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Texas 2018

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Upcoming Tournaments in Texas  2018





84th Annual Southwest Open

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Aug. 30-Sept. 3 (International Section) or Aug. 31, or Sept. 1-3   84th Annual Southwest Open

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced)

9SS International section only or 7SS, G/90 with 30 sec inc. Rd. 1 of 3 day is G/60 d5 and 3 day rd. 1 is not Fide rateable for U2300 section. Doubletree by Hilton DFW Airport North, 4441 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rates: $89 for 1 person, $99 for two people, $109 for 3 people and $119 for 4 people in a room. Room includes breakfast. Reserve at 972-929-8181 by 8/8 and ask for the rate SOU. After 8/7 the rate may not be honored. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. Tournament has 4 Sections and scholastic side events: International Section: (This section is Fide Rated and uses Fide Rules. USCF rules used for awarding prizes. GM & IM norms possible! Prizes $6000 G: $$2400-1200-600-400-250, U2400 $$800-400. EF: GMs, foreign IMs, 2500+: $25; Above FIDE 2000 or USCF 2200: $200 by 8/24 else $225; Rest $400 by 8/24 else $425. FIDE ratings used for EF / pairings /prizes. Tournament will be run using FIDE Rules. Non-USA Federation players must have/provide a FIDE ID number or they cannot play. (New players can get a FIDE ID number for their Country’s Federation.) May use accelerated pairings if in the opinion of the Chief Arbiter, IA Francisco Guadalupe, this would improve norm chances. Reg 8/33 6:00pm - 6:55 pm, Rds.: Thurs. 8/30 at 7:20pm, Fri. 8/31 at 1 pm & 7:20 pm, Sat. 9/1 at 2:10 pm & 7:20 pm, Sun. 9/3 at 11:30 am & 5:20 pm, and Mon. 9/4 at 9:20 am & 2:20 pm. U2300 Section: (This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. USCF rules/ratings used for awarding prizes. USCF ratings used for pairing purposes. Players not at the board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game unless arbiter decides to grant more time. Please check tournament website for rules about FIDE registration. $$ 800-400, U2100 $600-300 base on 200 players in U2300, Reserve and Novice. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on. Reserve Section: U2000. $$ 800-400-200. B $600-300-150, U1600 $500-250-125. based on 200 players in U2300, Reserve and Novice sections. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on. Novice Section: U1400 and Unrated. $$ $500-250-125, E $400-200, U1000 $300-150 Unrated $200 base on 200 players in U2300, Reserve and Novice sections. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on. All 3 (U2300, 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. TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $89 if received by 8/24, else $99. $82 Junior(U19) if received by 8/24 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant /Birthday during event/re-entry, $55 if received by 8/24 else $65 (Senior/Handicap/Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/28/18 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/28/18. 4 day: Reg. Friday 8/31, 6:15 pm-6:50. Rds. Fri.: 7:20, Sat.: 2:10 pm & 7:20, Sun: 11:30 am & 5:20 pm, Mon.: 9:20 am & 2:20 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 9/1, 8-8:25 am, Rd. 1 at 9 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in U2300 section. Tournament may use CCA rules for foreign ratings and for minimum ratings. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. Up to two ½-pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7 not permitted. Tournament reserves the right to use an analog clock with equivalent time control under special circumstances (not in U2300 section). Texas Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/2 at 8:30 am. K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 9/1. 5-SS, G/30 d5, EF: $31 by 8/24, $46 thereafter; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/29/17 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/29/18. No refunds after 8/29/18, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/30/18. Entries do not count toward base in Under 24, Reserve and Novice. Registration: 9:15-9:45 am, Rd. 1 at 10:20 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top three unrateds. Medals to Players who do not win a trophy. ALL: Ent: Texas Chess Association, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com www.dallaschess.com W. FIDE. JGP for Non scholastic side events.

Louisiana 2018

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

A State Championship Event!

Sept. 1-3   2018 Louisiana State Championship

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 15

7-SS, G/90 i30. Site: Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808, (800) 228-9290 or (225) 924-5000. USCF and FIDE Rated using FIDE rules. EF: $90 if received by 8/27, $100 thereafter and at site; LCA Memb. required ($15 Adult, $5 Schol.), OSA. Prizes: $4000 b/100, 50% Gtd. One Section with Class Prizes: OPEN: $1000 + plaque-500-250; U2000: $500-250; U1800: $400-200; U1600: $350-150; U1300/Unr: $300-100. Reg.: Sat. 9/1, 8:30-9am. Rds.: Sat.: 9:30 & 3:30; Sun.: 9:30 & 2:30 & 7:30; Mon.: 9:30 & 2:30. Business meeting: Sat. 9/1 at 2pm. BYES: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes allowed if requested prior to final pairing of Rd. 3 (approx. 9am Sunday morning) and before any full-point bye is awarded. Requesting byes for both Rounds 6 and 7 is not permitted. HR: $119, (800-228-9290 or 225-924-5000), ask for chess rate and reserve by 8/10 or chess rate may not be available. State Blitz Championship: Sat. 9/1 at 8:00pm (USCF Blitz Rated), 7 Rd-Double SS (play each opponent as black and white), G/5 d0. EF: $20 if received by 8/27, $25 at site; $5 discount if also entering State Championship. LCA Memb. req’d, OSA. Prizes: $400 b/30, 50% Gtd. (one section with class prizes) Open: $100 + plaque to top LA resident-50. U2000: $80, U1800: $70, U1600: $60, U1300: $40 (USCF Regular Ratings Used for Pairings & Prizes). Blitz Reg.: On-site any time prior to 7:45pm. Blitz Rds.: Round 1 at 8:00pm, other rounds follow each other immediately - should end around 11pm. Only four electronic notation devices may be used in the main tournament: Monroi, eNotate, Plycount and Chess NoteR, and they must remain on top of the table at all times. The TD has the right to inspect your notation device at any time before, during, or after your games. Cell phones must be turned off and no other electronic devices of any kind are allowed in the tournament hall, including lap top computers, PDAs, ipads/ipods, cell phone watches, headphones, etc. Ent/Info: Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654, or email cajunchess@yahoo.com, (504) 208-9596; or enter on line with credit card at www.cajunchess.com



Oklahoma 2018

Upcoming club tournaments 

We will be starting new quad this month. Some will be with longer time controls such as game in 2 hours and some of the quads will be shorter time controls such as game 29 minutes for a USCF quick rating.


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