Connecticut State Chess Association
a 501(c)(7) nonprofit corporation




























2021 Connecticut State Championships

December 4, 2021 (snow date: December 5)
Wesleyan University, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street, Middletown, CT

$2,625 Guaranteed Prize Fund!
Funded and sponsored by the Connecticut State Chess Association together with Russell Enterprises and DGT North America.
Special thanks to Hanon Russell for his generous donation, including book and clock prizes!
Register now!


Event information links and postings
Event Flyer
Online Registration Posting and List of Current Participants
USCF TLA
Game Broadcast
Book & Clock Award Distribution
CSCA 2021 Annual Honors of the Connecticut Chess Community
Event Program
Tournament Rules


Event News and Updates

Dec 2
FM Kapil Chandran to appear by video from Chicago as special guest MC.

Nov 30
Rod Groff of Play More Chess Academy and the Hamden Chess Club will join the event staff as Assistant TD.

Nov 19
CSCA announces 2021 Annual Honors of the Connecticut chess community. Awards will be presented between rounds of the State Championship. Among the honorees are Rob Roy (CSCA/Coventry Chess Center), Christopher Potts (Norwalk Chess Club) and Hamden Chess Club. See complete list.

Nov 18
Top Senior prize added in Open Section, includes trophy, book and clock awards.

Nov 18
Book and clock award distribution finalized for Open Section.

Nov 16
GM Nico Checa, now attending Yale, will play.

Nov 15
GM Hans Niemann will join the event live from Dubai, to participate in the awards ceremony.

Nov 15
CSCA plans to broadcast top boards live during competition over the CSCA website.

Nov 12
GM Sergey Kudrin and FM Yoon-Young Kim will participate.

Nov 12
In appreciation of the Connecticut chess community, the CSCA plans to hold special award presentations during the event. Details to follow soon.

Nov 10
Senior TD NM Ian Harris, founder/owner of RedBandit Chess, will direct the event as Chief TD.

Nov 10
Wesleyan University Chess Club agrees to co-sponsor and host the event at Wesleyan's Exley Science Center. Special thanks to Vibhuv Reddy, WCC President, for all the work in arranging event venue! This may be the first time that the State Championship will be held in Middlesex County.