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87th Annual Southwest Open

Event website: http://www.dallaschess.com/2021SWOpen/index.html

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 www.dallaschess.com

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 www.dallaschess.com.  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, info@dallaschess.com    www.dallaschess.com  NS. NC. W. FIDE. JGP.

Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!   Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (Enhanced)

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July Rapid – 7/24 – all proceeds will be used to plant trees

Chess For Trees is a nonprofit.

Overview
The tournament will consist of an Open section and a K-12 section. There will be cash prizes for the open section and trophy prizes for the K-12 section. The format of the tournament will be 5 Round Swiss – 15 minutes with 2 second increment. The tournament will be hosted on chess.com. You will need a chess.com account to play the tournament. Instructions on how to create an account can be found on: https://support.chess.com/article/671-how-do-i-create-an-account

The tournament is not USCF rated. Everyone is eligible to play!

Registration Fee: $15
Registration closes on July 22
Register online today!


Prizes
Prizes: $500 guaranteed in prizes plus 50% of the combined registration fee. (For example if 20 people register then $500 plus 50% of the total registration fees of (15×20 = 300) would make a total prize fund of $650.)

Open Section
1st Place: 50% of total prize fund (Based of 0 entries $250)
2nd Place: 30% of total prize fund (Based of 0 entries $150)
3rd Place: 20% of total prize fund (Based of 0 entries $100)

K-12 Section
Top 3 get trophies. Note: It may take time for trophies to be delivered. 

Fair Play
Tournament results will be finalized after 1-2 weeks in order to give chess.com time to do a fair play analysis. If chess.com determines you have cheated then you will not be eligible for any prizes and your chess.com account might be closed. Chess.com’s decision is final.

Technical Difficulties
Unfortunately due to the nature of virtual tournaments nothing can be done if you lose a match or face any other difficulties due to internet issues and other technical difficulties. Note: You will not be refunded for any loss due to technical difficulties.


More Instructions
Once you have registered and paid the registration fee of $15, please join the “Chess For Trees” club on chess.com. The club is private so you will have to leave a message stating your full name.

Note: Only people who have paid the registration fee will be admitted in the club.

On the day of the tournament sign into your chess.com account and go to https://www.chess.com/live and then on the tournaments tab you should see our tournament. Please join the tournament and wait for the rounds to start. The next round will start after all games are finished. The whole tournament will last for no more than 3-4 hours.

Please only join the tournament for your section, as if you fail to do this then you will end up playing the wrong section, and will not be counted for prizes.

If you’re playing the open section then join the July Rapid – Open Section tournament, and if you’re playing in the K-12 section join the July Rapid – K-12 tournament.

Please note:
The K-12 section will start at 11 AM CST on July 24.
The Open section will start at 4 PM CST on July 24.

Payment Information and Refund Policy
To pay for your tournament entry, please visit the event page. A payment link is located at the bottom. If the tournament is cancelled for any reason, all entries be refunded 100% . If you decide to withdraw your entry fee will be refunded as long as you contact the organizer by email no later than July 22.

Warm Up Tournament
There will be a warm up tournament on Friday, July 23 at 4 PM CST. There will be one section for all players. The tournament will be named Chess For Trees July Warm up. The warm up is optional.

If you have any questions please email us at chessfortrees@gmail.com

Please visit the EVENT WEBSITE!

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CANCELLED – Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp – Fantastic Finales!

Description: This camp has been cancelled. A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from August 2 – 6, 2021.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette
highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for
lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!

Game ending crescendos and on-point techniques are investigated. Middlegames and endgames are served up with clarity — reminding us of a famous Lasker quote, “The hardest game to win is a won game”. (This camp offered simultaneously online and in-person.)

Date and Time: camp session: August 2 – 6, 2021, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at  http://www.turbochess.com/2021-Mathnasium-Cedar-Park-Chess-Camp-Registration-Forms.pdf. Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (512-355-0881) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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CANCELLED – Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp – – Brilliancies and Howlers!

Description: This camp has been cancelled. A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from July 5 – 9, 2021.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette
highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for
lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!

Chess to excite! The most awesome games dazzle and entertain us … while others leave us confounded —
shaking our heads! Students experience the best and the worst of times from crowd favorites such as Morphy and Tal to more modern stars such as Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi. (This camp offered simultaneously online and in-person.)

