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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.  



2023 GCA elections have been delayed until June 24th.  All nominations must be received by the secretary  ( no later than April 24th to be considered for office.  If you are interested in running for office, or filling one of the vacant positions (Treasurer, 2nd Member at Large), please email the secretary.  Offices open for election this year are President, 1st Vice President, Secretary and First Member at Large.  Current candidates, by office, are as follows:

President: Parnell Watkins, Fun Fong

1st Vice President: Anamika Pol

Secretary: Thad Rogers

1st Member at Large: Tomas Ramirez, Skyler Kelly

You can request your ballot by emailing the Secretary ( after April 24th. All ballots received on or before Saturday June 24th will be counted.

Scholastic Chess

March 4th Atlanta Area State Scholastic K-8 Qualifier

Scholastic events are hosted for Kindergarten through 12

th 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)

May 28, 2023 4:00 PM • Zoom
May 30, 2023 6:00 PM • 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
May 30, 2023 6:30 PM • 315 Longvue Ct, Duluth GA 30097
May 30, 2023 7:30 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Rd Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076
May 31, 2023 6:30 PM • Branan Towers(1200 Glenwood ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
June 02, 2023 • Holiday Inn & Suites - 12505 Innovation Way, Alpharetta Georgia 30004
June 04, 2023 10:00 AM • 2500 Old Alabama Road ,Roswell, GA 30076
June 05, 2023 7:30 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Road , Roswell, GA 30076
June 06, 2023 7:30 PM • 2500 Old Alabama Rd Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076
June 09, 2023 • Holiday Inn & Suites - 12505 Innovation Way, Alpharetta Georgia 30004

Georgia Chess News Magazine

To read about chess news and players in Georgia, please visit our on-line magazine Georgia Chess News.

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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