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                                        

TexOhma Open, Amateur and Novice, Canceled

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.

22-25 or 23-25 May 2020

A Heritage Event!        Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!    A State Championship Event!    Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced)

75th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships 7SS DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Dr., Fort Worth TX 76155. $$ 8,350G. Championship: This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will use USCF ratings for pairings and prize purposes. Must be rated 2000 or above regular (not quick, blitz or rapid) by either USCF or Fide to play in this section or have had a provable 2000 or higher regular rating in the past. defending Texas State Amateur Champion may also play in this section. Texas Scholastic High School Champions may also play in this section. Foreign unrateds may play in this section and at TDs discretion may be required to play in Championship section. G/90 with 30 sec. increment. Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in Championship section. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $750, U2200 $750. Amateur: U2000 & unrated. Rds. 1-7 G/90 with 30 sec increment. $$ 800-400-200. B $$ 600-300-150, C 500-250-125, U1400 $500-250-125, U1200 $400, U1000 $300 Unrated $200. Both: TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $89 if received by 5/14, else $99. $80 Junior (U19) if received by 5/14 else $90, senior (over 65)/Handicapped/Full time college student/additional family participant $53 if receive by 5/14 else $65. Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 5/20 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 5/20. 4 day: Reg. Friday 5/22, 6:15 pm-7:00. Rds. Fri: 7:30, Sat: 2:45 pm - 7:30, Sun: 11:30 am - 5:15 pm, Mon: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 5/23, 9-9:30 am, Rd. 1 at 10 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. HR: $104/104/114/114, 817-358-1700 or 800-228-9290 reserve by 5/14 and ask for Dallas Chess Club rate. Rate includes breakfast for up to 2 guest with the $104 rate and up to 4 hotel guests with the $114 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.      

trK-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 5/23. 5-SS, Rds. G/30 d5, EF: $29 by 5/14, $45 after; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 5/20 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 5/21. No refunds after 5/22, $10 handling fee for refunds before 5/22. Registration 8:15-8:45 am, Rd. 1 at 9:30 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, top five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top three unrateds. Medals to those who do not win a trophy. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000,    NS. NC. W. FIDE (for championship)

May 29-31 2020     A State Championship event    Web Page       US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

2020 Texas North/Central State Scholastic Chess Championships 7SS, Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston Texas, 77042. $109,$109,$109,$109 rate includes American Breakfast Buffet, Call 1-800-452-5110 to make reservations mention group code DCC or register online thru link on web page. Reserve by 2/27/2020 or rate may not be honored. Note that the rate can sell out, so make reservations early.

Tournament is open to any Kindergarten-12th grade student living in Texas or going to school in Texas. Note that players may play in either the South or the North Central Championships or they may also play in both. Also note that if a student has played in another state’s closed championship, they may not play in this tournament.

Four championships: TX North/Central Primary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $44 by 2/4; $56 by 3/1; $74 after 3/1 or on site. On Site Registration: Friday, 5:30-6:15pm, Saturday, 8-8:30am. Saturday registrants will receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. Two 1/2-pt. byes allowed as long as one of the byes is for round 1, if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 600), Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800), Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500), Middle School (6-8/9) Championship, MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900), MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600), High School (9-12) Championship, HS JV (9-12 Under 1000). See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section's eligibility requirement, Note that 2020 February Supplement will be used. Note continuing this year:  

John W. Griffin Memorial Chess Scholarship award sponsored by Belleville Capital Management. They will present certificates to the winner of the High School Championship ($1000), Middle School Championship ($500) and Elementary Championship ($100). The certificate is to be used for secondary education at an accredited institution at some point in the future. We will redeem the certificate and pay directly to the institution. It is the sponsors expectation to make this scholarship a yearly annual award in which a player may win more than once. Trophies for top 20 individuals and top 15 teams in each section plus participation medals for all, and plus Score Awards for players scoring 4 or more points that do not win an individual trophy. Top 5 Grand Champion trophies.  The 3 Primary sections will be merged and using the top 15 players, a grand champion will be crowned. This will also be done for the 3 Elementary sections and the 3 Middle School Sections. For the High School the two sections will be merged and the top 10 players will be used to determine the grand champions. Note that trophies will not be given out in advance and must be picked up at awards ceremony. Please make arrangements for picking up trophies at award ceremony or to get trophy shipped.

Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Section. For round times check website. Time controls: All High School and Middle School Championship Sections: Rds 1 G/45 d5; Rounds 2-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5. All Elementary and Primary and K-1 sections as well as MS JV and MS Novice: rds 1-4 G/45; d5, rds 5-7 G/60; d5. For round times see . Side Events: See website for side events. Side event registration on site only. All registrations (except Side events) available on line: see  and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club. Mail entries to Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. For tournament info, visit our website or contact Barbara Swafford,  or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 3/11 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/11 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/11. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals by phone or email after 3/11/20 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (Houston WestChase). NS, NC, W.


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