I have been actively involved with Complete Chess New Braunfels and Complete Chess De Zavala since February. I enjoy the many opportunities to participate in USCF tournaments especially on Sunday afternoon. They have players from novice to expert/master. I have sat in on some zoom and face-to-face chess lessons and I see the enthusiasm of both the teacher and student and have seen growth especially with Asher who is being coached by GM Jesse James Lopez. You can just stop by many times and play casual games as well.
We love Complete Chess! My son has been into Chess for many years but other than the school district tournaments, he didn't have any ways to connect with other enthusiasts locally. We heard about Complete Chess and the SA location which is great too, but it was too far of a drive to participate regularly as we wanted. They opened a NB location in May. My son has thrived at something he enjoys with other chess lovers. From open Play Sundays, to group lessons and private lessons, Jesse and his team make chess fun and accessible for all ages and skill sets! We enjoy helping build our son's skill at something he loves. If you know someone interested in chess, come check it out.
The kiddo looks forward all week to the Saturday tournaments!