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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, www.uschess.org 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)

August 03, 2021 7:00 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
August 06, 2021 7:00 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
August 07, 2021 10:00 AM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
August 07, 2021 4:00 PM • https://classroom.chesstronics.com/app
August 10, 2021 7:00 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
August 13, 2021 • Marriot Courtyard 12655 Deerfield Parkway, Alpharetta Georgia 30004
August 13, 2021 7:00 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
August 14, 2021 10:00 AM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
August 15, 2021 10:00 AM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076
August 17, 2021 7:00 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road Suite 11 Roswell, GA 30076


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SUMMER CHESS CAMPS


June 7-11, 2021


In Memoriam


Brian McCarthy, a Life Master, and one-time Senior Master, has passed away after losing his fight with brain cancer. He was a force in southeast chess for many years, as well as a prolific teacher both in person and on-line, with over 3000 lessons on ICC. His obituary can be found here: https://www.crawfordservices.com/obituary/brian-mccarthy




 
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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