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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.

Featured Event

14th Annual MLK, Jr. Holiday Tournament - Monday, January 19 at Whitefield Academy: 1 Whitefield Dr. SE, Smyrna, GA 30126. USCF rated, must have USCF membership to play. Charitable & educational activities between rounds to honor memory of MLK, Jr. Trophies to individuals and school teams. 1st place winner in each section receives $100 stipend to attend 2015 Nationals. Registration deadline: midnight Wednesday, January 15. No on-site registration. 500 players max. 


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 Tournaments

January 31, 2015 8:00 AM • Kid Chess Atlanta - Meeting Room, 2501 East Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30062
February 06, 2015 7:30 PM • Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport, 1325 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30344
February 18, 2015 7:00 PM • BuckHead Pizza Co. One Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
February 21, 2015 9:30 AM (EST) • Cobb Galleria Centre; 2 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
February 27, 2015 7:00 PM • Hotel Wyndham Atlanta Galleria; 6345 Powers Ferry Rd, NW; Atlanta, GA 30339
March 21, 2015 9:30 AM • Creekland Middle School, Lawrenceville, 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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