About Us

Welcome to the Massachusetts High School Chess League!

What are we?

MHSCL serves as a platform where high school chess players can compete and connect with other players of all skill and experience levels across the state. We hope that through our league, players can have fun playing, discussing, and improving at chess with each other.

Read about how the league works here.


After the 2020 pandemic, online chess skyrocketed in popularity, causing many new people to join the world of chess. However, the complex and costly process of entering chess tournaments turns most players away from the competitive scene. We aspire to provide opportunities for all players to experience competitive play while also having fun, building a supportive community of students with similar interests that can exchange advice at all levels and generate new ideas in the process.

Interested in joining? Click here.