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Georgia Open 2013

  • October 11, 2013
  • 7:00 PM
  • October 13, 2013
  • Emory University, Cox Ballroom 569 Asbury Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322 (Use Fishburne or Peavine Parking Decks)


  • 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.
  • Trophy prize only. U1200 players will not be in their own section, but have a reduced entry fee since the class prize is not cash, but trophies.
  • IM/GM/WIM/WGM Free. Full-time Emory Univ. student free. Email for the code.
    You must have a current USCF membership to play in this tournament.
  • Non-Residents - if you don't live in Georgia register here. USCF registration is required to participate in this tournament.
  • Free entry to GA Open volunteers. Email for the code.

2013 Georgia Open

October 11-13 or 12-13, 2013

*with Cox Ballroom registration cap is now 250*

100% Guaranteed Prize Fund!

Open to:  All USCF members. GA residents also require GCA membership. (Memberships available online and on-site).

Format:  5-Swiss System, in one large section similar to the US Open.  All rounds are G/120; d5 except for 2-day round 1 is G/90; d5.  Accelerated pairings used to the TDs discretion.

Players should expect greater mismatches than usual as in the case with truly open tournaments. (One section tournament with Class prizes).


Open: $600-300-175

Under 2200: $300-150-100

Under 2000: $300-150-100

Under 1800: $300-125-100

Under 1600: $200-100-50

Under 1400: $200-100-50

Under 1200: (not part of base) trophies to top 4, plus scores

Note: ratings taken from the October supplement will be used 

when awarding prize money. A player can win only one prize.

One section: $3410 b/87 (2012 registration): 

Trophy to 1st in each class.

Rounds: 7:00p, 2p-7p, 9a-3p. 2-day: Rd 1 at 9:00a, then merges with 3-day.   GCA Q&A Meeting will be held at 2pm on 10/13.

Byes: One ½ point bye available in rounds 1-4. Zero point bye available in round 5.  2nd byes are also zero point byes. Players may play in declared bye rounds, but additional points do not count towards prizes.


Entry Fee: $50 online registration for all players with 1200+ 

rating. Deadline to register online is 10/9; $60 on-site. 

U1200 players $25 for online registration. Deadline is 10/9.

$30 on-site. Pre-registered Full-time Emory Students are 

Free! IM/GM/WIM/WGM are free.

Registration:    Deadline to register online is 10/9 at  On site registration: 6:00-6:30pm 

on Friday, 8:00 – 8:30 am on Saturday.

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

Map: A map showing Cox Hall on the Emory campus can be found at:  

Free parking at Fishburne & Pevine parking decks on weekends.


Please note:  USCF membership required for all players. GCA membership required for GA residents.  Chess Sets supplied. Please bring a clock.

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