Connecticut State Chess Association

Play either in tournament, at a club or at a meet

Click here for a list of clubs or meets. If you would like to add an event, a club or a meet to our list please email the CSCA at

Discounted purchase/renewal of US Chess Membership

The CSCA is offering CSCA members, grades K-12, a discounted US Chess membership for just $12. The membership includes online access to Chess Life (Kids). Membership purchase through US Chess directly is $20 for individuals age 18 and under, and more for older players. (Renewals must have a US Chess membership that has expired or expires in less than two months.)
Join or renew US Chess ID
Player Name, D.O.B., Grade
USCF # (if renewing), Expiration Date

Upcoming events

Due to Covid-19 there are currently very few in-person chess events planned in the state of Connecticut. The Chess Club of Fairfield Country holds their weekly Saturday G/45 Quads and Sunday G/30 Quads and the Play More Chess Academy holds weekly informal events and monthly (unrated) tournaments. The New Britain Chess Club has has resumed their Tuesday evening club meets.

Jun 19 - 1st Annual Scarlet Tanager Open by Birdhouse Chess at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

Jul 16-18 - 26th Annual Bradley Open by Continental Chess Association at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport.

Aug 12-16 - Continental Open by Continental Chess Association in Sturbridge, Mass.

Aug 22 - 56th annual Summer Open, an out-doors event by NBCC in Wickham Park in Manchester

Play chess online

There are a number of online platforms offering chess where one can play games and tournaments, learn and study chess, watch high level players and be part of an online chess community. The CSCA recommends, one of the premier online chess sites. Lichess is a free, open-source chess server run by volunteers and donations.