Connecticut State Chess Association
a 501(c)(7) nonprofit corporation




























Events 2022

Jan 1 - Open House at Play More Chess Academy (Hamden)

Jan 29-30 - Winter Retreat (Norwalk) by RedBandit Chess

Jan 29 - The January Joust (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy


CSCA Championship Event CANCELLED!
Feb 5 - Hartmayer Memorial Tournament at University of Connecticut (Storrs) by Connecticut State Chess Association, co-sponsored by University of Connecticut Chess Club

Feb 26 - The February Fortress (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Feb 27 - Blitz Scholastic Tournament (Weston) by Team DIG USA

Mar 6 - CANCELLED: Scholastic G/30 Tournament (Weston) by Team DIG USA

Mar 12-13 - Winter Retreat (Norwalk) by RedBandit Chess

Mar 12-13 - NY State Scholastic Championships (Saratoga Springs, NY) by Continental Chess

Mar 19 - Rhode Island Scholastic State Championship (Warwick, RI) by SE New England Chess Assoc

Mar 19 - The March Mirage (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Mar 20 - Bughouse Scholastic Tournament (Weston) by Team DIG USA

Mar 26 - 30th Mid-Winter Classic (Florence, MA) by Western Mass Chess Assoc

Mar 26 - The March Mayhem (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy


CSCA Championship Event
Apr 3 - Connecticut Scholastic Championships, organized by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation and hosted by Ludlowe Middle School and Chess Club (Fairfield). Register here.

Apr 8-10 - National High School (K-12) Championship (Memphis, TN) by US Chess

Apr 13-17 - Open at Foxwoods (Mashantucket) by Continental Chess


CSCA Championship Event --
Apr 23 - Connecticut Speed Championships, a combined format (Quick, Blitz and Bullet) competition, hosted by Manchester High School and organized by the Connecticut State Chess Association.
Over $2,000 in Guaranteed Prizes!!! Awards for Players and Teams! Register here.

Apr 22-24 - All-Girls National Championship (Chicago, IL) by US Chess


CSCA Championship Event --
Apr 30 - Connecticut Collegiate Championship, $900 in Guaranteed Prizes!!! Awards for Players and Teams! Register here.
Scholastic players rated 1800 and over are invited to participate in Open section!

Apr 30 - Connecticut Senior Championship, $600 in Guaranteed Prizes!!! Other Awards for Players! Register here.
Unrated section included for seniors new to chess competition.

Apr 30 - Connecticut Women & Girls Championships, $450 in Guaranteed Prizes!!! Awards for Players and Teams! Register here.
Unrated section included for women and girls new to chess competition.

... All April 30 tournaments at Wesleyan University (Middletown), Exley Science Center, hosted by the Wesleyan University and Chess Club and organized by the Connecticut State Chess Association.

Apr 29-May 1 - National Middle School (K-8) Championship (Grapevine, TX) by US Chess

May 13-15 - National Elementary (K-6) Championship (Columbus, OH) by US Chess

May 20-22 - NYC Scholastic Chess Festival and Championship (Brooklyn, NY) by Internet Chess Club

May 21 - Planet Earth Championship (New Britain) by New Britain Chess Club

May 28-30 - US Amateur - East (Morristown, NJ) by US Chess


CSCA Tournament Event --
Jun 4 - 26th Annual Robert Musicant/Donald Yazgoor Memorial Tournament, an open scholastic (pK-12) tournament hosted by the Norwalk Public Library (Main) and co-sponsored by the library and RedBandit Chess. FREE entry for Norwalk residents. See details.

