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

October 26-27 2019                                                          US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)     Register online using paypal 

DCC FIDE Open XI, 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. 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


October 26, 2019                                Flyer

EAST TEXAS SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT, All Saints Episcopal School, Lower Student Center,2695 S. SW Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75701, Two Scholastic Sections: SCHOLASTIC AMATEUR, K to K12 students, 5 Swiss System Rounds, Game in 30 minutes with 10 second delay (G30; d10),Prizes: Trophies to top 5 individuals, Class Prizes: Trophy to top Under 700 and top Under 600 USCF rating,  SCHOLASTIC NOVICE, K to K12 students with USCF Rating <500, 5 Swiss System Rounds, Game in 30 minutes with 10 second delay (G30; d10), Prizes: Trophies to top 5 individuals, Class Prizes: Trophy to top three Under 200 USCF rating, Onsite Registration:    8:30AM to 9:00AM, Players must arrive by 9:00AM to check in. Round 1 starts at 9:30AM, all other rounds to follow ASAP, Entry Fee: $20, Make checks payable and mail to: TYLER CHESS CENTER, 541 Contenders Way, Tyler, TX 75703. Tournament is USCF rated. USCF membership required to play.


November 1-3 2019                              Web Page                        A State Championship Event!

23rd 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 “North/Central Texas Grade Chess Championship” group code to get rate. Room comes with 2 breakfast coupons. Reserve by Oct 11 or rate may not be honored. Each grade is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. Note players cannot play in two separate closed scholastic state championships in different states and be eligible to play. 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: $36 if postmarked by 10/13/19, $49 if postmark by 10/26, $63 thereafter or on site. Do not mail after 10/26 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 10/31. Email: info@dallaschess.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 10/30 as we are traveling. Online registration and team room information on website at www.dallaschess.com 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.


Nov 28 or 29 – Dec 1                         Register online using paypal        Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)                Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

Dallas 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 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, 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. Highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Dallas Ches Club Champioln. 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. 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’. 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 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 11/28. 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.


December 7 2019

2019 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 1/1/19. 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.


December 21-22 2019                                                                  US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

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: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $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. 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


Dec 30-31 2019                        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.: 12/30 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. INFO: Barbara Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com. www.dallaschess.com.


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