The Maine Chess Association (MECA) is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and affiliated with the United States Chess Federation as the State Chapter Affiliate for the State of Maine.

We are entrusted with promoting chess in Maine communities, and organizing select State Championship and Scholastic events. Additionally, through the support of our members and often in collaboration with other charitable organizations, we arrange other chess activities and events to benefit the Maine chess community.

All chess players, young and old alike are welcome to join MECA and enjoy the benefits of membership. Further, our members are encouraged to actively participate in the organization, including involvement in organization committees and the executive board.

We have an active group of US Chess certified Tournament Directors throughout our State who organize a variety of tournaments year-round.

Our Mission: Connecting Mainers through chess.

Our Vision: To bring chess to the forefront of Maine community and culture.