87th Annual Southwest Open

September 3 or 4 - September 6 2021

7 Round Swiss - Open Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section Game 90 with 30 sec increment

Hotel:   Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rate: $99.

Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=DFWINDT&groupCode=CDTDCC&arrivaldate=2021-09-02&departuredate=2021-09-07&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

or Reserve at 1-800-446-6677 by 8/2 and mention group name Dallas Chess Club or group code DCC. After 8/2 the rate may not be honored.  Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. Map and directions to hotel    Free Parking.

Registration: Open Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section

Fee: $99 if received by 8/27, else $113.  $65 Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant/reentry during event) if received by 8/27, else $79. Add $5 for credit card phone entries. Entry must be done online at www.dallaschess.com Players who do not indicate 3 day or 4 day will be put in the 3 day schedule.

Re-entry $65 (not available in Open Section)

Online Registration for Open, Reserve, Novice Section using paypal Click here  (paypal account not needed if you use a credit card)   

 Online TCA membership using paypal Click here 

Texas Chess Association membership required, other states association memberships accepted.

Up to two ½ point byes available if requested before end of round 2 and before any full point bye is awarded. Byes for both rounds 6 AND 7 is not permitted.

Round Times - Open Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section

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

4 day

Fri 9/3 Saturday 9/4

2:10 pm

Saturday 9/4

 7:20 pm

Sunday  9/5

11:30 am

Sunday   9/5

5:20 pm

Monday  9/6

9:20 am

Monday  9/6

2:20 pm

7:10 pm

3 day

 Sat 9/4
 9 am

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

Prizes:

Open: 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 board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game unless arbiter decides to grant more time. There will be a special college prize(s) depending on entries.

Open Prizes

1st  $1,000

2nd  $500

 3rd $250

 2200 - 2399 $750

 

Under 2200  $750

 

 Reserve:  Open to players rated under 2000 and unrated players. This Section is Fide rated and uses FIDE rules. Players not at board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game. Class prizes will be determined at tournament based on entries.

Reserve Prizes

1st  $800

 2nd  $400

3rd   $200

 

 Novice: Open to players rated under 1400 and unrated players. This section is US Chess rated only. Players not at board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game. Class prizes (if any) will be determined at tournament based on entries. TD may start white's clock at the start of each round.

Novice Prizes

1st  $500

 

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 available.

This list will be updated to reflect current best practice.

TCA - Texas Chess Association meeting Sunday 9-5 at 8:30 am

For more information: info@dallaschess.com Dallas Chess Club; c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719 For more information: Barb Swafford 214.632.9000

TLA:  Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!     Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (Enhanced)

     Sept 3 6 or Sept 4-6 2021

 

87th Annual Southwest Open GPP: 60 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: $99. Reserve at 972-929-8181 or at 800-446-6677 mention group Name Dallas Chess Club or group code DCC by 8/2. Or see hotel booking link on tournament website. After 8/2 the rate may not be honored. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport.

Tournament has 3 Sections. Open Section: This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. USCF rules/ratings used for awarding prizes. USCF ratings used for pairing purposes. Please check tournament website for rules about FIDE registration. $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $750, U2200 $750. There will be a special college prize(s) depending on entries. Reserve Section: Open to U2000. $ This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. Please check tournament website for rules about FIDE registration. $ 800-400-200. Class Prizes will be determined at tournament based on entries. Unrateds may play in this section. Novice Section: Opened to U1400 and Unrated. This section is USChess rated only. $$ $500. Class Prizes (if any) will be determined at tournament based on entries. Note that TD may start White’s clock at the start of each round.

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. Players not at the board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game unless arbiter decides to grant extend the time. (Note that the clock will keep running.)

Texas Chess Association membership required. Other states accepted. Note that the floor will be closed during the round. Other Covid -19 rules will be in effect such as masks must be worn. See www.dallaschess.com   EF: $99 if received by 8/27, else $113. EF for Senior/ Handicap/ Additional family participant/ re-entry $65 by 8/27 else $79. (Reentry not allowed in Open Section,) 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: Rounds. Fri.: 7:10 pm, 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. 9/4 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 9/5 at 8:30 am.

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.