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Chess.Zone is the place to come for information and notification of upcoming Atlanta Area Chess tournaments, both USCF-rated for the serious player, and unrated for the casual chess player.

Chess Zone strives to provide outstanding chess resources and exciting events. Chess.Zone is a Kid Chess affiliate and the perfect place for everyone from the most seasoned veteran to the recent Kid Chess graduate.

For younger players, you may also visit our scholastic after-school programs and camps website at kidchess.com.


upcoming events

24th Beau Hardeman Open
K-12 Scholastic Chess Tournament

May 18, 2019

Registration: Participants must register in Advance / No onsite Entry

Current (USCF) membership required

Register at: http://www.ecglennfoundation.org/chess-tournament/

Sections:Primary K-3, Elementary 4-5, Middle 6-8, High School 9-12 sections may be combined based on entries

Time Control: 5 Round USCF Rated SS G/25;d5

Round Times:R1: 10 a.m., R2: 11:15 a.m., R3: 12:30 p.m., R4: 1:45 p.m., R5: 3 p.m.
One 1⁄2 point bye available (limit 1) if requested before Round 1.

Maximum of 100 entrants.

Awards: Top 3 each section. Special awards and presentations to be announced at event.

Players are asked to bring chess clocks. Chess boards and pieces are provided.

Entry Fee: $30 by May 10, 2019. $35 after May 10, 2019

Must Register Online by 12:00 noon May 17, 2019

May G45 Fracas

May 25, 2019

4 rounds, G/45, d/5. Rounds – 10:00AM-Noon-2:00PM-4:00PM.
Registration 9:00AM-9:30AM or call (678) 628-5615 by May 24 to register by phone.


Entry Fee – $25 members if paid online, by phone or mailed check, or in person by May 24; $30 day of event. Non-Members $5 more each (this means $30 before Saturday and $35 on Saturday).


Four sections: Open, U1800, U1400, U800.
Prizes Guaranteed:
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 in next higher section if within 100 points of that section. Unrated players should play in the bottom section or in a higher section if approved by the TD.


Moms of players registered in the tournament play FREE (you purchase USCF membership, no tournament entry fee!)


Pre-register online at: https://atlchessclub.com/event-registration-list/. Click here to see a pre-registered list of players. Registration 9:00am-9:30am day of event, or call (678) 628-5615 by Mar.29th, to register by phone.


USCF Rated. USCF Required (can be purchased on site). Half point byes available for any round!


Call (678) 628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more info.


Sets and clocks provided for all events!!

CCSCATL Sunday Scholastic G30 Chess Tournament

May 26, 2019

G/30, d5 chess tournament. 3 Rounds. 1st round at 2:00. 2nd and 3rd rounds begin as soon as previous round ends. Half point byes available any round.

Under 1200
Under 800
Under 400/Unr 

Entry Fee – $20 CCSCATL members if paid by May 25 ;$25 day of event. Non-Members $5 more each (this means $25 before Sunday and $30 on Sunday). 

Pre-register online: https://atlchessclub.com/event-registration-list/, or by phone, mailed check, or in person at the Club by 1:30 day of event. Click here to see the pre-registered list of players.

Trophy to 1st and 2nd place winner of each section. Medals to third place finishers in each section! Free entry to a future Sunday Scholastic event to the winner of the Championship section!

USCF Rated. USCF membership can be purchased on site. This is a K-12 only tourney.

Call (678) 628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more info. Sets and clocks provided for all events!!


What is Chess.Zone?


Get your finger on the pulse of Atlanta’s fast paced chess scene!


Join an active community of chess enthusiasts of all types.


Receive invitations to exclusive chess events happening in the Atlanta area.

Various events

Chess.Zone offers various kinds of events for both extremely casual players to very serious: blitz tournaments and long form chess, 2 hour events to multi day.



Chess.Zone connects chess players of all interest levels. If you just like to play on-line every once in a while, or if you have been competing in top tournaments for a while, you can find like minded people through Chess.Zone.

Exciting opportunities

Chess.Zone regularly schedules casual blitz tournaments for FREE with cash prizes to top finishers. This and other exciting occasions are things you can get on your radar by connecting with Chess.Zone.

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