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2008 Southwest Collegiate Championships

March 8-9, 2008. Blitz on March 7th.

Hilton Americas

1600 Lamar, Houston 77010.  map

Hotel Rates are $104 with up to 4 in a room. Call 800-774-1500 and Mention Dallas Chess Club to get rate. Reserve by 2/19/08 or rate may go up.  Note that Hilton Americas is sold out. Check later for other hotel options. Or use an internet service like priceline.com to get a hotel room.

5 round Swiss System (No Elimination) with a G/90 with 30 second increment Time Control. Tournament is Fide Rated but uses USCF rules. February Supplement will be used.

Entry Fee is $42 by 2/22, $62 thereafter.

Open to any College Student or Team.

Click here for online registration.

Click Here for printable registration form. (Requires Acrobat Reader)

 

Round Times
Registration: Fri 7 pm - 9,  Sat 7 - 7:45 am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st round 1/2 point bye.
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Sat 9 am Sat 1:30 pm Sat 6 pm Sun 9 am Sun 1:45 pm
All rounds are game/90 with 30 second Increment

 

Prizes
Place $$$ Trophies
1st $300 Top 5 individual

Top 5 teams.

2nd $150
3rd $75
U2000 $150
U1600 $150
U1200 (unrated eligible for this prize) $150

 

Side Events: Open Blitz on Friday 3/7 at 8 pm, $15. 

Info: Barbara Swafford, 214.632.9000

Make Checks payable to  Dallas Chess Club. One check can be made for multiple Players.

Send entries to  Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036

Entries must include name, USCF ID or new/pending (include a copy of the receipt), rating, USCF expiration date & school. All incomplete registrations will be charged the late EF , additionally there will be a $5 per player surcharge on registration received without payment, these players could possibly not be paired for round 1 and not be paired until payment is received. Refunds will be given only up to 2/27 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/27 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/1. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 3/5/08. After that date you must make changes at site (Hilton Americas).

Official TLA for the event:

Mar. 8-9   Southwest Collegiate Championships

5-SS, G/90 with 30 sec inc. Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar, Houston TX 77010. HR: $104-$104-$104-$104, mention Dallas Chess to get rate. Reserve by 2/19/08 or rate may not be offered. 800-774-1500 One night hotel deposit is required. Open to any college student or team. USCF membership required. EF: $42 by 2/22/07, $62 thereafter. Don't mail after 2/25, entry may not be received. Online/Credit Card reg: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1512315 active.com charge small fee. Reg.: Fri 7-9 pm, Sat 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st rd. 1/2 pt. bye. One 1/2 pt. bye allowed if requested by end of rd. 2. Rds.: Sat 9-1:30-6:, Sun 9-1:45. $$ $300-$150-$75, 1st U2000, 1st U1600 $150, 1st U1200 $150, Unrated eligible for U1200 prize. Plaques to top 10 Individuals, Plaques to top 5 Teams. Open Blitz Tourney: Open, Fri 3/7, 8:00 pm, $10, $$ Plaques to Top 5 individual. Ent: Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036. (Make Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club. One check can be sent for multiple players.) Entries must include name, USCF ID or new/pending (include a copy of the receipt), rating, USCF expiration date & school. All incomplete registrations will be charged the late EF, additionally there will be a $5 per player surcharge on registration received without payment, these players could possibly not be paired for round 1 and not be paired until payment is received. Refunds will be given only up to 2/27 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/27 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/1. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships.. No registration/ changes/or withdrawals after 3/5/08. After that date you must make changes at site (Hilton Americas). February Supplement will be used. Chess In Education Conference for coaches, teachers and administrators, contact aroot@utdallas.edu for more info. Tournament Info: Barbara Swafford, 214.632.9000 please do not call after 3/5, info@dallaschess.com. Web site: www.swchess.com. NS. NC. W. Fide. JGP.