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 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 6 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).
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.