Connecticut State Chess Association


At the 2021 National Tournaments of Champions scheduled to take place July 31-August 3 at the Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill the state of Connecticut will be represented by the following players: GM Sergey Kudrin in the Irwin (Senior), NM Nathaniel Moor in the Denker (High School), Max Ingargiola in the Barber (Junior High), Jasmine Su in the Rockefeller (Elementary School) and Beatrice Low in the Haring (Girls).

The first open in person chess tournament of 2021 was won by 16-year-old Nathaniel Moor. With this result Nathaniel also crossed the 2200 rating barrier earning the Master title. Tied for second place were GM Sergey Kudrin and FM Yoon-Young Kim. The U1800 section was won by Mitchell Krasnerman while Kushagra Bhargava took first place in the K-12 section. This event at the Omni Hotel in New Haven and was organized by Matthew Shirvell attended by 30 players from Connecticut and New York.
Rating reports of the Open, U1800 and K-12 sections.

1st Annual American Robin Open in New Haven

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.