Region III Tournaments

Region III Tournaments

The Dallas Chess Club runs a number of tournaments during the week; for these please check the DCC Calendar. 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.)

The Dallas Chess Club hosts the Region 3 web page as a courtesy to The Texas Chess Association. This page is for informational purposes only. The Dallas Chess Club does not necessarily endorse any non Dallas Chess Club event on this page. Please send region 3 information to Robert Jones, the Region 3 director.

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

A Heritage Event!   US Chess Junior Grand Prix                    Web Page

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.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!    US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

15-16 Sept 2018                     register using paypal

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 give 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.


6-7 Oct 2018

Dallas Open, Amateur and Novice, 5SS, G/90 with 30 second increment. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr., Ste C, Richardson, TX 75080. EF: $30 ($20 Jr/Sr/Hcap), plus $10 non-DCC mbr fee if applicable. $$ Prizes based on entries 50 % returned. Open: Open to all. Highest finishing club member receives free entry to Texas Masters which will determine the DCC club champion. Amateur: Open to U2000. Novice: Open to U1400 and unrated. Reg.: 9:45-10:15am. Rds.: 10:45-3:10-7:16, 9:45-2:10. One half-point bye if requested before rd 2 (and if requested before receiving a full point bye). Tournament reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com, www.dallaschess.com. JGP


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!        US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced)

20-21 Oct 2018

South Central Regional All Women and Girls Chess Championships, 5SS G/90 inc .30 Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. C, Richardson, TX 75080. Open to all female players. US Chess Gender policy is available upon request or at www.uschess.org. EF: $40 , $20 for Junior/Senior/Birthday during the tournament/Additional Family member. $10 discount if from out of State. $$ $200 - $100. Class prizes, if any are based on entries. 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. Highest finishing player from TX, LA, AR, OK or NM is the Regional Women’s Champ. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. 


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20(Enhanced)

27-28 Oct 2018

DCC FIDE Open X 5SS, G/90 inc. 30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their DOB and email address. $$ $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 give 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. JGP



A State Championship Event!

2-4 Nov 2018

22nd Annual North/Central Texas Grade Championships, Hilton Houston North, 12400 Greenspoint Dr, Houston, TX 77060. HR:$95/$95/$95/$95, 281-875-2222 or 866-577-1154 Mention “NTGC” group code to get rate. Room comes with 2 breakfast coupons. Reserve by Oct 12 or rate may not be honored. Each grade is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. Note a recent rule change passed where players cannot play in two separate closed scholastic state championships in different states. Players must play in their own grade. Note that small sections may be merged with another section. Also if sections are small you may have to play a teammate or play someone twice. One 1/2 pt bye available, any round, if requested before end of rd. 2 and if player has not received a full point bye or forfeit win. Team pairings may be turn off for later rounds. Trophies to top 10 ind. & top 5 teams (top three players added for team scores, no more than 2 teams per school in each grade.) EF: $35 if postmarked by 10/14/18, $49 if postmark by 10/27, $63 thereafter or on site. Do not mail after 10/29 as your entry may not be received on time. Grades 6-12: 6SS, G/60 d5. Schedule: Reg: Fri 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Rd. 1 Fri. 7:45 pm, Sat 10am-1:00pm-4pm, Sun. 10 am and 1:00 pm. Grades K-5: 6SS, Rds. 1 G/45 d5; Rds. 2-6 G/60 d5. Schedule: Reg: Fri 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Rd. 1 Fri. 7:45 pm, Sat 10am-1:00pm-4pm, Sun. 10 am and 1:00 pm. All: Entries to: Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Entry must include Name, USCF ID (or new/pending), grade & school and school location. Incomplete entries will be charged at site entry fee. No refunds after 11/1. Email: info@dallaschess.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 10/31 as we are traveling. Online registration and team room information on website at www.dallaschess.com/2018TexasGrade/index.htm Side events: Unrated Blitz open tournament on Saturday at 7 pm. EF: $15, Trophy prizes. Bughouse Open Tournament Sat. 8:35 pm. EF: $20/team. Trophy prizes. Registration for side events onsite only. W. NS.


22- 25 or 23- 25 Nov 2018    GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)    Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

2018 DCC Fide Open XI, 7SS, G/90 with 30 sec inc. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Two Schedules, 4 day or 3 day. Open Section $$875G. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for pairings and 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 DOB and 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. Reserve: Open to USCF U2000. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $40. 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: Registration: 4 day 5:00 - 5:45 on Thurs 11/22. 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. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX, 76036-4719. 214.632.9000. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com  NS. NC. FIDE.  JGP


Dec. 8, 2018.  

2018 Dallas Junior Open. 5-SS, (rds 1-3 G/30; d5, rds 4-5 G/45; d5).  Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080.. EF: $24.  Reg. 8:15-8:45 am. 3 sections: Championship (opened to 20 yrs old and under), Cadet (opened to 14 yrs old and under),  Youth (opened to 10 yrs old and under). Ages as of 1/1/18. Rd 1 at 9 am rest ASAP. $$65% of entry fees given back in prizes. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX, 76036-4719. INFO: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000info@dallaschess.com, www.dallaschess.com NS. NC.


22-23 Dec 2018                    US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20

DCC FIDE Open XII, 5SS, G/90 inc 30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their DOB and email address. $$ $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 give 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. JGP


30-31 Dec 2018            US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced)

Year End Insanity, 10 Rd. G/30 d5. 2-SS (Play white and black against each opponent), Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr, #C, Richardson, TX 75080. EF: $40. $25 Junior/Senior/Hcapp/Birthday during tournament. Limited number of House players welcome for $2 per game. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $10 non member fee. $$GTD: $200-100. Class prizes (if any) depends on entries. Note that if few entries, two 5 round 2-SS may be substituted for the 10 Rd 2-SS. If so, the prizes will be determined by adding up bot 5 RD 2-SS.Reg.: 12/31 at 5pm – 5:45 pm. Rds.: Round 1 at 6:05 pm rest ASAP with hour breaks at around 12:30 am, 7:30 am and 12:30 pm. 4 points of 1/2 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 76036-4719. INFO: Barbara Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com  www.dallaschess.com

 

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