Welcome to the Georgia Chess Association (GCA), a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting an actively engaged chess community in Georgia for both adults and junior players.
For events targeted to adult, collegiate, or strong scholastic players, please refer to the Open Events section below. School-age chess players (Kindergarten through High School) and their parents will find the Scholastic Chess section an excellent starting point to learn about tournaments, chess clubs, and summer camps, as well as a source of general information about individual and school team competition. Additional material, including tournament photos, can be found on Facebook under the search Georgia Chess Association.
To read about chess news and players in Georgia, please visit our on-line magazine Georgia Chess News.
2016-17 Tournament Schedule
See and print the full 2016-17 schedule of GCA tournaments (October through April) here.
2016 Georgia State Blitz Championship - Saturday afternoon, December 10, Georgia Tech Student Center, Ballroom 350 First Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318. Ten rounds, $40 entry fee, GCA membership required. Cash prizes, 5 sections: Open, U1900, U1600, U1300, U1000. On-line registration ends 12/8, on-site registration 12-12:30pm.
Single and multi-day tournaments are available year-round for players of all ages, many of which offer cash prizes to top scoring competitors as well as state championship titles.
Scholastic events are hosted for Kindergarten through 12th Grade students enrolled in public, private, home-based, and independent study schools. Tournaments range from beginner to statewide championships and allow students to compete as individuals and/or as members of a school team. Scholastic tournaments may be rated (USCF membership required, www.uschess.org to join) or unrated, and players compete for trophies, stipends and individual or school rankings. Tournaments are typically one full weekend day, although some beginner tournaments may take place in a single afternoon, while experienced players may compete in multi-day scholastic tournaments.
Upcoming GCA Events (for a list of all local tournaments see our full calendar)
December 10, 2016 1:00 PM • Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom 350 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA 30318
January 07, 2017 9:00 AM • 1775 Montreal Rd, Tucker, GA 30084
January 07, 2017 9:30 AM • The Iron Yard, M. Rich Bldg, 115 Martin Luther King Dr, SW, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
January 08, 2017 1:00 PM • The Iron Yard, M. Rich Bldg, 115 Martin Luther King Dr, SW, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
January 16, 2017 9:30 AM • Whitefield Academy, 1 Whitefield Drive SE Smyrna, GA 30126
January 21, 2017 9:30 AM • LexisNexis, 1000 Alderman Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Tell us about your chess event!
Do you have a local tournament that you’d like to post on the GCA calendar? Email details of your event to our web team
. Please allow for a minimum of a week for posting, so submit your tournament as soon as possible.