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

Oct 24-25, 2020  

2020 DCC FIDE Open II, 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Embassy Suites Dallas – Park Central, 13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243. HR $119. Mention Chess 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, U2400 $99, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $60. 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).  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. Due to social distancing, the occupancy of the ballroom may be met and registrations may be cut off. So, register early. Online registration strongly recommended and no onsite registration. Register at 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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Texas State and Amateur

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix, State Championship Event
DFW Airport Marriott South

Event Overview

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. Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in Championship section. $$ 800-400-200, 2200-2399 $500, U2200 $500. 2200-2399 and U2200 prize based on 200 total paid entries in Championship and Amateur. 1st – 3rd in Championship are Guaranteed. Both Class prizes in Championship are only 50% Guaranteed.

Amateur: 7SS, G/90 with 30 sec increment. U2000 & unrated. USCF rated only. See Website for prizes. Reentry allowed for a fee of $65 (counts 60% toward base)

Both Championship and Amateur: 4-day Thursday - Sunday or 3-day Fri. - Sun. Texas Chess Association membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $94 if received by 11/19, else $99. $84 Junior (U19) if received by 11/19 else $90 (counts 90% toward base), senior (over 65)/Handicapped/Full time college student/additional family participant $60 if receive by 11/19 else $65 (Counts 60% toward base.) Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 11/25 all registration and changes online only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 11/25. 4 day: Rds. Thurs: 7:30 pm, Fri: 2:45 pm - 7:30, Sat: 11:30 am - 5:15 pm, Sun: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm. 3 day: Rd. 1 on Friday at 9:45 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Championship section. Registrations that do not indicate 4- or 3-day schedule will be put in the 3-day. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. HR: $85/85/85/85, 817-358-1700 reserve by 11/16 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.

1 day  Scholastic on Sat. 11/28 . 5SS, G/30: d5. Open to players rated under 1200 or unrated.   EF: $34 by 11/19, $54 thereafter; Registration must be done online at  Entries do not count toward base in Championship and Amateur. Registration: Rd. 1 at 10:20 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams and top three unrateds. Medals to Players who do not win a trophy. 

ALL Sections: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, 

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


4151 Centreport Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76155
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points: 30
Prize Fund: 1900.00
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No