GM Evgeny Shtembuliak won the International Section of the Southwest Open with 7.0 points in nine rounds. GM Jeffery Xiong tied for second with GM Kamil Dragun and GM Hvhannes Gabuzyan with 6.5 points. NM Benjamin Frenkel topped the Under 2300 section with 6.0 points in seven rounds. Gabriel McDonald placed first in the Reserve section with 6.5 points in seven rounds. Walton Downs won the Novice section with a perfect seven points. The 85th Annual Southwest Open was held in Irving, Texas over Labor Day weekend. Shtembuliak is a student at Texas Tech University.
In the scholastic side event, Cole Blakemean of Keller High School won the K-12 Championship section with a perfect five out of five, while Rayansh Pande topped the K-12 Under 1000 section.