Region III Tournaments

The Dallas Chess Club runs a number of tournaments during the week; for these please check the DCC Calendar. If you have surfed into an unframed version of this page, click here for the full site with navigational frame. Unless otherwise stated, all tournaments listed on this page require USCF membership. You can join or renew your USCF membership online.  (These links will take you to the USCF site.)

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8-24-2010 Chess Database.

One of our Dallas Chess Club members has compiled a big database of chess games (over 12 million records) onto a DVD.  If you would like a copy come by and play in our tournament and ask for one.  First come/first served.

 Tournaments & Events

July 8-9

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!        US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)            Register for DCC FIDE using paypal

 2017 DCC FIDE Open VII, 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non-member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses US Chess rules. EF: $40. $10 non Dallas Chess Club membership fee. The Reserve gives back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, 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. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’. Both: Reg.: Saturday from 9:45–10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 9:45 am-2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE.


Events for international Chess Week.

 
July 15-16

DCC Fundraiser FIDE.  4-SS. G/90 +30 sec inc. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080.FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. EF: $30, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $20. There is a $10 non DCC membership fee if applicable. Reg.: Saturday from 8:45–9:15 am. Rds.: Sat 9:35 am-2:05pm, Sun 9:35 am-2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE.
 


July 22-23

2017 DCC SUMMER INSANITY, 10 Rd. 2-SS (Play white and black against each opponent), G/30; d5. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S Cottonwood Dr, #C, Richardson TX 75080. EF: $35. $20 Junior/Senior/Hcapp. Limited number of House players welcome for $1 per game. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $10 non member fee. Prizes including Class prizes (if any) depends on entries. Reg: 8/15 at 11:45 am - 12:10 pm. Rds: Round 1 at 12:30 pm rest ASAP with hour breaks at around 6:30 pm, 12:30 am and 7:30 am. Four points of ½ point Byes allowed. Byes for round 9 and 10 must be requested before round 6. ENT: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036. INFO: Barbara Swafford, 214-632-9000 info@dallaschess.com. www.dallaschess.com. NS NC.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!    US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)                    Register for DCC FIDE using paypal

July 29-30  

2017 DCC FIDE Open VIII, 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non-member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses US Chess rules. EF: $40. $10 non Dallas Chess Club membership fee. The Reserve gives back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, 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. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’. Both: Reg.: Saturday from 9:45–10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 9:45 am-2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!        US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)                Register for DCC FIDE using paypal

August 19-20  

2017 DCC FIDE Open IX, 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non-member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses US Chess rules. EF: $40. $10 non Dallas Chess Club membership fee. The Reserve gives back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, 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. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’. Both: Reg.: Saturday from 9:45–10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 9:45 am-2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE


31 Aug, 1 Sept, or 2-4 Sept 2017

83rd 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 is not Fide rateable for U2400 section. Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. 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! Min. 2000 FIDE or 2200 USCF required. Prizes $7,500 G: $$3000-1500-1000, U2500 $$1000, U2300 $$1000. EF: GMs, foreign IMs, 2500+: Free; 2450-2499: $100; 2400-2449 $150; 2350-2399: $200; 2300-2349 $250; 2250-2299: $300; 2200-2249 $350; 2100-2199: $400; 2000-2099 $450; U2000: $500; Unr: $700; $75 discount to all non-US Federation players who do not get free entry. 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.) This section is open to players with FIDE Ratings above 2000 (a few special exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Organizers.) Note that anyone rated USCF 2200 is also eligible to play but must pay Entry Fees according to their FIDE Ratings. To improve chances to make GM Norms, a maximum of approximately one-third of the total field will be permitted to be U2200 FIDE. May use accelerated pairings if in the opinion of the Chief Arbiter, IA Francisco Guadalupe, this would improve norm chances. Reg 8/31 6:00pm – 6:55 pm, Rds: Thurs. 8/31 at 7:20pm, Fri.9/1 at 1 pm – 7:20 pm, Sat. 9/2 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 – 3:00 pm.

U2400 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, U2200 $600-300 base on 200 players in U2400, 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 U2400, 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 U2400, Reserve and Novice sections. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on.

