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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.


2019 Election for GCA Board Positions
The following positions for the GCA board are open: President, 1st VP, 1st Member at Large, and Secretary. Each position is for a two-year term. The current nominees are listed below.


         President                                            1st  Member at Large

       Scott Parker                                             Thad Rogers 

     William Remick                                           Kindeya Scott

                                                                     Parnell Watkins 


      1st Vice President                                      Secretary

        Thomas C. Harris                                    Michael Muzquiz

          Col. David Hater                                 Mohana Venkataiah 

Nominations are being accepted by the Secretary at 


Deadline for nominations: 11:59 PM, March 20th, 2019


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)

May 04, 2019 9:00 AM • Interactive College of Technology, 5303 New Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341
May 04, 2019 9:30 AM • The Interactive College of Technology, Chamblee
May 17, 2019 • Radisson Hotel Atlanta-Marietta, 1775 Parkway Pl, Marietta, GA 30067
May 19, 2019 • Radisson Hotel Atlanta-Marietta, 1775 Parkway Pl, Marietta, GA 30067

2019 K-8 State Championship Standings! Congratulations to all participants!


Chess Camps


Georgia Chess News

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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GCA is accepting bookstore and T-shirt vendor bids for the K-8 Scholastic State Championship.  Please contact or for more information.

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