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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.


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. 


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

Interested in Being a Delegate to the US Chess Federation?

If you are interested in being a delegate, you would attend the delegates' meeting in St. Louis  on the 15th and 16th of August. Anyone who would like to be a delegate should contact the GCA secretary at

Applications should be in by March 15th. 



Two of our top young players, IM Arthur and Ingrid Guo are organizing a relief effort with the dual aim of providing meals to health care workers and chess sets to low income schools. Follow the link if you would like to support the program:

The Georgia Chess Association is proud to announce that GCA 1st Vice-President David Hater has been elected to the FIDE Ethics Commission.

David, along with GCA's immediate past President, Dr. Fun Fong, are also candidates for the US Chess Executive Board. Any US Chess member 16 years of age or older as of June 30, 2020 is eligible to vote in this US Chess election. You must register by May 1, 2020, and be a current US Chess member for the entire day on May 5, 2020. 

To register just click the "Voter Registration" link on your profile in the Member Services Area (MSA) section of the US Chess website. Please register and make your voice heard on the National level. 



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