Texas Armed Forces Chess

Proud Host of the 62nd Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship

8-11 October 2021

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Logo for 62nd US Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship in Grapevine, Texas

Come and
take it!

Section One

USAFOCC

5 Rounds
Swiss System

US Chess rated
FIDE rated for ALL


  • Active Duty
  • Military Retirees
  • Cadets
  • Midshipmen
  • College ROTC
  • Mobilized
  • Show ID card


Annual Cadet — Midshipmen Championship

In conjunction with USAFOCC

62nd Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship

Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
www.greatwolf.com
+1 (844) 554-9653


Save $20 Surcharge

Register NLT 25 September 2021


BYES: A single half-point bye is available. Byes must be requested 30 minutes prior to the start of round 2. Byes for rounds 4 & 5 may not be cancelled after the start of round 2. Players entering after the start of round 1 will receive a round 1 half-point bye.


FREE ENTRANCE FEE with Proof of Eligibility. US Chess membership required for ALL.


Bring sets, boards and clocks that can accomodate the time controls


FREE VETERANS BANQUET if registered by 25 September 2021. Otherwise $20 Surcharge at Check-in. Veterans Banquet location is in the Conference Center (Red Oak Room).


EARLY CHECK IN is encouraged and can be accomplished on FRIDAY EVENING starting at 5:00 PM in the the FALLEN TIMBERS ROOM on the fifth floor.


Logo for 62nd US Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship in Grapevine, Texas

Come and
take it!

Section Two

VOC

5 Rounds
Swiss System

US Chess rated
FIDE rated for ALL


  • All other Honorably Discharged Veterans
  • Show DD 214 or
  • Show VA Card


Bug House Championship

     Friday at 1800
     Fallen Timbers Room


Texas Hold'em

     After Bug House
     Fallen Timbers Room



On Site Registration

     Saturday 0800 to 0845
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 1

     Saturday 0930
     TL: 40/90, SD/30; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 2

     Saturday 1430
     TL: 40/90, SD/30; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


Blitz Championship

     Saturday after Round 2
     Fallen Timbers Room


Armed Forces Chess Committee Meeting

     Saturday after Blitz Championship
     Fallen Timbers Room


Texas Hold'em

     Last Agenda Item for Saturday
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 3

     Sunday 0800
     TL: 40/90, SD/30; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 4

     Sunday 1400
     TL: 40/90, SD/30; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


Veterans Banquet

     Sunday Evening at 1900 Hrs
     Red Oak Room
     Guest Speaker


Monday Dress

     Class A Uniform
     Or:
     Business Attire


Group Photos

     Right before Round 5
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 5

     Monday 0900
     Fallen Timbers Room
     TL: 40/90, SD/30; +30 Inc


Awards Ceremony

     After Group Photos
     Fallen Timbers Room


Awards

Section One
  • US Armed Forces Chess Champion
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Top Air Force
  • Top Army
  • Top Coast Guard
  • Top Marine
  • Top Navy
  • Top Space Command
  • Top Reservist
  • Top Retiree
  • Top Public Health Service
  • Top Service Team (six awards)
  • Top Military Academy Team (four awards)
  • Top Expert
  • Top Under 2000
  • Top Under 1800
  • Top Under 1600
  • Top Under 1400
  • Top Under 1200
  • Top Under 1000
  • Top Unrated
  • 1st Place Cadet
  • 2nd Place Cadet
  • 3rd Place Cadet
  • Top Woman
Section Two
  • US Veterans Open Chess Champion
  • Top Air Force Veteran
  • Top Army Veteran
  • Top Coast Guard Veteran
  • Top Marine Veteran
  • Top Navy Veteran
  • Top Student
  • Top Women Veteran
  • Top Unrated Veteran
  • Top ROTC
Other Awards TBA
The above will be increased or decreased depending on fundraising and advance registrations.

Lodging Information


Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
www.greatwolf.com
+1 (844) 554-9653


IMPORTANT: Identify yourself as a chess player. Reservation ID CHESSCHAMP


All rooms are suites.   Each has 2 queen-size beds and one pull-out cot that sleeps two.   Maximum occupancy is six (6) guests.


CUT OFF date for special Chess Rate is 7 September 2021. $150 plus Hotel Occupancy Tax (6 percent) plus Daily Resort Fee of $19.99 per suite. A few players may be eligible for waiver of the Hotel Occupancy Tax if certain criteria is met. Contact the organizer or your Unit Travel Coordinator for details.


Special Chess Rate may be available after 7 September 2021, but no promises.


Check In NET 1600.
Check Out NLT 1100.


ORGANIZER COMMENTS:       "The above is a good deal, especially for those sharing with one, two or three roommates.    All guests enjoy unlimited highspeed wireless Internet; local and outgoing 800 telephone calls; in-room coffee; unlimited access to Iron Horse Fitness Center; both incoming facsimile message service; plenty of free parking; life jacket and towells in the water park."

American Legion Post 379 is a proud co-host of the 61st Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship

American Legion Post 379 in Bedford, Texas is a nonprofit, 501(c)19 organization, and a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness and committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.


Texas Armed Forces Chess (TXAFC) (US Chess Affiliate A6035657) is a Subordinate Element of American Legion Post 379, a 501(c)19 Organization. TXAFC is authorized to conduct nationally rated events. TXAFC is dedicated to organizing and sponsoring chess tournaments for chess playing veterans, and dedicated to assisting veterans playing in chess tournaments.


The success of this nonprofit event depends on donations, large and small, from generous individuals and gifts from sponsors. There definitely is a need. Some of our players may be experiencing hardship and we try our best to reduce their burden so they can focus on enjoying chess. Please visit our DONATE page and help us help our Veterans.


All Donations above the Cost of American Legion Membership Dues are fully Tax Deductible. Donations by non-members are absolutely appreciated and also fully Tax Deductible



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