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

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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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Summer 2017 Chess Camps

April 27, 2017 • Featured, Features, News, News, Scholastics438

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...

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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, Tournaments575

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...


16th Annual MLK Tournament

February 1, 2017 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments599

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...


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

November 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournaments690

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...

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2016 All Girls High School and Elementary Chess National Championship

June 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results1152

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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Georgia Players Finish Strong at K-12 Grade Level Nationals 2015:  Varun Gadi earns National Title!

February 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments1622

By Susan Justice The K-12 National Grade Level Championships were held in Orlando, Florida, December 4-6, 2015, at the Coronado Springs Resort. Georgia players were “not just playing games;” they were out to win! Although Georgia was not represented in...


15th Annual MLK Tournament

January 25, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournaments1144

By Laura Doman It was a cold winter day outside, but nearly 500 scholastic players were in heated competition at the 15th Annual MLK Tournament at Whitefield Academy on January 18.   Kindergarteners through high school players squared off in six sections...

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What does it take…?

July 1, 2015 • Featured, News, Scholastics1244

By Susan Justice Back in March, I was going through some emails, trying to catch up, and I clicked open an email from the USCF. It read, “Dear Drew Justice, You are being invited to compete in the Fourth Annual Online National Invitational...

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2015: Walton High School Repeats as Georgia HS Team Chess Champion!

March 31, 2015 • Featured, News, Tournament Results1423

By Ted Wieber, Sr  Twenty-five 5-student teams from 19 different schools competed at this annual state championship event held on Saturday, March 28th at Emory University. This championship is organized each year by the Georgia Chess Association (GCA), the...