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.


Our RI Scholastic Chess League will begin a new season in January, 2018! If you are interested in having a team participate in the league, you can find ADDITIONAL LEAGUE INFORMATION on our site.

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Each year, Southeast New England Chess Association organizes chess tournaments and educational programs for children and adults in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts area. In keeping with our charitable mission, we consistently seek to expand our programs and better serve the chess community in Southeast New England.

SENECA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and any contribution made is tax-deductible to the donor. If you would like to make a donation, please use the PayPal button below.

2017 RI State Chess Champions

Congratulations to the top-finishing RI players at our 2017 RI State Chess Championship held on Saturday, June 10, 2017!

OpenMichael Carey
U1900Nial Renshaw
U1500Louis Giarrusso
U1200Lakshana Ramanan


Tournament Registrations

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.


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