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2017 Georgia K-8 Team State Championship 

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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: Pre-Primary (K-1), Primary (K-3), Elementary (K-5), and Middle School (grades 6-8). The youngest chess...

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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, Tournaments190

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, Tournaments658

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, Tournaments211

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 Results423

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, Tournaments326

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, Tournaments448

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...

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2016-17 GCA Scholastic and Open Tournaments (Tentative Schedule)

August 1, 2016 • Event Announcements, Featured, Open Events, Scholastics, Tournaments, Tournaments687

By Laura Doman   The Georgia Chess Association is pleased to present its 2016-17 schedule of scholastic and open tournaments.  A few of the dates are still awaiting contracts, so those events are marked as tentative or identified only by month for...

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2016 All Girls High School and Elementary Chess National Championship

June 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results741

By WIM Carolina Blanco After a fructiferous year in training and playing in local tournaments, a group of my students got motivated to play at three national events in a row!   I decided to go with them to these prestigious events to support them and to be...

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2016 Georgia Collegiate Team State Championship

April 4, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments710

By Ashley Thomas The 2016 Georgia Collegiate Team State Championship was held on February 27, 2016, at the Iron Yard, M. Rich building.  It was a 4-board team format with G/45 time control (each player has 45 minutes), 3-round Swiss System pairings.  The...