Sponsored through the generosity of GCA Life member Claus Friese
*registration capacity = 150*
Registered Players as of 5:45pm on 3/27
Who: Open to all Scholastic Players (USCF scholastic membership is included. For those who have USCF memberships, they will be extended by one year)!
Where: Elks Lodge #78, 1775 Montreal Rd, Tucker, GA 30084, (770) 908-0835
Format: 5 rounds, Individual/Team Swiss System.
25 minutes per player with a 5 sec delay for all sections (G/25;d5)
Sections by grade: K-1, K-3, K-5, 6-12.
Registration: Discount EF $30 (includes 1 year USCF scholastic membership!) On-line until midnight Thursday, April 14, 2017 or when we reach capacity (whichever comes first). Regular registration thereafter is $40 (does not include USCF membership). On-Site registration (if space permits) 8:30-11am: $50. USCF Membership cannot be added during on-site registration. If registering after ½ hour before start of 1st round, player will be given a ½ point bye and paired for the 2nd round.
Food: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items are available through the Elks lodge. Food may be reserved during online registration.
Rounds: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm for all sections. Kids should be seated at their boards by 9:40 with announcements beginning promptly at 9:45.
Byes: You may take up to 2 byes. Byes taken during rounds 1-4 are ½ point byes. A bye taken in the 5th round is a zero point bye. You may not take 2 byes in rounds 1-4 and one bye in round 5 – that is 3 byes even though the last round is zero pts.
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.
Note: It is the parent’s responsibility to arrive early enough to verify that the information is correct or to have errors fixed before Round 1 begins. We will post registration updates on the website but the FINAL registration list will be posted at the tournament. Accelerated pairings may be used at the TD’s discretion.
USCF membership required. Sets and boards supplied. Bring your chess clock (if you have one, not required). If one player brings a clock and requests its use both players must use the clock.
Cancellations must be received at least one hour before the start of the tournament in order to receive a refund. Notifications should be by email.
Photos: We will be taking photos of the chess players for possible publication on our website. Please email us if you do not want your child’s photo used.
Tournament Coordinators: Fun Fong (firstname.lastname@example.org), Parnell Watkins, Vernetta Head