess.  

We are a group of volunteers.  Each of us volunteering for different reasons; some love chess, some love our kids who love chess, and others because they understand the benefits chess has on a child.  

Each month we make efforts to host at least one chess event.  We also work with other organizations and schools to make this possible.  Besides hosting chess tournaments, we also participate in the Marina District ArtWalk, where we set up two table of chess boards and allow open play with our regular kids, with a friend, or provide lessons in chess all for free!  We are also working on an exciting event for National Chess Day!  

We are also working with the Oak Park Chess Club's organizer Rey to promote chess for all ages, adults too, in his open tournaments.  He has generously given us these opportunities allowing the OCBCF to meet the required 25 games to increase our level of Tournament Directors.  Plus, a portion of last tournament entry fees were donated to the OCBCF.

Our Experience Shows!



The OCBCF has been hosting a monthly chess tournament during the school year for over ten years!  We cannot wait to continue the tradition this year!  

We are led by our president who has several years of experience in the OCBCF as a Tournament Director, officer, and volunteer.

Our team is mostly comprised of parents looking to increase the number of chess opportunities and kids playing in our local tournaments.  

We are supported by an amazing group of advisors, past board members and founders, who answer our questions and give advice.  Without them we would be lost.

Recent Announcements

  • Corpus Christi Will host 2 Major Tournaments for the 2017-2018 School Year! This week has been a very exciting week for Chess in the Coastal Bend!  First, the OCBCF was awarded the State Grade Level Chess Tournament.  Although the tournament is only ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2017, 12:47 PM by OCBCF Chess Club
  • Success at the July Art Walk! This past weekend, the OCBCF attended the Art walk in Downtown Corpus Christi.  We had numerous people of all ages come to play chess with their friends or our kids ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 9:22 PM by OCBCF Chess Club
  • Annual Meeting and First Board Meeting The Annual Meeting was held June 2nd, 2017 at Fudruckers.  The OCBCF met with several new chess community members and most of the current members were present.  The OCBCF thanked ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 9:28 PM by OCBCF Chess Club
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