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   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.

GCA Board Positions Coming Open in 2018

The board positions of Treasurer, 2nd Member at Large, and 2nd Vice President are up for election in 2018.  Nominations for these positions must be submitted to the secretary via email at no later than March 27.  The board anticipates that the State Championship and Annual Meeting will be held on Memorial Day weekend. 

Scholastic Chess

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, 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 Events (for a list of all local tournaments see our full calendar)

March 25, 2018 10:00 AM • Peachtree Ridge High School; 1555 Old Peachtree Rd NW, Suwanee, GA 30024
April 14, 2018 9:00 AM • CCSCATL, 2500 Old Alabama Rd, Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076
April 21, 2018 9:30 AM • The Interactive College of Technology, Chamblee

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.

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