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About the Michigan Chess Association


The Michigan Chess Association (MCA) has been supporting chess in Michigan continuously since its founding in 1931. We are a non-profit organization, incorporated with the state of Michigan in 1973, that is dedicated to the advancement of the game. As the recognized state affiliate of our national organization, the U.S. Chess Federation, we are responsible for sponsoring and conducting all state championship tournaments for both youths and adults. Our extensive scholastic program includes holding the state team championship event for primary, elementary, middle school, and high school teams, plus the Michigan Junior Championship for individuals. At present, we have nine state championship tournaments available for adults, with all but the Senior Championship and Women's Championship open to everyone. We frequently lend assistance and give publicity to others in the state that run chess tournaments and promote chess events.