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:


YMCA Feed the Hungry 

Charity Chess Tournament

December 2nd 

Brandon, MS


Future Events    2023

 December 2:   YMCA Feed The Hungry Charity Tournament -- ALL AGES -- Flowood, MS

 December 8:  "Rooks N' Reindeer" -- SCHOLASTIC ONLY -- Jackson, MS (Children's Museum) -- FLYER

 December 9:   Gautier Gators Chess Tournament -- ALL AGES -- Gautier, MS -- FLYER

 December 9St. Augustine Chess Tournament -- ALL AGES -- Ridgeland, MS 

 January 13-14MCA SCHOLASTIC Individual STATE CHAMPIONSHIP -- Ridgeland, MS

 January 26, 2024 - See closed events

 January 27, 2024:   MSCA BUGHOUSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!  (SCHOLASTIC ONLY)  Children's Museum -- Jackson, MS

 February 3, 2024: Ole Miss Scholastic Chess Tournaments at The Univ of Mississippi in Oxford, MS

 February 17, 2024:  MCA Scholastic Girls' State Championship -- Flowood, MS  (Jackson Preparatory School)

 February 24, 2024:  Holmes County Chess Tournament 

 March 9, 2024:  MSCA Scholastic TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CUP -- Mississippi State University -- Starkville, MS


 Mar 27, 2024 - See closed events

 Mar 28, 2024 - See closed events


  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) 

Nov 28 & 29, 2023 - Desoto Co Schools (DCS Students, Invitation Only) 

Jan 26, 2024 - Madison Co Schools (MCS Students, Invitation Only) 

Mar 27, 2024 - Pass Christian Schools (PCS Students, Invitation Only)

Mar 28, 2024 - Hancock Co Schools (HCS Students, Invitation Only)


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