Who We Are

The Social Correspondence Chess Association was established in 1940 to provide quality Correspondence Chess to players of all standards.

We are founding members of the British Postal Chess Federation (now known as the English Federation for Correspondence Chess) and founder members of the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation.

What We Do

We provide a wide variety of individual and team tournaments that may be played online, by post or email.

We produce the well regarded ‘Checkmate‘ magazine 4 times a year with tournament news, game analysis and contributed articles. Each issue is provided free to our members.


Members have access to the excellent SchemingMind.com where you may play in Social CCA and SchemingMind tournaments for free.

Members may also enter National and International events in both individual and team tournaments, and may represent their national federation in team matches versus countries and regions throughout the world.

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