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11th Annual Vibha Chess Tournament

  • February 01, 2014
  • South Forsyth Middle School

*this is not a GCA tournament. please contact Priti Sarda to register for this event*

11th Annual Vibha Chess Tournament
Saturday, February 1st 2014

South Forsyth Middle School (2865 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming GA 30041)
Open to any player in grade 12 and below
4SS, G/30/d5

Participant must pre-register and pay online by midnight Sunday, January 26, 2014
There is no late registration after January 26.
There is no onsite registration.

Entry Fees:  $25
No refunds given for cancellation.  This is a charity tournament and the fees collected are the donation to Vibha (

3 Rated sections, USCF membership required:

1.    Championship for players over 999

2.    Reserve for 999 - 500

3.    Novice for Under 500 and unrated,
Players may play up one section if within 100 points of the section so a player rated 400 can play up in the 999 - 500 and a player rated 899 can play up in the Championship.

3 Unrated Sections where players rated below 500 may also play. No memberships required and no rating points received when playing in the Unrated Sections.
There will be an

1.    unrated section for players in grades 3 and below,

2.    unrated section for players in grades 4 to 12

3.    unrated section for adults (any player graduated from high school over 18)

Byes for rated sections:
Round 1 Bye - Half point Bye - Need to inform at the time of registration.
Round 2 Bye - half point Bye - Need to inform ASAP but certainly before round #1.
Round 3 Bye - half point Bye - Need to inform ASAP but certainly before round #1,
Round 4 Bye - Zero point byes only (player loses a whole point).  Need to inform ASAP but certainly before round #1.

Please do not leave the tournament without contacting our TD so no one is left sitting for 30 minutes waiting for an opponent. Rated players doing this will have rating or cash penalties.

Event day Timeline:

*        Our staff will show up by 8am to get everything set.

*        Volunteers will receive instruction at that time. We want all players ready to enter the playing area at 9:30 to go over tournament rules.

*        Round 1 - 10:00 am

*        Round 2 - 11:30 am

*        Round 3 - 1:00 pm

*        Round 4 - 2:30 pm

*        Awards - Approximately 4:00 pm

Trophies in all sections will go to the top 3 players. In case of ties for the top 3 places standard US Chess tie breaks will be used.
In addition, all players with a plus score (2.5) will receive a trophy.

Other Details:

*        You must enter parent's name email and phone numbers and the player's name, school and grade and current USCF ID# to be paired for Rd. 1, unless playing in an unrated section.

*        Any player not sending in USCF ID# will be placed in the unrated section.

*        If information is not correct and complete our Tournament Staff will contact you.

*        If corrections are not made in advance you may receive a zero for round #1.

*        All names and sections will be posted on our site by Wednesday evening January 29th. If there is any error you must send an email on Thursday January 30th to Priti Sarda so any problem can be corrected.

*        Food sale of pizza, snacks and drinks will be available.

INFORMATION: Priti Sarda or

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