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🖇️ Affiliates 🤝

Clubs ♣️

🏰 Chess Castle

Website 🌎️  USCF Results 🔥

 All Ages  •  Rated 

The Chess Castle of Minnesota is the largest and most active chess club in the state. Now located in Edina’s Southdale Mall, in 2023 the Castle welcomed more than 300 people playing 3,500 games in 126 USCF-rated events. Find a variety of events and time controls on weekends and weekdays.

🌺 Rochester Chess

Website 🌎️  USCF Results 🔥

 All Ages  •  Rated 

Rochester Chess is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit whose mission is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for youth and adults to play chess and to receive chess instruction. In particular, Rochester Chess is committed to improving academic performance and self-esteem of underserved youth in our community.

💥 This space is available for more affiliates! See below to learn how you can become an MSCA affiliate...

Other Links 🔗

♟️ MSCA Facebook

♟️ MSCA Club

♟️ MN High School Chess League

♟️ USCF MN Top 200

♟️ USCF Player Lookup

♟️ FIDE USA Top 100

♟️ FIDE Player Lookup

Neighboring States ↔️

♟️ Wisconsin

♟️ Iowa

♟️ Chess in Iowa

♟️ South Dakota

♟️ North Dakota

 Notes on Labels 

These may be general guidelines and not hard and fast rules. Clubs marked as “rated” may also hold casual events.

🌆 Twin Cities Metro Chess

Website 🌎️

 21+ Social 

Twin Cities Metropolitan Chess Club is a social chess club. We are building a new community of chess players that will meet at coffee shops and parks during the warm months and then shift over to the bars and coffee shops during the colder months. Most games are unrated and casual, both with and without clocks. Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Events are located in the Twin Cities and its southern suburbs.

🐴 Nicollet Knights Chess

Website 🌎️

 School Club 

The Nicollet Knights Chess Club is a 501(c)(3) organization and serves as the Nicollet Middle School chess team located in Burnsville, MN. Our mission is:
To build character and encourage children to overcome the fear of risk-taking • to teach concentration and self-discipline • to enable children to assume responsibility for their decisions • to reward determination and perseverance • to raise self-esteem and promote good sportsmanship • to encourage socialization skills that extend across cultures and generations. 

🖇️ About MSCA Affiliates

Affiliate memberships facilitate ongoing collaboration with the MSCA as we work together to grow Minnesota’s chess community. Affiliates might be clubs, individual coaches, or other chess organizations. There is a 3-step process to become a registered MSCA affiliate.

📝 Read and sign the affiliate agreement, and return it to us at

🎫 Pay the annual membership fee on our “Join” page.

🌍️ Provide your organizational information to be included on the MSCA affiliate page: Your name, website, and a brief description of what you’re about.

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