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Sonesta Atlanta Airport North
1325 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30344
The Sonesta Atlanta Airport North is the former Crowne Plaza. A special room rate of $115 will be in effect for players registering before February 17, 2024. 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 will also receive a 20% discount for food purchased at eating facilities inside the hotel.
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.
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 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. 85% return of entries and 95% return of side pools.
Novice* (Non-ABT Event. No Registration or ABT Fee assessed.)
This event will be run by Julius High and Tom Jayne. Novice players will have the opportunity to take advantage of a workshop at an additional charge to help improve their skill level. Multiple novice tourneys will be held during the course of the weekend. More details about the workshop and novice tourneys will come at a later date.
BMAB (Backgammon Masters Awarding Body)
Full, updated details coming soon for the 2024 event. You won't want to miss this!
Super Jackpot* Entry Fee $1000 Side Pool $200
Single-elimination event limited to 8 players. 15-point matches.
Begins on Thursday, February 29th with the first and second rounds at 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively, and the third round beginning at 9:00 p.m that night. Clocks mandatory. 95% return of both entries and side pool.
Taylor-Wilensky Masters* Entry Fee $500 Side Pool $100
Single-elimination event beginning Friday, March 1st. 13-point matches. Clocks mandatory. Now with two start times.
Early Start--2:00 p.m.
Late Start--6:00 p.m.
If you choose Late Start you will not be allowed to play in Doubles and must complete a
second match Friday evening.
Atlanta Cup* Entry Fee $250 Side Pool $50
Begins on Friday, March 1st. 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 $100 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.
2-point matches begin on Thursday night and run all weekend. Reentries are permitted and encouraged.
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 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 is accepted online, by email, USPS, and on-site. Please note that registration by mail with a personal check closes on February 15, 2024. Click here to register online. If registering online and paying by Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle, registrations will be accepted until February 21, 2024. 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.
Online Payment Options
Zelle- 678-522-0498 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Venmo- @Jeff-Proctor-13 (last 4 digits of phone number are 0498)
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:
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, February 29, Friday, March 1st, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 2nd, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
All deposits from events not already started are fully refundable until 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024.
Special thanks to Ace Point Backgammon, Katgammon,
Texas Backgammon Championships and Gammoner Backgammon Boards
for their generous support of The Atlanta Classic!
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