DSCA is dedicated to promoting interest in chess, chess clubs and chess tournaments in the Delaware Area. We are willing to help facilitate other chess enthusiasts as best as we are able. Plus, we will provide educational materials and links to help chess players become more active and enthusiastic.

Chess – sometimes called the game of kings. A game that simultaneously requires extensive analytical thought and inspired creative genius. As such, playing chess improves more skills than you may think – including reading ability! Studies show chess makes kids smarter.

Points of Interest for Chess Enthusiasts:

  • DSCA Facebook Page
  • Scholastic Chess Delaware is forming to promote chess in schools and clubs. Check it out and help them!
  • Top Community Chess clubs in our area are listed at top of screen or click here for a complete list!
  • DSCA sponsors the Delaware State Open Chess Championship each year in February. Check it out!
  • We post some games of interest, puzzles and other educational links. See our Tutor Page for more info.
  • Need more information about DSCA? See About DCA
  • Membership information can be found at Membership Page.


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  1. Wicked is Your Ticket to Experience The Untold Wizard of OZ The tale is that of the Wicked Witch before Dorothy and Toto landed in the Land of Oz. Stephen Schwartz wrote the songs and lyrics of Wicked. Winnie Holzman wrote the book. The main idea of the book comes from a novel entitled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, although the two stories have surprisingly little in common. The story is that of Elphaba, the green Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In an amazing point of view twist, Elphaba is shown as the heroine in the story. She is a sweet, kind, and misunderstood person who just happens to have green skin. She goes to school, where she is ridiculed for her skin color. There she meets Glinda, who will eventually become the Good Witch of the North in the L. Frank Baum version of the tale. The two girls are complete opposites. The popular Glinda is interested in being beautiful and wearing the best fashions. Elphaba is a bookworm who wants to get good grades and take care of her handicapped sister. They end up being roommates, where an unlikely friendship develops. In spite of the fact that they both fall in love with the same man, in the end they become best of friends. At one point in the musical, Elphaba is summoned to see the Wizard of Oz. When she arrives, she realizes that his government is corrupt, taking advantage of innocent talking animals and robbing them of their ability to speak. She speaks out against the Wizard, who tells her that she will be ruined if she does not help him. He is the one who labels her “Wicked,” and Elphaba and Glinda are forced to go separate ways in spite of their friendship. The score is brilliant, and the storyline is pure genius. These facts, combined with the fact that Wicked is family friendly enough for children, yet appealing to adults, makes this one of Broadway’s best new shows. The critics agree, apparently, since Wicked was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2004 and won three of them. Best Costume Design and Best Scenic Design were two of the awards the show won. Wicked is currently touring throughout the U.S., enjoying an openend run at Chicago’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theater, and also playing in London’s West End at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Author is great fan of Wicked show and loves to write about the show at website.

  2. Hello, I was wondering about the CCL quads if there is like a U2000, U1600, U1200 section or something because the details weren’t really that specific and right now I am unrated in USCF so what section would I get put in? Thanks.

    1. The CCCC Quads do not have specific sections. The players are put in groups of four based on their ratings; the best four play each other, then the next best four, etc.

      All players must have a USCF membership and we use that for ratings. In your case, we would use the provisional rating.

      Hope to see you there. It is a lot of fun.

    1. Hi Ms. Helm,

      Please check out the CLUBS page. That may help you some. In the meantime, I did forward your request onto Brandywine Chess Club.

      I hope in the future to have an extensive list of scholastic chess clubs.

    2. The Brandywine Library Chess Club meets every Friday from 5:30pm – 8:30pm in room 209. We usually have about two dozen players there of all ages and playing strengths although the club has a lot of strong players.

      Members receive a weekly e-mail listing that week’s events and chess news. Membership is free. The address is 1300 Foulk Road in Wilmington (Brandywine 100).

    3. There is a club at the Bear Library that meets on Tuesdays. There is also a club for kids that meets on Wednesdays in North East, Md. Call John at 302-593-3752 for more info.

  3. Hey, Everyone! I am Alex Fish the President of Chess Team at the Charter School of Wilmington. Over the past couple years, I’ve played and competed with other high-school students. There is a significant amount of interest among the population in Chess. Dr. Thomas Fleetwood and I would really like to see a Scholastic tournament for High School students. Does anyone know of any tournaments in Delaware where high- school students can compete? If not, is there any way we can start a tournament for that age group? If anyone has suggestions, feel free to contact me at . Thanks!

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