Luis Salinas Memorial 79th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships

Heritage Event, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix, State Championship Event
DFW Airport Marriott South

Event Overview

Tournament has two sections and two one-day scholastic sections. All players in the Championship and Amateur sections need a FIDE ID. Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before the first round.

The Championship and Amateur sections will be FIDE-rated and will use FIDE rules. US Chess ratings and rules will be used for pairings and for awarding prizes. Texas Chess Association membership is required; other states accepted. The default late forfeiture time is one hour.

Championship: 7 rounds, Swiss, G/90;+30. Must be rated 2000 or above (Regular rating) by either US Chess or FIDE to play in this section or have had a provable 2000 or higher regular rating in the past. The defending Texas Amateur Champion may also play in this section. Foreign unrated players may play in this section and, at TD/Organizer discretion, may be required to play in this section. Place Prizes: $1000/$500/$280. Other Prizes: 2200-2399 $720, U2200 $720. Texas State Champion: The highest scoring Texas player(s), including ties, will be named “Texas State Champion.”

Amateur: 7 rounds, Swiss, G/90;+30. Available to players with ratings under 2000 and unrated players. Place Prizes: $800/$400/$200. Class prizes, if any, depend on entries. Texas Amateur Champion: The highest scoring Texas player(s), including ties, will be named “Texas Amateur Champion.”

Register for State and Amateur                 Register for K-12 Scholastic

Schedule (4-day or 3-day):  4-day round one is Friday at 7:15 pm; 3-day round one is Saturday at 9:30 am. Other Rounds are Sat: 2:45 pm and 7:30 pm, Sun: 11:30 am and 5:15 pm, and Mon: 9:30 am and 2:45 pm.

Entry Fee: $119, if received by 5/19, else $139, senior (over 65)/handicapped/additional family participant $79 if received by 5/19 else $99.  Scholastic event entry fee is $39 by 5/19, $49 after. After 5/23 all registration and changes are onsite only.

Byes: Up to two 1/2-point byes are available if requested before the end of round 2 and before receiving a full-point bye, but 1/2-point byes for both rounds 6 and 7 are not permitted.

Changes/Refunds: All refunds and changes must be requested by email and sent to No refunds after 5/20. After 5/23, all registration and changes are onsite only. Changes and withdrawals are subject to a $10 fee.

K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 5 rounds, Swiss, G/30;d5, Onsite registration 8:15-8:45 am; Round 1 at 10:30 am; rest ASAP with a small lunch break, usually after round 1. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U900. Trophies to the top 12 individuals and top five teams in each section. Medals for positive scores.

Registration and More Info

Register for State and Amateur                 Register for K-12 Scholastic

Tournament Website:


4151 Centreport D
Fort Worth, TX 76155
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 50
Prize Fund: 4620
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Tom Crane
Phone: 817-296-4287
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