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Georgia K-8 Scholastic Team Championship

  • April 15, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Atlanta Metropolitan College



2023 K-8 State Team Championship

Registration ends Midnight Tuesday April 11

** This tournament is RATED, which means every player, including alternates, must have a current US Chess Federation membership to compete in this event. If you are new to the USCF, you may purchase a membership or renew an existing USCF membership go to .

** Please do not begin registration until you have the following information for each player: 1. First & Last Name 2. Grade 3. USCF Number & expiration date 4. Board order of the players (strongest player = player #1). One coach/team parent will register the entire team at once.


The annual GCA sponsored K-8 State Championship event is open to school teams that have qualified through the GCA Scholastic Team Qualifier and teams traveling from outside the Atlanta metro area. Additional teams may be allowed on a first come, first served basis (waiting list) to insure we have sufficient teams in each section to conduct a balanced tournament. If you are outside of the metro-Atlanta area and/or would like to be on the waiting list, please contact about competing.  

State Championship titles will be awarded in four sections based on grade:

K-1 (Pre-primary)

K-3 (Primary)

K-5 (Elementary)

K-8 (Middle School) 

Place trophies awarded through 5th place.  Any team with more than 10.5 points not receiving a place trophy will be given a Plus Score Trophy.

Format: Four rounds. Game/30 minutes with a five second delay (G/30; d5) for all sections. This is a head-to-head team tournament. Each team competes 5 versus 5 against another school each round (except K-1 which is 4 vs 4). Swiss System pairings are used. In determining standings at the end of the tournament, the primary factor will be the number of match wins.

Entry fee: $200 per team per section to play in the K-8 State Championship Tournament. Fee must be paid online at time of registration. 

Registration and payment deadline is Tuesday,  April 11, 2023. No on-site registration. Any team which has not registered by the deadline may be replaced by a team on the wait list.

Date and Time: April 15. First round starts at 10AM. Plan to arrive by 9 AM to review rosters and pairings to address any problems BEFORE 9:30. Awards ceremony ASAP after completion of the last round.

Round times: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM

Location: Atlanta Metropolitan College, 1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Driving Directions 

Team Roster: For the K-8 State Championship Tournament, a school team consists of 5 players and 1 or 2 optional alternates, with 5 students playing each round, except K-1 where teams require only 4 students + optional alternates. For the $200 registration price, teams can register a maximum of 7 players (6 in K-1).

Team Ranking: Players must be ranked on the registration form in order of playing strength with #1 as the strongest player on the team. This ranking will govern which board position the player is assigned each round.


Tournament Coordinator: Kindeya Scott

Sets and boards supplied. Please bring clocks. This is a rated tournament requiring current USCF membership for all players and alternates.

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