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87th Annual Southwest Open

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Overview: 7SS G/90 with 30 sec inc.  Tournament has 3 Sections. Sep 3  6 or Sept 4-6 2021

Hotel: 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.

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 USCF 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.

Rules regarding Electronics and other matters: 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

Entry fees: 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 made online at  Note that entries may be limited due to any special distancing rules in effect during the dates of the tournament.

Rounds:  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,  NS. NC. W. FIDE. JGP.

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