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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.


Summer Chess Camps

Chess camps are abundant throughout Atlanta this summer. Find one nearest you and sign up your child! More info can be found on 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 Tournaments

July 09, 2015 9:30 AM • Clairmont Presbyterian Church, 1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033, Family Life Center (rear of the parking lot)
July 11, 2015 10:00 AM • Emory Johns Creek Physicians Training Center - 6325 Hospital Parkway Rooms 109A & 109B, Johns Creek GA 30097.
July 17, 2015 6:30 PM • North DeKalb Mall, Decatur, GA
July 17, 2015 6:30 PM • North DeKalb Mall, 2042 Lawrenceville Hwy., Decatur, GA 30033
July 17, 2015 7:00 PM • Georgian Room - Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta, 16785 Old Morris Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004
July 19, 2015 10:00 AM • North DeKalb Mall, Decatur, 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.

Are you interested in becoming a vendor for an upcoming events? Please contact

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