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:

POSTPONED to May 16, 2020 -  Mar 21, 2020
MSCA Scholastic Chess TEAM Championships
Mississippi State Univ in Starkville, MS


Mississippi State University has suspended all university-sponsored events and gatherings, including events sponsored by registered student organizations, through March 23. This decision is based on current best practices regarding social distancing as a prevention strategy for disease transmission.  MSU Coronavirus Page: https://www.msstate.edu/coronavirus

Please contact jeffbolhuis@MSscholasticChess.org for a refund of registration fees if you have already registered but will not be able to attend on the new date.


Future Open Scholastic Events        - 2019/20 - 

May 16, 2020 Mar 21, 2020MSCA Scholastic Chess TEAM Championships at Mississippi State Univ in Starkville, MSticket_small.jpgdepositphotos_1045324-stock-photo-mail-envelope-icon-button.jpgwalk.png

Apr 18, 2020 - Water Valley Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament at Davidson Elem in Water Valley, MS

Apr 25, 2020 - Gautier Scholastic Chess Tournament at Gautier High in Gautier, MS

FRIDAY May 15, 2020 - DeSoto Scholastic Chess Tournament at Horn Lake Intermediate in Horn Lake, MS NEW.png

May 2020 - MSCA Scholastic Chess INDIVIDUAL Championships at the Nissan Training Center in Canton, MS


September 2020 - Catfish Classic Scholastic Chess Tournament at OM McNair Elem in Belzoni, MS

September 2020 - Bel-Aire Scholastic Chess Tournament at Bel-Aire Elem in Gulf Port, MS

Sept 26, 2020 - MS Children's Museum Beginners Scholastic Chess Tournament at MCM in Jackson, MS

Oct 10, 2020 - MS Children's Museum Scholastic Chess Tournament at MCM in Jackson, MS

November 2020 - Scholastic Grade Level Chess Championships

November 2020 - Sacred Heart Scholastic Chess Tournament at Sacred Heart School in Southaven, MS

December 2020 - Water Valley Winter Scholastic Chess Tournament at Davidson Elem in Water Valley, MS 

December 2020 - Whitten Holiday Scholastic Chess Tournament at Whitten MS in Jackson, MS

January 2021(FRI Night) - Madison's Cosmic Scholastic Chess Tournament at Madison Middle School in Madison, MS

January 2021 - 9th Annual Pawns & Pajamas Scholastic Chess Tournament at Overpark Elem in Olive Branch, MS

February 2021 - Ole Miss Scholastic Chess Tournaments at The Univ of Mississippi in Oxford, MS

February 2021 - OBIS Valentine's Scholastic Chess Tournament at Olive Branch Intermediate in Olive Branch, MS

February 2021- MS School for Math & Science Scholastic Chess Tournament at MSMS in Columbus, MS

February 2021 - Whitten Winter Blitz Chess Tournament at Whitten MS in Jackson, MS

 March 2021 - Southern Scholastic Chess Tournament at Univ of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS



Closed Event Schedule   - 2019/20 -

Mar 27, 2020 - Hancock Co Schools (HCS Students, Invitation Only)

Apr 8, 2020 - Jackson Public Schools Gifted (JPS Students, Invitation Only)


Nov 4, 2020 - MAIS Schools (MAIS Students, Invitation Only)

November 2020 - DeSoto Co Schools (DCS Students, Invitation Only)

January 2021 - Madison Co Schools (MCS Students, Invitation Only)