5th Annual Queen City of the Prairie Open and Fort Worth Championship

Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Home2 & Tru by Hilton Euless DFW West
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Event Overview

Join the Alliance Chess Club for the 5th Annual Queen City of the Prairie Open and Fort Worth Championship

FIDE and US Chess Rated

Open and Reserve sections will be FIDE standard rated (up to 2399 FIDE) and will be played according to the FIDE Laws of Chess. The Novice section will be played using US Chess rules. All sections are US Chess regular rated and require a valid US Chess membership (excluding foreign GM/WGM/IM/WIM titled players) through July 17, 2022. Memberships can be purchased/renewed online at the US Chess website.

Dates

July 15 - 17 (three day) or July 16-17 (two day)

Location

Home2 & Tru by Hilton Euless DFW West
2570 TX-121
Euless, TX 76039

Sections

Open

This section is Open to all players.

Reserve (U1800)

This section is available only to players rated under 1800 US Chess rating.

Novice (U1200 & unrated)

This section is available to players rated under 1200 US Chess rating and unrated players.

Format

Five (5) round Swiss, G/60;+30 (all moves in one hour with 30 seconds increment from move one). Affects US Chess Regular rating / FIDE Standard rating (Open and Reserve sections only).

US Chess regular over the board (OTB) ratings for July 2022 will be used for assigning sections and pairing numbers. FIDE pairing rules will be used for the Open and Reserve sections. US Chess pairing rules will be used for the Novice section.

Prizes

US Chess rules and US Chess regular over the board (OTB) ratings for July 2022 will be used for awarding prizes.

Unrated players may only win place prizes or a prize designated for unrated players (if available).

Open

$1,400 Open prize fund 100% unconditionally guaranteed!

$400-$300-$200-$100, 1st Expert $200, 1st Class A $200

FORT WORTH CHAMPION plaque to the highest finishing Fort Worth resident. Must provide Fort Worth water bill (or other official city document) and valid photo ID with matching address to qualify.

Reserve (U1800)

40% of Reserve entry fees will be returned in prizes

Novice (U1200 & unrated)

30% of Novice entry fees will be returned in prizes

Entry Fee

All entry fees shown below are the discounted rate if paid BEFORE July 14, 2022. Add $12 to all entry fees shown below for the regular price entry fee.

Foreign players in the Open and Reserve sections are required to disclose their FIDE ID Number before round 1. USA players in the Open and Reserve sections without a FIDE ID Number must disclose their email address, birthdate and agree to be assigned a USA FIDE ID Number.

PayPal entries, please provide US Chess membership number, playing schedule (Three day schedule or two day schedule; two day schedule will be assumed if not provided), playing section (Open, Reserve or Novice; section will be assigned by US Chess rating if not provided), and bye requests (no bye requests will be assumed if not provided) in the PayPal payment comments. Open and Reserve section entries must also provide FIDE ID Number.

Open

$88 entry (additional $10 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in Open section) if received by July 13th. Please add $3.69 for PayPal entry ($91.69 total), and send to 'AllianceChess@gmail.com'.

Reserve (U1800)

$78 entry (additional $8 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in Reserve or Open sections) if received by July 13th. Please add $3.33 for PayPal entry ($81.33 total), and send to 'AllianceChess@gmail.com'.

Novice (U1200 & unrated)

$48 entry (additional $5 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in the tournament) if received by July 13th. Please add $2.24 for PayPal entry ($50.24 total), and send to 'AllianceChess@gmail.com'.

Hotel Rate & Information

Home2 & Tru are offering special discounts on guest rooms booked for the tournament, however this rate is only available on a first come, first served basis. Please use one of the links below to book your stay.

Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton Euless DFW West
Company Name: Good Neighbor Rate

Hotel: Tru by Hilton Euless DFW West
Company Name: Good Neighbor Rate

Online Wallcharts / Pairings / Standings

We will be using SwissSys.com for online wallcharts, pairings and standings

Schedules

The default forfeiture time is 60 minutes.

Please do not drop out of a round or the tournament without first notifying a tournament director!

Three Day

  • Round 1 - 7/15 Friday 7:00 PM
  • Round 2 - 7/16 Saturday 1:30 PM
  • Round 3 - 7/16 Saturday 5:30 PM
  • Round 4 - 7/17 Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Round 5 - 7/17 Sunday 2:00 PM

Two Day

  • Round 1 - 7/16 Saturday 9:30 AM
  • Round 2 - 7/16 Saturday 1:30 PM
  • Round 3 - 7/16 Saturday 5:30 PM
  • Round 4 - 7/17 Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Round 5 - 7/17 Sunday 2:00 PM

Please note that schedules will merge for round 2 onward.

