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

 

           Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!     Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced)

Sept 4 7 or Sept 5-7 2020    

86th Annual Southwest Open   GPP: 30 Enhanced   Texas.  7SS G/90 with 30 sec inc.  Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rates: $94. Reserve at 972-929-8181 by 8/14 and ask for the rate C-DCC. After 8/15 the rate may not be honored. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. Tournament has 3 Sections and two scholastic side events:

Open 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. $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $750, U2200 $750.

Reserve Section: Open to U2000. $$ 800-400-200. B $600-300-150, U1600 $500-250-125. Based on 200 players scholastic sections do not count toward based on.

Novice Section: Opened toU1400 and Unrated. $$ $500-250-125, E $400-200, U1000 $300-150 Unrated $200 Based on 200 players scholastic sections do not count toward based on.

All 3 (Open, 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. Note that the floor will be closed during the round. Other Covid -19 rules will be in effect. See www.dallaschess.com  EF: $99 if received by 8/24, else $109. EF for  Senior/Handicap/Additional family participant/re-entry $60 by 8/24 else $74.  (Reentry not allowed in Open Section,) These lower entry fee counts 60% toward base. Add $5 for CC phone entries; Note that entry must be done online at www.dallaschess.com.  Note that entries may be limited due to any special distancing rules in effect during the dates of the tournament   4 day:  Rds. Fri.: 7:20pm, Sat.: 2:10 pm & 7:20, Sun: 11:30 am & 5:20 pm, Mon.: 9:20 am & 2:20 pm. 3 day: Rd. 1 on Sat. 9/5 at 9 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Open section. Tournament may use CCA rules for foreign ratings and for minimum ratings. Up to two ½-pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7 not permitted. Texas Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/6 at 8:30 am. 

K-12 Scholastics: (Note that seating is limited and registration can close)

K-12 U1000 on Saturday, 9/5. 5-SS, G/30, d/5, Open to K-12 players rated Under 1000

EF: $34 by 8/24, $54 thereafter; Registration must be done online at www.dallaschess.com  Entries do not count toward base in Open, Reserve and Novice. 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.

 K-12 Open on Sunday, 9/6. 5-SS, G/30, d/5, Open to K-12 players EF: $34 by 8/24, $54 thereafter; Registration must be done online at www.dallaschess.com  Entries do not count toward base in Open, Reserve and Novice. Registration: Rd. 1 at 10:20 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams. Medals to Players who do not win a trophy.

ALL: 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 

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