Texas Armed Forces Chess

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

8-11 October 2021

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Please Register Early — It helps our Fundraising
Advance Entries are shown on our "Dropdown" Menu

Be sure to see our FAQ page

Veterans Banquet Announcement
Depending upon Fundraising, anyone registering AFTER 5 June 2021 may expect to pay $35.00 for the Veterans Banquet. Otherwise the Veterans Banquet is free thanks to very generous supporters of chess-playing Veterans. As of 23 July 2021, 100 Veterans Banquet meals have been paid for chess-playing Veterans, Staff, Guests, and Distinguished Visitors.

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Section One

AFO

5 Rounds
Swiss System

US Chess rated
FIDE rated for ALL
US Chess ratings and rules will be used for pairings


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


Annual Cadet — Midshipmen Championship

In conjunction with AFO

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



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.


Please be prepared to bring sets, boards and clocks that can accommodate the time controls. This situation may change depending upon fundraising. Updates will be provided on our website and via emails from the Organizer.


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.


DRESS CODE.   Varies.   Please see FAQ tab.


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Section Two

VOC

5 Rounds
Swiss System

US Chess rated
FIDE rated for ALL
US Chess ratings and rules will be used for pairings


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


Early Check In

     Friday at 1700
     Fallen Timbers Room


FIDE Rapid Tournament

     Friday at 1800
     Fallen Timbers Room
     See FAQ tab for details


Armed Forces Chess
Committee Meeting

     Friday after FIDE Rapid
     Fallen Timbers Room
     See FAQ tab for details


On Site Registration

     Saturday 0800 to 0845
     Fallen Timbers Room


Opening Ceremony

     Saturday 0900 to 0920
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 1

     Saturday 0930
     TL: G/90; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


Group Photos

     Right before Round 2
     Fallen Timbers Room
     Moved here because two players
     are leaving early for NATO


Round 2

     Saturday 1515
     TL: G/90; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


FIDE Quick Tournament

     Saturday after Dinner Break & Round 2
     Fallen Timbers Room


Texas Hold'em

     Last Agenda Item for Saturday
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 3

     Sunday 0800
     TL: G/90; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


Round 4

     Sunday 1400
     TL: G/90; +30 Inc
     Fallen Timbers Room


Veterans Banquet

     Sunday Evening at 1900 Hrs
     Red Oak Room
     Guest Speaker


Round 5

     Monday 0900
     Fallen Timbers Room
     TL: G/90; +30 Inc


Awards Ceremony

     After Round 5
     Fallen Timbers Room


Awards

AFO
  • US Armed Forces Chess Champion
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Top Air Force
  • Top Army
  • Top Coast Guard
  • Top Marine
  • Top Navy
  • Top Space Force
  • 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
VOC
  • 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
  • Top Service Team (three awards)
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 high speed 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 jackets and towels 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 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. 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 help us help our Veterans.


Tax exempt donations can be made to US Chess, a 501(C)(3) organization. On the US Chess Donations Page, type "MILITARY CHESS" in the "OTHER" block. Your donation will be used to support this USAFOCCs and future USAFOCCs.



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