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 New Britain City Chess Champions

The annual New Britain City Chess Championship started in the 1930s. This heritage event was eliminated from the club's schedule of activities after 2006 due to the introduction of a new annual event, the Arkadijs Strazdins Cup, in 2007.


2006: Douglas Fiske
2005: William Grzesiak, Andres Castaneda, and Joseph Bihlmeyer
2004: Sarathi Ray
2003: Richard Bauer
2002: Mark Bourque
2001: Aquilino Pena, John Baclawski, and Ronald Bourassa
2000: John Baclawski
1999: Richard Bauer
1998: Richard Bauer
1997: Richard Bauer
1996: James Bolton
1995: Robert Milardo and David Lunden
1994: Arkadijs Strazdins
1993: John Baclawski
1992: Richard Bauer
1991: Robert Milardo
1990: Richard Bauer
1989: Neal Felsinger
1988: Steve Hobart
1987: Eric Godin
1986: Zoran Lazetich
1985: Arkadijs Strazdins
1984: Kurt Holyst and Robert Milardo
1983: Duncan May and Robert Milardo
1982: Arkadijs Strazdins
1981: Robert Milardo
1980: Arkadijs Strazdins
1979: Arkadijs Strazdins and Paul Ligas
1978: Arkadijs Strazdins
1977: Arkadijs Strazdins
1976: Robert Milardo
1975: Arkadijs Strazdins
1974: Arkadijs Strazdins and Pierre Leclerc
1973: Arkadijs Strazdins and Robert Lane
1972: Arkadijs Strazdins
1971: Arkadijs Strazdins
1970: Arkadijs Strazdins
1969: Arkadijs Strazdins
1968: Arkadijs Strazdins
1967: Arkadijs Strazdins
1966: Arkadijs Strazdins
1965: Arkadijs Strazdins
1964: Arkadijs Strazdins
1963: Arkadijs Strazdins
1962: Arkadijs Strazdins
1961: Arkadijs Strazdins
1960: Arkadijs Strazdins
1959: Arkadijs Strazdins
1958: Arkadijs Strazdins
1957: Arkadijs Strazdins
1956: Arkadijs Strazdins
1955: Arkadijs Strazdins
1954: Arkadijs Strazdins
1953: Arkadijs Strazdins
1952: Arkadijs Strazdins
1951: Edmund Roman
1950: Edmund Roman
1949: Edmund Roman
1948: Edmund Roman
1947: Edmund Roman
1946: Edmund Roman
1935: William Burling
1934: Joseph Glynn