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88th Annual Southwest Open

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Overview: 7SS G/90 with 30 sec inc.  Tournament has 3 Sections. Sep 2 5 or Sept 3-5 2022

Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, Lindbergh Ballroom, 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. Tournament has 3 Sections.

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, 2000-2199 $750. There will be 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/section Prizes will be determined at tournament based on entries. Unrateds may play in this section but only win top prizes.

Novice Section: Opened to U1400 and Unrated. This section is USChess rated only. $$ $500. Class/section 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.  See for any COVID rules.

Entry fees: EF: $99 if received by 8/29, else $113. EF for  Senior/ Handicap/ Additional family participant $65 by 8/29 else $79.  (Reentry not allowed.) Add $5 for CC phone entries; Note that entry must be made online at

Rounds:  4 day:  Rounds. Fri.: 7:10 pm, Sat.: 2:10 pm & 7:10, Sun: 11:30 am & 5:20 pm, Mon.: 9:20 am & 2:20 pm. 3 day: Rd. 1 on Sat. 9/3 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 9/4 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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