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.

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.

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We are pleased to announce our 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign.

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.

2017 RI Scholastic Chess League

The 2017 RI Scholastic Chess League starts in January! If your school is interested in having a team in the 2017 league, please contact us to register now.

Registration closes soon, so be sure to contact us immediately!

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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