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:


Summer Scholastic Free Chess Tournament

the Olive Branch YMCA
8555 Goodman Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654
Saturday:  July 16th, 2022
Check-In By 9:30 AM
First Round Begins at 10:00 AM



Future Open Scholastic Events    2022

 July 16, 2022 - 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

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

 TBD (Nov) - Scholastic Grade Level Chess Championships

 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

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

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




Closed Event Schedule   - 2021/22 -

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


Nov 30/Dec 1, 2021 - 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)