G/90 d/5, 5 rounds.
3 sections: Championship, U1000, Unrated.
Saturday rounds: 10AM-2PM-6PM, Sunday rounds: 10AM-2PM.
Half point byes available for any round, must request before the start of round 2!
Players may play in the Championship section if their official USCF rating is 1000 or higher or their USCF Live rating is 1000 or higher. USCF Rated and required for Championship and U1000 sections. To join US Chess: https://new.uschess.org/become-member. Any player can play in the Unrated section and no US Chess membership is required. If you are Unrated and would like to get a rating, register in the U1000 section.
Go to https://atlchessclub.com/pre-registered-player-lists/ to see a pre-registered list of players. Registration 8:30am-9:30am in person the day of the event, or call (678) 628-5615 by the day before the event to register by phone.
$60 early bird registration. $65 by September 24th, $70 same day registration. GMs, IMs, and WGMs receive free entry. No deductions from prize! Moms or grandmothers of players registered in the event play FREE (you purchase US Chess membership, no tournament entry fee)!
$2000 total prizes Guaranteed
Championship: 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $200 (plus trophies to top 5)
U1000: 1st $200, 2nd $100 (plus trophies to top 5)
Unrated: no cash prizes, (trophies to top 5 plus participation medals)
Free Entry to the Championship section winner to one of the following: All Girls National Chess Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Open
In case of a tie for the Championship winner, USCF tiebreaks will be used if necessary (if there are more than 2 players who are tied) to get the top 2 players. The top 2 players will play two G/10 d5. After those games if a tie persists, players will play one “Armageddon” game with White getting 6 minutes to Black’s 4 minutes, both sides receiving a 5-second delay, and Black having draw-odds. The player with the highest USCF tiebreak will choose colors; if they are tied using USCF tiebreaks, a coin toss will be used to determine colors.
Free lecture for players on Sunday morning at 8:45AM by GM Ben Finegold; lecture will feature games of female players! All non-players will be charge $5 admission to the lecture.
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta, 2500 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076
All chess boards, sets, clocks, scoresheets, and pens/pencils are provided. Water coolers are in the tournament room and Skittles area. Free coffee and doughnuts are provided each day. Free Wi-Fi is onsite. Restaurants are walking distance and a short drive. Call (678) 628-5615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.