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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 Election Results

Congratulations to Fun Fong, who was re-elected as GCA President, Herky del Mundo (Secretary), and Ashley Thomas (2nd Member at Large) on their successful candidacies.


Open Events

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 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 Tournaments

May 22, 2015 7:30 PM • Hilton Garden Inn, 108 Carolina Point Pkwy., Greenville, SC 29605
May 29, 2015 7:00 PM • Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341
May 30, 2015 9:00 AM • Asbury UMC 6690 Cahaba Valley Road * Birmingham, AL 35242
May 31, 2015 11:00 AM • Interactice College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341
June 13, 2015 10:00 AM • Emory Johns Creek Physicians Training Center - 6325 Hospital Parkway Rooms 109A & 109B, Johns Creek GA 30097.
June 19, 2015 7:00 PM • Georgian Room - Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta, 16785 Old Morris Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004

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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