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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Membership Achievements in 2020
Historian Bob Cyr's 2020 Commentary
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The Arkadijs Strazdins Cup Champions

This tournament is held in memory of long-time member and greatest club contributor, Arkadijs Strazdins.


2019: Nelson Castaneda
2018: Nelson Castaneda
2017: Dennis Prawira
2016: Dennis Prawira
2015 Open: Dennis Prawira, U1505: Laurant Lafosse, Bill Campbell, and Ybelka Granger
2014 Open: Dennis Prawira, U1505: Alan Vega
2013 Open: Nelson Castaneda, U1505: Andris Strazdins and Jonathan Needham
2012 Open: Nelson Castaneda, U1505: Andris Strazdins
2011 Open: Richard Bauer, U1505: Peter Galazan
2010 Open: Dennis Prawira, U1505: Peter Galazan and Andris Strazdins
2009 Open: Daniel Rozovsky and Edward McHugh, U1500: Kevin Zimmerman
2008 Open: Edward McHugh, U1500: William Montross
2007: Nelson Castaneda