NEW THIS YEAR: both rated & unrated sections
Format: Swiss-Style tournament, G/25;d5 4 rounds;
Who: Open to all students in grades K-12
Where: Atlanta Perimeter Marriott Center Hotel, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30346
Sections: Unrated: K-1, K-3, K-5, 6-12;
Rated: K-12 Under 600 Rated: K-12 Over 600. If you play in the Rated section, you must have a current USCF ID. If you are unrated and would like to become rated, you may play in the Rated section, but you must join USCF by the registration deadline.
*Sections may be combined if there are not enough players in one section.
Time Control: G/25;d5 (25 minutes per player with a 5 second delay).
Prizes: Trophies to all who score 2.5 or better, minimum 3 trophies per section. USCF membership to top 5 nonmembers in each section, which must be redeemed by November 30, 2016. All players receive a participation ribbon.
Entry fee: $30
Registration: You must register your child online by midnight Thursday Sept 29th.
*There is no on-site registration*
Schedule: Rounds: 12:00 p.m. for Round 1, ASAP for rounds 2-4. Awards ceremony will be ASAP after last round ends. Pairings for Round 1 will be posted by 11:00 a.m. All participants should be in the playing hall by 11:30 a.m. for announcements and instruction. It is the parent’s responsibility to arrive early enough to verify that the information is correct or to have errors fixed before pairings are up for the first round.
Byes: A player may miss one round (take a bye) if arranged in advance with their registration, however rounds begin asap after the previous round making it difficult to predict exactly when rounds 2-4 begin. All byes will be zero point byes. Players must commit to playing at least three rounds.
Tournament Coordinator: Tricia Hill
Please note: Sets and boards supplied. Chess clocks not supplied. Please bring one if you have one.
We strongly encourage everyone, especially first-timers, to read the Parent’s Guide to Scholastic Chess Tournaments