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Texas Masters Chess Tournament

November 23 or 24-26 2017

7 round Swiss System, Game 90 with 30 second increment

 

Dallas Chess Club, 200 S Cottonwood Drive Suite C, Richardson, TX 75080

Entry Fee
USCF 2400 + $90
USCF 2200-2400 $105
Fide Rated 2000 + $140
USCF Under 2200 or Fide Under 2000 $175
Reserve Section USCF Under 2000 $50

Two 1/2 point byes if requested before end of round 2 and before given a full point bye or forfeit win. But 1/2 point byes for both rounds 6 and 7 is not allowed. Players who withdraw or take a last round zero point bye are ineligible for prizes.

TCA Membership required. Other States Accepted

Prizes are $3575 based on 25 paid entries. 70% of prizes are guaranteed.

Prizes (based on 25 paid entries)
1st $1600
2nd $800
3rd $400
4th $275
U2400 $500

 

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Registration 4 day: 5 pm - 5:45 pm on Thursday 11/23

Registration 3 day: 9 am - 9:45 am on Friday morning 11/24

 

Round Times
Round 1 - 4 day Round 1 - 3 day Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
Thurs 11/23 Fri 11/24 Fri 11/24 Fri  11/24 Sat 11/25 Sat 11/25 Sun 11/26 Sun 11/26
6 pm 10 am 2:30 pm 7 pm 11 am  4:30 pm 9 am 2 pm

Master's Section is Fide rated and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion

 Reserve Section is not FIDE rated and uses USCF rules.

Note that scorekeeping is required throughout the game, even if either or both players are under 5 minutes.   

Note other rule variation: Players not using Monroi devices, may write move down then play it. Excessive erasing will be grounds to make player move then write move down. Players using Monroi devices must make move then 'notate' the move. 

Monroi devices May be used on top boards. No one may refuse to use Monroi device.

 

For more information: Barbara Swafford.

Send all entries and make checks payable to the following:

Dallas Chess Club; C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76030

TLA:

Nov 23 or 24 – 26     US Chess Grand Prix Points: 50 (Enhanced)    US Chess Junior Grand prix    

2017 Texas Masters, 7SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Two sections: Masters and Reserve. Masters:  EF: USCF +2400 $90, USCF 2200-2400(or if you ever been rated 2200 USCF) $105, Fide rated 2000 and above is $140, U2200USCF/U2000Fide $175. USCF Membership Required. Texas Chess Association Membership also required for Texas players). $$b/25: 70% Guaranteed. $1600-800-400-275. U2400 $500.  Reserve: Open to players rated U2000. EF: $50, This section is not Fide rated and uses USCF rules. Tournament reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round and to use FIDE pairing rules.  Both: Registration: 4 day 5:00 - 5:45 on Thurs 11/23. Rds.: Thurs 6 pm, Friday 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm, Sat 11am -4:30pm, Sun 9:00am-2pm. Reg 3 day on Friday 9 am - 9:45 am, Rd. 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Two half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round rd. 2 and before getting full point bye, but half point byes for both rounds 6 AND 7 is not allowed. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. NEW: Mix Doubles: Teams (one male and one female make up a team,) that pay a $20 fee, are eligible for a Mix Doubles Prize. Teams must be formed before the 3rd round. Prizes for Mix doubles are 1st receives 60% of mix doubles fees and 2nd receives 30% of mix doubles fees. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX, 76036-4719. INFO: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com,www.dallaschess.com NS. NC. FIDE.


 

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