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

April 9-12 2020                                        Grand Prix Points: 20(Enhanced) Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

TexOhma Open, Amateur and Novice, 7SS, G/90 with 30 sec inc. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Three sections: Open, Amateur, and Novice. Two Schedules: 4 day And 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, 1800-2399 $90, U1800 $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.

Amateur: Open to USCF U2000. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $40. The Amateur gives back 50% in prizes.

Novice: Open to USCF U1400. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $40. The Novice gives back 50% in prizes.

In the Amateur and Novice section, Tournament reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’.

ALL: Registration: 4 day 5:00 - 5:45 on Thurs 4/9. 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.


May 9-10 2020                       US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)      Register online using paypal 

2020 DCC FIDE Open II, 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, 1800-2399 $90, U1800 $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. Note that if the reserve has few players, it may be merge with the Open and all open rules will be observed. 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. 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.

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