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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.

GCA Selecting New USCF Delegates

The GCA is seeking 3 confirmed delegates and 3 alternates. If you meet the criteria below and would like to be appointed, please email no later than January 31, 2018.

Delegates must be over the age of 18, must have a valid USCF and GCA membership, must be a Georgia resident, and must commit to attending the USCF business meeting during the US Open (held in Madison, Wisconsin) between July 28 and August 5, 2018. Preference will be given to delegates who have represented Georgia in past meetings. Delegate must also commit to informing the Georgia players about happenings and opportunities at national level.

Delegates will be chosen by the GCA board at the next board meeting to be held on February 1, 2018. The GCA secretary will confirm with the appointed delegates by February 2, 2018, to ensure they are planning to attend.  Once appointed, if any confirmed delegate chooses to cancel, he/she will need to formally resign, at which point the GCA board will appoint the 1st alternate, etc.  Travel expenses will not be reimbursed by the GCA. 


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

March 25, 2018 10:00 AM • Peachtree Ridge High School; 1555 Old Peachtree Rd NW, Suwanee, GA 30024
April 14, 2018 9:00 AM • CCSCATL, 2500 Old Alabama Rd, Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076
April 21, 2018 9:30 AM • The Interactive College of Technology, Chamblee

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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