All 3 (U2400, 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 8/25, else $99. $82 Junior(U19) if received by 8/25 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant /Birthday during event, $53 if received by 8/25 else $65 (Senior/Handicap/Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/29/17 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/29/17. 4 day: Reg. Friday 9/1, 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 – 3:00 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 9/2, 8-8:25 am, Rd. 1 at 9 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in U2400 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. 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 by 8/7 and ask for the Chess rate. After 8/7 the rate will not be honored. Note that the hotel has a $50 fee for guests who check out earlier than their schedule departure date. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. 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 U2400 section). Texas Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/3 at 8:30 am. 

K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 9/2. 5-SS, G/30, d/5, EF: $31 by 8/25, $46 thereafter; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/29/17 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/29/17. No refunds after 8/29/17, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/30/17. 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.


August 31-5 Sept 2017

2017 North American Junior (U20) Chess Championships, 9 rounds using Swiss pairing system. 90 minutes per player for the whole game with the addition of 30 seconds per move from the first move. 2 Sections: Open and Girls. Tournament is open to players born on or after January 1st 1997. Players must be from USA, Mexico, or Canada. Each National Federation may register as many players as it wishes. All participants (except USA players) must be endorsed by their FIDE recognized National Chess Federation. In addition, each National Federation may register one official player per category plus a Head of Delegation (HoD). Official players and HoD’s receive free lodging for up to two, breakfast, and hotel restaurant coupons for lunch and dinner. EVENT SCHEDULE: Arrival Day: Aug 31. Player’s meeting 6 pm on 8/31. Round 1: 8/31 at 7:20 pm. Round 2: 9/1 at 7:20 pm. Round 3: 9/2 at 2:10 pm. Round 4: 9/2 at 7:20 pm. Round 5: 9/3 at 11:30 am. Round 6: 9/3 at 5:20 pm. Round 7: 9/4 at 9:20 am. Round 8: 9/4 at 3:00 pm. Round 9: 9/5 at 9 am. Closing ceremony (attendance is Optional): 9/5 1:45 pm. TIEBREAKS: In event of equal scores, the following tiebreaks will be used: 1. Direct encounter, 2 Median Bucholz, 3 Most wins, and 4 Younger player. Note that it is possible that direct encounter may not apply if not all tied players have played each other. APPEALS: The Appeals Committee shall consist of 3 members plus 2 reserves. The Appeals Committee shall be determined at the players meeting on August 31. If possible, three Federations shall be represented on the Appeals Committee. An appeal against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within two hours after the end of the playing session. The appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $100 US. This fee shall be refunded if the appeal is successful. The Appeals Committee may also decide to refund the fee if it considers that the appeal was not frivolous. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final, binding and takes immediate effect. AWARDS: The winners of the Girls and Open Divisions will earn the following awards from FIDE: Gold/Clear first = 9 round GM or WGM norm and IM or WIM title. Equal first after tiebreaks = WIM or IM title, Silver and Bronze = 9 round WIM or IM norm and WFM/FM title. These awards are subject to FIDE Title regulation 1.23. The winners, if still eligible, shall be considered official players in the North American U20 in 2018. In addition, the winners shall also have the right to participate in the 2018 Pan-Am U20 as official players. EVENT FEES: All event fees are payable in US Dollars. Tournament Fee: Official players $100, additional players $150. Organizer fee: $25 for all accompanying persons. The fee for all registration received after 4 pm on 8/31 will be $180. Non Hotel Fee: $65 for all players not staying at the host DFW Sheraton for at least 5 days. LOCATION/ACCOMMODATION: Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 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 buffet, reserve by 8/7 and ask for the Chess rate. After 8/7 the rate will not be honored. Note that the hotel has a $50 fee for guests who check out earlier than their schedule departure date. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. WEBSITE and CONTACTS: Registration details can be found on the official website www.dallaschess.com  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact: IA, IO Francisco Guadalupe, flguadalupe@aol.com  or FA, IO Luis Salinas, Luis.Salinas.Chess@gmail.com  This tournament is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will also be US Chess rated.

Note that for USA players, the official representative is the highest FIDE rated player on the July list who has contacted Francisco Guadalupe by July 10, 2017. Francisco Guadalupe will announce the official USA representatives by July 15.

 

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