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.
Georgia K-8 Team State Championship 2014
(Rated) - Sunday, March 23 - Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30346.
The State Championship is open to public, private, or home-schooled teams that have qualified through the February 8 State Qualifier or through qualifying competitions in other areas of Georgia. State Championship titles will be awarded to top teams in four sections: K-1, K-3, K-5, and 6-8. School teams consist of 5-7 full-time students (USCF memberships required), though only five can play in any one round. Five rounds, $95 per invited team, registration and payment deadline is Friday, March 14.
2014 Georgia High School Team Chess Championship (Unrated)
Sunday, March 29 - Emory University Winship Ballroom.
All high school teams are invited to compete for the Georgia High School Team State Championship. This is the one opportunity each year for high school chess clubs to compete in a formal setting against peer groups from around Georgia; all skill and experience levels welcome. Five board team format, up to two teams per school, five rounds of play, with provisions for alternate players. $60 per team (free to teams traveling from south Georgia), deadline for registration and payment is Tuesday, March 25.
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 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.