March 8, 2010

76th Annual Southwest Open

Just received this TLA for the 76th annual Southwest Open. This year the tournament is being held in Corpus Christi for the first time since 1945!

A Heritage Event!
September 3 or 4 - 6 76th Annual Southwest Open
7SS, Best Western, 300 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401.$$ 8350 (based on 175 entries) GTD, 3 Sections and scholastic side events: Open (This section is FIDE rated but uses USCF rules.) Rds. 1-3 G/90 with 30 sec. increment, rds. 4-7 G/120 with 30 sec. increment: $$ 1,000-500-250, U2400 $300. U2200 $800-400. Reserve: Under 2000 & unrated. Rds. 1-7 30/90 SD/1, rd. 1 of three day is G/120 (deduct 5 min. for delay). $$ 800-400-200. B $$ 600-300-150, C 500-250-125, Unrated $100. Unrateds only eligible for unrated prize. Novice: Open to Under 1400. Rds. 1-7 30/90 SD/1, rd. 1 of three day is G/120 (deduct 5 min. for delay). $500-250-125, U1200 $400, U1000 $300. ALL: TCA membership required. Other states accepted. . EF: $79 if received by 8/26, $89 at site. $68 Junior(U19) if received by 8/26 else $78, Senior (over 65)/Handicapped/ additional family participant $48 if receive by 8/26 else $60. Re-entry $50 not available in Open section. Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg requires pre-payment. After 8/28/10 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/28/10. 4 day: Reg. Friday 9/3, 6:15 pm-7:15. Rds. Fri.: 7:45, Sat: 2:30 pm & 8:00 , Sun.: 12:30 pm & 6:15, Mon.: 9 am & 2:45 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 9/4 9-9:30 am, Rd. 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Championship section. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. HR: $90/$90/$90/$90. 361-883-5111 reserve by 8/14?? and ask for Chess rate. Free Parking. Up to two 1/2 pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7 not permitted. TCA Meeting at 10 am on 9/5

Send all entries and make checks payable to “Postal Center Plus” to the following:

SWOPEN,
7917 McPherson Rd, Suite #205-500
Laredo, TX 78045
76th SW open @ Corpus Christi

USCF Number: ___________ Rating: ____ Exp Date: _____

Last Name: _________________ First Name:__________ MI: __

Address: _______________________ City: _______ Zip: ___

E-mail:_________________________________________

Section Circle all that applies): Open Reserve Novice 3-day 4-day

Saturday Scholastics: (Open) (under 750)

School: _______________Grade: _______ DOB: __________

Request Bye Rounds ____ (½ pt. for first bye only)

I am a USCF member: yes / no I am TCA member: Yes / no

Total Enclosed: ________


K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 9/4. 5-SS, Rds. 1-3 G/30, rds. 4-5 G/45, EF: $15 by 8/26, $25 after; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/28/09 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/28/10. No refunds after 8/28/10, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/28/10. Entries do not count toward base in Championship and Amateur. Registration 8:00-8:40 am, Rd. 1 at 9:30 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U750. Prizes: Trophies to top 10 individuals, three teams in each section. K-12 U750 also top three unrateds. Medals to plus scores who do not win a trophy. Ent: Checks to “Postal Center Plus” and mail to the following: SWOPEN, 7917 McPherson Rd, Suite #205-500 Laredo, TX 78045. Info: vis@consultant.com, (956)717-8384. NS. NC. W. FIDE. WCL JGP.