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6th Annual K-12 Summer Scorcher

  • July 29, 2017
  • 10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Gwinnett Place Mall 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia 30096

*this is not a GCA tournament.*



6th Annual K-12 Summer Scorcher

Championship Chess Signature Event

Saturday, July 29

Gwinnett Place Mall

 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia 30096. Above the Food Court

Open to any player grade 12 and below.

4SS, G/30/d5 in rounds 1 - 4 except G/45/d5 in round 4 for the top 2 rated sections

Round Times:  10:30; 12:15; 2:00; 3:30

Cap 160


6 SECTIONS: 4 rated sections, USCF membership required: Under 300Under 700, Under 1100 and Premier for players rated 1100 and above. Players may play up one section if ever within 100 points of the section. Unrated and New players wanting a rating should play in the Under 300 but rising 6th graders and higher may play in the Under 700 section.
Unrated Section where players rated below 500 may also play. One Unrated Section is for those
rising 3rd graders and below, the other Unrated Section may have players of any grade. No memberships required and no rating points received when playing in the Unrated Sections. New and unrated players wishing to get a rating, must play in either the Under 300 or the Under 700 rated sections.


Entry Fee: Advance entry received by midnight Tuesday July 18th the cost is $27.

Late registration is $32 through midnight Monday July 24th. From July 25th pay $37 until midnight July 27th. No online registration Friday July 28th. Onsite registrations ok at $40. (At site, register by 9am to be paired for round #1. If later, you might get a 1/2 point bye in Rd #1.) 1/2 Point Byes available only in Rounds 1-3. No byes in Round #4. Byes for Round #1 must be made when you register. Byes for Rounds 2 and 3 must be made when registering or before Round #1.


Register online at: and click Register, choose Tournament, and follow steps to register and pay for the Summer Scorcher.

Current USCF ID# required to be paired for Rd. 1, unless playing in an unrated section.
Trophies to all players with a plus score. 
Special Chess Medals to all players in the Unrated Section who don’t receive a trophy.
The  Premier Section: 1st place $100 and 2nd place $50 prizes, in addition to trophies.

Information: or “calendar” at  or call Coach Tim 770-633-6718


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