89th Annual Southwest Open

Grand Prix
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental

Event Overview

7SS. 4-Day and 3-Day Schedules Available. Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental, 15700 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX 77032. HR $95+tax, (281) 442-5100.  3 Sections: Open, Reserve (U2000) & Novice (U1400).   Open and Reserve FIDE Rated.  All sections US Chess Rated, G/90+30-sec inc. 4-Day and 3-Day Schedules merge on Round 2.  PRIZES:  Open: $1,200 - $800 - $600 - $400 - $200, (2200 - 2399: $750; 2000 – 2199: $700; U2000: $650). Reserve:  $900 - $600 - $400.  Novice:  $900 - $600 - $400. Class Prizes for Reserve and Novice may be added depending on entries.  Unrated players may play in any section but in Reserve and Novice sections are eligible only for Place prizes but not Class prizes.  Champion's Plaque for Each Section on Tie-Breaks (MSCO).  EF $109 by 8/18, $120 by 8/25, $132 after 8/25 or on site. 4-Day Schedule:  Fri 9/1 at 7:00pm; Sat 9/2 at 2pm and 7pm; Sun 9/3 at 11am and 4:30pm; Mon 9/4 at 9am and 2:30pm.  3-Day Schedule: Round 1 Sat 9/2 at 9am then merge with 4-Day Schedule in Round 2.  Two 1/2-pt byes allowed, but not in both Rounds 6 & 7. Side Events:  Southwest Open Scholastic Chess Championships, Saturday 9/2, 5SS G25;d5.  EF: $35 by 8/18, $40 by 8/25, $50 after 8/25 or on site.  Four sections:  Rated 1000 or over, 700-999, 400-699, Under 400.  Rounds:  9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm.  Two ½-point byes allowed any round.  Participants of Scholastic Tournament may also play in the main event (Southwest Open) but must take one bye (4-day Schedule) or two byes (3-Day Schedule) for early round(s) on Saturday in main event.  Blitz, GM Simul. Check website for schedule update of Blitz and Simul. Texas Chess Association Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday, September 3 at 8:30am.  Questions:  Click here to show mail address

More info:   https://www.kingregistration.com/event/89SWO and https://www.kingregistration.com/event/SW-Scholastic


15700 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Houston, TX 77032
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points: 60
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Kwunnie Ng
Email: southwestopen@gmail.com