The late William Scott III among Georgia Chess notables!

On the eve of unveiling their new website, the Georgia Chess Association has informed The Chess Drum of  a venerable figure in Atlanta Chess. William Alexander Scott III (1923-1992) was born Johnston City, Tennessee, but his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he would spend the rest of his life as a resident. He excelled in  variety of areas, but most notably he was a chess player.

Scott served as President of the Atlanta Chess Association for three years and held the rating of "Expert" (ELO: 2000-2199). He was the Georgia State Open Champion in 1963 and won several titles later including Atlanta Blitz Champion. He was also the Chairman of the host committee for the 68th Annual U.S. Open Chess Tournament.

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Posted by The Chess Drum: 5 March 2002

William Alexander Scott III