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2019 Georgia Open and Tri-State Championship

  • February 22, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • February 24, 2019
  • 2:30 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 1702 Gornto Rd. Valdosta, Ga 31602
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  • free entry for GM/IM/WGM/WIM players. Please use this link only if you are eligible.

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Georgia Open and 

Tri-State Championship (Florida, Georgia, Alabama)

February 22-24

Hilton Garden Inn

1702 Gornto Rd.

Valdosta, Ga 31602




$2485 Guaranteed. 


Registration Cap: 85


6-SS.  One Section with Overall and Class prizes. 


Prizes: $450-$200- $150-$100-$85; 

Class A: $150-$100; Class B: $150-$100;

Class C: $150-$100; Class D: $150-$100;

Under 1200: $150-$100; Unrated: $150-$100.

*Only GA residents are qualified for the plaques for winning their class.

* Top 6 player scores from each state: Al, GA, FL, will be added together to determine the Tri-State Champion, State with most points will be awarded a revolving trophy.


Rounds: 3 day: Friday - 7:00 p.m. Saturday –10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.  Sunday – 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. 2 day: Saturday: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. then merges at 2:30 p.m. with 3-day. 


Time control: 3 day - G/90;d5; 2 day - first two rounds G/45;d5, then merges with 3 day at G/90;d5. 


Byes: One ½ point bye available in rounds 1-5. Zero point bye available in round 6.  2nd and subsequent byes are also zero point byes. All requests for byes must be made before the first round.

Entry Fee: $75 online registration for all Open players (deadline for on-line registration is Wed. February 20th, 2019).  $85 on-site. GM/IM/WGM/WIM are free. Must have current USCF membership. Georgia Players must also have current GCA membership.

Hotel Information: Hilton Garden Inn, 1702 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601 

Tel. (229) 219-1011  Group Rate: $114 / Mention Georgia Chess Association.


Deadlines: online registration closes midnight Wed, Feb 20th 2019. On-site registration closes 30 minutes before the round begins.  



Please note:  USCF membership required for all players. GCA membership required for GA residents to play in the main (open) event. Chess Sets supplied. Please bring a clock as we do not provide enough for all games.


Photos may be taken of you or your child and published on our news site (esp. winners with trophies).  Please contact us if you do not want your/your child's photo published. 

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