Registration Cap 1000
read this: Qualifier FAQ
Where: Exhibition Halls C and D at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE Atlanta, GA 30339
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017. Arrive by 9:30am
Open to: All elementary and middle school students within the MetroAtlanta Area. If you are outside metro-Atlanta and would like to participate please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sections are by grade: K-1, K-3, K-5, and 6-8.
Format: Four round, unrated, individually paired Swiss System tournament with a time control of 25 minutes per player with a five second time delay (G/25; d5). Unless byes are requested, players will be scheduled to play all four rounds (this is not an elimination tournament).
Rounds: 10am – 11:30am – 1pm – 2:30pm. Awards ceremony ASAP after round 4. Team trophies only.
Byes: Maximum one zero-point bye is allowed. Please specify when registering. No changes after 8pm Friday 2/3.
Registration & Payment: On-line by midnight Monday Jan 30, 2017. To register multiple players click ‘add a guest’ after completing the form for the first player. This way you can make one payment for all your players.
*On-site registrations will not be accepted.* No changes (except withdrawals) allowed on tournament day due to the size of the tournament.
Entry Fee: $30 per player, payable online.
Awards: Ribbons to all participants. No individual trophies. Team trophies will be awarded to all school teams with plus scores. There will be County Champions. Invitations to the State Tournament will be determined after the event.
Note: Advanced entry lists will be posted online and will be updated periodically. A final registration list will be posted in the tournament hall by 8:30am. These will show the players, sections, teams, and requested byes. We will pair round one promptly at 9:00am.
*There will be about 1000 players at this event and it is your responsibility to arrive early enough to have any first round issues reported before we begin pairing round one. There will be no bye changes allowed the day of the event. Withdrawals only. If a player doesn’t show up for a round and does not have a requested bye, that player will be withdrawn from the tournament.
Photos: We will be taking photos of the chess players for possible publication on our website. Please email us if you do not want your child’s photo used.