85th Southwest Open Chess Championship

to be held August 30 or 31 to September 2 2019

at the Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving Texas

This will allow you to register a player for the tournament in the Under 2300 Section, Reserve Section and Novice Section


Fill in the information below and click Buy Now to pay using paypal (includes fee). The information will be sent to info@dallaschess.com   

One or Two days after registering check the Advanced Registration List on the home page for the tournament to find your name. It does not instantly show up on the list.

Byes. Two 1/2 point byes are allowed if requested before the end of round 2 and before any full point bye is awarded. Byes for both round 6 AND 7 is not permitted. If you need a bye, list the round number for the bye requested. In other words, put a 1 under byes needed if you want a bye for Round 1, put a 2 under byes needed if you want a bye for Round 2.

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A Heritage Event!   US Chess Junior Grand Prix

29 Aug – 2 Sep (International Section) or 30 Aug or 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2019

85th Annual Southwest Open  (Includes Southwest Open Individual Collegiate Championships) GPP: 150 Enhanced   Texas.  9SS International section only or 7SS G/90 with 30 sec inc. Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rates: $99 for 1 person, $109 for two people, $119 for 3 people and $129 for 4 people in a room. Room includes breakfast. Reserve at 972-929-8181 by 8/18 and ask for the chess rate (SOU). After 8/18 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 $300 by 8/24 else $350. 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 from 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 8/29 6:00pm - 6:30 pm, Rds: Thurs. 8/29 at 7:00pm, Fri. 8/30 at 1 pm & 7:20 pm, Sat. 8/31 at 2:10 pm  & 7:20 pm, Sun. 9/1 at 11:30 am & 5:20 pm, and Mon. 9/2 at 9:20 am & 2:20 pm. Special prizes for collegiate players (which can be won in addition to place or class prize): 1st $400 + plaque, 2nd $250 + plaque, 3rd $150 + plaque and a plaque for highest finishing collegiate U2300 player.

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. Plaque for highest Finishing collegiate player. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on.

Reserve Section: U2000. $$ 800-400-200. B $600-300-150, U1600 $500-250-125 based on 200 players in U2300, Reserve and Novice sections. Plaque to highest finishing collegiate player. 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. Plaque to highest finishing collegiate player. 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 8/23, else $99. $82 Junior(U19) if received by 8/23 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant /Birthday during event/re-entry/Full time College Player, $55 if received by 8/23 else $65 (counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/27/19 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/27/19. 4 day: Reg. Friday 8/30, 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. 8/31, 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 9/1 at 8:30 am. 

K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 8/31. 5-SS, G/30, d5, EF: $31 by 8/23, $46 thereafter; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/28/19 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/28/19. No refunds after 8/28/19, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/29/19. Entries do not count toward base in Under 23, 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: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com 

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