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2015 Grade Level Champs

2015 Georgia Grade Level Championships

by • December 1, 2015 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results, TournamentsComments (0)1128

By Laura Doman  Nearly 400 scholastic players flocked to the 2015 Georgia Grade Level  Championships.  High school students competed in their own tournament on Saturday, November 14 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, while their younger counterparts battled for the K-8 championships on Sunday, November 15 at the Riverside EpiCenter entertainment...

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Chess Tournament Scheduling 101

August 1, 2015 • Event Announcements, Featured, Scholastics, Tournaments1278

By Laura Doman   What does it take to roll out a schedule of a dozen or more chess tournaments a year?  Figure that approximately half are for kids and half are for adults, with some that appeal to both.  Consider that some tournaments will focus on a...

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What does it take…?

July 1, 2015 • Featured, News, Scholastics1250

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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GM Mark Paragua Leads Winners, LM Daniel Gurevich is Georgia’s State Champion

May 9, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results, Tournaments1535

By Herky Del Mundo GM Mark Paragua led the list of winners in the 2015 Georgia State Championship by scoring 4.5 points in five rounds.  This was followed in second place by Senior Life Master Ruifeng Li (rated 2535) from Texas, and high school player Life...

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

March 31, 2015 • Featured, News, Tournament Results1428

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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K-8 State Team Championship 2015 Results

March 22, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results1923

By Susan Justice On March 21st, 70 scholastic chess teams gathered at Creekland Middle School in Lawrenceville, GA to compete for the state team title in one of four sections:  K-1, K-3, K-5, and Middle School. The relatively new K-1 section featured a...

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Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier 2015

February 24, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results1353

By Laura Doman The largest scholastic team event of the year, the Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier, was attended by over 1000 players and their families on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The specter of last year’s...

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2015 MLK, Jr. Holiday Tournament Results

January 21, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results2122

By Laura Doman The Georgia Chess Association’s 14th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Tournament, one of the most popular scholastic chess tournaments, was hosted again this year by Whitefield Academy on Monday, January 19th. Five-hundred kids in...


GCA Scholastic State Championship Invitational 2015 Results

January 12, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results1713

By Susan Justice The GCA Georgia State Scholastic Championship Invitational 2015 tournament was held this past weekend, January 10-11 at the Winship Ballroom at Emory University. Thanks are due to the very competent (and always dapperly dressed) Chief TD Greg...

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The DGT Electronic Chess Board

January 1, 2015 • Featured, News, News2279

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...