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. SENECA is the official Rhode Island state affiliate of the United States Chess Federation. As such, SENECA organizes and runs both the Rhode Island State Chess Championship and the Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship each year. If you are located in Massachusetts or Rhode Island and would like to see more chess activity in your area, please contact us.
SENECA organizes a variety of all-ages and scholastic tournaments each year. Please click here for more information and registration details.
Support Local Chess
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.
2023 RI Scholastic State Chess Champions
Congratulations to the top-finishing RI players at our 2023 Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship held on Sunday, March 19, 2023!
Grades 9-12 – Levon He
Grades 6-8 – Jhavin Patil
Grades K-5 – Gustav Wernevi
2022 RI State Chess Champions
Congratulations to the top-finishing RI players at our 2022 Rhode Island State Chess Championship held on Saturday, November 5, 2022!
Open – Rajesh Shanmugasundaram
U1900 – Brady Hanks
U1500 – Jhavin Patil
U1200 – Ali Hamed