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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.


Spring Break & Summer Chess Camps - coaches submit your info to: and we will publish links on our website.

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

July 30, 2016 10:30 AM (EDT) • Gwinnett Place Mall
July 30, 2016 10:30 AM (EDT) • Gwinnett Place Mall
July 30, 2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • Georgia Tech Peachtree Room (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313)
July 31, 2016 10:30 AM (EDT) • Gwinnett Place Mall,2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
August 02, 2016 5:00 PM (EDT) • Atlanta Woodruff Park (intersection of Peachtree Street and Edgewood Avenue)
August 06, 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • Gwinnett Arena (Infinite Energy Arena), 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

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.

Are you interested in becoming a vendor for an upcoming events? Please contact

Summer Chess Camps

Chess camps are still in session this summer! Please click on the link above for a full listing. New this summer: a chess camp just for girls - click here for more information.

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