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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. 


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

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

February 22, 2020 9:30 AM • 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341
February 29, 2020 9:30 AM • 5265 Ward Street SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
March 14, 2020 9:30 AM • 970 McElvaney Ln NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
March 21, 2020 10:00 AM • Georgia Gwinnett College, Student Center (Building E), 1000 UNIVERSITY CENTER LANe, LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30043 .
May 01, 2020 • Radisson Hotel Atlanta-Marietta, 1775 Parkway Pl, Marietta, GA 30067


Interested in Being a Delegate to the US Chess Federation?

If you are interested in being a delegate, you would attend the delegates' meeting in St. Louis  on the 15th and 16th of August. Anyone who would like to be a delegate should contact the GCA secretary at

Applications should be in by March 15th. 


Update to the Qualifier Event

We are extending the deadline for granting exceptions until 5 PM 02/20/2020.

If your school team needs an exception for any reason (clash with other event, break, or school structure, please contact, Scott Parker, President, GCA. 




Congratulations to all the participants of the 2020 MLK Tournament!!


2020 MLK Standings 





2020 Phillip Taylor State Championship 

May 01-03, 2020




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