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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)

October 24, 2020 4:00 PM •
October 26, 2020 5:00 PM •
November 01, 2020 3:30 PM • Online
November 02, 2020 5:00 PM •
November 07, 2020 • Love Manufacturing Builging (GaTech)
November 21, 2020 4:00 PM •


Georgia Chess is sad to have to report that Susan Kantor has passed away. She was a US Chess employee for 15 years. Her most recent posting as an Associate handling clubs, scholastics, FIDE, and ratings, and was a frequently seen face at US Chess tournaments.

Here is a link to the news item on the US Chess site:

Two Georgians elected to US Chess Executive Board

The Georgia Chess Association is proud to announce that GCA 1st Vice-President Dave

Hater and former GCA President Fun Fong, along with David Day, Chairman of the US

Chess Ethics Committee, have been elected to the US Chess Executive Board. We

congratulate all three winning candidates and wish them well for their term on the EB.

Here are the vote totals and states of residence of each of the candidates (1780 ballots


Dave Hater (GA) - 1431

David Day (UT) - 1139

Fun Fong (GA) - 1076

Angelina Belakovskaia (AZ) - 538

Lakshmana "Vish" Viswanath (TX) - 518

Sean Manross (CA-S) - 224

Scott Parker, President, Georgia Chess Association

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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