The New Britain Chess Club is currently postponing indoor play until
notice. Online club play is resumed. The club is tentatively reopening indoor play in early 2021.
Many teams and members from the NBCC have competed in the annual World/U.S. Amateur Team East Chess Championship (USATE), the largest team
event in chess history. In almost every year from
2007 until 2018, one of our teams has earned the prestigious title of Top Connecticut Team at this world-class chess retreat. In addition,
a team from the club
won the USATE award for the best team
name in 2009
("I Can See Russians From My Board!"), a team from the club won the USATE award for the best costume in 2019 ("Prawn Sacrifice"), and four
members have earned perfect scores at USATE:
Douglas Fiske - three years, Nelson Castaneda - one year, Yogesh Raghunathan - one year, and Mac Gomes - one year.
Below are the winning teams and participants from our club who have won the Top Connecticut Team title at USATE.