APRIL 29-MAY 1 or APRIL 30-MAY 1: 2016 PHILLIP TAYLOR GEORGIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Grand Prix points: 40
5-SS, $10,000 guaranteed. Emory University, Cox Hall Ballroom, 569 Ashbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.
In five sections: Championship $1000-500-300-150-125, under 2100 $250-150-100; Under 2000 $900-500-300-150-125, under 1850 $250-150-100; Under 1700 $900-500-300-150-125, under 1550 $250-150-100; Under 1400 $900-500-300-150-125, under 1200 $250-150-100.
Trophies and titles to top Georgia resident in each section.
Scholastic (Two-day schedule only and no on-site registration; in two sections) Under 1100, trophies to top five, top unrated, top girl; Under 850, trophies to top five, top unrated, top girl.
Entry Fee: $93 all sections but scholastic ($30) by April 27; $99 at site (scholastic $35). GMs and IMs free, $80 deducted from prize. Championship FIDE rated. Must be rated over 2000.
Time Controls: Championship G/90 inc 30, two-day G/90 d5 in first round. Other sections: G/120 d5, two-day G/90 d5 in first round. Reentry (none in Championship) $40. Byes available (limit two, round 5 is zero-point bye). Must commit before first round. Must play in own section.
Three-day schedule: Registration 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rounds 7 p.m., 2:15 p.m.-7 p.m., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Two-day schedule: Registration 9:00-10 a.m. Round 1 at 10:30 a.m., then merges with three-day.