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22nd Annual Beau Hardeman K-12 Chess Tournament

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22nd Annual Beau Hardeman K-12 Chess Tournament

 Unconditional Love for
Children, Inc

Where:  Gresham Park Recreation Center

3113 Gresham Rd. SE

Atlanta, GA 30316

When:   Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Rounds:  10:00AM, 11:15, 12:30, 1:45, 3:00

Format: 5 round, USCF rated, SS Game 30/d5

Bye: one 1/2 point bye available, must
request before round 1.

Entry fee: $25.00 by April 25th or $30.00
afterwards – must be pre registered – no on site registrations.


*no onsite registration

Prizes: Top 3 primary, Elementary,
Middle & High School and Top Female player! Other special awards to be
announced at site.

Each tournament participant must be
a USCF member.

For more information or
acknowledgements contact :

Barry Gray, Tournament Organizer

ULC Inc.

P.O Box 1767

Tucker, GA  30085




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Phillip Taylor Georgia State Championship

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$10,000 Guaranteed! Enhanced Grand Prix Pts!

April 28-30 or April 29-30 at Emory University


5-SS, G/90 + 30. Emory University, Cox Hall Ballroom, 569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. (see parking info below – allow 15 min to park and walk).

Prizes: $10,000 GUARANTEED.

Four sections:

Championship (FIDE rated; Open to USCF rated 2000 and above):

$1000-500-300-150-125; U2100: $250-150-100.  

Under 2000: $900-500-300-150-125; U1850: $250-150-100. 

Under 1700: $900-500-300-150-125; U1550: $250-150-100. 

Under 1400: $900-500-300-150-125; U1200: $250-150-100. 

Trophies and Titles to top Georgia resident in above sections.

*All players must compete within their ratings section per the April ratings supplement – No Exceptions.*

“TD reserves the right to assign a rating based on a player having a rating in another rating system such as FIDE or a foreign rating.  In instances where the TD assigns a rating that is the rating that will be used for sectioning purposes and prize purposes.  Players must disclose if they have a rating in another system.  Failure to do so may result in being ineligible for prizes and/or expelled from the tournament.”

Entry Fee: $93 online by 4/26; $99 at site. Free entry to FIDE IGM/IM/WGM/WIM ($93 deducted from prize).  

Re-entry (Not permitted in Championship section): $40. 

3 Day Schedule: Rounds – Fri-7:00 pm; Sat-2:30 pm, 7:30 pm; Sun-10:00 am, 3:30 pm.


2 Day Schedule: Rounds – Sat-10:30 am (Time Control: G/90 d/5 – not FIDE-rated), then merges with 3 Day Schedule.

Byes:  One ½ point Bye available in rounds 1-4.  Must declare 1/2 pt. Byes when entering and no changes permitted after commencement of Round 1. 

On-line registration: all sections – deadline April 26.

On-site Registration: Friday 5:30-6:30p.m., Sat 9:00-10am.  

 Required: Current USCF membership, Current GCA membership for Georgia residents.

All entrants should bring clocks (with Delay/Incremental capability).  None supplied.

GCA Annual Meeting: 2:30p.m., Sunday Cox Hall

Election:  President, 1st VP, 1st Member-at-Large and Secretary

Information: Priya Srinivasan, gastatechamp@georgiachess.org 

Parking: Park at either Peavine Parking Deck (29 Eagle Row, Atlanta) or Fishburne Parking Deck (1672 N Decatur Road) and then walk to Cox Hall (building with the clock tower).  Free parking at these two lots all weekend.


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1st Annual Rex Demers Individual/Team Scholastics Championship

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Sponsored through the generosity of GCA Life member Claus Friese


*registration capacity = 150*

Registered Players as of 5:45pm on 3/27

Rex Demers.pdf

Who:  Open to all Scholastic Players (USCF scholastic membership is included.  For those who have USCF memberships, they will be extended by one year)!

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

Format: 5 rounds, Individual/Team Swiss System.

25 minutes per player with a 5 sec delay for all sections (G/25;d5)

Sections by grade: K-1, K-3, K-5, 6-12.   

Registration: Discount EF $30 (includes 1 year USCF scholastic membership!) On-line until midnight           Thursday, April 14, 2017 or when we reach capacity (whichever comes first). Regular registration thereafter is $40 (does not include USCF membership).  On-Site registration (if space permits) 8:30-11am: $50.  USCF Membership cannot be added during on-site registration.  If registering after ½ hour before start of 1st round, player will be given a ½ point bye and paired for the 2nd round.

Food: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items are available through the Elks lodge.  Food may be reserved during online registration.

Rounds: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm for all sections.  Kids should be seated at their boards by 9:40 with announcements beginning promptly at 9:45.

Byes: You may take up to 2 byes. Byes taken during rounds 1-4 are ½ point byes. A bye taken 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 pts.

Prizes: Individual – Trophies to Top 5 each section, trophies to all plus score (3 or more points). Team – Trophies to top scoring teams in each section (number of team trophies awarded will depend on section size). A team is 2 or more players in the same section from the same school – Top 4 scores are counted.  All K-1 players will receive participation medals.

Note: It is the parent’s responsibility 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.

USCF membership required. Sets and boards supplied. Bring your chess clock (if you have one, not required). If one player brings a clock and requests its use both players must use the clock.

Cancellations must be received at least one hour before the start of the tournament in order to receive a refund.  Notifications should be by email.

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.

Questions: president@georgiachess.org

Tournament Coordinators: Fun Fong (president@georgiachess.org), Parnell Watkins, Vernetta Head


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Boris Kogan Memorial

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*This is not a GCA event. Please contact the organizer to register for the tournament.*

MARCH 17-19 or 18-19
Grand Prix Points: 10

5-SS, Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341. $3,000 guaranteed. In four sections. Championship: FIDE and USCF rated. Must be rated at least 1900 USCF. $400-300-200. under 2200 $250, under 2050 $250. Amateur: Under 1900 $300-200-100, under 1750 $200, under 1600 $200. Reserve: Under 1400 $250-150-100, under 1200 $100. Unrated: Trophies to top five. Time Controls: Championship G/90, inc. 30; Others sections G/120, d5. Two-day schedule’s first round is G/90, d5 for all sections. Entry fee: $60 three-day, $59 two-day by March 16, $65 at site. Unrateds $30, GMs and IMs free. Reentry except Championship $35. Byes: Available all rounds (limit two), must commit before first round. Three-day schedule: Registration ends 6:30 p.m. March 17. Rounds 7 p.m., 2:15 p.m.-7 p.m., 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Two-day schedule: Registration ends 10 a.m. first round 10:30 a.m., then merges with three-day. Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. Enter: www.americanchesspromotions.com

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Adult and Scholastic Chess at Gwinnett Place Mall

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Blue Light Scholastic


4-SS, G/30;d5 Above the Food Court


Under 800: USCF membership required, games will be rated. Must have a rating of 799 or below to enter.  Trophies to top three, top three u600, u400, u200 and all plus scores.

Unrated: No USCF membership required, the games will not be rated. Trophies to top three in each group of K-8, K-4, K-1 and all plus scores.


Byes: Half Point Byes available in rounds 1 and 2. Please request byes when you register. If you must leave and will miss a round, you must contact one of the room TDs. To leave without notification means a player has no one to play and you can be fined.

Advanced Registration: $25 received by midnight Thursday, February 9.

Onsite registration: $30. If you register Saturday onsite by 9:30am to play the first round.

Info: Parnell Watkins (770)-605-7679 or gwinnettchess@gmail.com


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