Maine Online Middle School Chess League: Final Report!

March 24, 2021

Maine Chess Association Director Kate Ervin has been instrumental in the organization and direction of the Maine Online Middle School Chess League. This report summarizes the results of the MOMSCL's six-week season.

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In Memory: Lois J. Morin

March 18, 2021

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Lois J. Morin on April 14, 2020. Lois was a brilliant light on the landscape of Maine chess who stayed active in tournament chess into her eighties. She would often attend tournaments with her late husband former Maine state champion Roger Morin. In February 2016, Lois was rated second in the nation for women over the age of 80! Lois was a caring, compassionate, and loving friend who will be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences to Lois's family and friends.

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The Story of MECA's International Matches

February 17, 2021

Maine Chess Association President Michael Dudley recaps the fascinating story of the Maine Chess Association's four international chess matches over the past three months. Since November 2020, MECA has faced off against the Republic of Tuva, a remote Russian republic in Southern Siberia, Bikin, a town in the far-eastern Khabarovsk Krai Region of Russia, and played two matches with the Tromsø Chess Club in Norway.

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Watch MOHSCL Week 5 LIVE Today at 4:00 p.m. Eastern

February 11, 2021

The Maine Online High School Chess League will compete in Week 5 of competition tonight at 4:00 p.m. eastern. You can watch these exciting games LIVE with commentary on Aaron Spencer's Twitch Channel. Aaron is one of the members of the Maine Chess Association Executive Board and a popular Twitch streamer.

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Maine Online Middle School Chess League Update

February 9, 2021

On January 25th, middle school players across the state logged on to Chess.com to launch the first ever Maine Online Middle School Chess League. Fourteen teams joined the league from schools across the state, with a total of 108 players competing! We will be continuously updating the results as the league continues.

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Watch MOHSCL Week 4 LIVE Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Eastern

February 4, 2021

Teams from The Maine Online High School Chess League will compete in Week 4 of the competition tonight at 6:30 p.m. eastern. You can watch these exciting games LIVE with commentary on Aaron Spencer's Twitch Channel. Aaron is one of the members of the Maine Chess Association Executive Board and a popular Twitch streamer.

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Maine vs Tromsø, Norway Match II Results

February 2, 2021

After Maine won the first match vs the Sjakklubb of Tromsø, Norway on 29 November 20 by the score of 22-18, the Norwegians brought out their A Team and won the second match held on lichess.org on 31 January 21 with an impressive score of 24-12. Despite the loss, there were some highlights for the Maine team including an interesting draw earned by current Maine State Co-Champion Wyatt Hendrix in his game vs GM Ben Notkevich.

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Maine Online High School Chess League Week 3 Report

January 31, 2021

Cape Elizabeth continues to dominate and has a chance to clinch the regulation play title in the Maine Online High School Chess League. Here's a league update as we head into Week 4.

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Greetings to and from Boris Spassky

January 30, 2021

The Maine Chess Association joined with eleven chess associations, federations, and Russian organizations to commemorate the 84th birthday of the 10th World Chess Champion Boris Spassky with an official proclamation. Just after the proclamation was delivered we received a letter of greetings in return signed by the World Champion himself.

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Maine Chess Club Plays Tromso, Norway to Celebrate Boris Spassky's 84th Birthday

January 30, 2021

Today is Boris Spassky's 84th birthday. To commemorate and celebrate this auspicious day the Maine-based chess club Batani will play a match vs the Tromso, Norway Sjakklubb at noon eastern on Sunday, January 31, 2021. You can watch the match on the Batani Club Page on lichess.org. We wish the 10th World Chess Champion the best of health and happiness!

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