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  • April 01, 2014 6:28 PM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)

    In our efforts to continue to grow and improve, Georgia Chess Association would like to take this moment to announce one particularly exciting development that has recently launched...our online magazine Georgia Chess News!


    Introduction Letter


  • March 29, 2014 8:36 AM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)
    A couple of chess camps happening during spring break for many schools were submitted to the GCA.  Here they are!  Enjoy your break from school learning about the fascinating game of chess and hone your skills for Nationals in Atlanta!
  • March 25, 2014 5:15 PM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)
    Here are the final standings for each section of the K-8 State Championship. Congratulations to our new State Champions: 
    East Side K-1, Brookwood K-3, Eastside K-5, Westiminster Middle School.

    K-1 Final Standings

    K-3 Final Standings

    K-5 Final Standings

    Middle School Final Standings
  • March 21, 2014 1:25 PM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)
    The K-9 Nationals is in Atlanta this year.  April 25-27. The $50 entry fee goes up to $70 after March 23rd.

    NOTE: Determining the correct section at the K-9 National Championships

    A player who has never played in a rated tournament must play in either the Unrated Section or a Championship Section, not in an Under- Section. The ratings are now set for the month of April. Any tournaments played between now and the Nationals will not change a player’s rating. Remember, even if playing in the Unrated Section, players must be a current member of the USCF and will get a rating at the completion of the tournament.  - Steve Schneider
  • March 14, 2014 10:51 AM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)
    The deadline to register for the K-8 Team State Championship is midnight tonight.
    This tournament is for schools who qualified at the Feb 8th State Qualifier.
  • March 12, 2014 11:52 AM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)
    Jessica Harris Fuller, chess player from south Georgia and former Castle camper and counselor is raising money to help pay hospital bills for her husband Allen Fuller was involved in a serious car accident last week on I85. If you would like to contribute please visit this fundraising site:  http://www.gofundme.com/7e2cuw
  • March 09, 2014 9:21 AM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)
    If your organization is hosting a chess camp for kids during their spring breaks, we would like to help you promote it! Please send us the details and we will include it on our website (the Chess Camps link under the Resources tab). Please email your camp information to: communications@georgiachess.org by March 25 to be included in our listings.  We will do the same for summer camps in April.
  • March 07, 2014 9:34 AM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)

    To raise money for World Vision, Life Maser Deepak Aaron will play against a maximum of 50 players on March 13, 7:00pm at Georgia Tech's Student Center (Crescent Room).  The first person to defeat Deepak will receive $100 and a donation of $100 will be made to World Vision. $25 entry fees will also be donated to World Vision.  Internet Chess Club is giving 6 months free memberships to all Scholastic and Collegiate players who compete in the simul and have never been a member of ICC in the past. One year free membership to ICC for any player who defeats Deepak.  To register: http://goo.gl/Gbl34j. Please contact yhu92@gatech.edu for more information. Go out and play chess with Deepak for a good cause!

  • March 01, 2014 1:32 PM | Vijayasankar Kattavoor (Administrator)
    The defending champion University of Georgia "A" team dominated four matches to decisively claim the 2014 Georgia Open College Team Chess Championship title. Ten teams from 5 schools competed at Emory's Winship Ballroom on Saturday, February 22, 2014No teams from outside Georgia competed this year and Morehouse College was the only first-time participant. 

    Final Standings

    The top three teams overall were recognized with awards as was the highest ranked second or "B" team. Five individuals were recognized with awards for highest score at each of the four board positions. The four-round event was conducted in 4-board team format at a time control of G/45. This year's competition featured 3 USCF rated chess Masters, 2 Experts, and a number of strong Class A and B level players.

    The Georgia Chess Association (GCA) congratulates the 2014 champion University of Georgia "Chess Dawgs A" team consisting of Richard Francisco, Leo Martinez, Samuel Zimmerman, Gautam Narula and Adam Kostrinsky. UGA teams have either won the team championship outright (3 times) or shared the title as co-champions for the past 6 years straight.

    The clear 2014 runner-up team was the Emory University "A" Team consisting of Grant Oen, John Lattier, Jinseok Kim and Jon Schoder. The Emory University "B" Team took the award for Top B-Team, while finishing 5th overall.

    Five students were recognized for having top scores at each of the four board positions: 

    Board 1: Richard Francisco, UGA A (4 game points); Deepak Aaron, GA Tech A (4)
    Board 2: Leo Martinez, UGA A (4)
    Board 3: Jinseok Kim, Emory A (4)
    Board 4: Troy O'Neal, GA Tech C (3)

    This open college team-format competition has become a well established annual tradition. Very few other states regularly hold college team championships of any kind. We thank the Emory University Chess Club for their continued support on this unique event.

    The Georgia Chess Association looks forward to even more participants next year around this time. Until then, the collegiate community is welcome at many other Georgia tournaments including the upcoming 2014 Georgia State Championship and the 2014 Castle Chess Grand Prix.

    Results, crosstables, future events calendar and more are available at www.GeorgiaChess.org

    Recent Georgia College Team Chess Champions include:

    2014 -- University of Georgia
    2013 -- University of Georgia
    2012 -- Co-Champions University of Georgia and Georgia Tech
    2011 -- Co-Champions University of Georgia and Emory University
    2010 -- University of Georgia
    2009 -- Co-Champions University of Georgia and Georgia Tech
    2008 -- Georgia Tech
    2007 -- Georgia Tech
    2006 -- Emory University
    2005 -- Emory University
    2004 -- Emory University

    Comments, questions and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.

    -Ted Wieber, Tournament Coordinator
  • February 21, 2014 5:29 PM | Katie Hartley (Administrator)
    Check out Frank Johnson's article posted on uschess.org about the 2014 Amateur Team South Championship!
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