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

January 16-18, 2009

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.

Student Union Galaxy Rooms at The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080. Use University Drive Entrance. Note due to construction use Waterview Pkwy to Drive A.  Park in LOT J in any Green or Gold parking spot in any lot.

 Click for UTD's Visitor's Guide.


Entry Fee
GMs Free
USCF 2400 + $50
USCF 2200-2400 $90
Fide Rated/Titled $90
USCF 2200 or better on crosstable on MSA $90
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


Click for Registration Form.  (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Click for Flyer.  (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Registration: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on 1/16/2009.

Round Times
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
1/16 1/17 1/17 1/18 1/18
7:20 pm 12:30 pm 5:15 pm 9:10 am 2:45 pm

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. 

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 May 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.

Send all entries and make checks payable to the following:

Dallas Chess Club; C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76030

16-18 January 2009 Texas


ChessCafe.com Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced)

JG'S OLD-FASHIONED HAMBURGERS TEXAS MASTERS,5SS, G/90 with 30 sec increment, Student Union Galaxy Rooms at The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Rd, 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. Please do not mail entries after January 4. You may register on active.com until Jan 10th. EF: USCF +2400 $50, USCF 2200-2400 or fide rated $90, 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=1646856.  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: 1/16: 6:00-7:00 pm. Rds: 7:20 pm, 12:30 pm - 5:15 pm, 9:10 am - 2:45 pm. 1 bye if requested before end of round 2. Park on metered parking by Student Union or by UTD bookstore. Or get visitors pass at guard shack on University Drive and park on visitor's parking. ENT: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. 214.632.9000. INFO: Barb Swafford, info@dallaschess.com www.swchess.com.  NS NC W FIDE.


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