Chess Clubs in Connecticut

Chess Clubs in Connecticut

The history of chess in Connecticut dates back to the late 19th century when the game began to gain popularity among the residents of the state. In the early 20th century, chess clubs were formed in cities like Hartford and New Haven. One of the earliest chess clubs in Connecticut was the Hartford Chess Club, which was founded in 1875 and was active until the 1940s.

Throughout the early and mid-20th century, chess in Connecticut saw a steady growth in popularity, and many chess clubs were formed across the state. Some of the early chess clubs include the New Haven Chess Club, the Bridgeport Chess Club, and the Stamford Chess Club. These clubs would regularly organize tournaments and matches, both in the state and around the country.

In recent years, the chess community in Connecticut has continued to grow and many chess clubs, schools, and organizations now promote the game throughout the state. The Connecticut Chess Association (CCA) was founded in 1975, to promote chess in schools, youth programs, and to foster the development of young chess players in the state by organizing events such as tournaments, teaching programs, and chess clinics.

Connecticut State Chess Association in West Hartford, CT

Chess Max of Greenwhich in Greenwich, CT

Hamden Chess Club in Hamden, CT

New Britain Chess Club in New Britain, CT “Since 1901”

Chess Haven in New Haven, CT

Redbandit Chess in Norwalk, CT

Fairfield County Chess in Norwalk, CT

Way of the Board Chess Club in Ridgefield, CT

Kids Play Chess Inc in Sandy Hook, CT

Dig Chess Club in Weston, CT