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Georgia K-8 State Championship 2022 (Rated)

  • March 26, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology (GSMST); 970 McElvaney Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Registration

  • Use this for large teams that plan to have at least 4 alternates (8-10 players total) playing in the Booster section in addition to the Championship team.
  • Use this option to register your team for the State Championship when you have 4-6 players on your team. (Large teams with 4+ alternates wanting to play in the Booster section choose the $300 option)
  • Use this registration if your school is from South Georgia and qualifies for the discount. Code required. Email for code if you qualify.
  • Use this registration if your school is from South Georgia and qualifies for the discount. Code required. Email for code if you qualify.
  • Use this registration if your school is a Title I school and qualifies for the discount. Code required. Email for code if you qualify.
  • Use this registration if your school is a Title I school and qualifies for the discount. Code required. Email for code if you qualify.
* GCA Sponsored Event *

2022 K-8 State Team Championship


Registered Player List

Registration ends Midnight Wed 23 March


** This tournament is RATED, which means every player, including alternates, must have a current US Chess Federation membership to compete in this event. If you are new to the USCF, you may purchase a discounted membership through the GCA by clicking HERE. To renew an existing USCF membership go to https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess .


** Please do not begin registration until you have the following information for each player: 1. First & Last Name 2. Grade 3. USCF Number & expiration date 4. Board order of the players (strongest player = player #1). One coach/team parent will register the entire team at once.

 

The annual GCA sponsored K-8 State Championship event is open to school teams that have qualified through the Metro Atlanta State Qualifier and teams traveling from outside the Atlanta metro area. Additional teams may be allowed on a first come, first served basis (waiting list) to insure we have sufficient teams in each section to conduct a balanced tournament. If you are outside of the metro-Atlanta area and/or would like to be on the waiting list, please contact k8statechamp@georgiachess.org about competing.  


State Championship titles will be awarded in four sections based on grade:

K-1 (Pre-primary)

K-3 (Primary)

K-5 (Elementary)

K-8 (Middle School) 


Place trophies awarded through 5th place.  Any team with more than 8.5 points not receiving a place trophy will be given a Plus Score Trophy.


Format: Four rounds. Game/25 minutes with a five second delay (G/25; d5) for all sections. This is a head-to-head team tournament. Each team competes 4 versus 4 against another school team each round. Swiss System pairings. In determining standings at the end of the tournament, the primary factor will be the number of match wins.


Entry fee: $175 per team per section to play in the K-8 State Championship Tournament. Fee must be paid online at time of registration. Teams may invite additional alternates to compete in a separate Booster Tournament for an additional $125 per team per section. See Team Roster section below for more details.


Registration and payment deadline is Wednesday March 23, 2022. No on-site registration. Any team which has not registered by the deadline may be replaced by a team on the wait list.


Date and Time: March 26. First round starts at 10AM. Plan to arrive earlier than that. Awards ceremony ASAP after completion of the last round.


Round times: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM


Location: Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology (GSMST), 970 McElvaney Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30044


Team Roster: For the K-8 State Championship Tournament, a school team consists of 4 players and 1 or 2 alternates, with 4 students playing each round. For the $175 registration price, teams can register a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 players.

Teams can choose to pay an additional fee ($125) to register 8-10 students total per section. The extra alternate players will participate as 4-person teams in a separate Booster tournament.  Same rules, same format. Total price to register both a Championship Team and Booster team in a section is $300 and you must have a minimum of 8 players.


Team Ranking: Players must be ranked on the registration form in order of playing strength with #1 as the strongest player on the team. This ranking will govern which board position the player is assigned each round.


Questions: k8statechamp@georgiachess.org


Tournament Coordinator: Fun Fong


Sets and boards supplied. Please bring clocks. This is a rated tournament requiring current USCF membership for all players and alternates.



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