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 Chess Event:


June 5th & 6th

Pearl River Community College CHESS CAMP 

Poplarville, MS

Elementary, Middle & High School Students


(Scroll down for Elementary option)


Future Events    2023

June 5--June 6 - PRCC CHESS CAMP: Poplarville, MS   (scroll down the link a bit to find the Elementary Option)

June 12--June 15 - Dogmud Chess Camp:  Ridgeland, MS

June 15 - Dogmud G/15+15 Chess Tournament:  Ridgeland, MS

July 10--July 13 - Dogmud Chess Camp:  Ridgeland, MS

July 13 - Dogmud G/15+15 Chess Tournament:  Ridgeland, MS

August 26 - Pascagoula Chess Tournament -- ALL AGES -- Pascagoula H.S. -- FLYER

September 15 - Pawns N' Pajamas (Science Fest Kickoff Chess Tournament) -- SCHOLASTIC ONLY -- Jackson Children's Museum -- FLYER  

September 30 - Children's Museum MERIDIAN -- ALL AGES -- Meridian, MS -- FLYER

October 7 - Grade Level State Championships  -- (SCHOLASTIC ONLY) -- Children's Museum -- Jackson, MS -- FLYER 

October 7 - Adult Quads TBD

Oct 26, 2023 - See closed events

October 27 - Pawns N' Pajamas  -- SCHOLASTIC ONLY -- Pascagoula H.S. -- FLYER

November 4 - Senatobia Chess Tournament -- ALL AGES -- Senatobia, MS -- FLYER

December 2 - Rated Individual State Championships -- SCHOLASTIC ONLY -- Utica, MS

December 2 - Adult Quads, Utica MS (more info TBD) 

January 27, 2024 - BUGHOUSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!  (Scholastic Only)  Children's Museum:  Jackson, MS


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

 TBD (July) - Summer Scholastic Free Chess Tournament at the YMCA in Olive Branch, 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 (Jan) - Discovery Christian School in Florence, Mississippi  

 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   - 2023 / 24 -

Oct 26, 2023 - MAIS Schools (MAIS Students, Invitation Only) 


TBD (Jan) - 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)