The States Chess Cup Match: Looking for Maine Players

July 30, 2020

Saumik Narayaan, a talented young organizer from Minnesota, is organizing an online chess match between states modeled after a series of matches played between the state of Minnesota and the province of Manitoba dating back to 1935. Each state will field four players who will play four games at 15 minutes + 2 seconds per match with one match contested each week. If you are interested in participating in this competition please email MECA secretary Wyatt Hendrix igmwhendrix@gmail.com. Here's more information.

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International Chess Day Monday, July 20, 2020

July 18, 2020

This Monday, July 20, 2020 is International Chess Day. It's also the 96th anniversary of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). FIDE is asking all chess players to mark this auspicious day by teaching someone how to play chess then posting your experiences on social media with the hashtag #Internationalchessday.

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Mark Maynard Wins 2019 Maine Correspondence Championship

July 17, 2020

Mark Maynard won the 2019 Maine Correspondence Chess Championship by a clear 2.5 points over his nearest rival Wyatt Hendrix. Maynard scored a perfect 8.0 points in the eight-round event that was played online. His game vs Hendrix was recently featured in the Chess Life online blog The Check Is In The Mail. Congratulations to Mark and all who participated in this event.

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July Quads Tournament Report

July 17, 2020

Long-time tournament director, organizer, and coach Steve Wong hosted the July Quads at the Creative Arts Center in Brewer on Saturday, July 11th. Here are the results and some photos from the event.

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Letter from MECA President Michael Dudley

July 10, 2020

Maine Chess Association President Michael Dudley shares an open letter with the Maine chess community.

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Maine Scholastic Individual Chess Championships (Online) Tournament Report

June 28, 2020

This weekend the Maine Scholastic Individual Chess Championships took place online at Chess.com. The event attracted thirty-nine players in three sections: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and selected the Maine nominees to the Denker, Barber, and Rockefeller national scholastic tournaments.

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MECA Meeting Minutes May 27, 2020

June 10, 2020

The Maine Chess Association held an Executive Board meeting on May 27, 2020. Thanks to MECA Secretary Wyatt Hendrix, we bring you the meeting minutes. You can also find these minutes on the ChessMaine.net Board Room link.

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2020 Maine Scholastic Individual Chess Championships (Online) Announced

June 8, 2020

The Maine Chess Association has announced that the 2020 Maine Scholastic Individual Chess Championships will take place online at Chess.com om Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, 2020. Here are the details and registration information.

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Maine Chess Championship Feedback Form

April 19, 2020

We need some input on the new format for the Maine State Championship, which has been rescheduled for September 11-13, 2020! We are considering making a couple of changes in order to offer a longer time control and spread the tournament out over three days. If you're interested in giving feedback on this, please complete this form no later than Friday, April 24th. Thank you for your input!

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DMV Chess Upcoming Tournaments Calendar and Grand Prix Announcement

April 17, 2020

There are a number of scholastic chess events to be held online in order to comply with recommendations by public health officials. Maine scholastic chess players, please consider participation in the following tournaments.

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