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Georgia K-12 Grade Level Championships

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Registration Cap: 500*

Who: Open to all Georgia students in grades K-12

Format for Grades K-8: 5 rounds, rated, Swiss-Style tournament, 25 minutes per player with a 5 second delay (G25;d5)

Format for Grades 9-12: 4 rounds, rated Swiss-Style tournament, 45 minutes per player with a 5 second delay (G45;d5)

Where: (Tentative location) Sutton Middle School, 2875 Northside Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Sections: 13 sections (one for each grade K-12). Your child MUST register to play in his/her grade.

*Sections may be combined if there are not enough players in one section.

Entry fee: $30   

Registration: You must register online by midnight Tuesday, November 1st.
*There is no on-site registration*

Schedule for Grades K-8: 10:00 – 11:30 – 1:00 – 2:30 – 4:00. All participants should be in the playing hall by 9:30 a.m. for announcements and instruction.

Schedule for Grades 9-12: 10:00 – 11:45 – 1:30 – 3:15.

Byes for Grades K-8: You may take up to 2 byes. Byes taken during rounds 1-4 are ½ point byes. A bye 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 points.)

Byes for Grades 9-12: You may take 1 bye. Only zero point byes are available in all rounds.

Prizes for Grades K-8: Trophies to all who score 3.0 or better, minimum 3 trophies per section. $100 stipend to 1st place winner of each section to attend the 2016 USCF National K-12 Grade Championship in Nashville, TN (Dec 16-18)*. All players receive a participation ribbon.

Prizes for Grades 9-12: Plaques to 1st place, ribbons to all players. $100 stipend to 1st place winner of each grade to attend National K-12 Grade Level Championships in Nashville, TN (Dec 16-18)*.

Award ceremonies will be ASAP after last round ends. 1st Round pairings will be posted by 9:15 a.m. No changes can be made after pairings are up for the first round. It is the parent’s responsibility (K-8) or the player’s responsibility (9-12) 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.

Information: gradelevels@georgiachess.org

Tournament Coordinator: Tricia Hill

Please note: USCF membership required. Sets and boards supplied. Chess clocks not supplied. Please bring one if you have one. If one player brings a clock and requests its use, both players must use the clock. We strongly encourage everyone, especially first-timers, to read the Parent’s Guide to Scholastic Chess Tournaments

*1st place winners must attend National Grade Levels to receive the $100 stipend. Request for reimbursement must be made by Jan 20th.

**registration cap may change if location changes.

Note: photos may be taken of your child and published on our news site (esp winners with trophies).  Please contact us if you do not want your child’s photo published. 


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