9th annual
SOUTHWEST CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS


DFW MARRIOTT SOUTH, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

$30,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

FEB. 15-19, 16-19, 17-19 OR 18-19, 2018- Presidents Day weekend  

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)

9 rounds (Master Section), 7 rounds (other sections), DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76155. Free parking, free airport shuttle. 

5-day schedule, Feb 15-19: Master Section only, GM & IM norms possible, 40/2, SD/30 d10. 4-day schedule, Feb 16-19: Expert through Class E, 40/2, SD/30 d10. 3-day schedule: Expert through Class E, Feb 17-19, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10, then merges with 4-day. 2-day schedule: Class B through E, Feb 19-20, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10, then merges with others. 

$30,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed. FIDE ratings used in Master Section, USCF February official in others. In 7 sections; rated players may play up one section; all foreign FIDE rated may enter Master Section. 

Master (2200/up): $3000-1500-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $200, top FIDE U2300 $1400-700. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $2000-1000-500-300-200. Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-500- 300-200. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1700-900-500-300-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200- 100. Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter A through E, with maximum prize E $100, D $200, C $300, B $400, A $600. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-600-400. Team must averageunder 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. 

Top 5 sections entry fee: $158 online at chessaction.com by 2/14, $180 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. 5- day $165, 4-day $164, 3-day $163, 2-day $162 mailed by 2/6. GMs, foreign IMs/WGMs in Master Section free; $150 deducted from prize. Minimum prize $400 to first 8 foreign GMs who enter online by 1/15 and play all 9 games with no byes; deduction cannot lower prize to below the minimum. US IMs/WGMs, foreign FIDE rated players in Master Section, EF $80 less. Class D or E Section EF: All $80 less than top 5 sections EF. Re-entry (no Master to Master) $60. All: Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 


5-day schedule:
 Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 4-day schedule: Late reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 3-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds .Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. Byes: OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 4. 

 

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign player ratings (Expert & below): See chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. 


Hotel rates: $103-103, 817-358-1700, reserve by 2/2 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. 


Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Bring set, board, clock if possible; none supplied. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sun 10:30 pm, enter by 10:15 pm.


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