Region III Tournaments

The Dallas Chess Club runs a number of tournaments during the week; for these please check the DCC Calendar. If you have surfed into an unframed version of this page, click here for the full site with navigational frame. 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.)

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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


27-28 Sept 2014 

Dallas Open, 5SS, G/90 with 30 second increment. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S Cottonwood Dr. Ste C, Richardson, TX 75080. One Section $$875G.: Open: This section is FIDE rated and uses Fide rules, but USCF rules/ratings will be used pairing and prize purposes. $$ $500-$250-$125. ‘X’ and U2000 prize(s) will be 40% of ‘X’ and U2000 entry fees respectively. EF: $80, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $50, Registration: 9:45-10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45-3:10-7:16, Sun 10:45-3:10. One Bye allowed if requested before the end of round 2, withdrawals and last round zero point byes are not eligible for prizes. Highest Finishing Dallas Chess Club member gets free entry to Dallas Absolute. ENT: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com, www.dallaschess.com NS. NC. FIDE.

 

Dallas Amateur and Novice 5SS, G/90 with 30 second increment. Dallas CC, 200 S Cottonwood Dr. Ste C, Richardson, TX 75080. EF: $40 $$ Prizes based on entries 60 % returned. Amateur: Open to U2000. Novice: Open to U1400 and unrated. Reg.: 9:45-10:15am. Rds.: 10:45-3:10-7:16, 10:45-3:10. Two half-point Byes if requested before rd 2 (and if requested before receiving a full point bye). Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com, www.dallaschess.com NS. NC.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

25-26 Oct 2014   Texas

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

2014 DCC Fide Open IX, 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: $80, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $55. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $35. 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. Both: Reg.: 10/25 from 9:45 – 10:15am. Rds.: Sat 10:45am/3:10pm/7:16pm, Sun 10:45 am/3:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round rd 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 $2 per round and be USCF members. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, see address above. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com. NS. NC. FIDE.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

8-9 Nov 2014   Texas

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

2014 DCC Fide Open X, 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: $80, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $55. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $35. 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. Both: Reg.: 11/8 from 9:45 – 10:15am. Rds.: Sat 10:45am/3:10pm/7:16pm, Sun 10:45 am/3:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round rd 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 $2 per round and be USCF members. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, see address above. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com. NS. NC. FIDE.



15 Nov 2014

1st TYLER CHESS OPEN, Quality Inn Conference Center, 2843 N Northwest Loop 323, Tyler 75702 Flyer


 27- 30 OR  28- 30 Nov 2014

GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)    Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

2014 DCC Fide Open XI. 7SS, G/90 with 30 sec inc. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. 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 awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion.  Contact us or USCF about registering for Fide before the event starts. $500-$250-$125. EF: $80, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $55. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. Reserve: Open to USCF U1800. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $40. 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. Both: Registration: 4 day 4:45 - 5:30 on Thurs 11/27. 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 - 9:30 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. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com. NS. NC. FIDE.  JGP.

 


 13-14 Dec 2014  

Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!    Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

2014 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: $$875G. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: $80, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $55. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $40. 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. Both: Reg.: 12/13 from 9:45–10:15am. Rds.: Sat 10:45am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 10:45 am-3:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round rd 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 $2 per round and be USCF 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, info@dallaschess.com. FIDE. NS. NC. JGP.


20-22 December 2014 Texas    Grand Prix Points: 60 (Enhanced)

 Dallas Absolute 5SS, G/90 with 30 sec increment. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion.  EF: USCF +2400 $90, USCF 2200-2400(or if you ever been rated 2200 USCF) $105, Fide rated 2000 and above is $140, U2200 USCF/U2000Fide $175. USCF Membership Required. Dallas Chess Club membership required, but players can pay a $10 tournament membership. Note that highest finishing Dallas Chess Club member is Club Champion. $$b/25: 70% Guaranteed. $1600-800-400-275. U2400 $500. Reg.: 12/20: 11:00am-12:01 pm. Rds.: Sat. 12/20 12:30, 5:30 pm. Sun. 12/21: 11 am, 4:30 pm. Mon. 12/22 9:30 am. 1 bye if requested before end of round 2. Players who withdraw or take a last round zero point bye are ineligible for prizes. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX, 76036-4719. INFO: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com, www.dallaschess.com. NS. NC. FIDE.

 


Dec. 31 – Jan. 1, 2015          Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced)

 DCC New Year INSANITY. 10 Rd. 2-SS (Play white and black against each opponent), G/30; d5. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S Cottonwood Dr, #C, Richardson TX 75080. EF: $40. $25 Junior/Senior/Hcapp. Limited number of House players welcome for $1 per game. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $10 non member fee. $$GTD: $200-100. Class prizes (if any) depends on entries. Reg: 12/31 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 ½ 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. NS NC.

