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

23 Sept 2016 7:30 pm

"Raising a Chess Champion" Interview with Wayne Xiong (Jeffery's Dad) and Alexey Root followed by a Question and Answer session. Topic is "Raising a Chess Champion. Fee to attend." Fee to attend is $20. Held as part of the Friday Night Tournament. This is a fundraiser for the Dallas Chess Club. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S Cottonwood Dr #C, Richardson TX 75080


24-25 September 2016            Register online using paypal

2016 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: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $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 Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may 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. FIDE


15-16 October 2016          US Chess Junior Grand Prix!    Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)    Register online using paypal

2016 DCC FIDE Open XIII, 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 Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may 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. FIDE


15 Oct 2016                                Tournament Flyer

EAST TEXAS SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT, Robert E. Lee High School, Cafeteria, 411 E SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701Two Scholastic Sections, October 2016 published rating will be used, SECTION A: SCHOLASTIC AMATEUR, K to K12 students, 5 Swiss System Rounds   Game 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 check in, Round 1 starts at 9:30AM, all other rounds to follow ASAP, Entry Fee: $20, Make checks payable and mail to: TYLER CHESS CENTER, 541 Contenders Way, Tyler, TX 75703. Tournament is USCF rated. USCF membership required to play.


5 Nov 2016                                Tournament Flyer

EAST TEXAS SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT, Bishop Gorman Catholic School, Library, 1405 ESE Loop 323,Tyler TX 75701 Two Scholastic Sections, November 2016 published rating will be used, SECTION A: SCHOLASTIC AMATEUR, K to K12 students, 5 Swiss System Rounds   Game 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 check in, Round 1 starts at 9:30AM, all other rounds to follow ASAP, Entry Fee: $20, Make checks payable and mail to: TYLER CHESS CENTER, 541 Contenders Way, Tyler, TX 75703. Tournament is USCF rated. USCF membership required to play.


A State Championship Event!

11-13 Nov 2016  

20th Annual Texas Grade Championships, Hilton Houston North, 12400 Greenspoint Dr., Houston, TX 77060. HR: $95/$95/$95/$95, 281-875-2222. Mention DACH to get rate. Room comes with 2 breakfast coupons. Reserve by Oct 26 or rate may not be honored. Each grade is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. Note that a new rule has been passed where players cannot play in two separate closed scholastic state championship in different states. Players must play in their own grade. Note that small sections may be merged with another section. Also if sections are small you may have to play a teammate or play someone twice. 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. 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 11/4/16, $59 thereafter or on site. Do not mail after 11/4 as your entry may not be received on time. NOTE that this is the last Texas Grade before the split to a North/Central and South Texas Grade. Grades 6-12: 6SS, G/60 d5. Schedule: Reg: Fri 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Rd. 1 Fri. 7:45 pm, Sat 10am-1:00pm-4pm, Sun. 10 am and 1:00 pm. Grades K-5: Nov 11 – Nov 13. 6SS, Rds. 1 G/45 d5; Rds. 2-6 G/60 d5. Schedule: Reg: Fri 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Rd. 1 Fri. 7:45 pm, Sat 10am-1:00pm-4pm, Sun. 10 am and 1:00 pm. 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 11/9. Email: info@dallaschess.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 11/9 as we are traveling. Online registration and team room information on website at www.dallaschess.com. Side events: Unrated Blitz open tournament on Saturday at 7:00pm. EF: $15, Trophy prizes. Bughouse Open Tournament Sat. 8:35 pm. EF: $20/team. Trophy prizes. Registration for side events online or onsite only. W.


24-27 NOV or 25- 27 Nov                 TEXAS    GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)    Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!    Register online using paypal

2016 DCC Fide Open XIV 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: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member/Birthday during tournament: $55. For DFW area players, Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to USCF U1800. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated and uses USCF rules. EF: $50. 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. 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: Registration: 4 day 5:00 - 5:45 on Thurs 11/24. 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 - 9:45 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: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX, 76036-4719. 214.632.9000. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com. NS. NC. FIDE.  JGP.


10-11 December 2016.  US Chess Junior Grand Prix!    Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)        Register online using paypal

2016 DCC FIDE Open XV, 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 Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may 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. FIDE


17-19 December 2016                 Texas    Grand Prix Points: 40 (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 $120, U2200 USCF/U2000Fide $150. 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. $1600-800-400-200. U2400 $500. Reg.: 12/17: 11:00am-12:01 pm. Rds.: 12/17 12:30, 5:30 pm. 12/18: 11am, 4:30 pm. 12/19 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                Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced)

  DCC New Year Insanity 10 Rd. G/30; d5. 2-SS (Play white and black against each opponent), 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.