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Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier 2017

  • February 04, 2017
  • 9:30 AM (EST)
  • Cobb Galleria Centre; 2 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

Teams Invited to the K-8 State Championship 2017

on March 25th

2017 Metro Atlanta K-8 Team 

State Qualifier


Registration Cap 1000 


read this: Qualifier FAQ


Advanced Entries (alpha by school) as of 2/3 8:00pm

*you may need to refresh your page to see the updated entries*


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: statequalifier@georgiachess.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.


Note: bring your gadgets fully charged and your own wi-fi hot spot if needed


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: statequalifier@georgiachess.org 


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