The Commonwealth Chess Association (CCA), is the international overall organization in the domain of chess for the nations of the commonwealth.
The CCA was founded in 1980 and unites the commonwealth chess federations, while keeping strict neutrality in the internal affairs of the national chess federations.
The CCA is concerned with fostering chess activity among the nations of the commonwealth. In particular, it promotes a commonwealth chess championship, which is held on the regular basis.
The CCA supports the World Chess Federation (referred to in the text as FIDE for short) and is in harmony with FIDE’s aims and statutes. The CCA is affiliated to FIDE as per 2.9 (b) of the FIDE statutes.