The 7th Southwest Class Championships will be held from February 11-15, 2016, at the DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. The Master Section is a 9-round Swiss over 5-day schedule (February 11-15) with GM and IM norms available.
The Expert and Class A sections have either a 4-day (February 12-15) or 3-day (February 13-15) schedule to participate in while the Class B through Class E sections have either a 4-day (February 12-15), 3-day (February 13-15) or 2-day (February 14-15) schedule to participate in.
The event has a $30,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.
Master Section (2200/up): $3000-1500-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $200, top FIDE U2300 $1400-700.
Expert Section (2000-2199): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Class B Section (1600-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-300-200.
Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr): $1200-600-400-300-200.
Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100.