 


10-11 Jan 2015   Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!    Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

2015 DCC Fide Open I. 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: $80, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $55. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $40. 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. Both: Reg.: 1/10 from 9:45–10:15am. Rds.: Sat 10:45am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 10:45 am-3:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round rd 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 $2 per round and be USCF 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, info@dallaschess.com. FIDE. NS. NC. JGP.



17-19 Jan 2015 Texas    Grand Prix Points: 60 (Enhanced)

Texas Masters 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion.  EF: USCF +2400 $90, USCF 2200-2400(or if you ever been rated 2200 USCF) $105, Fide rated 2000 and above is $140, U2200USCF/U2000Fide $175. USCF Membership Required. Texas Chess Association Membership also required for Texas players). $$b/25: 70% Guaranteed. $1600-800-400-275. U2400 $500. Reg.: 1/17: 10:00-10:55 am. Rds.: Sat 11:30am, 5 pm ; Sun 11:30am, 5 pm; Mon 10 am. One bye if requested before end of round 2 and before given a full point bye or forfeit win. Players who withdraw or take a last round zero point bye are ineligible for prizes. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX, 76036-4719. INFO: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com, www.dallaschess.com NS. NC. FIDE.

  


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Upcoming Scholastic Events

A State Championship Event!

Oct 31 or Nov 1 – 2, 2014  18th Annual Texas Grade and Collegiate Championships

Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W John Carpenter Freeway, Irving TX 75063. HR: $94/$94/$99/$104. 972.929.8400 Mention Texas Grade or mention code TGJ30A to get rate. Reserve by Sept 29 or rate may not be honored.

Collegiate:  Oct 31-Nov 2. 5SS, G/90, with 30 sec inc. Collegiate is open to any college player. Only Texas players/Colleges can be be Texas Collegiate Champs.$$ $400-$200-$100, 1st ‘1600-1800’ $200, 1st ‘1200-1599’ $200, 1st U1200 $200, Unrated eligible for U1200 prize or 1st -3rd overall only. Plaques to top 5 Individuals, Plaques to top 5 Teams (top four players added for team scores, no more than 2 teams per school.) EF:$49 by 10/17/14, $69 thereafter. Do not mail after 10/25 as your entry may not be received  in time.  Reg.:Fri 10/31 from 7:00 pm-7:30 pm.  Rds.: Rd 1 at 10/31  at 7:45pm . Sat  12:15pm-5:30pm. Sun. 9 am and 1:45 pm. 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. Team pairings will be turn off for later rounds, probably for round 3. Fide rated  and USCF rated and uses Fide Rules. USCF ratings/rules will be used for pairings and  prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Online registration and team  room  information on website at www.dallaschess.com.

Grades 9-12: Oct 31 or  Nov 1 – Nov 2. 5SS, G/90 with 30 sec inc. (Round 1 of 2 day is G/60; d5). Each grade is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. Players must play in their own grade. Note that small 9-12  sections may be merged with a bigger 9-12 section. 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: $35 if postmarked by 10/17/14, $59 thereafter or on site. . Do not mail after 10/25 as your entry may not be received  in time.  Schedule: 3 day or 2 day. Reg: 3day: Fri 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  3day Rd1 is on Fri at 7:45 pm. Reg: 2day on Sat on 7:30 am – 8:30 am. 2 day Rd 1 is at 9 am. Sections merge then  rds . Sat  12:15pm-5:30pm., Sun. 9 am and 1:45 pm. Sat. registration may require a 1/2 pt. 1st rd. bye.  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. Team pairings may be turn off for later rounds.

Grades K-8: Nov 1 – Nov 2. 6SS, Rds 1-3 G/45, d5; Rds 4-6 G/60, d5. Each grade is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. Players must play in their own grade. 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.)  RDS: Sat. rds 9:30-12:05-2:10-4:15. Sun. rds 10-1:15. ALL: EF: $35 if postmarked by 10/17. $59 thereafter or at site. Do not mail after 10/25 as your entry may not be received  in time.

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 10/29. Email: info@dallaschess.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 10/29 as we are traveling. Online registration and  team room  information on website at www.dallaschess.com. Side events: Unrated Blitz open tournament on 10/31 at 7:45 pm. EF: $15, Trophy prizes. Bughouse Open Tournament Sat. 8:35 pm. EF: $20/team. Trophy prizes. Registration for side events online or onsite only. NS, NC, W.

 

 


15 Nov 2014

Founders Classical Academy Chess Tournament   Flyer