Jun 8-9 - US Women's Open (Las Vegas, NV) by US Chess

Jun 8-12 - National Open (Las Vegas, NV) by US Chess

Jun 10-12 - Northeast Open (Stamford) by Continental Chess

Jun 23-Jul 2 - World Open (Philadelphia, PA) by Continental Chess

Jul 1-3 - US Junior Chess Congress (Orlando, FL) by US Chess

Jul 15-17 - Bradley Open (Windsor Locks, CT) by Continental Chess


CSCA Community Event -- Registration is Open!
Jul 23 - Summer Lecture & Simul, featuring: GM Sergey Kudrin (Fairfield, CT), hosted by Sacred Heart University Chess and co-sponsored by Connecticut State Chess Association and the Chess Club of Fairfield County. FREE GM Lecture. Simultaneous exhibition also features NM Mikhail Koganov. See details and registration.

Jul 27-31 - Continental Open (Sturbridge, MA) by Continental Chess

Jul 30-Aug 7 - US Open (Rancho Mirage, CA) by US Chess

Aug 15 - August Little Open (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Aug 19-21 - Bridgeport Open featuring Maxime Vachier-Lagrave by Team DIG USA

Aug 20 - August Action Quads (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Aug 27 - Get in the Game! Tournament (Hartford) by Kevin Zimmerman and Wilson Gray YMCA

Aug 27 - August Advantage (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Aug 28 - 57th Annual Summer Open (Manchester) by New Britain Chess Club

Sep 3-5 - 81st New England Open (Medford, MA), a New England Chess Association event by The Massachusetts Chess Association


CSCA Community Event -- Registration is Open!!!
Sep 10 - Fall Lecture & Simul, featuring: GM Alex Fishbein (Hamden), hosted by Play More Chess Academy and Hamden Chess Club and co-sponsored by the Connecticut State Chess Association. Register here.

Sep 10 - 14th WMCA Free (Holyoke, MA) by Western Mass Chess Assoc

Sep 17 - September Scramble (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Sep 24 - September Showdown (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Oct 8 - 5th Leaf Blower Open (Florence, MA) by Western Mass Chess Assoc

Oct 8 - Farmington Library K-12 Tournament by Team DIG USA

Oct 14-16 - 11th Hartford Open (Windsor Locks) by Continental Chess Association

Oct 22 - October Odyssey (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Oct 23 - NECA 53 K-5 Scholastic (Stamford) by National Educational Chess Association

Oct 29 - October Opposition (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Oct 29 - Quick & Cheap 1 by Groton Chess Club

Oct 29 - South Norwalk Library K-12 Tournament by Team DIG USA


CSCA Championship Event -- Online Registration CLOSED. See note below.*
Nov 5 - Connecticut State Grade Championships (Greenwich), hosted by Greenwich Country Day School and organized by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation.

* As of 11/3, several sections reached capacity and online registration is closed. Interested players should email CSCA events with (1) NAME, (2) USCF ID, (3) SCHOOL and (4) GRADE to reserve any available slots or get on the waiting list.


CSCA "A Place to Play" Chess Program -- Registration is OPEN!!!
Nov 10 - Norwalk Knights FREE Library Chess Program (Norwalk) [8 Thursdays from Oct 27 to Dec 22, 6-7p], hosted and co-sponsored by Norwalk Library and organized and co-sponsored by the CSCA and RedBandit Chess. (Late registration available thru Nov 10.)

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Nov 12 - Pioneer Open (Fairfield) by Sacred Heart University Chess and Chess Club of Fairfield County
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Nov 12 - South Norwalk Library K-12 Tournament by Team DIG USA

Nov 12 - November Action, K-12 Scholastic (Hamden) by Play More Chess Academy

Nov 13 - WOB Ridgefield K-12 Scholastic Chess Tournament by Way of the Board

Nov 19 - CAS 11th Grade Championship (West Hartford) by Fred Townsend at Hall High School

Nov 26 - Make Your Move! Tournament (Hartford) by Kevin Zimmerman and Wilson Gray YMCA


CSCA Championship Event -- Registration is OPEN!!!
Dec 3 - Connecticut State Championship (Middletown) $4,300 in guaranteed prizes!!! hosted by the Wesleyan Chess Club and organized by the Connecticut State Chess Association. Register Now! Visit State Championship Event Page for news and updates.