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2021 Georgia Senior's Championship

  • February 19, 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • February 20, 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • 1675 Peachtree Pkwy, Ste. #180, Cumming, GA 30041

This event will honor senior chess players in Georgia. The winner will receive a stipend to attend the 2022 John T. Irwin National Tournament of Senior State Champions


  • Participants must be residents of the State of Georgia for 30 days prior to the date of the qualifying tournament.

  • Players must be over the age of 50 on or before June 1, 2022.


2-day USCF-rated event, 4-SS, Time-Control: G/90+15

10 am and  2 pm, both Saturday and Sunday

Sets and Clocks provided.


Open, Reserve (Under 1600)


Stipend of $500 to the winner to attend the John T. Irwin National Tournament of Senior State Champions. Trophies to top two each section.  

Open: 1st - $300, 2nd - $175, 3rd - $100

Reserve: 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd- $50


One “½ Point Bye” is available in Rounds 1 thru 3. A “Zero Point Bye” is available in Round 4. All Byes must be requested in advance of 1st round before pairings posted. No changes afterwards.

Entry Fee

$50.00, Late Entry $65 after Wednesday 16 February 2022

GCA and USCF memberships (required) and must be purchased if necessary.  


The Boardroom -

Tie-break System

In the event of a tie, the stipend will be awarded as follows: 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 5-second delay, and Black having draw-odds.


The Georgia Chess Association is hosting the senior open as an OTB tournament after a hiatus of two years. To maximize participation and offer an opportunity to many seniors who may need help to participate at this event, GCA would like to help facilitate participation with the following actions:


1. Offering registration over the phone. If you cannot register for any reason using the internet or email please call at 770.744.8595 to get someone who can help you register.  Payments have to be received before the event starts so that we don't pair no-show players.  


2. If you need help traveling to the tournament then please call 770.744.8595. We will do what we can do to find you a volunteer driver or pair you with another player coming from a similar location. 


3. We will provide light snacks  such as coffee, water, bagels, deli meats, cheese and the like for those participating in the tournament. 


If you have any other specific needs please contact us at 770.744.8595 or and we will see what we can do to accommodate you.  



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