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 Dallas Open, Amateur and Novice Championships

Feb 12 – Feb 15 or Feb 13 - Feb 15 2021

7 Round Swiss - Open, Amateur, Novice Sections

Open Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment.

Amateur Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment

 Novice Section: G/90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel:  DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Dr., Fort Worth TX 76155 HR: $85/85/85/85, 800-228-9290 reserve by 2/1 and identify yourself as part of the Dallas Chess Club staying at the DFW Airport Marriott South. Free Parking

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Map and directions to hotel

Up to two ˝ point byes available if requested before end of round 2 and before any full point bye is awarded. Note that unless TD rules otherwise on a case by case basis, withdrawals and last round zero point byes are not eligible for prizes.

Round Times

Schedule Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7

4 day

Friday, 2/12 Saturday, 2/13

2:30 pm

Saturday, 2/13

7:10 pm

Sunday, 2/14 Sunday, 2/14 Monday, 2/15 Monday, 2/15
7:00 pm

3 day

Saturday, 2/13 9:30 am 2:15 pm 9:30 am 2:15 pm
9:30 am

The 4 day and 3 day schedules merge for round 2.

Open: This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will use USCF ratings for pairings and prize purposes. Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in Open section.

Open Prizes

1st  $800

 2nd $400

 3rd  $200

 2200-2399       $500

 U2200        $500

Highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Dallas Chess Club Champion

Click here for Open Section Registration

Entry fee: $95, by 2/05 else $115. Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member in Open section/Re-entry from Amateur section $55 by 2/5 else $65. Re-entry from Open section to Open section is not allowed.

              Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Pre-registration requires prepayment. After 2-10 all registrations and changes online only; Registration available if we have not closed due to being full. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day.

Dallas Chess Club membership required for title Dallas Chess Club Champion

 

Amateur: Open to players rated under 1800. Prizes are 25% of Amateur entry fees. TD’s discretion in allotting the 25% among classes. Highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Dallas Chess Club Amateur Champion.

Click here for Amateur Section Registration

 Entry Fee: $66 by 2/5 else $79. Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member in Amateur section/Reentry $35 by 2/4 else $48. Re-entry is allowed from other sections if player is qualified to play in Amateur.  

              Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Pre-registration requires prepayment. After 2-10 all changes online-email only; Registration available if we have not closed due to being full. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day.

Dallas Chess Club membership required for title Dallas Chess Club Amateur Champion

 

Novice: Open to players rated Under 1200. Prizes are 25% of Novice entry fees. TD’s discretion in allotting the 25% among classes.  Highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Dallas Chess Club Novice Champion.

Click here for Novice Section Registration

 Entry Fee: $46, by 2/5 else $60. Senior/Birthday during tournament / Additional Family Member in Amateur section / Reentry $30 by 2/4 else $36. Re-entry is allowed from other sections if player is qualified to play in Novice.

              Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Pre-registration requires prepayment. After 2-10 all changes online-email only; Registration available if we have not closed due to being full. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day.

Dallas Chess Club membership required for title Dallas Chess Club Novice Champion

 

For more information: info@dallaschess.com  or Barbara Swafford 214.632.9000

Send all entries and make checks payable to the following: Dallas Chess Club; c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036


Covid-19 Precautions will be observed

Some of the steps we are taking to assure the best experience and maximum safety for players are

  • Sanitization equipment for boards and pieces will be available.
  • All participants and staff will wear masks.
  • One-way aisles will be designated where appropriate.
  • Limits on Spectators.
  • Pairings, Wall Charts, Standings will be online. Links are at top of this page. Plan for a way to view them.
  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be plentiful.

This list will be updated to reflect current best practice.

TLA:

 

Feb 12 or 13 -15  

Dallas Open, Amateur and Novice Championships, DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76155

Open: This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will use USCF ratings for pairings and prize purposes. Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in Open section. $$ $800-400-200, 2200-2399 $500, U2200 $500. EF: $95, by 2/05 else $115. Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member in Open section/Re-entry from Amateur section $55 by 2/5 else $65. Re-entry from Open section to Open section is not allowed. Highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Dallas Chess Club Champion.

Amateur: Open to players rated Under 1800. EF: $66, by   2/5 else $79. Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member in Amateur section/Reentry $35 by 2/4 else $48. Re-entry is allowed from other sections if player is qualified to play in Amateur. Prizes are 25% of Amateur entry fees. TD’s discretion in allotting the 25% among classes. Highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Dallas Chess Club Amateur Champion.

Novice: Open to players rated Under 1200. EF: $46, by 2/5 else $60. Senior/Birthday during tournament / Additional Family Member in Amateur section / Reentry $30 by 2/4 else $36. Re-entry is allowed from other sections if player is qualified to play in Novice. Prizes are 25% of Novice entry fees. TD’s discretion in allotting the 25% among classes.  Highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Dallas Chess Club Novice Champion.

Both Amateur and Novice:  Tournament reserves the right to use FIDE rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round. Clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’.

All: 7SS, G/90; 30 second increment. 4-day and 3-day Options. 4-day Rds. Friday 2/12 7:00pm, Sat  2:30 pm, 7:10pm, Sun: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm, Mon: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm. 3-day Saturday 2/13 at 9:30 am then merge with 4-day. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Two 1/2 point bye available if requested before end of rd. 2 and before receiving full point bye, Note that unless TD rules otherwise on a case by case basis, withdrawals and last round zero point byes are not eligible for prizes. Registration should be done online at www.dallaschess.com  HR: $85/85/85/85, 800-228-9290 reserve by 2/1 and identify yourself as part of the Dallas Chess Club staying at the DFW Airport Marriott South. Free Parking. Due to Covid-19 the Dallas Chess Club Membership is $35 for rest of 2021 or $10 for the tournament.  Entries/questions: 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. Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 2/10 all registration and changes online only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 2/1.  Note that the number of players is limited and will be registered on a first come first serve basis. Register early.

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