North Dakota Chess Association

The North Dakota Chess Association (NDCA) is a nonprofit organization based in North Dakota which promotes the learning and playing of chess. Each year, the NDCA sponsors a statewide tournament with prizes and recognition of a state champion. Local chess tournaments, club listings, and related events are updated frequently to this website which the NDCA maintains.

President: Todd Wolf

Vice President: Dustin Koska

Treasurer: Mike Sailer

Webmaster: George Merchant, PhD

George grew up in Southern California and after finishing a PhD in Geography at UC Santa Barbara, he moved to Fargo. Currently, he works as a customer service representative at a local call center. In his spare time, he writes chess software for the macOS and iOS App Stores available through his website He also maintains the North Dakota Chess Association website. You can email him questions about the NDCA, send him upcoming tournaments to post, or email him news articles to post on this site by filling out the appropriate information on the 'Contact' page. He also participates in local chess tournaments and is a Life Member of the United States Chess Federation.