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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.


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)

October 13, 2019 • LexisNexis Risk Solutions, 1000 Alderman Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005
November 02, 2019 • Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta, 2500 Old Alabama Road, Roswell, GA 30076
November 08, 2019 • Radisson Hotel, 1775 Parkway Pl SE, Marietta GA 30067
November 09, 2019 • Radisson Hotel, 1775 Parkway Pl SE, Marietta GA 30067
November 16, 2019 • Sutton Middle School, 2875 Northside Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
December 06, 2019 7:00 PM • TBD
January 20, 2020 10:00 AM • Whitefield Academy, 1 Whitefield Drive SE Smyrna, GA 30126

Congratulations to the 2019 Georgia State Champion and winners of each of the sections.  

2019 Georgia State Champion - Deepak Aaron

Amateur Section Champion - Miles Melvin, Joseph Franklin, William Remick Jr.

Reserve Section Champion - Tyler Luo

Booster Section Champion - Ramchandra Nadar

Please  click on the following link for a complete list of all winners.

2019 Georgia State Championship Prizewinners.docx


Chess Camps


Georgia Chess News

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