Welcome to the Tasmanian Chess Association (Inc.)

Who we are

The Tasmanian Chess Association (Inc.) is a not for profit organisation and is the governing body of the game of chess in Tasmania.  We are an Association of affiliated chess clubs, club-based members, junior members and individual members.

The TCA is affiliated with the Australian Chess Federation (ACF), which in turn is a member of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

What we do

We organise a range of tournaments around the state of Tasmania and are responsible for awarding the official title of Tasmanian Chess Champion in a range of different time controls.

When required, we makes assessments of the rules affecting the TCA and the interests of the game of chess in Tasmania.

We promote, foster, grow and support the game of chess within Tasmania and do anything thought necessary or desirable to the interests of the game of chess within Tasmania.

Find a Club

TCA affiliate clubs currently run in Hobart, Devonport and Burnie.  If you want to join a club, or you play in a club and want to join the TCA, contact us or a club near you.


The Burnie Chess Club meets regularly every Wednesday night from 5:30 at Havenview Primary school on Marriott Street.

For more information on the BCC click here.


The DCC meets every Mondays from 6.30 at the Eastern Shore Community House, 106 David St. East Devonport.

For more information on the DCC click here.


The Hobart Chess Club meets regularly every Monday night from 6:30pm at Mt Carmel College, 361 Sandy Bay Road.

For more information on the HCC click here.

Launceston Chess Club (LCC)

The Launceston Chess Club is currently rebuilding. If you're a Launceston local and are interested in joining the surge to reform the LCC you can get in touch with fellow players here.

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest tournament announcements and visit our YouTube channel for live footage of games.

Events Coming up soon

Keep up to date with all the up-coming chess events around Tasmania.  Entry in TCA organised chess events allows you the chance to earn or update you official Australian chess rating.  For information on club based events check out the individual club pages.

Chess Chat

Keep up to date on Chess Chat, Australia's Premier Chess Forum. Chess Chat is a FREE forum that anyone can sign up for. It has all the latest information on clubs, tournaments, and anything chess related from around Australia and the World.

News, Games, Puzzles And More

Check out all the latest news from around the state and beyond. 


Subscribe to the TCA newsletter for  information on tournaments, results, puzzles, and more. Subscription is FREE

The Latest TCA Business

Stay up to date with the latest motions, minutes and more.  All TCA meeting minutes including:

  • Annual General,
  • Executive, and
  • Special General

from 2000 to present are available on the TCA Business page.

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General Meeting Minutes

Most Recent TCA Executive or Special General Meeting Minutes