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August 2016

Chess at Woodruff Park

August 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodruff Park, Peachtree St NE
Atlanta,GA30303United States
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FREE

Join us in Atlanta's Woodruff Park on Tuesdays between 5 and 9 pm for chess games, Bughouse and Blitz. Rekindle an old passion or fall for this ancient game for the first time as we gather to play chess. Players of all skill level welcome. Chess sets and some instruction or game analysis will be provided, please bring chess clock if you have one.

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October 2016

QuickStart! Atlanta 2016 (Unrated Scholastic)

October 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariott Atlanta Perimiter, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy, NE
Atlanta,GA30346United States
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$15 – $30

Held at the Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center in Atlanta. Registration for K-12 scholastic players. 4-SS, G/25 d5. Sections: Unrated: K-1, K-3, K-5, 6-12; Rated: K-12 Under 600. Rated: K-12 Over 600. You must register your child online by midnight Thursday Sept 29th.
*There is no on-site registration*

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Georgia Open 2016

October 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 9, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Emory University Winship Hall, 605 Asbury Circle
Atlanta,GA30322United States
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$69 – $75

Held in the Winship Ballroom at Emory University. 6-SS, G/90 d5. In one sections with overal and class prizes. $4485 prize fund based on 100 entries, 65% guaranteed. Two and three day options available. Reduced advanced online entry fee deadline Oct. 5.

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Rated Beginners Open for Scholastic Players Under 1200

October 8, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
E338, DUC, Emory University, 605 Asbury Cir
Atlanta,GA30322United States
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$30

Held in the DUC at Emory University. Open to all scholastic players k-12 rated under 1200. 4-SS, G/45 d5. First, second, third place trophy prizes based on tiebreaks. USCF membership required.

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2016 Georgia Senior Open

October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta, 16785 Old Morris Rd
Alpharetta,GA30004United States
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$65 – $70

Held at Hampton Inn and Suites in Alpharetta. Open to players age 50+ 4-SS, G/90 inc. 30.

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2016 Regional Girls and Women’s Championship

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Iron Yard, 115 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW
Atlanta,GA30303United States
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$30 – $45

Held at the Iron Yard in Atlanta. Top female will receive a $200 stipend to the National Women's Open and a Championship trophy. Open: 3–SS, G/90 d5. Prizes: $125 for 2nd, $75 for 3rd, or 65% of registered players, whichever is higher. U1200 & Unrated: 4-SS, G/60 d5. Prizes: $100 for 1st; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies. Online registration deadline: Wed, Oct. 19th.

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November 2016

Georgia K-12 Grade Level Championships

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
(Tentative) Sutton MIddle School, 2875 Northside Dr. NW
Atlanta,GA30305United States
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$30

Tentatively to be held at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta. Open to all GA students K-12. In 13 sections for each grade K-12. Formats vary by grade. Click for details. You must register online by midnight Tuesday, Nov. 1st. *There is no on-site registration*

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2016 Georgia Class Championships

November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Emory Cox Hall, 569 Asbury Circle
Atlanta,GA30322United States
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$30 – $75

Held in Cox Hall at Emory University. 5-SS, G/90 +30. $4,000 based on 90 entries, 65% of paid registration fees Premier-Class E. In seven sections: Premier, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, U1000/Unrated. Two and three day options available. Reduced online entry fee deadline Nov. 16th.

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January 2017

16th Annual MLK Tournament

January 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Whitefield Academy, 1 Whitefield Drive SE
Smyrna,GA30126United States
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$15 – $30

Held at Whitefield Academy in Smyrna. 5-SS Individual & Team. G/25; d5. Sections: K-1, K-3, K-3 U400/Unrated, K-5, K-5 U600/Unrated, 6-8, 9-12, 6-12 U1000. Registration: On-line until midnight Tuesday, January 10th, 2016 or when we reach the cap (whichever comes first). There is no onsite registration for this event.

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Registration closed-Expert Norm 1: Road to Expert Mastery

January 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
LexisNexis, 1000 Alderman Dr.
Alpharetta,GA30005United States
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$25

Held at LexisNexis in Alpharetta. This tournament is designed to give A, B, C and D class players adequate competition to reach the Expert level of play. Tournaments are planned to be held quarterly, and may be held more frequently as demand requires. Click for more details...

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February 2017

Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier

February 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cobb Galleria Center, 2 Galleria Parkway
atlanta,GA30339United States
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$15 – $30

Held at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta. Open to all elementary and middle school students within the Metro Atlanta Area. Sections: K-1, K-3, K-5, K-8. 4-SS, G/25; d5. Registration & Payment: On-line by midnight Monday Jan 30, 2017. *On-site registrations will not be accepted.* No changes (except withdrawals) allowed on tournament day due to the size of the tournament.

