10th Annual M.L. King Holiday Tournament

10th Annual M.L. King Holiday Tournament
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The New Schools at Carver
55 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta GA 30315

Open to: All scholastic players in grades K-12 Format: Five rounds. 30 minutes per player per game. Individual/Team Swiss System pairings. In the non-rated sections we will attempt to pair players as close to their own grade as possible.

Sections: USCF-rated (K-1),Primary (K-3), Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12); Non-rated Elementary (K-5), Non-rated Middle School-High School (6-12). Players with USCF ratings under 300 may play the non-rated K-5 section. Players with USCF ratings under 500 may play the non-rated 6-12 grade section.

Entry Fee: $20 per player for rated sections (USCF membership required). $10 for non-rated sections. Registration: Make check payable to GCA. Mail to: GCA, PO Box 91, Tucker GA 30085-0091. Must be received by Wednesday, January 12, 2011. On-line registration at www.georgiachess.org ends at midnight, Thursday, January 13, 2011. No on-site registration.

Rounds: 10:00am – 11:30am – 1:00pm – 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Awards ceremony ASAP after round 5. Byes: Max. two half-point byes allowed. Must request when registering.

Prizes: USCF rated sections: trophies to top 10 individuals and top 3 teams each section except no team trophies in rated K-1 section. Non-rated sections: USCF memberships to all who score 3.5 or better. All sections: participation medals to all players. Please note: Sets and Boards provided. Please bring clocks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Reading this FAQ sheet is strongly recommended for first time players and/or their parents. Further questions? – Scott Parker (770-939-5030), MLK2011@georgiachess.org

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

One Comment

  1. This year we broke another record. 294 student participants. I will be sending photos and full tournament report this weekend.


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