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About Us 💬

The Minnesota State Chess Association (MSCA) is the designated state affiliate of the United States Chess Federation (USCF). The MSCA awards the official Minnesota State Champion Titles as recognized by the USCF.

The MSCA organizes and conducts chess tournaments that encourage interest in the game of chess and provide fellowship, education, and development for the chess players and members.


MSCA activities also include publication of the Minnesota Chess Journal, stewardship of the Minnesota Chess Hall of Fame, and overall maintenance of Minnesota’s chess history.

The MSCA is a non-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors.

For all inquiries, please send us an email:

Board Meetings

Meetings are held monthly. Schedule is posted on the home page. Everyone is welcome to attend.

MSCA Board

Jenny Bourne


Ed Bourgeois

Vice President

Tim Radermacher


Dane Zagar

Tournament Committee Chair

USCF Senior TD

Nels Truelson

Minnesota Chess Journal

Hall of Fame

Vanessa Lee

Education Coordinator

Scott Carpenter



Other Positions

Jackson Wahl

🍎 Scholastic Coordinator​

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