March 15-17, 2019
Rice University
Tudor Fieldhouse
6100 Main St., Houston, Texas 77005

Sponsored by Valley-Dynamo, Gold Standard Games, Yellow Cab Houston, Ask for Cab 321, Re-Creation Sports, UH Air Hockey, Big Tex Bingo, Air Hockey Live 360

Event Location:

Tudor Fieldhouse is at Rice University at the West back gym by rear Lot 6.  Enter Rice at University Blvd. and Stockton and Park in Lot 6. 

Schedule of Events:
World Championship Open Doubles
Fri, March 15, 5 PM

Entry fees per player:
$40 – Pro’s and Up
$25 – Experts and Amateurs
$10 – Beginners
Open to anyone


World Championship Open Singles
Sat, March 16, High Noon

Entry fees:
$100 – Masters (anyone who has ever finished top 10 at a USAA Sanctioned Nationals or Worlds)
$70 – Pros/Experts
$50 – Amateurs
$20 – Beginners
Open to anyone
This event is a double elimination tournament.  Spinoff divisions will take place to determine final rankings.  The event will complete on Sunday, March 17 for the higher finishing competitors.

2019 World Championship Awards Ceremony
Faces off Sun, March 17 after the final match.


Competitors that register during regular registration for the Open Singles event will receive a commemorative T-shirt
Trophies will be awarded for the top finishers in all events.
Each event will have some cash prizes awarded.
Special awards will be handed out for the Owen Giraldo Award, Most Improved, Top Finishing Woman, Best Doubles Team Name, and the Bob Dubuisson Award.

Contact Info

Contact numbers for USAA are: 713 523-3511, 713-540-8670.
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Travel Info

Houston has two major airports: Bush International @ I-45 N and Hobby I-45 S.  Bush has more flights.  Hobby is closer.  Either airport is fine and has connections to Rice University area. Cabs, buses, vans, rentals.
List of nearby HOTELS


Registration closes March 12 at 11:59 pm.
Register online.
If you need to register by mail, email to make arrangements.  Postmark must meet the deadline.

Houston Attractions

The Nasa Space Center is 30 miles south on I-45.  And the famous Moody Gardens is a bit further south on Galveston Island.  Houston is also known well for it’s museum district, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural Science Museum.  For shoppers, there is the world-famous Galleria Mall.  For history buffs, there is the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site where you can see the Battleship Texas and the location of the major victory of the Texan revolutionaries against Santa Ana.
Houston is also home to many historical Air Hockey locations. The number one attraction in Houston, TX is the UH Student Game Room where Air Hockey as a sport was born!  The same game room exists today and there is an Air Hockey table in the exact spot where it all began (great spot for a picture!).  This special area is the place where the very first known Air Hockey tournament was held for the UH championship.  Don Bearden and Phil Arnold were in the Finals and required to wear baseball catcher’s masks.  Other sites include the spots where Carnaby’s and Damian’s pubs once were, where players first met and organized a Houston players association and then a Texas association before becoming the USAA in 1975.  And the site of the very first National Air Hockey Tournament ran by players, for players, with players’ rules, at Fair Lanes Bowling Center at I-10 and Bunker Hill in 1978.