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Grand Opening and Blitz Tournament

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GRAND OPENING OF THE CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ATLANTA!! GRAND OPENING STARTS AT NOON AND BLITZ TOURNAMENT STARTS AT 1PM! Blitz Tournament, g/5. Registration on site only from Noon-12:50PM. Call (678) 628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more info. Rounds-1:00PM-1:30PM-2:00PM-2:30PM-3:00PM-3:30PM-4PM. 7 rounds, double-SS. EF – $20 members, $25 non-members. NOT RATED. GUARANTEED PRIZES: 1st -$125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50. 1st U1900 – $40. 1st U1500/UNR – $35 Call (678) 628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more info. Sets and clocks provided for all events!!


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Martin Luther King Blitz Championship

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5(double-round)-SS, G/5

Gwinnett Place Mall

2100 Pleasant Hill Road

Duluth, Georgia 30096

$600 based on 36 entrants

50 percent guaranteed

$150-100; under 2000, under 1700, under 1400 each

$100; under 1100 $50

Entry Fee: $25

Registration: ends 6:30 p.m.

Rounds: 7 p.m., then as soon as possible.

Info: Thad Rogers (478) 973-9389, Parnell Watkins (770) 605-7679 or info@americanchesspromotions.com

Registration now open. Register @ americanchesspromotions.com


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AtlantaAreaChess.com Presents: January 3rd Speed Chess Open

AtlantaAreaChess.com presents our FREE January 3rd Speed Chess Open

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 from 1:30 am to around 4:00 pm
Entry Fee: FREE

Atlanta Area Chess (the same folks who bring you Kid Chess) is putting on a FREE tournament!

Space is Limited. Please call (770) 575-5802 AND RSVP here to RESERVE YOUR SPOT  |   No on-site registration.

There is no onsite registration and we have limited seats available so
please RSVP AND call our office to reserve your spots. We will accept
registrations on a first come first serve basis.

Unrated event open to all.

Format: 5 rounds, 5 minute clocks w/5 second increments

In two sections: Open & U1400

Cash Prizes

OPEN 1st place-$50, 2nd-$25, 3rd-$15, 4th-$10, 5th-$5
U1400 1st place-$25, 2nd place-$10, 3rd place-$5
Top Unrated Players 1st place-$15

Registration Fee: FREE

*Event is not recommended for young children 14 years of age and under, unless they are a very serious tournament player.

Southern Chess Congress

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August 19-21 or 20-21                                                                            Georgia
                                    Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
47th annual Southern Chess Congress. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10). Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303.

In 7 sections:   Open Section: $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $800-400.  FIDE-rated.Under 2200 Section: $1400-700-400-200.  

Under 2000 Section: $1400-700-400-200. 

Under 1800 Section: $1400-700-400-200. 

Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200.

Under 1400 Section: $800-500-300-200.

Under 1100 Section: $500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 900, Under 700, Unrated.

Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1100 $150, U1400 $300, U1600 $450, U1800 $600, or U2000 $750.

Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player “team” score: $800-400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/20; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix points available.

Top 5 sections entry fee: $113 online at chessaction.com by 8/17, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/15 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $118, 2-day $117 if check mailed by 8/10, $130 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site.   

Under 1400 Section entry fees: all $30 less than top 5 sections entry fee.
der 1100 Section entry fees: all $60 less than top 5 sections entry fee.

No checks at site, credit cards OK. No mailed credit card entries.

Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section.  GMs free; $100 deducted from prize. 

Online entry fee $3 less to MCA members.

All: Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry.  Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.  USCF membership required.    

Ratings:  August official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings are usually used if otherwise unrated.  Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating.  

Foreign player rating info     Prizewinner tax info    CCA electronic devices policies

3-day schedule:
 Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds. Sat. 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun. 10 am & 3:15 pm.

Half point byes OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $119-119-129, 404-659-6500, request chess rate, reserve by 8/5 or rate may increase.  Special parking rate $11/day.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. 

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied!

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).  


AtlantaAreaChess.com presents June 11th Speed Chess Open

AAC (the same folks who bring you Kid Chess) is putting on a tournament!


Space is Limited. Please call (770) 575-5802 to RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Registration is FREE
No on-site registration. Tournament will begin at 10am and finish around 12:30pm
Unrated event open to all. 
Format: 5 minute clocks w/ 5 second increments
In two sections: Open & U1400/Unrated

Cash Prizes

OPEN 1st place-$75, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25, 4th-$10
U1400/UNRATED 1st place-$25, 2nd place-$10, 3rd place-$5
Top Unrated Players 1st place-$15, 2nd place-$10
Registration Fee: FREE
*Event not recommmended for young children 14 and under, unless a serious tournament player.

AtlantaAreaChess.com presents Town Center Chess Open

Sears Court (1st Floor) of Town Center Mall

Unrated event, open to all ages and skill levels!

Format:  5 Rounds/5 minute clock w/5 second increments

Cash Prizes:  1st – $100, 2nd – $50, 3rd – $25, 4th – $20, 5th – $15, 6th – $10

Registration Fee:  Free

Space is Limited.  Please call (770) 575-5802 to reserve your spot.