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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)
2016 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:
$$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and
rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one
hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must
disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA
Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125.
EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday
during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. For DFW area players,
Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non
member fee. Small appearance fee to the First three
GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee (appearance
fee shall 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. 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. 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 and to use FIDE pairing rules. 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, email@example.com. FIDE.
1-5 Sept 2016
9 rounds using Swiss pairing system. 90
minutes per player for the whole game with the
addition of 30 seconds per move from the first move.
Open and Girls. Tournament is open to
players born on or after January 1st 1996. Players
must be from USA, Mexico, Bermuda and Canada. Each
National Federation may register as many players as it wishes. All participants
(except USA players) must be endorsed by their FIDE recognized National Chess
Federation. In addition, each National Federation may register one official
player per category plus a Head of Delegation (HoD). Official players and HoD’s
receive free lodging, breakfast, and hotel restaurant coupons for lunch and
dinner. EVENT SCHEDULE:
Arrival Day: September 1st. Player’s meeting 6 pm on
9/1. Round 1: 9/1 at 7:30 pm. Round 2: 9/2 at 1
Round 3: 9/2 at 7:30 pm. Round 4: 9/3 at 2:00 pm.
Round 5: 9/3 at 7:30 pm. Round 6: 9/4 at 11 am. Round 7: 9/4 at 4:30 pm.
Round 8: 9/5 at 9 am. Round 9: 9/5 at 2:30 pm. Closing ceremony
(attendance is Optional): 9/5 7:30 pm.
In event of equal scores, the following tiebreaks will be used: 1. Direct
encounter, 2 Median Bucholz, 3 Most wins, and 4
Younger player. APPEALS:
Appeals Committee shall consist of 3 members plus 2
reserves. The Appeals Committee shall be determined at
the players meeting on September 1. If possible, three
Federations shall be represented on the Appeals Committee. An
appeal against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to
the Chief Arbiter, within two hours after the end of the playing session.
The appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $100 US.
This fee shall be refunded if the appeal is
successful. The Appeals Committee may also decide to
refund the fee if it considers that the appeal was not frivolous. The
decision of the Appeals Committee is final, binding and takes immediate
The winners of the Female and Open Divisions will earn
the following awards from FIDE: Gold/Clear first = 9 round GM or WGM
norm and IM or WIM title. Equal first after tiebreaks = WIM or IM title,
Silver and Bronze = 9 round WIM or IM norm and WFM/FM
title. These awards are subject to FIDE Title
regulation 1.13a. The winners, if still eligible,
shall be considered official players in the North American U20 in 2017.
In addition, the winners shall also have the right to participate in the
2017 Pan-Am U20 as official players.
All event fees are
payable in US Dollars.
Official players $100, additional players $150.
Organizer fee: $25 for all accompanying persons. The fee for all registration
received after 4 pm on 9/1 will be $180.
Non Hotel Fee:
$65 for all players not staying at the host Doubletree
Doubletree DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063.
$99 with continental breakfast for up to 4 registered
guests/$109 with Full Breakfast Buffet for up to two registered
guests/$119 with Full Breakfast Buffet for up to four registered
guests, 972-929-8181or 800-222-8733 reserve by 8/11 and ask for Dallas
Chess Club rate. Players Flying into DFW airport may call the Doubletree
and have the hotel pick them up at the airport.
WEBSITE and CONTACTS:
Registration details can be found on the official website
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact
us: IA, IO Francisco Guadalupe,
firstname.lastname@example.org or FA, IO Luis Salinas,
Luis.Salinas.Chess@gmail.com This tournament
is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules
2016 North American Junior (U20) Chess Championships,
2 or 3-5 Sept 2016
82nd Annual Southwest Open
GPP: 40 Enhanced Texas 7SS G/90 with 30 sec inc. Doubletree DFW Airport North,
4441 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75063. $$ 8,950 b/175 full entries, 75%
Gtd. 3 Sections and scholastic side events:
Open: (This section is FIDE rated and
uses FIDE rules. USCF rules/ratings used
for awarding prizes. USCF ratings used for pairing purposes. Players not at the
board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game unless
arbiter decides to grant more time.)
Please check tournament website for rules about FIDE registration. $$
1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $700, U2200 $700-350. Reserve:
U2000. $$ 800-400-200. B $600-300-150, U1600 $500-250-125. Novice:
U1400 and Unrated. $$ $500-250-125, E
$400-200, U1000 $300-150 Unrated $200. All 3: Except for approved Electronic
scorekeeping devices, no electronics are allowed in the playing area during the
round. This includes rest rooms in playing area. This rule applies to players,
parents, coaches. TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $89 if
received by 8/26, else $99. $82 Junior(U19) if received by 8/26 else $90
(juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family
participant/Birthday during event , $53 if received by 8/26 else $65
(Senior/Handicap/Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5
for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/30/16 all
registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10
after 8/30/16. 4 day: Reg. Friday 9/2, 6:15 pm-7:05. Rds. Fri.: 7:30, Sat.: 2:00
pm - 7:30, Sun: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm, Mon.: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat.
9/3, 8-8:25 am, Rd. 1 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. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be
put in the 3 day. HR: $99 with continental breakfast for up to 4 registered
guests/$109 with Full Breakfast Buffet for up to two registered guests/$119 with
Full Breakfast Buffet for up to four registered guests, 972-929-8181or
800-222-8733 reserve by 8/11 and ask for Dallas Chess Club rate. Up to two ½-pt
byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7
not permitted. Tournament reserves the right to use an analog clock with
equivalent time control under special circumstances (not in open section). Texas
Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/4 at 8:30 am.
K-12 Scholastic on Saturday,
9/3. 5-SS, G/30, d/5, EF: $31 by 8/26, $45 thereafter; Pre-reg. requires
pre-payment. After 8/30/16 all registration and changes on site only; all
changes $10 after 8/30/16. No refunds after 8/30/16, $10 handling fee for
refunds before 8/30/16. Entries do not count toward base in Open, Reserve and
Novice. Registration: 9:15-9:45 am, Rd. 1 at 10:20 am, rest ASAP with small
lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes:
Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top
three unrateds. Medals to Players who do not win a trophy. ALL: Ent: Dallas
Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info:
Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, email@example.com www.dallaschess.com NS. NC. W.
FIDE. JGP for Non scholastic side events.
10 Sept 2016
SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT, All Saints Episcopal School,
2695 S. SW Loop 323 Tyler, TX
Scholastic Sections, September 2016 published rating will be used,
SECTION A: SCHOLASTIC AMATEUR, K to K12 students, 5 Swiss System Rounds
in 30 minutes (G30). Prizes: Trophies to top 3 individuals, Class Prizes:
Trophies to top 3 K-6 individuals who did not win a trophy,
SECTION B: SCHOLASTIC NOVICE, K to
K12 students with USCF Rating <500. 5 Swiss System Rounds
Game in 30 minutes (G30),Prizes: Trophies to top 3
individuals, Class Prizes: Trophies to top 3 K-3 individuals who did not win a
trophy, Onsite Registration:
8:30AM to 9:00AM, Players must arrive by 9:00AM to
Round 1 starts at 9:30AM, all other rounds to follow ASAP,
Make checks payable and mail to: TYLER
541 Contenders Way,
Tournament is USCF rated. USCF membership required to play.