Date and Time: camp session: July 5 – 9, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at  http://www.turbochess.com/2021-Mathnasium-Cedar-Park-Chess-Camp-Registration-Forms.pdf. Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (512-355-0881) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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CANCELLED – Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp – Wild Openings!

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Cedar Park Mathnasium from June 21 – 25, 2021.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette
highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for
lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!

With thousands of named variations available, students will discover the joy of preparing surprises for their opponents with tricky and uncharted play. Not just one-trick or trap-only opening ideas, but a deeper uncovering of useful ideas will be explored. (This camp offered simultaneously online and in-person.)

Date and Time: camp session: June 21 – 25, 2021, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at  http://www.turbochess.com/2021-Mathnasium-Cedar-Park-Chess-Camp-Registration-Forms.pdf. Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Cedar Park Mathnasium
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste #100
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Questions:
Contact Cedar Park Mathnasium (512-355-0881) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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CANCELLED – Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp – World Class Chess!

Description: This camp has been cancelled. A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Leander Mathnasium from July 12 – 16, 2021.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette
highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for
lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!

The phenomenal games of historic titans and current digital-era maestros will be examined to enlighten and inspire the student. Style and game selections from 150 years of world class players will be inspected and compared: Morphy, Steinitz (1800s), Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Fischer, Kasparov (1900s) and 21st century champions Anand and Carlsen. (This camp offered simultaneously online and in-person.)

Date and Time: camp session: July 12-16, 2021, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at  http://www.turbochess.com/2021-Mathnasium-Leander-Chess-Camp-Registration-Forms.pdf. Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Leander Mathnasium
2906 S. Bagdad Rd #240
Leander, TX 78641

Questions:
Contact Leander Mathnasium (512-355-0881) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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CANCELLED – Mathnasium Summer Chess Camp – Check and Mate!

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by the Leander Mathnasium from June 14 – 18, 2021.  Featuring Certified National Master Paul Chaplin. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Each camp features five exciting days of an immersive chess environment and a fun-filled focus on a special featurette
highlight (description below). Chess Camps hosted by Mathnasium are engaging and fun! Sign up early for
lowest fees! Limited attendance – first come first served!

The ultimate goal of the game is pursued with the replay and analysis of mesmerizing attacks conjured up by the great masters of today and of the past. Students add crushing mating nets, calculated king hunts and other game-ending attacks to their skills. (This camp offered simultaneously online and in-person.)

Date and Time: 1st camp session: June 14 – 18, 2021, 8am – 3pm

Registration: To register, please fill out the registration form at  http://www.turbochess.com/2021-Mathnasium-Leander-Chess-Camp-Registration-Forms.pdf. Instructions for turning in the registration form and making payment are on the form.

Location:
Leander Mathnasium
2906 S. Bagdad Rd #240
Leander, TX 78641

Questions:
Contact Leander Mathnasium (512-355-0881) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Paul Chaplin (pschaplin@sbcglobal.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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ACC May Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 4 weeks, with games on May 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 4 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $20.00 all. Online registration and payment available and preferred.

Austin Chess Club is hosting another serious swiss tournament. USCF membership must not expire before May 31, 2021.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. The event has the potential to run late. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. One round may last upwards of 4 hours.

Last chance registration happens onsite 6:00pm – 6:25pm on May 2nd. No pre-registration for round 1 is necessary. Email pre-registration is accepted; however, online payment is preferred! If you email to register, you must show up and pay no later than 6:25pm! First round begins at 6:30pm. Please be on time! Participants who wish to enter the tournament late may email Austin Chess Club. Late entry must be made (emailed) before 10am on Sunday, May 9th to secure a round 2 pairing.

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.

Location:

Bridge Center of Austin
6700 Middle Fiskville Road
next to Taj Palace
Austin TX 78752

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Late April G/24 Quick-rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on April 25th offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 3 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $10.00 all. USCF membership required. Online entry available and requested.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating.

USCF membership may not expire before April 30, 2021.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 6:25pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $10/player. We would like the first round to begin at 6:30pm sharp. Please arrive early. If you have questions that the website has not answered, email Austin Chess Club.

Please bring a set and a board. Please bring a digital delay clock if at all possible.

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.

Location:

Bridge Center of Austin
6700 Middle Fiskville Road
next to Taj Palace
Austin TX 78752