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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)

January 26, 2021 7:00 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
January 29, 2021 •
January 29, 2021 7:00 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
February 01, 2021 5:00 PM •
February 06, 2021 • Love Manufacturing Building (Georgia Tech), Ferst Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA
February 20, 2021 • Love Manufacturing Building (Georgia Tech), Ferst Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA


Georgia 2020 Virtual K-12 Grade Level Championship

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Sign up to play at the 2020-Georgia K-12 Grade Level Championship



NTD Chris Bird has put together a video on how to set up and run an on-line chess tournament. Here is the link:


In just over one hour he covers how to set up the event, send on-line flyers, enter players, etc., and then run it and submit the event for rating. One deficiency is that he assumes no player cameras will be in use, so there is nothing on how to work with Zoom. If you're interested in possibly running an on-line tournament this might be a place to start. Dave Hater has volunteered to assist anyone with issues not covered here. Thanks Dave!! 

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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