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  • July 18, 2013 10:06 PM | Deleted user
    Registration is up for the Emory Campus Series first event (G45) on August 24th.  Sign up soon - the registration cap is 70.
  • July 02, 2013 7:54 AM | Deleted user
    the Championship Chess Open Speed tournament on July 19th has been canceled and removed from the calendar.
  • June 12, 2013 9:45 AM | Deleted user
    Castle Chess camp needs volunteer drivers this weekend and next weekend.  This is a wonderful way to welcome visitors to our chess community and it is greatly appreciated by camper parents and visiting instructors.  Please help out if you can! You can sign up (links below) for a slot or email Gwyn Hollins.

  • June 05, 2013 3:31 PM | Deleted user
    A new summer camp page has been added on the GCA site under Resources.  Coaches, if you'd like your summer camps posted here please submit contact info & link (no files please) to  Happy Summer, Study Chess!
  • May 19, 2013 4:17 PM | Deleted user
    Students in the Savannah area competed in their 2nd Annual Scholastic Chess Fest Friday. Read more about this event on  Thanks to M.Bacon for the link.
  • May 07, 2013 8:22 PM | Deleted user
    Tournaments that are FIDE and USCF rated like our State Championship will have
    to use FIDE rules only in the top section after July 1, 2013. I am not going to use the
    no tolerance rule for being late. They were satisfied that I am going to try out that if
    a player is late after 15 minutes they Forfeit. - Thad Rogers, Chief TD

    Questions? Contact Thad: or cell (478)-973-9389 

  • May 07, 2013 4:55 PM | Deleted user
    Congratulations to Damir Studen - Georgia's new State Chess Champion!

    Damir Studen 2013
    photo by Fun Fong 
  • May 06, 2013 4:12 PM | Deleted user
       The Annual meeting of the Georgia Chess Association took place at 2:30pm on 5 May. Events of the relatively successful year were reviewed. The GCA is planning for approximately 16 different events for the 2013-2014 year. We are also discussing a collaborative effort with the Emory Chess Club and the Georgia Chess Association, to have a chess event on the Emory campus approximately every three weeks (with numerous exceptions for busy chess schedules). This program will provide significant experience opportunities for TDs in Georgia. The GCA is encouraging the development and training of TDs in Georgia and will be having seminars to familiarize TDs with nuances of WinTD. Other new initiatives would be the return of the “Open Individual Scholastic” to the GCA schedule, an open weekend tournament during President’s Day holiday, and a weekend tournament in July 2014. Finally, the GCA is looking for approximately 6 non-Atlanta venues to have tournaments in collaboration with local chess organizations. Two TDs would be paid to go on the road to assist officiating at these events. Finally, the Georgia Chess Association will once again be involved with events outside the Atlanta area.

       Katie Hartley was elected by acclamation to GCA 2nd Vice-President. The election last year between Tim Payne and Thad Rogers resulted in Tim Payne being elected for 2nd Member at Large.  Jim Mundy and Thad Rogers will be rotating off the Board, and we appreciate their years of service. There is a vacancy for Treasurer. There is one candidate, GCA member Pam Little, who has been involved with the Financial Committee over the past year who is willing to serve. Others who may be interested should submit their candidacy to the Board at “”  -Fun Fong, GCA President

  • April 21, 2013 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    To be discussed and voted on at the GCA Membership Meeting during State Championship:

  • April 08, 2013 1:25 PM | Deleted user
    We have a new National Co-Champion - Congratulations to Drew Justice for a perfect score in the K-1 section at SuperNationals last weekend!!  And congratulations to Ryan Christianson & Jeremy Paul who won the Bughouse tournament yet again and are our 2013 National Bughouse Champions (a wonderful way to cap off many years of playing (and winning) bughouse together - Ryan graduates this spring). Many of our Georgia scholastic players did well and we had big turnout with over 260 players representing our state. Congratulations to all our kids for competing in a tough tournament and thanks to all the parents for supporting scholastic chess and making the weekend trek to Nashville. Go Georgia Chess!  and don't stop now...check the GCA calendar for local tournaments throughout the spring and summer.

    SuperNationals Results
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