10th annual
SOUTHWEST CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS

DFW MARRIOTT SOUTH, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

$33,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

FEB. 14-18, 15-18, 16-18 OR 17-18, 2019- Presidents Day weekend  

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (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 14-18: Master Section only, GM & IM norms possible, 40/2, SD/30 d10. 
4-day schedule,
 Feb 15-18:
Expert through Class E, 40/2, SD/30 d10. 
3-day schedule, Feb 16-18:
 
Expert through E, Feb 17-19, rds 1-2 G/60 d10, then merges with 4-day. 
2-day schedule, Feb 17-18:
 
Class B through E, Feb 18-19, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10, then merges with others. 

$33,000 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.
 

Master (2200/up): $3000-2000-1200-800-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak winner $200, top FIDE U2300 $1800-900. FIDE rated. 
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 average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. 

Master Section entry fee: $228 online at chessaction.com by 2/13, $250 at site by 2/14 6 pm or online by 2/14 5 pm. GMs & foreign IMs/WGMs $200 less ($200 deducted from prize). US IMs/WGMs & FIDE rated foreign players $100 less ($100 deducted from prize).

Master Section minimum prizes: $600 to first 8 foreign GMs who enter online by 1/14 and play all 9 games with no byes; $300 to other GMs (including US) who enter online by 1/14 and play all 9 games with no byes. EF deduction cannot lower prize to below the minimum.

Expert through Class C entry fee: $158 online at chessaction.com by 2/13, $180 at site (no check, credit card OK), or online until 2 hours before round 1.  

Class D or E Section entry fee: $78 online at chessaction.com by 2/13, $100 at site (no check, credit card OK), or online until 2 hours before round 1.

Mailed entry: All $10 more than online entry, mail no later than 2/5. 

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 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. 
Half point byes:
 OK all, limit 2; Master must commit before rd. 3, others before rd. 4. Half point byes available all rounds, including the last round.
 

Foreign player ratings                    Prizewinner tax info                 CCA electronic devices rules

PLAYERS MAY NOT POSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, or in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table. 

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: February FIDE ratings used in Master Section, February official USCF ratings in other sections. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF. See also above.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

Hotel rates: $103-103, 817-358-1700, reserve by 1/29 or rate may increase (the chess block may sell out before 1/29; it sold out early in 2018. 


Car rental:
 Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. 


HOTEL RESERVATIONS


Bring set, board, clock if possible
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 none supplied. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (click "entry list" after entering).

Entry: ChessAction.com or Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions:  chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. 
 

Blitz tournament Sun 10:30 pm, enter by 10:15 pm.


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