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1st Annual David J. Winter Invitational Scholastic tournament

  • March 25, 2018
  • Sutton Middle School – Main Campus 2875 Northside Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30305

*This is not a GCA tournament. Please contact the organizer to register for this event.*





1ST Annual

David J. Winter

Invitational Tournament

Sunday, March 25

Sutton Middle School – 6th Grade Campus

4360 Powers Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30327

4SS: G/25; d5

5 Rounds: 10, 11:15, 12:30, 1:45, 3


YOU’RE INVITED!!  Come and join us at the first annual David J. Winter Invitational Tournament.  Who is David J. Winter you ask?  He is the patron saint of Chess at Sutton Middle School.  Without his caring and hard work we would have no program and SMS Chess would not exist.

This tournament is RATED and every player, including alternates, must have a current USCF membership to compete in this event.  Please do not begin registration until you have the following information for each player: first & last name, grade, USCF ID & expiration date, board order of the players (strongest player = player 1).  Your team must include: your top 5 players from the State qualifier or the next 5 players on your team if you school was invited to State.

Format: Game/25 minutes with a five second delay (G/25; d5) for all sections.  Five-player ordered board format with Swiss System pairings will be used in all rounds. In determining standings at the end of the tournament the primary factor will be the number of match wins.

Invitees: Teams will be invited based on State qualifier performance and will be listed on the event entry on the GCA website.

Entry fee: $150 per invited team. Fee must be paid online at registration.  Registration and payment deadline is 9AM Wednesday, March 21, so that alternates can be notified if necessary. This deadline is firm. No on-site registration.


Register online at: DJWinter Invitational *No onsite registration available* To withdraw your team, send an email to by 11PM Mar 24th for refund. There will be a $15 processing fee.

Trophies will be awarded to the top team of each section (6–8, K5, K3).

Information: or call Vernetta Head 404-754-7191.

Concessions will be available.

 **Be a good steward of the environment.  Carpool/rideshare where possible.


Middle school:

Whitefield Academy

Sutton MS

Hull MS

Hightower MS

Price MS

Autrey Mill MS

Cliff Valley

Fulton Science Academy

Kittredge Magnet School (Alternate)

K – 5:

Settles Bridge ES

Cogburn ES

Sugar Hill ES


Johns Creek ES

New Prospect ES

Mountain View ES

State Bridge ES

Chesney ES (Alternate)

Dolvin ES (Alternate)

K – 3:

Woodward Academy

New Prospect ES

Brookwood ES

Sugar Hill ES

Settles Bridge ES

Johns Creek ES


Big Creek ES

Fulton Academy of Science and Technology

Fulton Science Academy (Alternate)

Mountain View ES (Alternate)

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