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Register Now for GISCA's 2015-2016 Tournaments !!!

To help ensure that GISCA tournaments are a wonderful experience for all players,
please review the Essential Rules and Guidelines for Scholastic Chess.

  • Open to all students and adults, including those outside of Georgia.
  • Online registration and pre-payment option opened November 7, 2015.
  • All participants are strongly urged to register online. Online registration will close at 6:00 pm on the Friday preceding each tournament.
  • All online registrations received will be posted on the web site.  Please check the web site regularly to confirm the accuracy of your registration.  A maximum of 200 players will be allowed to participate.
  • Players in the Grand Prix and Adult sections should have their USCF card.  Remember, the more on-site registrations that must be processed, the more difficult it will be for organizers to begin the tournament on time.
  • On-Site registration is available at the tournament site (Glynn Middle School). All on-site registrations and must be completed between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. This deadline will be strictly enforced.

Registration and Entry Fees:

  • Online registration and pre-paying for all four 2015-2016 GISCA chess tournaments in advance:
    • Online registration and pre-paying is the most economical way to pay for GISCA chess tournaments and can save you up to $30.00!
    • Players may register online and pre-pay for all four 2015-2016 GISCA chess tournaments online for only $50.00.  Online registration and pre-payment for all four tournament should occur prior to the first tournament on November 14, 2015.
    • If payment is made by check and mailed, it must be received at the GISCA mailing address no later than Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

  • Online registration for individual 2015-2016 GISCA chess tournaments prior to the tournament:

    • Players may register online for one or more 2015-2016 GISCA chess tournaments before 6:00 pm on the evening prior to the tournament date.

    • When registering online, players may pre-pay online for the tournaments, or may pay with a check or cash at the tournament site on the day of the tournament.  Online payment cannot be accepted at the tournament site on the day of the tournament.

    • The tournament cost is $15.00 for those players registering online before 6:00 pm on the evening prior to the tournament.

    • Online registration for GISCA chess tournaments will save you $5.00 per tournament, regardless of whether you pre-pay or pay onsite.



  • Onsite Registration for a 2015-2016 GISCA chess tournaments on the day of the tournament:

    • Players may register for 2015-2016 GISCA chess tournaments onsite on the day of the tournament.

    • When registering onsite (i.e. not having already registering online), players must complete onsite registration between 8:30 am - 9:00 am.  This deadline will be strictly enforced.

    • The tournament cost is $20.00 for those players registering onsite.  Payment must be via check or cash.

    • Players are strongly encouraged to complete online registration before 6:00 pm on the evening prior to the tournament. Beside saving $5.00, your online registration will enable the tournament to begin on time.

 
PLEASE NOTE:  If you did not pre-pay for a specific tournament, all fees are to be paid on-site the day of the tournament.  Fees may be paid by cash or check made out to GISCA.  Credit Cards cannot be accepted at the tournament site.
 

USCF Membership Information:

  • All GISCA chess players are encouraged to obtain United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership, although players competing in the Junior Novice (K-5) and Senior Novice (6-12) sections do not require USCF membership.
  • Scholastic players in the Grand Prix sections (i.e. not the Junior Novice (K-5) and Senior Novice (6-12)sections) must have valid USCF membership.
  • You may obtain or renew USCF membership by visiting the USCF web site at https://secure.uschess.org/webstore/member.php preferred) or we will assist you with your membership application or renewal on the day of the tournament.
     
  • Regular Scholastic Membership (age 12 and under): $17/year
    • Includes online access to Chess Life For Kids.

    • Includes the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

    • Regular Scholastic members must be 13 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.
       

  • Premium Scholastic Membership (age 12 and under): $24/year

    • Includes Chess Life For Kids (6 issues).

    • Includes the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

    • Premium Scholastic members must be 13 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.
       

  • Regular Youth Membership (age 15 and under): $22/year

    • Includes online access to Chess Life For Kids.

    • Includes the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

    • Regular Youth members must be 16 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

  • Premium Youth Membership (age 15 and under): $28/year

    • Includes Chess Life For Kids (6 issues).

    • Includes the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

    • Premium Youth members must be 16 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

  • Regular Young Adult Membership (age 24 and under): $26/year

    • Includes online access to Chess Life.

    • Includes the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

    • Regular Young Adult members must be 25 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

  • Premium Young Adult Membership (age 24 and under): $33/year

    • Includes Chess Life (12 issues).

    • Includes the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

    • Premium Young Adult members must be 25 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

  • Family membership Plan #1: $75/year

    • This is a membership plan for the entire family!

    • Provides USCF memberships for both parents and all children under 25 in the family, providing they are living at the same address.

    • Includes USCF memberships for any full-time college students up to age 24, even if living at a different address, such as a college dorm.

    • Includes Chess Life (12 issues). For families with college student family members, the family's monthly copy of Chess Life will be sent to the home address, not to the college student's address

    • For families with children enrolled in the family membership plan who are under 14, it also includes a subscription to Chess Life for Kids, the USCF's bi-monthly magazine for younger members.



  • Family Membership Plan #2: $47/year

    • This is a plan just for the kids.

    • Provides USCF memberships for all children under 25 in the family who are living at the same address.

    • Includes Chess Life (12 issues). For families with college student family members, the family's monthly copy of Chess Life will be sent to the home address, not to the college student's address.

    • For families with children enrolled in the family membership plan who are under 14, it also includes a subscription to Chess Life for Kids, the USCF's bi-monthly magazine for younger members.