2022 Castle Chess Grand Prix

Emory Student Center, Emory University

Event Overview

When:             June 24-26 or 25-26, 2022

Where:           ***New, beautiful building*** Emory Student Center, Emory University, 605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA. See below for parking information.

Format:           5SS; G/120, inc/5; (2-day schedule, round 1, G/60, inc/5); $13,500 in prizes 100% Guaranteed!

Sections          Master (2200+): $2000 – $1000 – $700 – $400; top U2400: $1000 – $500

& Prizes:         Expert (2000-2199): $1000 – $600 – $400

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

                        Class B (1600-1799): $600 – $400 – $300

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

                        Class D (1200-1399): $500 – $300 – $200

                        Under 1200: $500 – $300 – $200

Official June USCF 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.
Unrated players may enter Under 1200 or Class D sections and are eligible for prizes.
All prizes paid on site on Sunday, June 26, or mailed on Monday, June 27.

Entry Fee:      $95 by June 22. $110 later or on-site.  Re-entry: $50.  Castle Chess Campers who pay for the tournament with camp entry do not need to register separately.

                        Free entry to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, US Chess 2400+!  CASH ONLY on-site, no checks or cards. 

Register:         Online registration here. On-site: Friday 5:30-6:00 pm or Saturday 9:00-9:30am.

Castle Chess Campers who pay for the tournament with camp entry do not need to register separately. 


Rounds:           3-day schedule: Friday 6:30pm, Saturday 1:00pm & 6:00pm, Sunday 9:30am & 2:00pm.

                        2-day schedule: Round 1, G/60 inc/5, at 10:00 am Saturday, then merge with 3-day schedule Saturday 1:00pm.

                        Two half-point byes available, commit before round 1. All byes requested during the tournament are zero point.

Information:   tournament@castlechess.org

Note:               Bring sets, boards, and clocks. None supplied.

All parking at Emory University is in either Fishburne or Peavine parking decks. Please allow at least 15 minutes time to walk from parking to the Emory Student Center.

Castle Chess 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.


605 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: 13500
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Castle Chess Camp
Email: grant@castlechess.org