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Georgia Junior Invitational

  • January 12, 2013
  • 9:30 AM
  • January 13, 2013
  • Emory University, Winship Ballroom (in Dobbs University Center) 605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

Registration

  • This tournament is open to current GCA members who received an invitation or are listed under event details.
Registration for this event is closed.  No late registrations will be accepted.  The deadline to register was January 9th.

*final registration list will be posted on-site tournament day*

The 11th Annual Junior Invitational event honoring the top scholastic players in Georgia in two sections: High School and K-8. The winner of the High School section will represent Georgia at the annual DENKER Tournament of High School State Champions. The winner of the K-8 section will represent Georgia at the BARBER K-8 Tournament of State Champions.

Minimum rating requirement for 2013: students with established ratings as of the official November 2012 list, or any subsequent official post-tournament rating of 1600 or higher for high school, and 1400 or higher for Junior High. We will attempt to contact all invitees separately by email which will include the code for registering online.

The state nominees to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions and the Barber K-8 Tournament of State Champions will each receive reimbursement for expenses incurred in attending these tournaments to a maximum of $500.

All participants will be required to submit a complete and legible score sheet for each game played.

Congratulations to the following individuals have qualified and are invited to participate:

High School


Daniel Gurevich

2274

9


Paul R Taylor

2012

11


Samuel L Zimmerman

2005

12


Justin Swaby

1996

10


Richard Lin

1983

11


Reece Eric Thompson

1950

11


Darcy James Linde

1901

11


Sumit Sohani

1879

10


Ryan B Christianson

1868

12


Carter F Peatman

1867

10


David C Mbonu Jr

1822

11


Jeremy Donald Paul

1819

11


Jeremy E Banta

1784

12


Jay Kumar

1730

11


Tarun Daniel

1696

10


James Cuquet Berrigan

1669

11


Kyle Gelement

1644

10


Matthew B Torrance

1641

10


Alex Little

1623

12





K-8


Sanjay Ghatti

1972


7

Maxwell Feng

1775


3

Nathan Shaw Wu

1771


8

Nagaraj R Bhagwat

1721


8

Amaan Akbar Pirani

1692


8

Raghurama Bukkarayasamudram

1680


8

Saithanusri Avirneni

1676


7

Albert Liang

1629


5

Daniel Chou

1628


8

Patrick Wu

1580


8

Shawn Gu

1573


7

Kapish Potula

1553


5

Samhitha Dasari    1552    

Pranav Anjani Narnur

1536


7

Vignesh Sekar

1529


6

Anthony Raksasouk

1524


7

Evelyn Chen

1508


8

Saad Khan

1493


8

Tej Guttikonda

1454


8

Jayson N Wu

1452


6

Michael Fu
 1450
 4

Sidharth Balaga

1449


6

Hunter Adrian Payne

1445


3

  Arish Virani
1438 

5

George Ye

1429


6

Ainesh Balaga

1427


7

Charles Lee Troutman Iii

1413


4

A Alexander Hollins

1411


8

Gururaj Deshpande

1404


6

Robbie Grattan-Smith

1403


6

Sagan Rowe Hartley

1400


5




FORMAT:

*2-day event, 5-SS, G/90, USCF rated.

*3 rounds held on Saturday, 10am - 2pm – 6pm and
  2 rounds on Sunday, 10am – 2:00pm.

AWARDS: Each participating qualifier will receive a plaque. Stipend of up to $500 to the winner of HS to attend DENKER. Stipend of up to $500 to winner of K-8 to attend BARBER.


BYES: One ½ point bye is available any round. Bye must be requested in advance of 1st round before pairings posted (by 9:30am). No changes.

Requirements: You must be on the invitation list. You must have current USCF & GCA memberships. You must play in your own section. If your rating meets the minimum after the USCF November published rating you may contact Ben Johnson to be invited. (1400 for K-8; 1600 for HS). You must do this by the deadline and you must reach the minimum rating by the deadline.

Entry Fee: Free

This tournament is designed to honor those scholastic chess players in Georgia who have demonstrated exceptional achievement. Entry to this tournament will be complimentary. NOTE: GCA memberships and USCF memberships represent additional cost, and must be purchased in advance if necessary.

Registration: You may register online with a code which will be emailed to you (or your parent).  You must register no later than Wednesday, January 9, 2013. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED. If needing to cancel, please communicate this information ASAP, and preferably by the above date.

Tie-break Systems: In the event of a tie the following tie-break systems will be used in the order listed to determine who receives which plaque, and, if necessary, who is Georgia’s nominee to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions and/or to the Barber K-8 Tournament of State Champions:

1. Head-to-Head

2. Modified Median

3. Solkoff

4. Cumulative

5. Cumulative of Opposition

6. Coin Toss

Players should be at tournament site by 9:30am on Saturday.

Contact: Ben Johnson, GCA  1st Vice-President; 1vp@georgiachess.org, 404-309-7143.



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