Bye Requests

Up to two half point byes are available for rounds 1-4 and must be requested before the end of round 2 and before a full point bye has been assigned. All byes must be requested at least one hour before the start of the next round.

Please do not drop out of a round or the tournament without first notifying a tournament director!

Registration

All entry fees shown below are the discounted rate if paid BEFORE July 14, 2022. Add $12 to all entry fees shown below for the regular price entry fee. No refunds after round 1 is paired.

Online Registration

PayPal entries, please provide US Chess membership number, playing schedule (three day schedule or two day schedule; two day schedule will be assumed if not provided), playing section (Open, Reserve or Novice; section will be assigned by US Chess rating if not provided), and bye requests (no bye requests will be assumed if not provided) in the PayPal payment comments. Open and Reserve section entries must also provide FIDE ID Number.

Open

$88 entry (additional $10 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in Open section) if received by July 13th. Please add $3.69 for PayPal entry ($91.69 total), and send to 'AllianceChess@gmail.com'.

Reserve (U1800)

$78 entry (additional $8 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in Reserve or Open sections) if received by July 13th. Please add $3.33 for PayPal entry ($81.33 total), and send to 'AllianceChess@gmail.com'.

Novice (U1200 & unrated)

$48 entry (additional $5 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in any section) if received by July 13th. Please add $2.24 for PayPal entry ($50.24 total), and send to 'AllianceChess@gmail.com'.

Mailed entries

Alliance Chess Club
c/o Louis Reed
PO Box 77265
Fort Worth, TX 76177

Mailed entries MUST be postmarked by July 9, 2022 or they could be subject to the regular entry fee rate of an additional $12. Do not mail entries after July 11, 2022.

Please provide US Chess membership number, playing schedule (three day schedule or two day schedule; two day schedule will be assumed if not provided), playing section (Open, Reserve or Novice; section will be assigned by US Chess rating if not provided), and bye requests (no bye requests will be assumed if not provided) in your correspondence. Open and Reserve section entries must also provide FIDE ID Number

Open

$88 entry (additional $10 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in Open section) if received by July 13th.

Reserve (U1800)

$78 entry (additional $8 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in Reserve or Open sections) if received by July 13th.

Novice (U1200 & unrated)

$48 entry (additional $5 discount for seniors 60+, veterans, players with disabilities, birthday during tournament, or additional family member in the tournament) if received by July 13th.

Onsite Registration

  • Three Day Schedule: Friday - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Two Day Schedule: Saturday - 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Players not registered 30 minutes before the start of round 1 may be given a half point bye, a full point bye, or paired outside of normal pairing rules at the discretion of the Chief TD/Chief Arbiter.

Section Changes

Section changes to a lower rated or unrated section of the same schedule are allowed prior to the end of round 2 for $10. 1/2 point byes will be given for played rounds in the new section.

Re-entry

Have a slow start? Start over with a re-entry! Re-entries from the three day schedule to the two day schedule are allowed for $40/35/20 (Open/Reserve/Novice).

Side Event

Saturday Night Blitz! - $20 cash only (no discounts) - prizes 65% of Blitz entry fees. Five (5) double round (you play both white and black pieces against each opponent) Swiss. Time control will be G/3;+2. Registration closes about 15 minutes after the end of round 3. Tournament should start around 10:00 PM and finish before midnight.

Equipment

Sets provided; please bring clocks.

Restrictions

A valid US Chess membership is required. Membership can be purchased/renewed online at the US Chess website.

Masks encouraged, but not required. Staff will wear masks except during announcements and/or eating/drinking. Subject to change based on governmental restrictions.

Checks not accepted for onsite registration; cash or PayPal only.

Duplicate scoresheets will be provided and are required. The white copy of the game must be submitted and is the property of the Alliance Chess Club. A copy of each game played MUST be submitted to claim any prize.

More Information

Alliance Chess Club
Email: AllianceChess@gmail.com
Text only: (817) 752-4788

Official Website

https://bit.ly/AllianceChess5

Event Limitations and Site Conditions

No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

Chief Tournament Director / Chief Arbiter

Louis Reed - Associate NTD / FIDE Arbiter (USA)

Email: louis.reed.chess@gmail.com

Address:

2570 TX-121
Euless, TX 76039
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points: 20
Prize Fund: $1,400 Open section
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Louis Reed
Email: AllianceChess@gmail.com
Phone: (817) 752-4788 (text only)

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