Upcoming Tournaments

Georgia Chess Festival Scholastics
December 26

4SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. Entry fee: $29 if received by Dec. 25, $33 at site. In three sections: Middle School (K-8), Elementary (K-6), Primary (K-3). Trophies to top five, top unrated, top girl in each section. Sections may be combined at the discretion of the chief tournament director. All participants who do not win a trophy will receive a participation medal. Time controls: G/30 d5. Schedule: Registration ends 10:30 a.m., rounds 11 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Bring chess equipment, none supplied. Phone calls only after Dec. 25, no emails or text messages, please!! Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2018 Georgia Chess Festival Scholastics registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red


16th Annual Georgia Chess Festival Time Control Open
December 27

4SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. $1,000 in prizes based on 45 entries, 60 percent guaranteed. Entry fees: Championship $30 by December 26, $35 at site. Under 1200 $25, $30 at site. In two sections: Championship $250, $150. 2199-1800, 1799-1600, 1599-1400, Under 1400 each $150. Under 1200: Trophies to top seven, top two 999-800, top two under 800, highest placed unrated and female players. Time controls: Round 1 G/30,d/5, Round 2 G/45,d/5, Round 3 G/60,d/5, Round 4 G/75,d/5. Schedule: Registration ends 10 a.m., rounds at 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m. Byes available all rounds (limit one), must request before first one (no changes afterwards). Bring chess equipment, none supplied. PHONE CALLS ONLY AFTER DECEMBER 26, no emails or text messages, please!! Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2018 Time Control Open registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red


Georgia Chess Festival Blitz
December 27

5 double-round SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. Entry fees: $25. $600 based on 32 entries, 50 percent guaranteed. $150-100; under 2000, under 1700, under 1400 each $100, under 1100 $50. Registration ends 6:30 p.m. Rounds: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2018 Georgia Chess Festival Blitz registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red


48th Annual Atlanta Open
December 28-30 or 29–30
15 Grand Prix points

5SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. $5,000 in projected prizes based on 100 entries, 60 percent guaranteed. Entry fees: $74 three-day, $73 two-day if received by Dec. 27, $79 at site. Unrated $35, GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs free, $60 deducted from any prizes won. Re-entry: $40 (not available in Master/Expert). In six sections: Master/Expert (FIDE-rated), open to USCF- or FIDE-rated 2000 and above: $500–$300-$200, under 2100 $400-$200-$100. Class A (open to USCF-rated 1999 through 1800): $400-$200-$100.Class B (open to USCF-rated 1799 through 1600): $400-$200-$100.Class C (open to USCF-rated 1599 through 1400): $400-$200-$100. Class D (open to USCF-rated 1399 through 1200 and unrated):$350-$150–$100. Class E (open to USCF-rated under 1200 and unrated):$350-$150–$100. Time controls: Master/Expert 40/90, SD/30, d10. Other sections G/120, d5. Two-day schedule’s round 1 G/90, d5 for all sections. Three-day schedule: Registration ends Friday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m., rounds 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Two-day schedule: Registration ends 10 a.m. Saturday, rounds 10:30 a.m., then merged with three-day schedule. Byes available all rounds (limit two), must request before round 1 (no changes afterwards). Bring chess equipment, none supplied. December USCF ratings supplement will be used. PHONE CALLS ONLY AFTER DECEMBER 27, no emails or text messages, please!! Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2018 Atlanta Open registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red


Georgia Chess Festival Nonrated Scholastics
December 28

4SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. Entry fee: $29 if received by Dec. 25, $33 at site. In three sections: Middle School (K-8), Elementary (K-6), Primary (K-3). Trophies to top five, top unrated, top girl in each section. Sections may be combined at the discretion of the chief tournament director. All participants who do not win a trophy will receive a participation medal. Time controls: G/30 d5. Schedule: Registration ends 10:30 a.m., rounds 11 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Bring chess equipment, none supplied. Phone calls only after Dec. 27, no emails or text messages, please!! Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2018 Chess Festival Nonrated Scholastics registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholastics
January 19

4SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. Entry fee: $29 if received by Jan. 18, $33 at site. In three sections: Middle School (K-8), Elementary (K-6), Primary (K-3). Trophies to top five, top unrated, top girl in each section. Sections may be combined at the discretion of the chief tournament director. All participants who do not win a trophy will receive a participation medal. Time controls: G/30 d5. Schedule: Registration ends 10:30 a.m., rounds 11 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Bring chess equipment, none supplied. Phone calls only after Jan. 18, no emails or text messages, please!! Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2019 MLK Scholastics registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Classes” (All-Ages) Championships
January 19-20

5SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. $3,500 based on 70 entries, $2000 guaranteed. Entry fees: $55 if received by Jan. 18, $60 at site. Unrated $30. In four sections: “Senior” class, open to players born before 1970. “Junior” class, open to players born in 1970 through 1984. “Sophomore” class, open to players born in 1985 through 1999. “Freshman” class, open to players born in 2000 or later. Prizes: For each section, $350 and “Class Championship” plaque to first, $175 to second, $175 to top under 1800, $175 to top under 1500. All players over 17 years old must present picture ID with birth year at registration/check-in. Time control: G/90, d5. Schedule: Registration ends Saturday at 10 a.m. Rounds 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Byes available all rounds (limit two), must request before first one (no changes afterwards). Bring chess equipment, none supplied. PHONE CALLS ONLY AFTER Jan. 18, no emails or text messages, please!! Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2019 MLK All-Classes registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red

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