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.
REGISTER FOR THE 77TH NEW ENGLAND OPEN!
On Labor Day Weekend 2017, SENECA will be hosting the 77th New England Open in Waltham, MA. Click here for more information about our 2-day and 3-day sections. In addition, scholastic players can participate in our K-12, K-6, and K-3 sections–each of which is held on a separate day. Join us for what is sure to be one of our largest events of the year!
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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!
Open – Michael Carey
U1900 – Nial Renshaw
U1500 – Louis Giarrusso
U1200 – Lakshana Ramanan
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.