Become an MSCA Member 🙌
Why join? 🧒🧒🏾🧑🏻🧑🏽
For a small fee, you can support Minnesota chess! ♟️ Membership fees help cover expenses such as insurance, website, USCF delegates meeting, TD training, MEA booth, and Hall of Fame costs. 🏛️
Starting in 2024, membership will be required to play in MSCA tournaments.
Join or Renew Today! 🎟️
🔎 Use the member search below to check your current membership status.
🧾 One Year Membership
Renew today! Your next membership period will start when your current one expires.
That's all you need to get signed up! To learn more about MSCA memberships, please read on...
📓 All the Details, Small & Large Print
Membership is not required for the State Scholastic Championship, nor the Twin Cities Chess League.
Youth memberships are for age 15 and under and non-voting. This is not a change in policy but a clarification of past rules based on input from board predecessors. If you previously bought a “<19 scholastic” membership, it is still good until the end of its term.
Life memberships are available for $300. Please send us an email if you would like to invest in one.
In 2023 🗓️
🟠 We re-started membership fees after suspending them for 2+ years during the pandemic, making them mandatory only for the following:
🟠 You must be a member to serve on the MSCA Board, vote at the annual Membership Meeting, and receive monetary prizes at MSCA tournaments.
🟠 Membership reciprocity is available for chess players who are members of other USCF state affiliates.
In 2024 🗓️
🟠 The membership fee will be fully reinstated and mandatory beginning January 1. This applies to the previous required conditions above and now also for playing in MSCA events. Reciprocity is still available.
🟠 MSCA will send out reminder emails as memberships come up for annual renewal. ⏰
🟠 Organizers & TDs will remind players of new membership policy at each tournament during announcements. Event flyers and registration will call out the requirement.
🟠 Players who have not timely renewed their MSCA memberships will not be paired for the last round on the first day of tournament, and subsequent rounds. (Similar to our existing USCF membership policy.)
🟠 Membership fees are due on the “due date” shown in member search results. If the due date falls on the first day of a tournament, the fee must be paid for that event.
🗞️ Starting immediately, this is a new option to commit to regular support of Minnesota chess and ensure you’re always up to date.
🗞️ Subscriptions are created and easily managed in PayPal. Cancel anytime, with membership staying active until end of term.
🗞️ If you sign up for a subscription in 2023 or 2024, your rate will be locked in for 2025 if you maintain an active subscription. (In the event of a possible rate increase.) 🉐
🗞️ For ease of administration, the date you subscribe will become your new renewal date. If you’re excited to get signed up today but still have remaining time on a previous one-time payment, please consider it a small donation to the MSCA, forgoing the remainder of the current term. 🙏
Enter USCF ID or member name or part of one or both names. For active subscriptions, you can see start/renewal date in PayPal: automatic payments. There will be a delay between paying for a membership and seeing it in search results or on the member list.