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Georgia Collegiate Team State Championship

February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iron Yard, 115 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW
Atlanta,GA30303United States
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$60

Held at The Iron Yard in Atlanta. 4-board team format, unrated, G/45 time control (each player has 45 minutes), 4-round Swiss System pairings (all teams play four rounds). Recent participants have included Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, University of Georgia, Berry, Dekalb Tech, Mercer University, Agnes Scott, Middle Georgia State, University of North Georgia, and Clemson University. This event is appropriate for all skill levels.

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March 2017

2017 Georgia High School Team Chess Championship (Unrated)

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emory Cox Hall, 569 Asbury Circle
Atlanta,GA30322United States
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TBA

Held in Cox Hall Ballroom at Emory University. Unrated event. More details to follow...

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Georgia K-8 Team State Championship

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Peachtree Ridge High School, 1555 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Suwanee,GA30024United States
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$120 – $150

Held at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee. State Championship titles will be awarded in four sections: K-1 (Pre-primary), K-3 (Primary), K-5 (Elementary), 6-8 (Middle School). By Invitation only. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017. No onsite registrations!

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April 2017

1st Annual Rex Demers Individual/Team Scholastics Championship

April 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Elks Lodge #78, 1775 Montreal Rd
Tucker,GA30084United States
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$30 – $50

Held at Elks Lodge in Tucker. 5-SS, Individual/Team scholastic, G/25; d5 in four sections: K-1, K-3, K-5, 6-12. Discount EF $30 (includes 1 year USCF scholastic membership!) On-line until midnight Thursday, April 14th. Prizes: Individual – Trophies to Top 5 each section, trophies to all plus score (3 or more points). Team – Trophies to top scoring teams in each section (number of team trophies awarded will depend on section size). A team is 2 or more players in the same section from the same school – Top 4 scores are counted. All K-1 players will receive participation medals.

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Phillip Taylor Georgia State Championship

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Emory Cox Hall, 569 Asbury Circle
Atlanta,GA30322United States
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$93 – $99

Held at Emory University Cox Hall Ballroom in Atlanta. $10,000 Guaranteed Prizes. Two & Three day options. 5-SS, G/90 + 30 in four sections: Championship; U2000; U1700; U1400. Free entry to FIDE IGM/IM/WGM/WIM. Enhanced Grand Prix Points.

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Phillip Taylor Georgia State Championship – Scholastic

April 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Emory Cox Hall, 569 Asbury Circle
Atlanta,GA30322United States
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$30

Held at Cox Hall Ballroom at Emory University. USCF Rated, two-day, scholastic chess tournament. 5-SS, G/90 +30. In two sections: U1100; U850. Trophies to top 5, 1st Unrated & 1st Female in both sections. Byes available. No on-site registration.

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May 2017

Adults Only: 21 and Over Tournament #1

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Elks Lodge #78, 1775 Montreal Rd
Tucker,GA30084United States
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$25 – $35

Held at Elks Lodge #78 in Tucker. $875, 70% payout based on 50 entries. Rated: 4-SS, G/45, d5. In three sections: Open, Reserve (1600-1799, 1400-1599, 1200-1399), Novice (1000-1199, 800-999, U800). EF: $25 Discounted Online Registration thru May 1st. $30 Online Registration May 2nd through May 17th; $35 On-site. USCF membership and GCA membership required for all rated players. Sets and boards supplied. Please bring clocks.

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October 2017

2017 Georgia Open

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth,GA30096United States
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$69

2017 Georgia Open - National Chess Day Event $4585, b/90 entries, 65% Guaranteed. Registration Cap: 120 6-SS.  One Section with Overall and Class prizes. Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia 30096. Above the Food Court (see parking info below) Prizes: $700-$300- $250-$150- $135-$100- $100; Class A: $250-$150- $75; Class B: $250-$150- $75; Class C: $250-$150- $75; Class D: $250-$150- $75; Under 1200: $250-$150- $75; Unrated: $250-$150- $75. *Only GA residents are qualified for the plaques for winning their class. Rounds: 3 day: Friday - 7:00 p.m. Saturday –10:00 a.m., 2:30p.m., 7:00p.m. Sunday – 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m.  2…

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2017 Rated Beginners Open for Scholastic Players Under 1200

October 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth,GA30096United States
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$30

2017 Georgia Scholastic at the Open Saturday October 7/Gwinnett Place Mall Rated Beginners Open for Scholastic Players Under 1200 Registration Cap: 50 4-SS One Section with Overall and Class prizes. Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia 30096. Above the Food Court (see parking info below)         Rounds: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., then ASAP. Time control: G/45;d5 Byes: One ½ point bye available in rounds 1-3. Zero point bye available in round 4.  2nd byes are also zero point byes. All requests for byes must be made before the first…

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