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J.G.'s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers Texas Master Chess Tournament

April 18-20 or 19-20, 2008

5 round Swiss System, G/90 with 30 second increment.

Open to players rated 2200 and above OR who have been rated 2200 in any crosstable on MSA OR any Fide Rated/titled player OR a maximum of 6 who do not meet previous requirement and register online

Tournament Site: Dallas Chess Club, 212 S Cottonwood Dr, #A,  Richardson TX 75080  Map

Entry Fee
GMs Free
USCF 2400 + $50
USCF 2200-2400 $90
Fide Rated 2000 and above or FideTitled $90
USCF 2200 or better on crosstable on MSA $90
Fide Rated U2000 $125
First 6 who register online who do not otherwise meet previous criteria $175 + active.com fee.

One Half-point bye available if requested before end of round 2 and before full point bye is awarded.

TCA Membership required. OSA

Prizes are $3000 based on 20 paid entries. 75% of prizes are guarenteed.

Prizes (based on 20 paid entries)
1st $1500
2nd $750
3rd $250
U2400 $500


3 day Registration: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on 4/18/2008.

2 day Registration: 8:00 am - 8:30 am on 4/19/2008.

Round Times
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
see below 4/19 4/19 4/20 4/20
3 day 7:20 pm on 4/18/08 1:30 pm 7:15 pm 9:10 am 2:45 pm
2 day 9 am on 4/19/08

Tournament is Fide rated and uses increment, but USCF rules will be used. Note that scorekeeping is required throughout the game, even if either or both players are under 5 minutes. Also note that 14 h1 claims (insignificant losing chances will not be allowed.)

Rule 11H1 also applies. 

Note other rule variation: Players not using Monroi devices, may write move down then play it. Excessive erasing will be grounds to make player move then write move down. Players using Monroi devices must make move then 'notate' the move. 

Monroi devices will be used on top boards. No one may refuse to use Monroi device.

Click to register online. Note that active.com charges small fee.


For more information: Barbara Swafford,  214-632-9000 (do not call after April 17th.)

Send all entries and make checks payable to the following:

Dallas Chess Club; 212 S Cottonwood Dr, Richardson TX 75080



JG's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers Texas Masters
April. 18-20 or 19-20, Texas
Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced)
JG'S OLD-FASHIONED HAMBURGERS TEXAS MASTERS 5SS, G/90 with 30 sec increment, Dallas Chess Club, 212 S Cottonwood Dr #A, Richardson, TX 75080. Open to 1.} players rated 2200 and above or who have been rated 2200
on any crosstable on MSA or 2.} any Fide rated/titled player and 3.} a maximum of 6 who do not meet previous requirements and who sign up online. FIDE rated but uses USCF rules. Please do not mail entries after April 11. You may register on active.com until Jan 10th. EF: USCF +2400 $50, USCF 2200-2400 or fide rated over 2000 $90, Fide rated under 2000 is
$125, U2200 $175 (limited to only six who register on active.com. 1st come 1st serve). Fide GMs Free. Online Registration (note that Active.com charges small fee.): http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1542315. TCA Memb. req'd: Regular $11,
Jr/Student $8.50, No Magazine $5, Family $16. OSA. USCF Membership Required. $$b/20: 75% Guaranteed. $1500-750-250. U2400 $500. Reg: 3 day 4/18: 6:00-7:00 pm. Rds: 7:20 pm, 1:30 pm -7:15 pm, 9:10 am - 2:45 pm. Reg 2 day: 4/19 8:00 - 8:30 am, round 1 at 9 am then merge with 3 day 1 bye if requested before end of round 2. ENT: Dallas Chess Club, see address above. 214.632.9000. INFO: Barb Swafford, info@dallaschess.com  www.swchess.com.  NS NC FIDE.

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