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Northview High “Titans” Take 2017 Georgia HS Chess Team Title: Walton Streak Ends at Three

by • May 5, 2017 • Featured, Features, News, Scholastics, Tournament Results, TournamentsComments (0)644

By Ted Wieber     Twenty-six student teams from a 24 different high schools competed at this annual state team-format chess championship held on Saturday, March 25th at Emory University. The Georgia Chess Association (GCA), the official state affiliate of the US Chess Federation (USCF), organizes this championship each year. A powerful Northview...

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GA Scholastic Invitational 2017

Georgia Scholastic Invitational Championship 2017

May 1, 2017 • Featured, Features, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments611

By Laura Doman  Georgia’s top scholastic players converged on the Iron Yard in downtown Atlanta on April 22-23 in a “best of the best” competition for state title championships.  Based on their published US Chess Federation ratings, students were...

Chess Camps

Summer 2017 Chess Camps

April 27, 2017 • Featured, Features, News, News, Scholastics379

By Laura Doman Looking to help your child keep his hard-won chess skills sharp over the summer?  Check out these chess camps, Summer 2017 Chess Camps, as well as the Scholastic tournaments that will be posted on the GCA calendar throughout the summer...

2017 Georgia K-8 Team State Championship 

April 1, 2017 • Featured, Features, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments362

By Laura Doman The annual battle of Georgia’s top K-8 school chess teams came to Peachtree Ridge High School on Saturday, March 25. Sixty-six teams from across Georgia were invited to compete for the 2017 Georgia Championship titles in four sections:...

Fun Fong Article

Postponement of the 1st Annual Rex Demers Individual / Team Scholastic Championship — Blow by Blow

March 12, 2017 • Event Announcements, Featured, Features, From The President, News, Scholastics, Tournaments493

By Fun Fong, GCA President It is with a heavy heart that due to circumstances beyond my control we were not able to hold the 1st Annual Rex Demers Individual/Team Scholastic Championship. We are POSTPONING this event until April 15 (Saturday).  Current...


Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier 2017

February 7, 2017 • Featured, Features, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments950

By Laura Doman Chess, simuls, cool customized t-shirts, and chess paraphenalia galore. Add nearly a thousand kids, their parents, a sibling or two (OK, maybe a hundred), a few dozen chess coaches, and a cadre of volunteers (though we can always use more!) and...


16th Annual MLK Tournament

February 1, 2017 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments535

By Laura Doman  Nearly 400 scholastic players took advantage of their day off from school to play in the 16th Annual MLK Tournament at Whitefield Academy on January 16, 2017.   Kindergarteners through High School players squared off in eight sections and...


The 2016 QuickStart! and Grade Level Championship Tournaments

December 1, 2016 • Event Announcements, Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results781

By Laura Doman The scholastic calendar begins every fall with two tournaments: the QuickStart! competition and the Grade Level Championships. This year, the QuickStart! was held Sunday, October 2 and the Grade Level Championships took place on Saturday,...


Sutton Middle School, North Atlanta High School chess teams host inaugural all-girls scholastic chess tournament

November 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournaments629

Atlanta, September 17, 2017– Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School’s chess teams jointly hosted the inaugural session of Chess Girls Rook! Scholastic Tournament on September 17, 2016 at the Sutton Middle School Sixth Grade campus. Chess...


2016-17 GCA Scholastic and Open Tournaments

October 10, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Scholastics, Tournaments, Tournaments773

By Laura Doman The Georgia Chess Association is pleased to present its finalized 2016-17 schedule of scholastic and open tournaments.  Please continue to check the GCA website’s home page ( and calendar...