Venue

Sonesta Atlanta Airport North
1325 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA  30344
404-768-6660
 
 
The Sonesta Atlanta Airport North is the former Crowne Plaza.  A special room rate of $109 will be in effect for players registering before February 17, 2023.  Rooms may be reserved by calling the hotel directly at 404-768-6660 and mentioning the Atlanta Spring Classic or Group Code G30323ATLB.  You may also book online by clicking on the hotel picture.
 
Players driving to the tournament will receive a discounted rate of $9 per day for parking.  To obtain driving directions to the hotel CLICK HERE.
Covid 19 Policy (Updated 12/1/22) 
Due to encouraging statistics after recent major tournaments, we do not plan to require proof of vaccination for participation in any events. Players may rest assured that all staff members are fully vaccinated and that we will take precautions to provide a clean and safe environment for tournament play.
Events
This is an American Backgammon Tour
sanctioned event. All USBGF members who cash
in the Championship and Advanced Divisions
will earn ABT points.
Unless noted in the description for each entry, all events return 90% of entry fees and 95% of Side Pools.  To download the full brochure containing all information about the Atlanta Spring Classic CLICK HERE.
Championship*   Entry Fee $300    Side Pool $150  
Single-elimination with progressive Consolation and progressive Last Chance. 11/9/5-Point matches. Clocked event.
Advanced*  Entry Fee $150   Side Pool $50  
Single-elimination with progressive Consolation and progressive Last Chance. 9/7/5-Point matches.  Clocks are preferred, but not mandatory.
Novice*  Entry Fee $20   (Non-ABT Event.  No Registration or ABT Fee assessed.)
Format and match lengths for this event will be determined by the number of entrants.  
BMAB (Backgammon Masters Awarding Body)  
Begins on Thursday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m.  CLICK HERE for full details
about entry fees and the format of the tourney.  Entry fees, hospitality
fees, and registration fees are separate from any event in The Atlanta Classic.
Super Jackpot*    Entry Fee $1000    Side Pool $200
Single-elimination event limited to 8 players. 15-point matches. 
First round at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2nd with a second round 
scheduled for 7:30 p.m.  Clocks mandatory.  95% return of both
entries and side pool. 
Taylor-Wilensky Masters*   Entry Fee $500   Side Pool   $100
Single-elimination event. 13-point matches.  Clocks mandatory.
Atlanta Cup*   Entry Fee $250   Side Pool $50
Single-elimination. 9-point matches.  Limited to players who have not cashed at the Championship or Masters levels.  Entry is at the discretion of the Tournament Director and Tournament Advisory Committee.
Speedgammon   Entry Fee $50
Single-elimination with continuous entries and reentries.  5-point matches.  Clocks mandatory.
Doubles   Entry Fee $200 per team.  Side Pool $80 per team.
Single-elimination.  7-point matches.  Clocks mandatory.
Seniors   Entry Fee $50   
Single elimination.  7-point matches open to players age 50 and over.  Reentries permitted when available.  
Warm-up Tournament   Entry Fee $25   Side Pool $25
Begins on Thursday evening for players arriving early.  7-point matches with two matches guaranteed to all entrants.  This is not a true Double-Elimination format.
 
Mini-Matches   $20
2-point matches begin on Thursday night and runs all weekend.  Reentries are permitted and encouraged.
 
Miscellaneous Events
Numerous 4-player, 8-player jackpots and board tourneys ranging in entry fees will be available all weekend.
Peach State Points Pool  $100 Open Players/$50 Advance Players 95% Return
Earn points equal to match lengths for wins in all events played. The highest accumulation of points in each division wins the pool!
 
Please note:  Main events are denoted by an asterisk * and playing matches in ABT events always take precedence over any side event. Players should bring their board and a Bronstein clock if they are playing in clocked events.  A limited number of clocks will be available for use for a $20 deposit which will be refunded when the clock is returned to the registration desk.  The Championship, Intermediate, Super Jackpot, Taylor-Wilensky Masters, Speedgammon, and Doubles are mandatory clocked events.
Registration $40
Registration is accepted online, by email, USPS, and on-site.  Please note that registration by mail with a personal check closes on February 17, 2023.  Click here to register online If registering online and paying by Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle, registrations will be accepted until February 24, 2023.  Any registration paid using the PayPal platform should be sent using the "Friends and Family" function.  Players are responsible for any fees deducted by a particular platform that prevents the organizer from receiving the full amount of the entry fee or side pool.
We will only accept online registrations for the Championship Division, Advanced Division,  Super Jackpot, Taylor-Wilensky Masters, Atlanta Cup Limited Jackpot, and Doubles.  All other events will only be available by on-site registration with payment in full by cash.  CLICK HERE to register online.
 
Preregistering by email or mail requires a fully completed registration form.  At this time you may pay your entry fees and registration fees in full, or pay a minimum deposit of $40. International entries require no deposit.  Please enclose a check made out to Jeff Proctor and mail to:
Jeff Proctor 
The Atlanta Classic
144 West Mountain Oak Street
Canton, GA  30115
Players will receive an email confirmation that their entry has been received.  If you only paid a deposit, the balance must be paid on-site in cash.  Checks will not be accepted on-site.
You may also register on-site and pay your complete entry fees during any open registration period.  Open registration on-site will be all day Thursday, March 2nd,  Friday, March 3rd 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 4th,  9 a.m.-10 a.m. 
All deposits from events not already started are fully refundable until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2023.
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Special thanks to Ace Point Backgammon, Katgammon, 

Texas Backgammon Championships and Gammoner Backgammon Boards 

for their generous support of The Atlanta Classic!

Contact:

Jeff Proctor

678-522-0498

jp30115@gmail.com