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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.


Open Events

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

December 04, 2015 12:30 PM • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-4686
December 14, 2015 10:30 AM • Flying Biscuit near OK cafe (West Paces exit off I-75)
December 15, 2015 7:00 PM • TBD
January 09, 2016 9:30 AM • Winship Ballroom, DUC, Emory University, 605 Asbury Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322
January 18, 2016 9:30 AM • Whitefield Academy, 1 Whitefield Drive SE Smyrna, GA 30126
February 06, 2016 9:30 AM • Cobb Galleria Center, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA

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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