Connecticut State Chess Association


Roosevelt School in Bridgeport and Team DIG USA hosted the 2020 Connecticut State Grade Championships. A total of 91 players participated. 2020 State Grade Champions are: Kindergarten - Landau Day, 1st - Krithik Sriramulu, 2nd - Kushagra Bhargava, 3rd - Chehan Sethi, 4th - Ethan Shemo, 5th - Sarah Maya, 6th - Ayush Singh, 7th - Vedanta Bhargava, 8th - Aditya Mital, 9th - Ethan Striff-Cave, 10th - Daniel Zhou, 11th - Nathan Chang, 12th - David Brown. Riverfield School from Fairfield won in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, while Roger Ludlowe Middle School from Fairfield won 6th and 8th grade. Robbins Middle School took the 7th-grade title.
Final Standings: K through 3rd grades - 4th & 5th grades - 6th through 12th grades - K-4 & 5-12 Unrated sections - Rating Crosstable.

Clash between titans: Nathan Chang vs Daniel Zhou.

Mayor Joseph Ganim of Bridgeport dropped by for a game.

Riverfield players celebrate their 5th-Grade Championship

DIG's Coach Dan with his Roosevelt School team who won the K-4 Unrated section.

The West Hartford Chess Camp & Tournament was attended by 25 players of different ages and playing ability. Joe Bihlmeyer and Suhas Kodali provided instruction in the morning. In the afternoon the Scholastic section was won by Sarvin Bhagarwar and the Adult/Over-1100 was won by Punyavrat Upadhyay. Crosstable.

A total of 86 scholastic players attended the 51st NECA in Stamford. Crosstable.

The Southern Leg of the NNGP and Greenwhich City Scholastic Championships attracted 130 players to Greenwich Academy this weekend. Nathaniel Moor continued his winning streak from the day before and won the High School section, qualifying to the Denker NNCT, Peter Wolfe won the Middle School section, qualifying to the Barber NNCT and Annie Ulmer won the Elementary School section, qualifying to the Rockefeller NNCT. Greenwhich City Grade Championship winners were: Landau Vincent Day - Kindergarten, James Lindstrom - 1st grade, Lucas Lazlo - 2nd grade, Jack Karanikolaidis - 3rd grade, Satya Daftuar - 4th grade, Oliver Servedio - 5th grade and Henry Graham - Middle School.
Report - Final Results - Rating report.

Nathaniel Moor has won the CCFC Club Championship with a score of 4-0; crosstable.

With a score of 5-0 Beatrice Low has won the Connecitcut State Girls' Championship for the fourth time in five years. Shesh Budhabhatti (winner of 2018) and Haneesha Atkuri tied for second, Shesh clinching the qualification spot to the NNCT on tiebreakers. Irving A. Robbins Middle School from Farmington won the team trophy. Final standings - Crosstable.

CT Girls' Championship at the Play More Chess Academy in Hamden.

Jordan Groff won the Greater Hartford Open in Coventry with a score of 3-0. Crosstable.


GM Aleksandr Lenderman gave a simul at NBCC. He won all 21 games.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2020 from the CSCA!

News about Connecticut events in 2020 will be posted here as soon as the pieces start moving again. Last year's news can be found here: 2019.

There are several CSCA events coming up:

  1. 2020 CT Girls' Championship will take place on Sunday January 19 at the Play More Chess Academy in Hamden.
  2. 2020 Greenwich City Scholastic Championship & CSCA NNGP Southern Leg will take place on Sunday January 26 at the Greenwich Academy.
  3. 2020 CT Grade Championship will take place on Saturday February 8 at the Roosevelt School in Bridgeport.
  4. CSCA Regional Scholastic Chess Tournament in southern Connecticut on February 29 or March 1 (more details will be announced soon).
  5. CT K-12 State Championship will take place on March 7 at Manchester High School (more details will be announced soon).
For more registration and more information on these and other upcoming chess events in Connecticut please visit our calendar.