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Georgia Class Championships

  • November 22, 2013
  • 7:30 PM
  • November 24, 2013
  • Emory University, Winship Ballroom (in Dobbs University Center) 605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
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  • Participation in this tournament requires current USCF & GCA memberships. If you live in Georgia you must join the Georgia Chess Association to participate in this event. First renew/join if you are not current, then come back and register.
  • IM/GM/WIM/WGM & Emory full-time students play for free. Contact for the code to register.
  • Non-Georgia Residents are not eligible to win trophies, but are eligible to win cash prizes. If you live in Georgia, you must choose GA resident and become a GCA member.

    USCF registration is required to participate in this tournament.

2013 Georgia Class Championships

*Ruben Shocron Memorial*

Registration cap is 150

Who:               All USCF members. GA residents require GCA memberships.

Format:           5-SS, G/120 (2 day schedule Rd 1 G/90) 

Prizes & Sections: $3,200 based on 80 entries, 

80% Guaranteed


Premier (over 1999): $500-300-200; Under 2200: $250-200

Class A (1800-1999): $200-125-75

Class B (1600-1799): $200-125-75

Class C (1400-1599): $150-100-75

Class D (1200-1399): $150-100-50

Under 1200: $100-50

Unrated: $100   (Treated as class prize within U1200)

Players may play one section above current published rating if within 100 points. (Official Nov. published rating used). Trophy to top Georgia resident each section, top under 2200 in Premier section. Note: Under 2200 is not a separate section. 

Entry fee:        $50 on-line by Nov.20. $60 on-site.  Free entry to pre-registered full-time Emory students.  Free entry to IM/GM/WIM/GM.

Registration: On-line registration deadline Wed. Nov. 20.

On site registration: Nov 22 (Fri) 6:30-7pm, 

Nov 23 (Sat) 9:00-9:30 am.

Rounds:      3 day schedule: 11/22: 7:30p, 11/23 2p-7p 11/24: 10a-4p.  2 day schedule: 10a (G90;d5) on 11/23, then merges with 3 day schedule. 

Byes:             Total of 2 byes allowed.  ½ point bye if taken in rounds 1-4. Zero point bye if taken in round 5. Must commit when entering. No changes.  


Lodging:  Emory Conference Center: 1615 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, (404) 712-6000.  There is no special chess rate.

Free parking at Fishburne & Pevine parking decks on weekends.

Please note:   USCF membership required for all players. GCA membership required for GA residents.  Sets and boards supplied. Please bring clocks. 

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