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84th Annual Southwest Open

August 30 - September 3 2018 (International Section)

or

August 31 or September 1 - September 3 2018

Four Sections and Scholastic Side Event. (scroll down for scholastic tournament)

9 Round Swiss - International Section Game 90 with 30 sec increment    $$6,000 Guaranteed

7 Round Swiss - Under 2300 Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section Game 90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel:   Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rates: $89 for 1 person, $99 for two people, $109 for 3 people and $119 for 4 people in a room. Room includes breakfast. Reserve at 972-929-8181 by 8/8 and ask for the rate SOU. After 8/7 the rate may not be honored. Hotel plans to honor our chess rate until Thursday August 23. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. Link to reserve rooms online    Map and directions to hotel    Free Parking.

 

Registration: International Section 

Entry Fee:

GMs, Foreign IMs, FIDE 2500+ $25
Above FIDE 2200 or USCF 2200 $200 by 8/24 else $225
Other Players $400 by 8/24 else $425

Online Registration for International Section using paypal Click here (paypal account not needed if you use a credit card) 

Tournament Flyer for International Section

Registration Thursday 8/30, 6 - 6:55 pm          Round Times - International Section

   Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9

Thursday 8/30

7:20 pm

Friday 8/31

1 pm

Friday 8/31

7:20 pm

Saturday 9/1

 2:10 pm

Saturday  9/1

7:20 pm

Sunday   9/2

11:30 am

Sunday  9/2

5:20 pm

Monday  9/3

9:20 am

Monday  9/3

2:20 pm

Two 1/2-point byes are allowed but not both in rounds 8 and 9.  That is, a player may take one 1/2-point bye in either round 8 or 9 and another one in a previous round, or both byes before round 8.  Half-point byes must be requested before Round 3.  If a bye is for Rounds 1, 2 or 3, it must be requested before the pairings for that round are published.  Players may take a 0-point bye for any round provided it is requested before the round is paired.  Also, any byes for Round 9 are considered a withdrawal by the player which will make the player ineligible for prizes.


Registration: Under 2300 Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section

Fee: $89 if received or online by 8/24, $99 after and at site.   $82 Junior (under 19) if received or online by 8/24, $90 after and at site (counts 90% toward based on prizes.)   $55 Senior (over 65)/Handicapped/Additional family participant/Birthday during event) if received or online by 8/24, $65 after and at site (counts 60% toward based on prizes.) Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Players who do not indicate 3 day or 4 day will be put in the 3 day schedule.

Re-entry $55 (not available in Under 2300 Section)

Tournament Flyer for Under 2300, Reserve, Novice with Registration Form   

Online Registration for Under 2300, Reserve, Novice Section using paypal Click here  (paypal account not needed if you use a credit card)   

 Online TCA membership using paypal Click here 

Texas Chess Association membership required, other states association memberships accepted.

Up to two ½ point byes available if requested before end of round 2 and before any full point bye is awarded. Byes for both rounds 6 AND 7 is not permitted.

Registration Friday 8/31, 6:15 - 6:50 pm, Registration Saturday 9/1, 8 - 8:25 am, Round Times - Under 2300 Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section

Schedule Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7

4 day

Fri 8/31 Saturday 9/1

2:10 pm

Saturday 9/1

 7:20 pm

Sunday  9/2

11:30 am

Sunday   9/2

5:20 pm

Monday  9/3

9:20 am

Monday  9/3

2:20 pm

7:20 pm

3 day

 Sat 9/1
 9 am

The 4 day and 3 day schedules merge for round 2.

Prizes:

International Section: This section is Fide Rated and uses Fide Rules. USCF rules used for awarding prizes. GM & IM norms possible! FIDE ratings used for EF / pairings /prizes. Tournament will be run using FIDE Rules. Non-USA Federation players must have/provide a FIDE ID number or they cannot play. (New players can get a FIDE ID number for their Country's Federation.)  May use accelerated pairings if in the opinion of the Chief Arbiter, IA Francisco Guadalupe, this would improve norm chances.

 

International Section

1st  $2400

 2nd $1200

3rd $600 4th $400

 5th  $250

 Under 2400 1st $800 2nd  $400  

 

Under 2300: This Section is Fide rated and uses FIDE rules. USCF rules/ratings used for awarding prizes. USCF ratings used for pairing purposes. Players not at board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game unless arbiter decides to grant more time. Round 1 of 3 day is G/60; d5 and is not Fide rateable for U2300 section.

Under 2300 Prizes (based on 200 players in Under 2300,Reserve,Novice)

1st  $800

 2nd $400

 1st  Under 2100 $600

2nd  Under 2100  $300

 

 Reserve: Open to players rated under 2000. Players not at board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game.

Reserve Prizes (based on 200 players in Under 2300,Reserve,Novice)

1st  $800

 2nd  $400

3rd   $200

1st 'B' (1600 - 1799)  $600

2nd  'B' (1600 - 1799)  $300

3rd  'B' (1600 - 1799)  $150

1st U1600  $500

2nd  U1600  $250

3rd  U1600  $125

 

Novice: Open to players rated under 1400 and unrated players. Players not at board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game.

