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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

2014 Georgia K-12 Grade Level Championships - Sunday, November 9, 2014. Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy, NE, Atlanta, GA  30346. Thirteen sections, one for each grade. Grades K-8: five rounds at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, G25/d5. Grades 9-12: four rounds at 10am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, G/45/d5. Up to two byes allowed, trophies for top players in each section and for plus scores, ribbons to all. $100 stipend to 1st place section winners to attend the 2014 National K-12 Grade Championships in Florida Dec. 13-15. Registration: $25 by Nov. 5, no on-site registration.    


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

November 09, 2014 9:30 AM • Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center; 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy, NE; Atlanta, GA 30346
November 17, 2014 7:00 PM • TBD
November 21, 2014 10:00 AM • Flying Biscuit near OK cafe (West Paces exit off I-75)
November 21, 2014 7:00 PM • Hotel Wyndham Atlanta Galleria; 6345 Powers Ferry Rd, NW; Atlanta, GA 30339
January 19, 2015 9:30 AM • Whitefield Academy, 1 Whitefield Drive SE Smyrna, GA 30126
February 06, 2015 7:30 PM • Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport, 1325 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30344

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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