26th Beau Hardeman Memorial Tournament


5 Rounds, USCF-rated, G/25;d5 (Each round can last up to 1 hour).

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, May 4th, 2024. 1st Round starts at 10am. Subsequent rounds will start as soon as possible, but here is a guideline for when each round will likely start: 10am, 11:15, 12:30, 1:45, 3pm. The award ceremony for those who won trophies will likely last until about 4:45.


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


Any Kindergarten through 12th grade student who has an active USCF membership may compete in this event. To acquire United States Chess Federation membership, go to https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess, scroll down and select "join/renew" for the appropriate age group. If you have trouble with that process, we may be able to help 404-981-3935.


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.

Lunch 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-3; Upper Elementary (4th-5th); Middle School; High School). All players who tie for 3rd, with at least one point, will be awarded a 3rd place trophy.

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 May 1st, 2024 & is $40 afterwards. Registration closes May 3rd at 8pm. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL BE PERMITTED.

(Last Update 4/23/2024)