Thursday, December 22, 2016

Connecticut's new chess center is in Coventry

Rob Roy Chess Center 3111 South Street, Coventry CT hosts monthly USCF-rated chess tournaments. It's a central location for players in Central Connecticut and in Eastern Connecticut. Also local is Western Mass and Western RI. 35-mile radius includes the densely populated areas of Greater Hartford, New Britain, and Middletown. I-91, I-84, I-384 have light traffic on Saturdays. 35-mile radius includes "Western Mass", all the towns along the Mass Pike I-90 from Westfield, Springfield, Palmer, Sturbridge, and Webster. 35-mile radius includes all towns along I-395 which runs along the Rhode Island border. It also includes "Foxwoods" and "Mohegan Sun". From anywhere in SE Conn. drive to Norwich then take Rt 87. From there only another 26 miles. We hope more chess players consider our Monthly USCF-Rated Tournaments. Entry fee is only $30 per person. All ages are welcome, we ask that junior players limit to only one guest to accompany them.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Upcoming USCF Chess Tournaments

Feb 25 Storrs Center Chess Open Storrs CT || || Mar 11 Eastern Conn Spring Open Coventry CT || || Mar 18 WMCA Memorial Holyoke Mass || || Mar 25 Norwich Open Otis Library, Norwich CT || || Apr 8 Venus de Milo Chess Open Coventry CT || || Apr 28-30 Eastern Class Sturbridge Mass ||||||| Eastern Connecticut Chess Clubs ||| Coventry Backgammon Club ||| Subscribe to Connecticut Chess Magazine ||| Rob Roy Chess Center |||||| We are on Facebook, where we also post national and worldwide chess news in addition to Connecticut chess news: Connecticut Chess Magazine, FB Page, 3,283. Connecticut Chess Club, FB Group, 4,171. UConn Chess Club, FB Group, 446. Members of the USCF, FB Group, 2,629. Rob Roy, FB Individual, 4,720. Total Followers: 15,249. ||| Rob Roy on Twitter

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chess Clubs in Eastern Connecticut

Otis Library Chess Club 261 Main Street in Norwich hosts chess every Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. After the local YMCA closed Otis Library is also fulfilling the community center role. Otis Library has confirmed their 2017 Norwich Chess Open will be Saturday March 25. The top section will be USCF-Rated, and Section B will be free entry. Stafford Springs Chess Club Thursdays 7 pm Town Hall, 1 Main St. Stafford Springs, Connecticut || Click here for our story in the Hartford Courant || Questions => bourquechess@hotmail.com || I-84 x-70, then Rt 32 North. We are on right before junction with Rt 190 || Google map || Always use rear doors to building. If locked, wait, somebody will let you in shortly. || Photos- Grand Opening Oct 13, 2016 We now have a special webpage for Eastern Connecticut Chess Clubs || ROB ROY CHESS CENTER 3111 South Street, Coventry. USCF-rated tournaments on Feb 4, Mar 11. || || || HEBRON CHESS CLUB Monthly events. Douglas Library, 22 Main St., Hebron. || || || ELLINGTON CHESS CLUB Mon. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple St., (Rt. 140), Ellington. || || || VERNON CHESS CLUB Tues. 9:30 am Vernon Senior Center, 26 Park Place, Vernon. || || || || || || NIANTIC DOWNTOWN CHESS CLUB Tues. 5 pm East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Rd., East Lyme. || || || MYSTIC CHESS CLUB Tues. 5 pm Bartleby's Cafe, 46 West Main St., Mystic. || || || WESTERLY CHESS CLUB Thurs. 5:30 - 7:30 Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly RI. || || || March 11 EASTERN CONNECTICUT SPRING OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT. || || ||