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Metro Atlanta K-3 and 6-8 Team State Qualifier 2018

  • March 03, 2018
  • 9:30 AM (EST)
  • North Atlanta High School, 4111 Northside Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30327.

Registration

  • $30 per player, for team registration click 'add player' to make one payment for the team. Early registration ends Feb 28th, 2018
  • Volunteer parent/coach may register one child for 1/2 price. You will need a code. Email tarakellychess@gmail.com to get it. Specify which tournament.

Register

Georgia Chess Association and North Atlanta Warrior Chess would like to welcome you to North Atlanta High School to participate in the -


2018 Metro Atlanta K-3 and 6-8 Team State Qualifier

 

Pre-Registration List


Where: North Atlanta High School, 4111 Northside Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30327.


Plenty of parking is available.  Going north on Northside, once you pass Mount Paran, take the second driveway for the school (at the traffic light, Trinity sign). Turn right and then right.  Go up the hill to the parking deck.  You will enter the building on the 3rd floor.  If you need handicap access, please let us know ASAP.


When: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 for K-3 and 6-8 sections (Registration cap 500).      Saturday, March 10th, 2018 for K-1 and K-5 sections (Registration cap 500).


Eligibility:  All school students within the Metro Atlanta Area who meet the eligibility criteria as written in the FAQ. If you are outside metro- Atlanta and would like to participate please contact: statequalifier@georgiachess.org


Note: Players can only play for their team in one section on one day.

 

Update; 2/13/2018: They will be required to play in the same section if they qualify for the State Championship tournament.

 

Please read the Qualifier FAQ before registering.


Sections are by grade:   March 3rd is for K-3 and 6-8 

March 10th is K-1 and K-5.


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).  While an effort is made to avoid pairing siblings and teammates!


Rounds: 10am – 11:30am – 1pm – 2:30pm. Awards ceremony ASAP after round 4. Team trophies only.

 

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. Plan to arrive no later than 9:30am for announcements and be ready for the first round at 10am.


Byes: Maximum one half-point bye is allowed. All additional byes will be zero-point byes.  Please specify when registering.  No changes after 8pm Friday the night before the event. So, Friday 3/2 for the event on March 3rd, and Friday 3/9 for the event on March 10th.


Registration & Payment: Check the registration link for registration deadlines. 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.


*There will be about 500 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 electronic devices fully charged and your own wi-fi hot spot if needed


Note:  As the host of this event, there are a few items that NA Warrior Chess needs to make you aware of:

  1. Skittles will be in the cafeteria and the main lobby.  We encourage parents to bring stadium chairs as the seats on the regular cafeteria tables can be rough on your back.  If the weather is good, seating will also be available on the cafeteria patio and the gym patio.
  2. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will parents be allowed to wait in the lobby immediately outside the gym.  Once your player is seated, you will need to return either to the cafeteria/main lobby or the gym patio outside.  There will be other people in the building and we cannot stand in the halls.
  3. Three or four team rooms will be available for rental.  These are standard sized classrooms inside the tournament area.  If your team is interested, please contact NAWarriorChess@gmail.com. Keep in mind that your team will need to be able to keep the noise in the team room to a minimum.
  4. Concessions will be run by the Warbotz Robotics Club.  Items sold will include, but are not limited to: coffee and donuts, chips, fruit, and candy.
  5. This is our home and we would appreciate your assistance in keeping it clean. As such, this will be a Leave No Trace Event.  In a nutshell, that means at the end of the event we should never know that a tournament was held.  Please monitor your space and dispose of trash and clean up spills.
  6. Be a good steward of the environment.  Carpool/rideshare where possible.


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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