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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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
Nov 28- Dec 1 or Nov 29- Dec 1, TEXAS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
2013 DCC Fide Open X, 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 $$875G. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Contact us or USCF about registering for Fide before the event starts. $500-$250-$125. EF: $75, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $50, plus $10 non-DCC membership fee if applicable. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. Reserve section: Open to players rated below 1800 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. Reserve: Open to USCF U1800. EF: $30 plus $10 non Dallas Chess Club membership fee if applicable. The Reserve give back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. Both: Registration: 4 day 5:00 - 5:45 on Thurs 11/28. Rds.: Thurs 6 pm, Friday 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm, Sat 2:30-7:00, Sun 10:00-2:45. Reg 3 day on Friday 9 am - 9:45 am, Rd 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Two half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round rd 2 and before getting full point bye, but half point byes for both rounds 6 AND 7 is not allowed. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, see address above. Info: 214-632-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org. NS. NC. FIDE. JGP.
7 Dec 2013
All Saints Winter Chess Festival, All Saints Episcopal School Student Center, 2695 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, Texas 75701 Open and Scholastic Flyer
21-22 Dec 2013 TEXAS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
2013 DCC Fide Open XI, 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: $80, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $55. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. Reserve section: Open to players rated below 1800 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. Reserve: Open to USCF U1800. EF: $35. The Reserve give back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. Both: reg 12/21 from 9:45 – 10:15. Rds.: Sat 10:45am/3:10 pm/7:16pm, Sun 10:45 am/3:10pm.One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round rd 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, see address above. Info: 214-632-9000, email@example.com. NS. NC. FIDE. JGP.
18-20 January 2014 Texas Grand Prix Points: 40 (Enhanced)
Texas Masters 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. FIDE and USCF rated but uses FIDE rules. Will use USCF ratings and rules for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. EF: USCF +2400 $80, USCF 2200-2400(or if you ever been rated 2200 USCF) $95, Fide rated 2000 and above is $130, U2200USCF/U2000Fide $200. USCF Membership Required. $$b/25: 75% Guaranteed. $1600-800-400-200. U2400 $500. Reg.: 1/18: 10:00-10:55 am. Rds.: Sat 11:20am, 5 pm ; Sun 11:20am, 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: Dallas Chess Club, see address above. 214.632.9000. INFO: Barb Swafford, firstname.lastname@example.org www.swchess.com. NS. NC. FIDE.
30 Dec 2013 - 3 Jan 2014
USA Chess Chess Camp flyer
11 January 2014 Flyer/Registration Form
Region III Scholastic Championships/Steven Grubbs Memorial, 5SS, G/30 d5. Student Union Galaxy Rooms at The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080. Use University Drive entrance. Six rated sections Opened all PreK-12 players, but only players who live in TCA Region 3 or who go to school in TCA Region 3 can win the titles. High School (grades 9-12), Middle School (grades 6-8/9), Elementary (grades K-5/6), Elementary U800 (grades K-5/6 rated under 800), Primary (grades preK-3), and K-1 (grades pre-k-1). $$Trophies for rated sections: HS section: Top 10 ind., top 3 teams; MS Top 10 ind., top 3 team. Elem: Top 10 ind., top 5 teams; Elem U800: Top 10 ind., top 5 teams; Primary: Top 10 ind., top 5 teams; K-1 Top 7 ind., top team. EF for Rated Section: $25 if postmarked by 1/6; $39 thereafter and on site. Add $5 for phone entries. On site registration may result in ½ point first round bye. US Chess Federation Membership required. Sections may be combined if there are not enough players in a section or if too many players belong to one school. Team flag may be turned off if one school has too many players in the section. One Not rated sections: K-6 not rated Open. This section is opened to all players in Grades k-6. $$Trophies for K-6 not rated sections: Top 10 ind, Top 5 teams. EF for not rated section is $15 if postmarked by 1/6, $25 thereafter and on site. Registration Form On site registration may result in ½ point 1st round bye. ALL: Reg: 7:45-8:30am, Rd 1 posted at 9:15 am, all others ASAP with 35-minute lunch break. One 1/2 pt. bye if requested before end of Rd 2. Medals to all the participants. Tournament is not elimination, play all 5 rounds. Pre-Registration requires prepayment with complete information. All changes after 1/9/14 to be made on site only, $10 for changes made after 1/9. No credit cards accepted onsite. Special TCA rules on which section a player can play in Rated Sections. See http://www.swchess.com/sce/tourney/tsc2006/tsc06.htm for some guidelines. Make Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club. US Chess Federation Membership is required for all Rated sections. Not Rated sections do not require US Chess Federation membership. Enter: Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036. Ph: 214.632.9000. E-mail: email@example.com Note that seating is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. Parking info at http://www.utdallas.edu/parking/visitor-information.html Note that visitor center is usually closed on weekends so either park in a green spot or park in a white spot. All white spots are metered parking. So you must pay for parking with a credit card if using white parking.
8-9 Feb 2014
2014 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships, 7SS, Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston TX 77010. HR: $124-$124-$124-$124, 713-739-8000, Mention Texas Scholastic Chess to get Hotel Chess Rate. Reserve by 1/16/14 or rate may go up. One night deposit may be required by Hotel. Four championships in one great location: TX Primary Scholastic Championships; TX Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $41 by 1/27; $69 after 1/27 or on site. On Site Registration: Friday, 7-9pm, Saturday, 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. One 1/2-pt. bye (for any round) allowed if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 700), 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, www.texaschess.org/2007/03/bylaws.html. Also www.swchess.com also has eligibility rules. 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. Schedule: Round times vary depending on section; Time Controls: High School and Middle School: Rd 1-4 G/60 d5; Rds 5-7 G/75 d5. Elementary/Primary/K-1: Rds 1-4 G/45 d5; rds 5-7 G/60 d5. For round times and time control, see: www.dallaschess.com. Side Events: See website for side event. Side event registration on site only. All registrations (except Side events) available on line: see www.dallaschess.com where one can also download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Texas Chess Association. Mail entries to Texas Chess Association, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. For tournament info, visit our website or contact Barbara Swafford, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 2/4 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/4 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/4. 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 after 2/4/14. After that date you must make changes at site (Hilton Americas). NS, NC, W.