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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. SENECA is the RI state affiliate of the United States Chess Federation. SENECA was founded in December 2014 as 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 has resumed over-the-board tournaments! Please click here for more information and registration details.

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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.

2022 RI Scholastic State Chess Champions

Congratulations to the top-finishing RI players at our 2022 Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship held on Saturday, March 19, 2022!

Grades 9-12Koray Kokturk
Grades 6-8Tara Fisler
Grades K-5Albert Dong


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!

OpenRajesh Shanmugasundaram
U1900Brady Hanks
U1500Christopher Estiverne
U1200Ali Hamed


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