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

by • August 1, 2016 • Event Announcements, Featured, Open Events, Scholastics, Tournaments, TournamentsComments (0)1053

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 now.  This schedule is presented in mid-summer 2016 to help players and their [&hellip...

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2016 All Girls High School and Elementary Chess National Championship

June 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results1158

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, Tournaments1101

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...

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2016 Georgia K-8 Team State Championship 

April 1, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results1579

By Laura Doman Seventy school teams in grades K-8 squared off against each other in competition for the 2016 Georgia Championship titles on Saturday, March 19.  Taylor Road Middle School hosted the tournament, which saw fierce competition in all four...

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2016: Walton High School Dominates with 3rd Consecutive Georgia HS Team Chess Championship!

April 1, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results1548

By Ted Wieber Twenty-four student teams from 18 different high schools competed at this annual state team-format chess championship held on Saturday, March 19th at Emory University. The Georgia Chess Association (GCA), the official state affiliate of the US...

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Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier 2016

March 1, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments1104

By Laura Doman  Quick!  What sport hosts almost a thousand kids at once, representing 125 different schools, all competing on one field AT THE SAME TIME?  Not baseball.  Not soccer.  Not even track.  OK, maybe a  wilderness survival course that would...


Volunteering at the 2016 MLK Scholastics Tournament

February 1, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournaments850

By Anish Kumar and Anand Srinivasan On January 18th 2016, the Georgia Chess Association held its 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Tournament. It was a bright sunny day with temperatures in the low thirties. Despite the wind chill, more than...

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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, Tournaments1627

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, Tournaments1150

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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2015 Georgia Class Championship

December 2, 2015 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results991

By Laura Doman The annual Georgia Class Championships were held at Emory University over the week of November 20-22. Cash and trophies were awarded across seven sections, with champions and top Georgia residents recognized within each USCF rated class....