Part of The Georgia Program series
*registration cap = 80*
Who: 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.
Where: LexisNexis, 1000 Alderman Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005. The main entrance will not be open to players. Please enter at the entrance near the side, which should have a GCA tournament sign.
When: Saturday, 21st Jan 2017
Entry Fee: $25 Online thru 18th Jan, 2017. Due to the venue, there will be NO On-site registration. Proceeds will be used to maintain this series of tournaments.
Sections: 2 Sections. One section, consisting of 3 Classes 1800-1999, 1600-1799, 1400-1599, with EXPERT house players and a second section consisting of class 1200-1399, with “B” house players. Class will be determined by the December published rating. If a player’s current unpublished rating would place that player within a higher section, the player will be allowed to play in that higher section on request. Requests must be before round 1 pairings. There will be Expert House players invited, who will receive a $50 honorarium for playing at this event. There will be “B” House players invited to play in the 1200-1399 section who will receive a $25 honorarium for playing at this event.
Format: Rated: 4-SS, G/60 with 5 second delay
Rounds: 9:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 7:15 pm. Expect rounds to begin promptly. ½ point bye available in any round. Limit 1. All request should be made before round 1.
Prizes: Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each Class. A special plaque and award ceremony will be held for those reaching USCF 2000 and over for the first time at a larger GCA event if the player has participated in this series at any time. A certificate will be awarded to players who reach the next highest class as a result of this tournament.
Food: LexisNexis will provide Lunch and Dinner for all players at no additional cost!
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (678) 453-6640.
Coordinators: Fun Fong (770) 316-8483, Dhiren Mishra (408-206-5798; email: email@example.com).
Please note: USCF membership and GCA membership required for all rated players. Sets and boards supplied. Please bring clocks.
*Special for LexisNexis Employees and Family*
Play in an unrated section. Game time: 3-SS, G/30 with 5 second delay. Rounds 10:30 am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies.
Life Master Sanjay Ghatti and Prateek Mishra will conduct simultaneous exhibitions at the event.