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2017 Georgia K-8 Team State Championship 

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By Laura Doman The annual battle of Georgia’s top K-8 school chess teams came to Peachtree Ridge High School on Saturday, March 25. Sixty-six teams from across Georgia were invited to compete for the 2017 Georgia Championship titles in four sections: Pre-Primary (K-1), Primary (K-3), Elementary (K-5), and Middle School (grades 6-8). The youngest chess...

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Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier 2017

February 7, 2017 • Featured, Features, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments658

By Laura Doman Chess, simuls, cool customized t-shirts, and chess paraphenalia galore. Add nearly a thousand kids, their parents, a sibling or two (OK, maybe a hundred), a few dozen chess coaches, and a cadre of volunteers (though we can always use more!) and...

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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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The 2016 QuickStart! and Grade Level Championship Tournaments

December 1, 2016 • Event Announcements, Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results423

By Laura Doman The scholastic calendar begins every fall with two tournaments: the QuickStart! competition and the Grade Level Championships. This year, the QuickStart! was held Sunday, October 2 and the Grade Level Championships took place on Saturday,...

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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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2016 Georgia Collegiate Team State Championship

April 4, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments710

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 Results888

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 Results1007

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, Tournaments767

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...

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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...