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

Join or renew annual scholastic USCF membership

The CSCA is offering scholastic players to join the US Chess Federation or renew their USCF membership at a discounted prize of $12 through the CSCA.
This program is only available for players from Connecticut in Grades K - 12. This membership includes online access to Chess Life (Kids) and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system. Regular annual USCF membership dues are $17 for players age 12 and under, $22 for age 15 and under and $26 for age 18 and under. Renewals must have a US Chess membership that has expired or expires in less than two months.
Join or renew USCF
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 the Play More Chess Academy holds weekly informal events and monthly (unrated) tournaments. The New Britain Chess Club has suspended their indoor activities for the time being.

Apr 10 - 1st Annual American Robin Open by Matthew Shirvell at the Omni New Haven Hotel.

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.