New Britain Chess Club since January 26, 1901

The New Britain Chess Club is the largest and most historic chess organization in Connecticut.
We meet every Tuesday at the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, 1910 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (6:15 p.m. when there are training classes).
Club activities begin at 7 p.m.
The first few visits are free, so come check us out!
Equipment is provided.


The New Britain Chess Club is currently postponing indoor play until further notice. Online club play is resumed.

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Other Historic Achievements

United States Amateur Team East (USATE) 2019
"Prawn Sacrifice" wins best costume at USATE 2019. "Prawn Sacrifice" photo of Mario Guevara-Rodriguez, Norman Burtness, Mike Pascetta, and Suhas Kodali


FIDE Master Nelson Castaneda Wins 2018 NBCC Championship - 10th title

Professor Nelson Castaneda earned the club championship title in 2018, his first since 2013 and tenth overall.
Master Nelson ranks second overall in classical time control tournament wins or ties for first place in our club.


USCF NM Dennis Prawira Wins 2017 Oktoberfest Open and Earns Historic Achievement

Dennis' solo win in the 2017 Oktoberfest Open Chess Championship, along with his solo wins in the Arkadijs Strazdins Cup and the NBCC Championship in 2017, now makes Master Prawira only the fifth person in club history to have won or tied for first place in three or more classical time-controlled events in the same year. The only other persons to have attained this distinction were:

Arkadijs Strazdins (last time accomplished was in 1973)
James Bolton (last accomplished was in 1996)
FM Richard Bauer (last time accomplished was in 1999)
FM Nelson Castaneda (last time accomplished was in 2013)

USCF NM Edward McHugh Wins 2017 Connecticut State Chess Championship


CT State Chess Championship Crosstable
CT State School Team Chess Championship


Former World Chess Champion Visits the New Britain Chess Club


The 2012 Girls Under-10 World Champion, Priyanka Nutakki from India, visited the NBCC for a G/1, d/1 tournament on 6/24/2016.
Priyanka won the event convincingly.
Results: 1) Priyanka 30 2) Nelson Castaneda 27 3) Rick Bauer 23 4) Joe Bihlmeyer 23 etc.