Chess in Vermont has a long history, with the first chess clubs being established in the late 19th century. One of the earliest known chess clubs in Vermont was the Burlington Chess Club, which was founded in 1887.
In the early 20th century, chess in Vermont began to gain popularity, with several other chess clubs being established in cities such as Montpelier, Brattleboro, and Rutland. The Montpelier Chess Club, for example, was founded in 1901, and the Brattleboro Chess Club was established in 1920.
In post-war period, Vermont did not produce any famous chess champions. But, chess clubs and tournaments continued to be active in the state, with many local and state-wide tournaments and events being held regularly. The Vermont Chess Association is the governing body for chess in Vermont and promotes the game throughout the state.
University of Vermont Chess Club in Shelburne, VT
- Site: https://clubs.uvm.edu/organization/chessclub
- USCF ID G7850648
- Phone: 8024971018