Through the Rapids With The Across The Board Chess Alliance

Across The Board Chess Alliance

“Through chess we will live lives worthy of kings & queens.”

There will be a Chess tournament held in less than two weeks according to a notice at the GCA website, where one finds these particulars:

WHAT: 4 Rounds USCF Rated G/15;d5. Sections based on entry.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022. Approx. Round Times: 6 pm,6:40,7:35,8:15, (Awards + Group Picture) 8:55pm

WHERE: Little 5 Points Community Center 1st floor in the “cafe” @ 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

WHO: All ages are welcome to play. Must have current USCF membership to compete. Any unrated player or a player with no peak USCF rating above 1800 (or national/international equivalent) may register to compete in this event. The event will be filmed, by participating in the games you consent to the filmed content being used as we see fit. No more than 20 players will participate in this event.

HOW: We’ll provide all the necessary equipment (pieces, boards, clocks). Pairings will be posted via email or “print” on site. Only Players are allowed in the playing hall (“cafe”) at the start of the 1st round. If you are new to tournaments and have questions, contact us in advance of the event.


Rated 1st Place: $40

Unrated 1st Place: Mystery Chess Accessory

ENTRY FEE: $20 before March 28th; Afterwards, $30.

REGISTRATION: Under “classes & events” on , Click the Tournament Button. Or Call the Director Chris Simons @ 4049813935

One of the men behind the effort, Chris Simons, was a regular at the legendary Ironman Chess Club, which met at the North Dekalb mall for years before the pandemic disrupted normality. Chris is an extremely personable fellow who brought much more than ‘game’ to the Ironman CC.

Clovis C. Simons

The other is Essig (junior) Kemp, whom I am looking forward to meeting soon:

Essig (junior) Kemp

Junior has been teaching chess for ten years. He’s best known for providing chess opportunities through non-profit organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Unconditional Love for Children, and Gresham Park Recreation. In his teaching, Junior shares his passion for this great game’s “infinite possibilities” and “invaluable benefits such as self-discipline, creativity, sportsmanship, and problem-solving skills.”

Please spread the word via any means necessary.


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