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  • January 07, 2014 11:31 AM | Deleted user
    The deadline to register for the Invitational - GA Scholastic State Championship 2014 is tomorrow, January 8th midnight.
  • January 06, 2014 7:19 PM | Deleted user
    Due to inclement weather the GCA Open Events Committee Mtg scheduled for tomorrow night has been canceled.  
  • January 06, 2014 9:18 AM | Deleted user
    School supplies are needed for the MLK charity project (backpacks for local children in need).  If you or your school is able to help out please contact We are collecting supplies and cash donations (to buy inexpensive supplies in bulk from  Thank you!!
  • January 03, 2014 5:40 PM | Deleted user
    Here is the Georgia top 100 list for January.  (and top scholastic players)
    Top gainers for the month were Jeremy Stephens Nodine and Raghurama Bukkarayasamudram, co-winners of the 2013 Georgia Class A Championship. With four wins and one loss, Nodine improved 193 points, from 1775P to 1968P. Bukkarayasamudram defeated Nodine but drew games with Nathan Wu and Shanmukha Meruga to tie for first with 4 points. His rating increased 143 points, from 1717 to 1860.
    Other interesting news is shown below:

    GEORGIA CHESS top 100
    Five Years Ago and Today
    Number of Players  Jan-09 (first number) Jan-14 (2nd number)
    2500 and above: 0;1
    2400 and above: 1; 3
    2300 and above: 1; 6
    2200 and above: 5; 13
    2100 and above: 10; 21
    2000 and above: 26; 33
    1900 and above: 44; 51
    1800 and above: 61; 78
    1734 and above: 78; 100
    1700 and above: 89
    1672 and above: 100
    Median Rating of Top 100: 1863.5; 1903

    Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year,
    John Austin
  • December 27, 2013 11:25 AM | Deleted user
    Holiday Chess Camp run by IM Carlos Perdomo & Candidate Master Jim Mundy

    Join us for our third annual Holiday Chess Camp! Campers can register for a morning, afternoon or full day of Chess Camp. During Chess Camp campers will participate in strategic lectures, practice drills, and play in several types of tournaments, including regular, blitz, and bughouse. Chances to play/work with instructors will be numerous. Handouts for home study will be provided for the campers. Extended day options are available for all Chess campers. Chess campers wishing to add a half-day of Holiday Camp should contact the Holiday Camp office at 404-240-9130 or for more information on how to register for a half-day of chess and a half-day of Holiday Camp. - IM Carlos Perdomo & Candidate Master Jim Mundy
  • December 16, 2013 4:43 PM | Deleted user
    Local player Drew Justice competes in the World Youth Chess Championships - you can follow this family's chess adventure in Dubai and Drew's performance via their blog:
    Best of luck Drew!!
  • December 10, 2013 8:28 AM | Deleted user
    Georgia will be well-represented at the K-12 Nationals this weekend, and there will be a "meet and greet" for any interested Georgia families on Thursday night, the night before the tournament starts. The big pool at "The Dig Site", where the 50-foot pyramid resides, should be an excellent place for this. In addition to the pool, there is a 123-foot water slide and a large hot tub. Also, if anyone wants to play a little blitz or bughouse while they are at the pool, by all means bring a chess set and board.

    You can read more about the massive pool complex at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort at their Web site:

    The plan is to start the festivities at 7:00pm. Of course, if you can't get there right at 7:00, just come when you can - the pool complex stays open until midnight. The Dig Site should be a great place for a pool party and a great way to get our kids in a positive frame of mind for the three days of chess that awaits them - we want to bring lots of trophies and rating points back to Georgia!
    -Chris Ferrante
  • December 08, 2013 10:57 AM | Deleted user
    Congratulations to Grant Oen, Frank Johnson & Robert Nolan who tied for first in the Championship section (Grant won in tiebreaks); Kavin Jayavel Kumaresan and Michael Fu who tied for first in the U1600 section and Girish Senthilkumar who won first with a perfect score in the U1000 section at the Emory Campus Series VI on Saturday.

  • December 01, 2013 7:11 PM | Deleted user
    Here is the Georgia Top 100 list and the Georgia Top 20 Scholastic Players for December.

    Comparisons between Georgia chess in August 2007 and December 2013:

    Number of players rated 2200 or higher: 5 vs 13
    Average rating of top 100 players: 1896 vs 1942
    Median rating of top 100 players: 1870.5 vs 1891.5

    -John Austin
  • November 25, 2013 3:59 PM | Deleted user
    Here are the final standings in tiebreak order for the 2013 Georgia Class Championships.
    Congratulations to the following players who won their sections and are our current Georgia Class Champions:  
    Premier - Damir Studen
    Class A - Ram Bukkarayasamudram, Jeremy Nodine
    Class B - Francisco Montanez
    Class C - Aviva Smith, Calvin Jackson
    Class D - Jacob Holleman
    Class E - Pranit Mishra

    *note to those who won prize money - all checks have been initiated from WellsFargo and are due on or before Dec 3rd.
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