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2016 Georgia Open

  • October 07, 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • October 09, 2016
  • 2:30 PM
  • Winship Ballroom, DUC, Emory University, 605 Asbury Cir, 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.
  • Non-Residents - if you don't live in Georgia register here. USCF registration is required to participate in this tournament.
  • free entry for GM/IM/WGM/WIM players. you will need a code to register. please email for the code.

Registration is closed

2016 Georgia Open

October 7-9/Emory University Winship Ballroom

*Online registration is closed. Please arrive early for onsite registration* 


2016 Georgia Open Advance Entries as of 10/7


Oct. 7-9 or 8-9, Georgia 



2016 Georgia Open - National Chess Day Event 

$4485, b/100 entries, 65% Guaranteed. 


Registration Cap: 120


6SS.  One Section with Overall and Class prizes. Winship Ballroom, DUC, Emory University, 605 Asbury Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322 (see parking info below: please allow 15 minutes to park and walk)


Prizes: $700-300-$250-150-135-100-100; 

Class A:$250-$150-75; Class B: $250-150-75; 

Class C: $250-150-75; Class D:$250-150-75; 

Under 1200: $250-150-75; Unrated:$200-100-75.  

*Only GA residents are qualified for the plaques for winning their section/class.


Rounds: 3 day: Friday - 7:00 p.m. Saturday –10:00 a.m., 2:30p.m., 7:00p.m. Sunday – 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. 

2 day: Saturday: 10:00 a.m., 12:00p.m. then merges at 2:30 p.m. with 3-day. 


Time control: 3 day - G/90 d5; 2 day - first two rounds G/45 d5, then merges with 3 day at G/90 d5. 


Byes: One ½ point bye available in rounds 1-5. Zero point bye available in round 6.  2nd byes are also zero point byes. 


Entry Fee: $69 online registration for all Open players (deadline for on-line registration is Wed. Oct 5).  $75 on-site. GM/IM/WGM/WIM are free. Must have current USCF membership. Georgia Players must also have current GCA membership. To register click on the "register" button to the left of this column.


Deadlines: online registration closes midnight Wed, Oct 5. On-site registration is Friday 6-6:30pm; Saturday 9-9:30am.  


Tournament Hall: Emory University Winship BallRoom 



 Parking: Park at either Peavine Parking Deck (29 Eagle Row, Atlanta) or Fishburne Parking Deck (1672 N Decatur Road) and then walk to the DUC.  Free parking at these two lots all weekend. 



 October 8 Saturday:  Rated Beginners Open for Scholastic Players U1200


Location: Emory University, DUC E338


 Registration cap of 35 players. First, second third trophy prizes, based on tiebreaks.  Time control: G/45;d5 Four rounds, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., then ASAP. Entry Fee:  $30 online. $35 On-site.  Site registration starts at: 9:30 a.m. up to ten minutes before tourney. (for on-line/web registration use this link).





Please note:  USCF membership required for all players. GCA membership required for GA residents. Chess Sets supplied for both the main tournament and the side event. Please bring a clock.


Note: photos may be taken of you or your child and published on our news site (esp winners with trophies).  Please contact us if you do not want your/your child's photo published. 


Tournament Coordinator: Priya Srinivasan


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