WELCOME TO SENECA!
SENECA stands for the Southeast New England Chess Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. As the name implies, we sponsor chess events and support chess in the southeast portion of the New England region. This includes portions of Connecticut and Massachusetts and the entire state of Rhode Island. For those familiar with the Rhode Island Chess Association, we are the organization that runs all tournaments for that group. SENECA was founded in January 2015 as the requests came in for more tournaments in the Bristol County area of Massachusetts. We currently run tournaments and programs in various locations in Rhode Island as well as local Massachusetts, going as far as Easton and Sharon, MA. If you are located in Massachusetts or Rhode Island and would like to see more chess activity in your area, please contact us.
Sowa brothers represent Rhode Island chess well on the national scholastic chess stage.
The North Kingstown brothers of Aidan (age 15) and Ryan (age 14) Sowa represented Rhode Island in the U.S. Chess Federation’s invitational tournaments for middle school and high school students in Phoenix Arizona this past August. It was rare that two brothers would qualify to travel to the two tournaments the same year (the Barber is for middle school champions and the Denker is for high school champions). Ryan, 14, took second place in the middle school tournament and Aidan, 15, finished 22nd out of 50 in the high school tournament.
CONGRATULATIONS TO AIDAN AND RYAN AND THE ENTIRE SOWA FAMILY AND THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF RHODE ISLAND CHESS.
The online tournament entry process has been revised. Please follow the directions on the registration pages to ensure that you properly complete your entries. From the tournament entry pages click on the link to get to the online entry form. Fill out the form completely and click on the submit button at the bottom. You will automatically be taken to a page containing a button that will take you to PayPal where you can pay your entry fee. You do not have to have a PayPal account to make a payment. You may make a payment online using your debit or credit card. When you have completed making your payment your entry will be complete.