Welcome to the MSCA!!

   The Mississippi Scholastic Chess Association is a K-12 scholastic affiliate of US Chess.  We run several tournaments throughout the year, including the statewide Grade Level Championships, MSCA Team Championships and MSCA Individual Championships. 

The Next MSCA Scholastic Chess Tournament:


Mississippi Children's Museum - MERIDIAN

Unrated Scholastic & Rated for ALL AGES!



October 8th

CLICK HERE to register online (before Wednesday)

Register At-The-Door (after Wednesday)

Check-In 9:00-10:00

Games begin 10:30

5/SS  G/25+5

$20 players,  $5 spectators

FLYER (click here)


Future Open Scholastic Events    2022 / 2023

October 8, 2022 - Mississippi Children's Museum (MERIDIAN) Scholastic & OPEN Chess Tournament  in Meridian, MS  Click for Flyer

 October 21, 2022 - Halloween  Chess Tournament at Desoto Central Elementary in Southaven, MS 

 October 27, 2022 - see closed event 

 Nov 15 & 16, 2022 - see closed event

 February 4, 2023 - Ole Miss Scholastic Chess Tournaments at The Univ of Mississippi in Oxford, MS

 March 25, 2023 - Lewisburg Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament at Lewisburg High in Olive Branch, MS


 TBD (Apr) - Mississippi School for Math & Science at MSMS in Columbus, MS 

 TBD (Apr) - Water Valley Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament at Davidson Elem in Water Valley, MS

 TBD (Apr) - Gautier Scholastic Chess Tournament at Gautier High in Gautier, MS

 TBD (May) - DeSoto Scholastic Chess Tournament at Horn Lake Intermediate in Horn Lake, MS 

 TBD (May) - MSCA Scholastic Chess INDIVIDUAL Championships at the Nissan Training Center in Canton, MS

 TBD (July) - Summer Scholastic Free Chess Tournament at the YMCA in Olive Branch, MS

 TBD (Sep) - Catfish Classic Scholastic Chess Tournament at OM McNair Elem in Belzoni, MS

 TBD (Sep) - Bel-Aire Scholastic Chess Tournament at Bel-Aire Elem in Gulf Port, MS

 TBD (Sep/Oct) - MS Children's Museum Beginners Scholastic Chess Tournament at MCM in Jackson, MS

 TBD (Nov) - Sacred Heart Scholastic Chess Tournament at Sacred Heart School in Southaven, MS

 TBD (Dec) - Water Valley Winter Scholastic Chess Tournament at Davidson Elem in Water Valley, MS 

 TBD (Jan) - Madison's Cosmic Scholastic Chess Tournament at Madison Middle School in Madison, MS

 TBD (Jan) - Annual Pawns & Pajamas Scholastic Chess Tournament at Overpark Elem in Olive Branch, MS

 TBD (Feb) - OBIS Valentine's Scholastic Chess Tournament at Olive Branch Intermediate in Olive Branch, MS

 TBD (Mar) - MSCA Scholastic Chess TEAM Championships at Mississippi State Univ in Starkville, MS


Closed Event Schedule   - 2022 / 23 -

Oct 27, 2022 - MAIS Schools (MAIS Students, Invitation Only)

Nov 15 & 16, 2022 - DeSoto Co Schools (DCS Students, Invitation Only)


TBD (Jan-Mar) - Madison Co Schools (MCS Students, Invitation Only) 

TBD (Mar-Apr) - Hancock Co Schools (HCS Students, Invitation Only)

TBD (Apr) - Jackson Public Schools Gifted (JPS Students, Invitation Only)