Tournaments that Meet Our Standards for Scholastic Players

6th Annual K-12 Winter Blast

            Saturday, March 2nd

Summerour Middle School

321 Price Place, Norcross GA 30071


Open to any player grade 12 and below.

Cap: 200                                         

4SS, G/30,d5 in rounds 1 – 4, except G/45,d5 in round 4 for the 2 top sections

Round Times:  10:30; 12:15; 2:00; 3:30  

7 SECTIONSRated Sections, USCF membership required: Under 300, Under 500, Under 800, Under 1100 and Premier for players ever rated 1100 and above.

2 Unrated Sections: Grade 3 and Below and Grades 4 – 12 are for new players and players rated below 500.

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National Master Tim Brookshear, Life Master Dave Vest and other top Championship Chess Coaches are available between rounds for game review and prep.

Two Best Tournaments in February for ALL of our Scholastic Players


Try to do 2 Tournaments each Month where our Championship Coaches are available for Game Review.
Both Tournaments below are at the CCSCATL at 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076

All players must be current US Chess Members or purchase an annual membership at the tournament.

Information and to register online:  or call Karen (678) 628-5615.


Email after February 5th for specifics for your child.
Email me if you plan to go so I can judge how many coaches we need. List your school and grade in your email.

CCSCATL G45 Open Fracas (Feb. 9)

This is a good tournament for our scholastic players. It is great for our players rated over 600, but by playing smart it works for even our lower rated beginners. With an open (open to adults and children) tournament and the lowest section U800 our players rated around 500 should consider taking a 1st round half point bye. Players rated below 500 and below 2nd grade are strongly advised to take a Zero Point Bye in Round #1. This way you show up before 11:45 for coaching. This is a great practice tournament, it’s not expensive and, with a longer time control, players aren’t rushed, will have ample time to think about candidate moves, and there’s more time for game review.

4 rounds, G/45, d/5. Rounds - 10:00AM-Noon-2:00PM-4:00PM.
EF: $25 members if paid online by phone or mailed check, or in person by February 8; $30 day of event. Non-Members $5 more each (this means $30 before Saturday and $35 on Saturday).

Registration on Feb. 9 is from 8:30am-9:30am
4 sections: Open, U1800, U1400, U800. Cash Prizes.
Open Section: 1st - $75, 2nd - $50. 1st U1900 - $40
U1800 Section: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30 1st U1500 - $25
U1400 Section - 1st - $40, 2nd - $25, 1st U1000/UNR - $20
U800/Unr Section - 1st - $30, 2nd - $25, 3rd - $20
Players may play up if within 100 points of that section. Unrated players should play in the U800/Unr.

CCSCATL Sunday Afternoon Scholastic G30 (Feb. 17)

This is the best tournament in February for all of our players! 

This is a great practice tournament as it is not expensive and it is only Sunday afternoon.

With an under 400 section it is ideal for our beginners.

3 Rounds. 1st round at 2:00. 2nd and 3rd rounds begin as soon as previous round ends.
Half point byes available any round.
4 Sections: 
Under 1200
Under 800
Under 400/Unr 

Entry Fee - $20 CCSCATL members if paid by Feb.16 and $25 day of event. Non-Members $5 more. 
Register at the Club by 1:30 day of event.
Trophies to 1st and 2nd in each section. Medals to the third place finisher in each section.


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President's Day Holiday Beginner’s Chess Tournament (Feb. 18)

Benjamin Preparatory School
2445 Church Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Open to Grades K-8
Cap 100

Register with email to and make payment to :
$25 before 2/15 then $30 until 9:30am at the tournament.
Questions: Coach Thomas 678-600-7745

Speed Pairings so players usually play between 5 and 8 games.
Tournament Rules 10AM – don’t be late
for this information.
Opening Play 10:30 – 12 Noon

Lunch Break 12 – 12:30
Closing Games 12:30 – 2PM
No Clocks will be used

Trophies to all players with a positive score and at least 3.5 points
No Byes. Players are expected to be available to play from 10AM until 2PM to be eligible for a trophy

Sections TBD




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