14th annual Southwest Class Championships

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

FEB. 16-20, 17-20, OR 18-20, TEXAS
14th annual Southwest Class Championships

9SS (Master Section), 7SS (others), Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport, 4545 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving TX 75063. Free parking, free airport shuttle. 5-day schedule, Feb 16-20: Master Section only, FIDE rated, GM & IM norms possible, 40/80, SD/30, d30. 4-day schedule, Feb 17-20: Expert through Class E, 40/80, SD/30, d30. 3-day schedule: Expert through Class E, Feb 19-21, rds 1-2 G/60 d10, then merges with 4-day. $35,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed.  FIDE ratings used in Master Section, USCF February official in others. In 7 sections: see peakrating.us. Master (USCF 2100/up or FIDE 2000/up): $4000-2000-1500-1200-1000-800-600, clear or tiebreak winner $200, top FIDE U2300/Unr $1800-900. Expert (1900-2199): $2000-1000-500-300-200. FIDE. Class A (1700-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200. FIDE. Class B (1500-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200. Class C (1300-1599/Unr): $1600-800-500-300-200. Class D (1100-1399/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100.  Unrated may enter A through E, with maximum prize E $100, D $200, C $300, B $400, A $500. Mixed doubles: male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-600-400. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) before both begin rd 2; only rds 1-7 in Master count towards doubles; prize limits do not apply.  Master Section EF: $278 at chessaction.com by 2/15, $300 at site or online by 2/16 6 pm. GMs & foreign IMs/WGMs free, US IMs/WGMs & FIDE rated foreign $100 less. Minimum prizes: foreign GMs $800, foreign IMs/WGMs $400 if entering online by 2/4 & playing all 9 games with no byes. Expert, A, B, C sections EF: $168 online at chessaction.com by 2/15, $190 at site or online until 1 hour before rd 1. Class D or E Section EF: All $70 less than Expert to Class C EF. Re-entry (no Master to Master) $80.  Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. 5-day schedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7, Fri 1 & 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 4, Mon 10 & 3:30.  4-day schedule: Late reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 4, Mon 10 & 3:30.  3-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 4, Mon 10 & 3:30. Byes: OK all, limit 2; must commit before rd 3. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If Online Regular rating is more than 50 points over section maximum, prize limit $400.  Foreign player ratings (Expert & below): See foreignratings.com. Electronic devices rules: See devicerules.com. Leave phone in hotel room, car, home, or a bag near your table.  HR: $119-119, use link at chessevents.us or 972-929-4500, reserve by 2/1 or rate may increase. Prizes usually paid by PayPal (may take over a week). Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Click here to show mail address  No mailed entry. Questions: chesstour.com, Click here to show mail address. Refunds, $15 service charge. Bring set, board, clock if possible; none supplied. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry).  Blitz tournament Sun 10 pm, enter by 9:30 pm.


4545 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX 75063
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: $35,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: director@chess.us