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8th Annual K-12 Summer Scorcher

  • July 27, 2019
  • Summerour Middle School

8th Annual K-12 Summer Scorcher 


Saturday, July 27th

Summerour Middle School


321 Price Place, Norcross GA 30071


Open to any rising K-12 player. Cap: 160

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

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


7 SECTIONS: 5 Rated Sections, current USCF membership required: Under 300, Under 500, Under 800, Under 1100 and Premier for players ever rated 1100 and above. Notation is required in U-1100 and Premier. Players may play up one section if rated within 100 points of the section. July Rating List is used for this tournament, unless a player has a higher rating from a more recent tournament they want to use.


2 Nonrated Sections: One for rising Grade 3 and Below who are unrated or rated under 500; the second nonrated section may have players of any grade.   This All Grade Nonrated Section allows still Provisional Players, of any rating, with less than 20 rated games, to play nonrated. This option can encourage players who have dropped out of chess to return to play. No memberships required and no rating points received when playing Nonrated.  


Entry Fee: Advance entry received by midnight Tuesday, July 16, the cost is $29.

Late registration is $34 through midnight Monday, July 22. Then, $39 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 23, 24 and 25. No online registration Friday, July 26. Onsite registration is $42. Register by 9:30am to be paired for round #1. If later, receive a 1/2 point bye in Rd #1. We will post registration updates on the Website, but the FINAL registration list will be posted at the tournament. It is the parent’s responsibility to arrive by 9am to have errors fixed before Round #1.

Byes: 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 & 3 made when registering or before Round #1.


Register online at: and click Register, choose Tournament, and follow steps to register and pay for Summer Scorcher. Current USCF ID# required to be paired for Round 1, unless playing in a nonrated section.


Trophies to top scores in each section and all players with plus scores. Special Chess Medals to all players in the Nonrated Sections who do not receive a trophy. Premier Section: 1st place $100 and 2nd place $50 for chess expenses, in addition to trophies.


Tournament Director Update: We plan to have online pairings and Wall Charts available at


National Master Tim Brookshear and other top Championship Chess Coaches will be available between rounds to review games.


Information: or or call Coach Awet at either 770-231-1149 or 770-939-4596 or Coach Tim at 770-633-6718.


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