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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The New Britain Chess Club Record Holders

NBCC Member Standings - Regular Time Controls

List of members who have won or tied for first place in any section of at least three NBCC tournaments with a time control of at least thirty minutes.

Members who tied for first place but lost on tie-breaks are still credited with a first-place tie. Please note that all qualifying, thematic, odds, team, and quad events are not included in this compilation.

Rank Member # Year First Achieved Year Last Achieved Span
1 Arkadijs Strazdins
72
1952
1999
47
2 FM Nelson Castaneda
40
2002
2020
18
3 FM Richard Bauer
30
1987
2019
32
4 Robert Milardo
16
1972
2001
29
5 NM Dennis Prawira
13
2007
2017
10
6 Edmund Roman
12
1946
1951
5
7 John Baclawski
10
1979
2010
31
8 tie NM James Bolton
8
1975
1997
22
8 tie Joseph Bihlmeyer
8
2005
2020
15
10 tie NM Derek Meredith
6
1981
2012
31
10 tie Mark Bourque
6
2002
2019
17
12 tie Douglas Fiske
5
1991
2016
25
12 tie Ronald Bourassa
5
1978
2001
23
12 tie Robert McDaniel
5
1994
2015
21
12 tie NM David Herscovici
5
2009
2018
9
12 tie NM James Nitz
5
2006
2014
8
12 tie William Grzesiak
5
1999
2005
6
12 tie NM Eric Godin
5
1985
1989
4
12 tie Suhas Kodali
5
2017
2020
3
20 tie Joseph Mansigian
4
1976
2012
36
20 tie Peter Kloskowski
4
1969
1992
23
20 tie James Wilkin
4
2002
2018
16
20 tie Lawrence O'Neill
4
1984
1995
11
20 tie FM Daniel Rozovsky
4
2006
2011
5
20 tie Yogesh Raghunathan
4
2006
2011
5
20 tie Anthony Diaz
4
2000
2004
4
20 tie NM Andres Castaneda
4
2005
2009
4
20 tie John Twombley
4
2009
2013
4
20 tie Jozef Madej
4
2009
2013
4
20 tie Andris Strazdins
4
2010
2013
3
31 tie Michael Pascetta
3
2007
2020
13
31 tie John Nitz
3
2006
2017
11
31 tie Walter Pajak
3
1987
1996
9
31 tie Mark Wilkin
3
2001
2006
5
31 tie Allan Vega
3
2010
2014
4
31 tie Brian Kosnoff
3
2009
2012
3
31 tie Allen Mo
3
2012
2015
3
31 tie Robert Lawrence
3
2003
2005
2
31 tie Robert Cyr
3
2012
2014
2
31 tie Peter Galazan
3
2010
2011
1


NBCC Member Standings - Quick Time Controls

List of members who have won or tied for first place in any section of at least three NBCC tournaments with a time control between ten and twenty-nine minutes.

Members who tied for first place but lost on tie-breaks are still credited with a first-place tie. Please note that all qualifying, thematic, odds, team, and quad events are not included in this compilation.

Rank Member # Year First Achieved
1 FM Nelson Castaneda
41
2005
2 NM Derek Meredith
16
2005
3 NM Dennis Prawira
14
2007
4 FM Richard Bauer
11
2006
5 NM James Nitz
9
2007
6 NM Edward McHugh
7
2005
7 tie Alexander Ruth
6
2013
7 tie Joseph Bihlmeyer
6
2017
9 tie NM Andres Castaneda
4
2006
9 tie Bill Campbell
4
2015
9 tie Jithu Seejvan
4
2016
9 tie Robert Wooster
4
2017
13 tie Andres Montiel
3
2010
13 tie NM David Herscovici
3
2016
13 tie Suhas Kodali
3
2016
13 tie Elizabeth Smith
3
2018