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Summertime Advice From Your Friendly Neighborhood Chess Coaches

by • July 1, 2014 • Featured, NewsComments (8)2487

By Laura Doman Aahh…summer.  Time to enjoy the longer days outside and have fun swimming, camping, or playing a favorite sport. But when the temperature dances above the 90 degree mark with matching humidity levels or a late afternoon downpour suddenly melts your fun, it may be time to retreat inside for a little chess [&hellip...

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USCF Elementary Nationals, Dallas, TX

May 20, 2014 • Featured, News1828

The National Elementary Championship was held May 9-11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Eleven Georgia scholastic players traveled to Dallas, Texas to participate in this event. Over 300 Georgia scholastic players had attended the Junior High Championship in Atlanta...

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Georgian Arthur Guo Selected for 2014 Pan American Youth Festival

May 10, 2014 • Featured, News2922

By Jerry Nash April 28, 2014 (CROSSVILLE, TN)  The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 12 players have qualified to represent the United States of America in their age categories at the 2014 Pan American Youth Festival & Blitz July...

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Georgia Represents at USCF Jr. National Tournament in Atlanta

May 1, 2014 • Featured, News2403

by Tricia Hill The USCF Jr. National Tournament was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta April 25 -27, 2014. Georgia had the highest representation of kids at 301 followed by New York (199) and Michigan (85). A total of about 1,485 K-9 students from...

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Play a Grandmaster at the Atlanta Chess Club

May 1, 2014 • News, News1524

WHAT: Grandmaster Mark Paragua plays 10-20 Simul Boards WHEN: May 10, Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. WHERE: Dunwoody Bakery at 2492 Mt. Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338, Free Parking BACKGROUND: GM Mark Paragua is a young player who became the Rapid World Champion...

Aviva Smith earns 8th place at the Girls Nationals in Chicago April 2014. Seen here with USCF President and WIM Ruth Haring.

Georgia Girls Play in National Girl’s Tournament

April 25, 2014 • Featured, News2036

By Laura Doman Women and girls are a distinct minority among the players in a chess tournament hall. This is most noticeable at Scholastic tournaments, especially when round pairings are first posted on the walls. Within seconds, crowds of boisterous boys are...

HS State Champions 2014

Walton High School Wins!

April 7, 2014 • Featured, News, Tournament Results2383

by Ted Wieber Congratulations to Walton High School of Cobb County on winning the 2014 Team Chess Championship! A record 28 five-student teams from 22 different schools competed at this annual state championship event held on Saturday, March 29th at Emory...


Welcome to

March 31, 2014 • Featured, From The President, News, News1503

In our efforts to continue to grow and improve, Georgia Chess Association would like to take this moment to announce one particularly exciting development that has recently launched. As many of you know, the Georgia Chess magazine has consistently been...

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A Mother’s Perspective on the National Title

March 29, 2014 • Featured, News1541

By Susan Justice The journey started twelve years ago when my then two year old son surprised me by setting up the chess board correctly when asked to clean up the pieces that were scattered across the floor. Although it feels like we have reached the...


2014 K-8 Team State Qualifier and Championship

March 29, 2014 • Featured, News, Tournament Results1687

Passers-by at the Cobb Galleria Centre were astonished to discover over 1000 kids happily spending their Saturday in an all-day intensive chess competition. While most elementary and middle school students often enjoy their weekends playing team sports or...