Connecticut State Chess Association


The CSCA has received news that Grandmaster Gildardo Garcia has passed away in Medellin, Colombia, due to complications arising from Covid-19. Mr. Garcia founded the Alpha Chess Academy in Fairfield in 2002 and was very active in the Connecticut chess community throughout the 2000s. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Eulogy by CSCA and NBCC Historian Bob Cyr.

GM Gildardo Garcia (1954-2021)

The 2020 CSCA Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday January 24 from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. on Zoom. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who would like to attend should send an email to to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
Only adult CSCA members will be allowed to vote for two Director seats up for election. Note that voting rights of each Member do not take effect until ten days after acquiring membership. This rule does not apply to parents of scholastic members who have acquired membership through tournament play outside of this period and renewals of current memberships.
In order to be nominated for the Board of for Office, a nominee must indicate his or her willingness to serve in writing or in person.
Current list of CSCA members -- Join the CSCA/Renew your membership -- Online Meeting Format 2020 CSCA Annual Meeting -- Current CSCA Officers & Board
Agenda 2020 CSCA Annual Meeting.