The New Britain Chess Club is currently open on Tuesday evenings at the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection. Masks are
currently required to be worn by all members and non-members.
United States Amateur Team East (USATE) 2019
"Prawn Sacrifice" wins best costume at USATE 2019.
"Prawn Sacrifice" photo of Mario Guevara-Rodriguez, Norman
Pascetta, and Suhas Kodali
FIDE Master Nelson Castaneda Wins 2018 NBCC Championship - 10th title
Professor Nelson Castaneda earned the club championship title in 2018, his first since 2013 and tenth overall.
ranks second overall in classical time control tournament wins or ties for first place in our club.
USCF NM Dennis Prawira Wins 2017 Oktoberfest Open and Earns Historic Achievement
Dennis' solo win in
2017 Oktoberfest Open Chess Championship, along with his solo wins in the Arkadijs Strazdins Cup and the NBCC Championship in 2017, now
makes Master Prawira only the fifth person in club history to have won or tied for first place in three or more classical time-controlled
events in the same year.
The only other persons to have attained this distinction were:
Arkadijs Strazdins (last time accomplished was in 1973)
James Bolton (last accomplished was in 1996)
FM Richard Bauer (last time accomplished was in 1999)
FM Nelson Castaneda (last time accomplished was in 2013)
USCF NM Edward McHugh Wins 2017 Connecticut State Chess Championship
Chess Championship Crosstable CT State School Team Chess Championship
Former World Chess Champion Visits the New Britain Chess Club
The 2012 Girls Under-10 World Champion, Priyanka Nutakki from India, visited the NBCC for a G/1, d/1 tournament on 6/24/2016.
Priyanka won the event convincingly.
Results: 1) Priyanka 30½ 2) Nelson Castaneda 27½ 3) Rick Bauer 23½ 4) Joe Bihlmeyer 23 etc.