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Grand Prix Tournament

The 2020 Grand Prix has been canceled. Please join us for the 2021 tournament!



When:             June 26-28 or 27-28, 2020.

Where:            Ballroom, Cox Hall, Emory University, 569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

Format:           5-SS; G/120, d/10; (2 day schedule, round 1, G/90, d/10); $13,500 in prizes 100% Guaranteed!

Sections          Master (2200 and up): $2100 - $1250 - $750 - $450; U2400: $1050 - $650

& Prizes:         Expert (2000 - 2199): $900 - $650 - $400

                        Class A (1800 - 1999): $800 - $500 - $300

                        Class B (1600 - 1799): $600 - $400 - $250

                        Class C (1400 - 1599): $500 - $300 - $200

                        Class D (1200 - 1399): $400 - $250 - $150

                        Under 1200 (100 - 1199): $350 - $200 - $100

Official June ratings used. Players may request to use latest unofficial US Chess rating if higher. This will be used if player would otherwise be unrated. Players rated within 100 points of next higher section may play one section up, except must be 2150 to play Master. Unrated may play any section except Master, and have a prize limit of $150 in U1200, $200 in D, $250 in C, $300 in B, $350 in A, and $400 in Expert. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. All prizes paid on site on Sunday, June 28, or mailed on Monday, June 29. Your choice.


Entry Fee:       Rated players: $79 if received by June 24. $100 later or at site. Unrated: $50. Re-entry: $50

                        Free entry to GM, IM, WGM, WIM, or US Chess 2400! Cash check or Paypal only at site!

Register:         On-line:; On-site: 5:30-6:30 pm on June 26 or 8:30 am-9:30 am on June 27.

                        Mailed: Castle Chess Inc., c/o Scott Parker, 5025 Antebellum Drive, Stone Mtn., GA 30087.

                        Make checks payable to: Castle Chess Inc.

Rounds:           3 day schedule: 7:00 pm on June 26; 2:00 pm , 7:00 pm on June 27; 9:30 am, 2:30 pm on June 28.

                        2 day schedule: Round 1 at 10:00 am on June 27, then merges with 3 day schedule.

                        Two 1/2 point byes available any round. Must commit before beginning first game. No changes.


Information:; Grant Oen: 609-947-7323


Note:               Please bring sets, boards, and clocks. None supplied. NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

All parking at Emory is in either Fishburne or Peavine parking decks. No parking next to Cox Hall. Please allow time to walk from the deck to Cox Hall (the building with the clock tower.)



Note: campers have the opportunity to register as part of the camp registration process and continue their room and board plan through the weekend, OR if they prefer to stay elsewhere and eat on their own over the weekend, they can select the "camp only" option and then register for the tournament separately.



For players winning prize money of $600 or over, and for non-resident aliens winning prize money of any amount:

FOR PRIZES OF $600 OR MORE, you will be required to fill out a W-9 from with your taxpayer identification number (TIN), and current address before your prize check will be issued.  For most people, the TIN will be your social security number.

FOR ALL PRIZES, IF YOU ARE A NON-RESIDENT ALIEN (no US Social Security number), Castle Chess Inc. must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. You must either complete a form W-8-BEN or a provide a copy of your form 8233 (if you are exempt from backup withholding).

IF 30% OF YOUR PRIZE IS WITHHELD AND SUBMITTED TO THE IRS, you will receive a 1042 form in the following calendar year, no later than March. You may use this form to submit a tax return to the IRS, claim expenses, and attempt to recover some or all of the withheld tax.