1st Barry M. Gray Memorial Tournament


5 Rounds G/20 (Each round can last up to 40 minutes).

Every round your child's "pairing" (The specific board they will play on, their opponent's name, and which color pieces they will use for the game) will be posted online at acrosstheboardchess.com or via "print" on-site. If you are new to tournaments and have questions, contact us in advance of the event. Contact info @ bottom of this page.


Saturday, November 18th, 2023. 1st Round starts at 10am


Gresham Recreation Center ~ 3113 Gresham Rd S E, Atlanta, GA 30316


Any student Kindergarten through 12th grade who can move all of the pieces as well as recognize "checkmate" may compete in this event.


Arrive at the playing site by 9:30 am on the day of the event and remain at the site, with your child, until they finish their 5th game. Players under 16 years of age should be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. Players will not be monitored by tournament staff outside of the Playing Hall. Parents will not be allowed in the playing hall while games are in progress.

Snacks will be provided to players.

The event will be filmed, and by participating in the event you consent to the filmed/captured content being used as we see fit. We'll provide all of the boards and pieces. Please bring a chess clock if you have one.


1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophy for each section (K-5; Middle School; High School).

Note: Sections will be merged if there are fewer than 4 players in any section by the start of the 1st round.


$30 online by November 15th, 2023, afterwards is $40. Registration closes November 17th at noon.

(Last Update 11/5/23)