Founded 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 7:15 p.m.
The first few visits are free, so come check us out!
Equipment is provided.

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.

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The Planet Earth Chess Champions

The NBCC is the proud host of the prestigious annual Planet Earth Chess Championship.

2018 Open: Rajesh Shanmugasundaram and Nelson Castaneda, U1800: Roger Bassette
2017 Open: Joseph Bihlmeyer, U1600: Laxma Dendi
2016 Open: Richard Bauer, U1600: Ruthvik Ayyagari
2015 Open: Nelson Castaneda, U1600: Jonathan Needham
2014 Open: Richard Bauer, U1600: Robert Cyr and Allan Vega
2013 Open: Michael Pascetta, U1600: John Twombley
2012 Open: Nelson Castaneda and Derek Meredith, U1600: Robert Kozlowski and Michael Javier
2011 Open: Nelson Castaneda and Dennis Prawira, U1500: Jerry Aiyathurai and Christopher Lomeli