*This is a not a GCA event. Please contact the organizer to register for this event.*
Fulton Science Academy Chess Tournament
Sunday, April 16, 2017
DIVISIONS: Grades K-12 in two sections combined. This is a non-rated tournament.
There will be a section for the players that are over 1000 and another for players unrated or under 1000.
(TOURNAMENT IS STILL UNRATED!). USCF rules apply. NO CELL PHONES OR SMART WATCHES.
There will be a Certified Tournament Director although the tournament will not be a rated event.
GAME ANALYSIS: There will be 1-2 USCF Expert or Titled Players for game review.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00 per child. Registration fee waivers are available through the front office.
Register by Saturday, April 15, 2017 or onsite. Cash Only. Onsite Registration till 1:45 p.m . No confirmation letters will be sent. Register early...tournament will be limited to the first 150 people who sign up.
This is a 4-round, non-elimination tournament - players should plan to participate in all four rounds. The tournament should end around 6:20 and including the Award Ceremony.
TIMES: Check in is 1:00- 1:45 p.m for registration. The Player Meeting (information about how to use clocks) is at 1:50 p.m. Round 1 begins at 2:00 , Round 2 begins at 3:15 , Round 3 at 4:30, and Round 4 at 5:30.
FOOD: Players should bring their own lunch and snacks to eat in between rounds. Pizza will be sold too.
TIME CONTROL: Time control is G/30 5s/D (30 minutes, per player, per game). A clock may be placed on games still in
progress 50 minutes after the round start time, with each player getting 5 minutes for the games not finished. For the people participating for the first time . We will explain how to use the clock to the children, as needed.
PRIZES: In each division, the top 5 finishers will be awarded trophies. Awards ceremony will follow the final round and will occur after Round 4 is completed.
Tiebreaks will be done by chess pairing program.
LOCATION: Fulton Science Academy Private School, 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
SUPERVISION: Talking in the tournament room is NOT ALLOWED during the round! Good behavior of all participants is expected. However, all players under 12 years old must have a parent/guardian present for the entire tournament or have another parent that is in charge of the child. While parents are not allowed in the competition area once a round begins, parents are required to supervise their children between each round. If it becomes clear a child does not have supervision between rounds, he/she will forfeit the opportunity to compete further.
QUESTIONS: Vishal Balyan, 678-360-3040
Enter early for easier management of the tournament and entries are limited to 150 entries. Every child needs adult supervision for the entire tournament. Parents are not to drop off their children for the day and leave them unattended.
Results crosstables will be sent out to the emails written on entry forms.
For any last minute tournament concerns, reach at 678-360-3040.
Bring CHESS SETS AND CLOCKS!