Novice Prizes (based on 200 players in Under 2300,Reserve,Novice)

1st  $500

 2nd  $250

3rd   $125

1st 'E'  $400

2nd  'E'  $200

 

1st Under 1000 $300

2nd  Under 1000 $150

1st  Unrated $200

 TCA - Texas Chess Association meeting Sunday 9-2 at 8:30 am

For more information: info@dallaschess.com Send all entries and make checks payable to the following: Dallas Chess Club; c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719 For more information: Barb Swafford 214.632.9000



 

K-12 Scholastic on Saturday Tournament

September 1 2018

5 round Swiss System (no elimination, play all 5 rounds.)

Two Sections: K-12 Championship (Open to all K-12) & K-12 Under 1000 (Open to K-12 players rated 999 and below)

Time Control: Rounds 1-5 G/30 d/5 (each player gets 30 minutes for each game)

                         Open to anyone in grades K-12, USCF Membership is required.

Registration Flyer

Online Registration using paypal Click here     

Entry Fee: $31 by 8/24, $46 after

Registration 9:15 - 9:45 am

Round 1 at 10:20 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break.

Prizes (Trophies) for K-12 Champ

Top 12 Individual

Top 5 Teams

Prizes (Trophies) for K-12 Under 1000

Top 12 Individual

Top 3 Unrated

Top 5 Teams

 Medals to those who do not win a trophy.

For more information: info@dallaschess.com or Barbara at 214.632.9000

Send all entries and make checks payable to the following:

Dallas Chess Club; c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719

TLA:

A Heritage Event!   US Chess Junior Grand Prix

30 Aug – 3 Sep (International Section) or 31 Aug, or Sep 1 - 3 Sept 2018

84th Annual Southwest Open   GPP: 150 Enhanced   Texas.  9SS International section only or 7SS G/90 with 30 sec inc. Rd 1 of 3 day is G/60; d5 and 3 day rd 1 is not Fide rateable for U2300 section. Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rates: $89 for 1 person, $99 for two people, $109 for 3 people and $119 for 4 people in a room. Room includes breakfast. Reserve at 972-929-8181 by 8/8 and ask for the rate SOU. After 8/7 the rate may not be honored. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. Tournament has 4 Sections and scholastic side events:

 International Section: (This section is Fide Rated and uses Fide Rules. USCF rules used for awarding prizes. GM & IM norms possible!. Prizes $6000 G: $$2400-1200-600-400-250, U2400 $$800-400. EF: GMs, foreign IMs, 2500+: $25; Above FIDE 2000 or USCF 2200: $200 by 8/24 else $225; Rest $400 by 8/24 else $425. FIDE ratings used for EF / pairings /prizes. Tournament will be run using FIDE Rules. Non-USA Federation players must have/provide a FIDE ID number or they cannot play. (New players can get a FIDE ID number for their Country’s Federation.)  May use accelerated pairings if in the opinion of the Chief Arbiter, IA Francisco Guadalupe, this would improve norm chances. Reg 8/33 6:00pm - 6:55 pm, Rds: Thurs. 8/30 at 7:20pm, Fri.8/31 at 1 pm & 7:20 pm, Sat. 9/1 at 2:10 pm  & 7:20 pm, Sun. 9/3 at 11:30 am & 5:20 pm, and Mon. 9/4 at 9:20 am & 2:20 pm.

U2300 Section: (This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules.  USCF rules/ratings used for awarding prizes. USCF ratings used for pairing purposes. Players not at the board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game unless arbiter decides to grant more time.  Please check tournament website for rules about FIDE registration. $$ 800-400, U2100 $600-300 base on 200 players in U2300, Reserve and Novice. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on.

Reserve Section: U2000. $$ 800-400-200. B $600-300-150, U1600 $500-250-125. base on 200 players in U2300, Reserve and Novice sections. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on.

Novice Section: U1400 and Unrated. $$ $500-250-125, E $400-200, U1000 $300-150 Unrated $200 base on 200 players in U2300, Reserve and Novice sections. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on.

All 3 (U2300, Reserve and Novice): Except for approved Electronic scorekeeping devices, no electronics are allowed in the playing area during the round. This includes rest rooms by the playing area. This rule applies to players, parents, coaches. TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $89 if received by 8/24, else $99. $82 Junior(U19) if received by 8/24 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant /Birthday during event/re-entry, $55 if received by 8/24 else $65 (Senior/Handicap/Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/28/18 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/28/18. 4 day: Reg. Friday 8/31, 6:15 pm-6:50. Rds. Fri.: 7:20, Sat.: 2:10 pm & 7:20, Sun: 11:30 am & 5:20 pm, Mon.: 9:20 am & 2:20 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 9/1, 8-8:25 am, Rd. 1 at 9 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in U2300 section. Tournament may use CCA rules for foreign ratings and for minimum ratings. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. Up to two ½-pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7 not permitted. Tournament reserves the right to use an analog clock with equivalent time control under special circumstances (not in U2300 section). Texas Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/2 at 8:30 am. 

K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 9/1. 5-SS, G/30, d/5, EF: $31 by 8/24, $46 thereafter; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/29/17 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/29/18. No refunds after 8/29/18, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/30/18. Entries do not count toward base in Under 24, Reserve and Novice. Registration: 9:15-9:45 am, Rd. 1 at 10:20 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top three unrateds. Medals to Players who do not win a trophy. ALL: Ent: Texas Chess Association, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com  www.dallaschess.com 

NS. NC. W. FIDE. JGP for Non scholastic side events.