Sunday, January 7, 2018

Magazine a New Force for Chess in Connecticut

 

The new website for Connecticut Chess Magazine began in May 2010.

Starting out with zero-readership and then averaging 100 visitors per month by 2013.

A one-time print edition, costing $500, was sent to hundreds of Conn USCF players gave us the boost we needed.

From 2013 thru 2016 CCM averaged 1,500 visitors per month.

In 2016 we spent another $600 in advertising to reach out to new readers in Connecticut.

During 2017 Rob has gotten newspaper reports of our tournaments published in the New London Day, in the Norwich Bulletin, and twice in the Hartford Courant.

Connecticut Chess Magazine has averaged 3,000 visitors per month now for more than a year.

We are now the official state chess publication for Connecticut.

Our mission is to provide our readers with quality chess content, free promotion for chess events in Connecticut, and free reporting of the results, with games and photos.

You can help us with our current membership drive by forwarding this edition to your friends.

Our mailing list is confidential and is not shared with anyone. FeedBurner manages the membership database; you control Subscribe and Un-Subscribe.

 

Upcoming Chess Tournaments

Jan 27-8           Winter 2-day        West Newbury MA

Feb 3                Lenderman Simul      New Britain CT

Feb 4             Greater Winter Open New Haven CT

Feb 10-11   Western Mass Open       Amherst MA
 
Feb 17-19   US Amateur Team     Parsippany NJ

Feb 24       Eastern Connecticut Open    Coventry CT

Scholastic Chess (Kids Only)
 
Jan 13      Scholastics in Fairfield    Fairfield CT
Jan 20      CT Scholastic Blitz        Farmingon CT
Jan 21      Spiegel Cup                 Cambridge MA
Jan 27      Hopkins Scholastics      New Haven CT
Feb 2       Lenderman Class          New Britain CT
Feb 3       Lenderman Simul         New Britain CT
Feb 3       Greater New Haven C.   New Haven CT
Feb 11     Blitz & Bughouse Festival  Marlboro MA
Mar 10     West Hartford Scholastic    W Htfd CT
Mar 31      CT Quick Scholastic                W Haven CT
 
Club Tournaments (Weekday)
Jan 2     What are the Odds Tnmt    Tuesday  NBCC
Jan 9 - Feb 27  Club Championships        Tuesday NBCC
 

Mar 10     Conn State Champ (adult) W Htfd CT

Mar 10     West Hartford Scholastic   W Htfd CT

Mar 17     Greater Hartford Open    Coventry CT

Mar 24     New Haven Champ           W Haven CT

Apr 7        Chess Fool's Day              Amherst MA

Apr 21      Nathan Hale Open          Coventry CT

Apr 27-29   Eastern Class            Sturbridge MA

May 18-20   New York State Open      Lake George NY

May 25-8     East Coast Open               Philadelphia PA

June 21-4     National Open                Las Vegas NV

June 28-7/2  Philadelphia International      Phil PA

July 3-5       World Open                 Philadelphia PA

July 28-8/5       US Open                 Madison WI

Aug 15-19    Continental Open      Sturbridge MA

Questions:   ConnecticutChess@gmail.com

                    or 860-742-5562 (voice only, no text msg).