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

by • March 12, 2017 • Event Announcements, Featured, Features, From The President, News, Scholastics, TournamentsComments (0)190

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 registrants may request a refund at any time.  Any registrants who would like their [&hellip...

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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...

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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...

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

February 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments1153

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...

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15th Annual MLK Tournament

January 25, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournaments749

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, Scholastics915

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 ChessKid.com Online National Invitational...

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

March 31, 2015 • Featured, News, Tournament Results1033

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...

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The DGT Electronic Chess Board

January 1, 2015 • Featured, News, News1619

By Laura Doman If you’ve attended any of the Georgia Open or Scholastic tournaments in the past few months, you may have noticed a little more excitement in the Skittles rooms. With the introduction of the DGT electronic chess boards – and a little help...

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Castle Chess Camp: To Exhaust or Not to Exhaust Your Brain?

January 1, 2015 • Featured, News, News1029

By Ricardo Fiorillo I first heard about Castle Chess Camp in early 2012. Speaking with another parent, she explained that her son was entering just about every local rated tournament in a bid to meet the camp’s minimum rating requirement. Intrigued, I read...