When

March 2-5, 2023
 
Where
Sonesta Atlanta Airport North
1325 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA  30344
404-768-6660
 
The Sonesta Atlanta Airport North is the former Crowne Plaza.  Final negotiations are in process to determine the room rate for 2023.  Even though we are not sure what this rate will be, we guarantee it will be one of the lowest, if not the lowest on the ABT tour.
 
Players driving to the tournament will receive a discounted rate of $7 per day for parking.  To obtain driving directions to the hotel click here.
Events
This is an American Backgammon Tour
sanctioned event. All USBGF members who cash
in the Championship and Advanced
Divisions will earn ABT points.
All ABT events return 90% of entry fees and 95% return of Side Pools.  Side 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 will be determined by the number of entrants.  5-point matches.
Super Jackpot*    Entry Fee $1000    Side Pool $200
Single-elimination event limited to 8 players. 15-point matches. 
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.
 
Please note:  Main events are denoted by an asterisk * and playing matches in ABT events always take precedent 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
Registration is accepted online, by email, USPS, and on-site.  Please note that registration by mail with a personal check closes on February 22, 2023.  Click here to register online If registering online and paying by Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle, registrations will be accepted until February 28, 2022.  Any registration paid using the PayPal platform should be sent by the sending to 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 and 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.  
 
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 $45. International entries require no deposit.  Please enclose a check made out to Jeff Proctor and mail to:
Jeff Proctor 
Atlanta Spring 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 of your entry fees 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 Thursday evening 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-11:00 p.m., and Saturday morning 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