Chess and Active Living: Why Not?

When you think “chess”, you may not think “active living”. But chess is a great activity to do in a city park or on the square. See below for info. on the Ironman Chess Club of Decatur, and Georgia Chess, with their upcoming 6th Annual Georgia Senior Open, this October at Emory U., just a few miles from downtown Decatur.

Ironman Chess Club of Decatur DECATUR
The Community Room, 735 Sycamore Dr., Decatur
A beginner-friendly club with free instruction/coaching.
Hours:1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m.

Contact: Tim Brookshear at Call (770)633-6718

Saturday, October 3rd
Few Hall, Emory University, 4 Eagle Row, Atlanta GA 30322

Open to: All players born before October 4, 1959.

Format: 4-SS, G/100(+30) – 100 minutes per player plus a 30 second per move time increment

Sections: Open: $200-140-100; U2000: $120 & Prizes U1800/Unrated: $120-80: C, D, U1200/Unrated: each $100. All prizes 100% guaranteed!

Plaque to top Ga. resident, top Ga. resident age 60, top Ga. resident age 70 each section.

Entry Fee: $40 if age 50, $35 if age 60, $30 if age 70 if received by October 1, 2009.
All $5 more later or at site.

Registration: Mail advance entries to: GCA, PO Box 91, Tucker, GA 30085-0091 (Note new address). On site registration: 10:30 am -11:30 am on Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rounds: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm on Saturday, 10/3; 10:00 am – 3:30 pm on Sunday, 10/4
One ½ point bye available any round. Must commit when entering. No changes.

Information: Scott Parker, 770-939-5030,

Please note: USCF membership required for all players. GCA membership required for GA residents. All equipment supplied. Players may use theirs; however, any clock used must have time increment capability, and the player providing it must know how to set this function.
The first part of Rule 15C will not be in effect – a player in time pressure must still keep score.

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