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76th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships

May 28 31 or May 29 - 31 2021

7 Round Swiss - Championship and Amateur Sections

Championship Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment.

Amateur Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel:  DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Dr., Fort Worth TX 76155 HR: $89/89/89/89, 817-358-1700 or 800-228-9290 reserve by 5/14 and identify yourself as part of the Dallas Chess Club staying at the DFW Airport Marriott South. Free Parking.

Map and directions to hotel

 

Registration: Click here to register   Online TCA membership using paypal

 Entry fee: $96 if received by 5/17, else $109  $88 Junior (under 19) if received by 5/17 else $92 (counts 90% towards base) $62 Senior (over 65)/Handicapped/Full time college student/Additional family participant (counts 60% towards base) if received by 5/17, else $67

              Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Pre-registration requires prepayment. After 5-27 all changes online-email only; Registration available if we have not closed due to being full. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day.

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

  Online TCA membership using paypal

Up to two 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. Note that unless TD rules otherwise on a case by case basis, withdrawals and last round byes are not eligible for prizes.

Round Times

Schedule

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

4 day

Friday, 5/28 Saturday, 5/29

2:45 pm

Saturday, 5/29

7:30 pm

Sunday, 5/30 Sunday, 5/30 Monday, 5/31 Monday, 5/31
7:16 pm

3 day

Saturday, 5/29 11:30 am 5:15 pm 9:30 am 2:16 pm
9:30 am

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

Championship: Open to players with USCF or Fide ratings of 2000 or greater and last year's Amateur Champion. Texas Scholastic High School Champions (either South or North Central) may also play in this section. Foreign Unrated may play in Championship Section and at TD's discretion may be required to play in Championship section. This Section is Fide rated and uses FIDE rules.

Championship Prizes

1st  $800

 2nd $400

 3rd  $200

 2200-2399       $500

 U2200        $500

Championship 2200-2399 Prizes and U2200 Prizes based on 200 full paid entries in Championship and Amateur

 

 Amateur: Open to players rated under 2000 and unrated players.

Amateur Prizes     (to be decided late April-early May)

For more information: info@dallaschess.com  or Barbara Swafford 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


Covid-19 Precautions will be observed

Some of the steps we are taking to assure the best experience and maximum safety for players are

  • Sanitization equipment for boards and pieces will be available.
  • All participants and staff will wear masks.
  • One-way aisles will be designated where appropriate.
  • Limits on Spectators.
  • Pairings, Wall Charts, Standings will be online. Links are at top of this page. Plan for a way to view them.
  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be plentiful.

This list will be updated to reflect current best practice.


TLA:

Heritage Event, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix, State Championship Event
DFW Airport Marriott South
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Championship: 7SS, G/90 with 30 sec increment. This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will use USCF ratings for pairings and prize purposes. Must be rated 2000 or above OTB regular (not quick, blitz or rapid nor online) by either USCF or Fide to play in this section or have had a provable 2000 or higher regular rating in the past. Defending Texas State Amateur Champion may also play in this section. Defending Texas Scholastic High School Champions may also play in this section. Foreign unrateds may play in this section and at TDs discretion may be required to play in Championship section. G/90 with 30 sec. increment. Players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in Championship section. If no FIDE id, players must agree to represent USA in FIDE or else acquire the FIDEs id number from their host federation before round 1. $$ 800-400-200, 2200-2399 $500, U2200 $500.

Amateur: 7SS, G/90 with 30 sec increment. U2000 & unrated. USCF rated only. See Website for prizes. Reentry allowed for a fee of $67 (counts 60% toward base)

Both: 4-day: Friday 5/28 - Monday or 3-day Saturday - Monday. Texas Chess Association membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $96 if received by 5/17, else $109. $88 Junior (U19) if received by 5/17 else $92 (counts 90% toward base), senior (over 65)/Handicapped/Full time college student/additional family participant $62 if receive by 5/17 else $67 (Counts 60% toward base.) Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 5/27 all registration and changes online only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 5/26. 4 day: Rds. Friday: 7:16 pm, Sat.: 2:45 pm - 7:30, Sun: 11:30 am - 5:15 pm, Mon: 9:30 am - 2:16 pm. 3 day: Rd. 1 on Saturday at 9:30 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Championship section. Registrations that do not indicate 4-day or 3-day schedule will be put in the 3-day. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TDs discretion. HR: $89/89/89/89, 817-358-1700 reserve by 5/14 and ask for Dallas Chess Club rate. Free Parking. Up to two 1/2 point byes available if requested before end of rd. 2 and before receiving full point bye, but byes for both rounds 6 AND 7 is not permitted. Note that unless TD rules otherwise on a case by case basis, withdrawals and last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that face coverings must be worn. Other Covid-19 measures will be in place. Check www.dallaschess.com    Onsite registration very limited. Online registration strongly recommended.

Info: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com   www.dallaschess.com 

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