New Britain Chess Club, founded 1901
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Tournaments - Current
  • 2024 Arkadijis Strazdins Cup / Andris Strazdins Stein
  • Games: 5-SS G/85; d15 for open; G/60; d5 for U1600
    Scholastic Players can choose to play G/60; d5 in the open section.
  • Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 11 (June 4 is the annual business meeting).
  • Round times: 7:00 p.m. prompt each week. 7:15 p.m. start for the first week.
  • Sections: Open (Arkadijs Strazdins Cup), Under 1600 (Andris Strazdins Stein)
  • Entry fee: $20 member entry; $35 (non-member entry)
  • Prizes:$$$ Based on Entries - Cup to top Arkadijs Strazdins Cup winner; Stein to top Andris Strazdins Stein
  • Registration: Click here
Tournaments - General Information
  • Tournaments are open to the public, and equipment is provided by the NBCC unless stated otherwise.

  • Tournaments generally begin at 7:00-7:15 pm on Tuesdays.

  • NBCC members enjoy reduced tournament entry rates.

  • NBCC tournaments are USCF-rated (United States Chess Federation) unless stated otherwise, and they require an active USCF membership (separate from NBCC membership). Click here to join.

  • Blitz and some quick tournaments take place on a single date, while longer-time-control tournaments are spread out over several weeks.

  • Find upcoming tournaments on this page, or check the calendar on the homepage.

Member Perk: Chess lecture before games (Tuesdays, 6:15-7:00 pm).

Lecture is open to all members, no registration required.

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