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Adults Only: 21 and Over Tournament #1

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Part of The Georgia Program Series

*registration cap = 150*

Tournament is sponsored by GCA Life member Claus Friese.

Who: This tournament is designed to give adult players a friendly environment for adult social interaction and competitive rated play in an adults only environment. Tournaments are planned to be held quarterly, and may be held more frequently based on player interest and participation.

Where: Elks Lodge #78, 1775 Montreal Rd, Tucker, GA 30084, (770) 908-0835

When: Saturday, 20th May 2017

Rated: 4-SS, G/45 with 5 second delay

Sections: 3 Sections, 7 Classes: Open (Open to all!), Reserve (1600-1799, 1400-1599, 1200-1399), Novice(1000-1199, 800-999, U800). Player rating and class will be determined by the May USCF published rating or current rating at the discretion of the TD.

Entry Fee: $25 Discounted Online Registration thru May 1st. $30 Online Registration May  2nd through May 17th; $35 On-site. Proceeds will only be used to maintain this series of tournaments. Please register as early as possible to show support (and it helps us with easing tournament data setup).

Rounds: 10 am12:30 pm3:30 pm6 pm. Expect rounds to begin promptly. Pairings will begin 30minutes prior to start of a round. ½ point bye is available in any round. Limit 1. Request changes before round 1.

Prizes: $875, 70% payout based on 50 entries. Open: $200-125-75, Reserve: $125-75-50, Novice: $100-75-50. Special class bonus prizes: The 1st place winner of each of all 7 classes will get free registration into the next tournament in this series.

Food: Elks Lodge may provide options for Lunch and Dinner. Pre-ordering is recommended.

Phone the Elk’s lodge for menu details: (770) 908-0835. The bar will be open (*1).

Information: info@georgiachess.org(678) 453-6640. Refunds will be honored for withdrawals prior to pairing.

Please note: USCF membership and GCA membership required for all rated players. Sets and boards supplied. Please bring clocks.

*1 – The GCA does not encourage drinking alcohol during the chess tournament, which is completely at player discretion.


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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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Martin Luther King Open

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6-SS, G/60, d5

Gwinnett Place Mall

2100 Pleasant Hill Road

Duluth, Georgia 30096

$2,000 guaranteed

In three sections:

  • Championship: Must be at least 1700. $400-200
    • Under 2000 $200
  • Under 1800: Must be between 1300 and 1799. $300-150
    • Under 1600 $150
  • Under 1400: Must be 1399 or below. $300-150
    • Under 1200 $150

Byes available in all rounds (limit two) except round 6 (must commit before first round).

Entry fees:  $55 by Jan. 12, $65 at site. Registration: ends 9:30 a.m. Jan. 14.

Rounds: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.

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

Go to americanchesspromotions.com to register.


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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.

2016 Georgia Senior Open

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Open to players age 50+ 4-SS, G/90 inc. 30. Hampton Inn and Suites, 16785 Morris Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004, (678) 393-0990. HR: $64. EF: $65 online, $5 more at site. Byes available. Sections: Open$600-$400-$200 U1800 $150; Reserve $300-$200 U1400 $150. Silver Bar of Excellence Awards – Georgia Senior Champion (GA Resident); Top Non-GA Resident; Top Senior > 65. Rds.: Sat. 12PM, 5PM; Sun. 10AM, 3PM. Info: www.GeorgiaChess.Club; email: Kevin@GeorgiaChess.Club


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43rd Annual Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open

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A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30

5-SS. Marriott Winston-Salem, 425 North Cherry St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 1-(800)-320-0934. A luxurious hotel next to the Embassy Suites! $14,500 b/209; 50% Guaranteed. In 5 Sections: Championship: G/100, inc. 30. FIDE rated. Must be over 1999! $1400-700-500-400; under 2200- $1,000-600-400. Lower 4 sections: G/120 d5, All: 2-day option: G/90 d5. Under 2000: $1000-600-400, under 1900- $300. Under 1800: $1000-600-400, under 1700-$300. Under 1600: $1000-600-400, under 1500- $300. Under 1400: $1000-600-400, under 1250- $300, under 1100- $300. Entry Fee: $93 3-day, $92 2-day if received by September 28; $99 at site. GMs, IMs, WGMs Free, $70 deducted from any prize. Juniors $6 less. Unrateds must play in Under 2000 or Under 1800 and can win only 50% of any prize. Reentry: $60, not Championship. Byes: are available in any round, limit 2, must commit before 1st round.

3-day schedule: Registration: ends 7 p.m. Rounds: 7:30, 2-7:30, 10-3:30. 2-day schedule: Registration: ends 9:45 a.m. Rounds: 1st at 10:15 a.m., then merges with 3-day. Hotel: $99 must book by September 16th to be guaranteed a room and the rate. Mention L.P.O. Chess. 1-(800)-320-0934Info: Thad Rogers; 1-(478)-973-9389Enter: American Chess Promotions, 3055 General Lee Rd., Macon, GA 31204 or www.americanchesspromotions.com.


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American Chess Promotions Open

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5-SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. $10,000 b/155, 55% Guaranteed.

 In 7 sections: Championship: FIDE and USCF rated. Must be 1950 and above to enter. $1,000-600-500,    u 2200: $700-300-150-100. Under 2000: $700-300-150-100, u1900- $150. Under 1800: $700-300-150-100, u1700- $150. Under 1600: $600-300-$150-100, u1500- $150. Under 1400: $600-300-150-100, u1300- $150. Under 1200: $600-300-150-100, u1100- $150. Unrated: (not part of base) Trophies to top 7. 

Time Controls: Championship: G/90 w/30 sec. inc., 2-day: G/90 d/5. Other: G/120 d5., 2-day: G/90 d5. Entry Fees: $79 3-day, $78 2-day if received by 9/1; $85 at site. GMs and IMs FREE. Juniors: $6 less. Unrateds: $30 Reentry except in Championship section $40. 

Bye: all rounds (limit 2), must commit before 1st round. May play up 1 section except Championship. 

3-day schedule: Registration: ends 6:15 am. 

Rounds: 7, 2:15-7, 10-3:15. 2-day schedule: Registration: ends 10 a.m. 

Rounds: 1st at 10:30 a.m., then merges with 3-day. 

Info: americanchesspromotions.com or (478)-973-9389. Enter: americanchesspromotions.com or 3055 General Lee Road, Macon, Georgia 31204.


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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.