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Championship Chess 4th Annual K-12 Winter Blast

  • March 04, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, 4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Bldg. C, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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


Championship Chess

4th Annual K-12 Winter Blast

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Peachtree Corners Baptist Church,

4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Bldg. C, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Cap: 208 Players



Open to any player in grade 12 and below


4SS, G/30, d5 in all Rounds, except G/45, d5 in Round 4 only



for Sections U-1100 and Premier Section




 5 RATED SECTIONS (Must have current USCF Membership): Under 500, plus special U-500 for grades 2 and below; U-800; U-1100; and, Premier for players rated 1100 or above. Players may play up one section if rated within 100 points of the section. Some special exceptions to play higher may be made for High School players and players showing recent rapid rating increases.

2 UNRATED SECTIONS (No memberships required and no rating points received when playing Unrated): Open to new players and players rated below 500. In addition to our Regular Unrated Section we will have a special section: Unrated for Grades 2 and below. Unrated and new players may also play in Under 500 Section if they want to become rated. It is often suggested for new young players to play at least one tournament in an unrated section. Note: Sections may be combined if necessary.

ROUND TIMES: 10:30; 12:15; 2:00; 3:30. BYES: Half Point Byes available only in rounds 1-3. Please request byes when you register. If you must leave and will miss a round, you must contact one of the room TDs. To leave without notification means a player has no one to play and you can be fined.

Advance EF, received by midnight Tuesday, February 21, the cost is $26; then, registration is $32 through midnight Sunday, February 26; then $36 until Online registration closes, Thursday, Midnight March 2. Onsite registration: $40. If you register Saturday onsite by 9am, and there are spaces under the cap, you are guaranteed to be paired for Round #1. But, if later than 9am, you will probably receive a half-point bye in Round #1. NOTE: It is the parent’s responsibility to arrive by 9am to have errors fixed before Round 1 begins. We will post registration updates on the Website but the FINAL registration list will be posted at the tournament.

REGISTER ONLINE at Click Register, choose Tournament, and follow the steps to register and pay for the Winter Blast.

Individual Trophies will be given to all plus scores. The Premier Section: 1st place $100 and 2nd place $50 prizes to be used for chess expenses, plus trophies. School/Team Trophies: Special 1st and 2nd Team/5 Trophies donated by Keen Minds Academy for players in Rated sections. To qualify there must be at least 5 players from a school playing rated. Players receive points weighted by Sections. The 5 players from a school with the most points make the Team Score. Points are given as follows: 4 times a player’s score in the Premier Section; 3 times their score in the U-1100; twice their points in the U-800; and, the same points as their score in the U-500 Section. Teams must submit to the Chief TD their estimated Team Points at the start of Round #4 to qualify for these trophies.

For information:, call Coach Tim 770-633-6718 or go to



Championship Chess Coaches are available between rounds to review games.

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