Bengal Chess Association
|Entire West Bengal|
|Affiliated Districts and Academies/Clubs|
|Affiliations||All India Chess Federation|
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.
The erstwhile West Bengal Ad Hoc Committee was given an elected form on 3 January 2012 where Sanjoy Sureka was elected president.
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
- KOLKATA DISTRICT CHESS ASSOCIATION
- 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
- 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.
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.