Bengal Chess Association

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Bengal Chess Association
Abbreviation BCA
Formation 2012
Type Sports organisation
Legal status Association
Purpose Chess
  • Around West Bengal
Region served
Entire West Bengal
Affiliated Districts and Academies/Clubs
Official language
Sanjoy Sureka
Affiliations All India Chess Federation
Website Official Website

The Bengal Chess Association (BCA) is the apex body for the game of chess in West Bengal, India. It was formed on 2012 after the West Bengal Chess Association was dissolved. It is affiliated to the All India Chess Federation.[1]


The erstwhile West Bengal Ad Hoc Committee was given an elected form on 3 January 2012 where Sanjoy Sureka was elected president.[2]

The state body, West Bengal Chess Association was operating in an autocratic manner, as it failed to implement the Calcutta High Court's order, given on July 6, 1993 to conduct election within two weeks. Dibyendu Barua, the election officer and the Vice-President of the AICF, held the elections and elected the members of the organisation.


The BCA has a number of affiliated districts bodies, academies and clubs under it.

Affiliated District Associations[edit]

  • North 24 Parganas District Chess Association
  • South 24 Parganas District Chess Association
  • Howrah District Chess Association
  • Hooghly District Chess Association
  • Burdwan District Chess Association
  • Purba Midnapur District Chess Association
  • Jalpaiguri District Chess Association
  • Darjeeling District Chess Association
  • Murshidabad District Chess Association
  • Coochbihar District Chess Association
  • Uttar Dinajpur District Chess Association
  • Nadia District Chess Association

Affiliated Academies and Clubs[edit]

  • Alekhine Chess Club
  • Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy
  • Calcutta Chess Academy
  • Bengal Chess Wizard
  • Calcutta Chess Club
  • Behala Chess Club
  • Lake Town Cultural Organization
  • Sealdah Sports & Cultural Organization
  • Gariahat Chess Club
  • City Chess Forum
  • Pulse Chess Academy


The BCA has been able to organize some notable events in the state.[3]

It organiZes the State Selection trials for the National Challengers Chess Tournament every year along with the different age-group tournaments for selecting players for various National Championships.


  1. ^ "West Bengal Chess Association". All India Chess Federation. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Formation of the Bengal Chess Association". Business Standard. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Tournament Calendar of bengal chess association

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