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Metro Atlanta K-8 Team State Qualifier 2016

by • March 1, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results, TournamentsComments (0)1098

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 turn hundreds of elementary and middle schoolers loose all at once to capture that [&hellip...

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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, Tournaments1622

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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2015 Georgia Class Championship

December 2, 2015 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results988

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....

2015 Grade Level Champs

2015 Georgia Grade Level Championships

December 1, 2015 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments1125

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...

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

May 9, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results, Tournaments1531

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 Results1423

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 Results1920

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 Results1350

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 Results2114

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 Results1707

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...