2024 HBCU Chess Classic (Atlanta, GA)

Participants at the 2023 HBCU Chess Classic
Photo by TBO Chess Society

All roads will lead to Atlanta for the 2nd Annual HBCU Chess Classic! Teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities will send their best players to compete for prizes

2024 HBCU Chess Classic

April 20th-21st, 2024
Georgia Institute of Technology —Exhibition Hall
460 4th St NW
Atlanta, GA, 30332

Tournament Structure

The 2024 HBCU Chess Classic is a 5-round Swiss combining individual and team play

  1. The event has two sections for:
    • Current HBCU Students
    • HBCU Alumni
  2. Time Control: G/30 with a 5-second increment
  3. USCF Rated
  4. Full rulebook: HBCU Chess Classic Rulebook

Current Students

  1. Each team may consist of up to five players.
  2. Only the top four scores will be used to determine team prizes.
  3. A team may have less than 4 players and still compete for the team prize.
  4. Ratings: Team average ratings are based on individual ratings taken as of January 2024′

HBCU Alumni

  • Individual format only with no team scoring or pairing


Registration Process

Step 1 – Team Registration:

  • Team registration is independent from Roster Submission. Once a team is registered, you can follow up with Step 2.

Step 2 – Roster Registration:

  • Once the team is registered, the captain can submit the team roster.
  • All Players on a team must fill out the Student Eligibility form in order for them to be considered on a roster 
  • Roster registrations have to be submitted by April 18th

*This does not apply to Alumni

Player Eligibility

All current students must submit the Student Eligibility Form no later than April 18th

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