National Senior Championships 2019 (50+ and 65+)

The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association will be hosting its 2019 (FIDE Rated) National Senior Chess Tournament on Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, 2019 at the Tranquility Government Secondary School in Port of Spain. Pre-registration is encouraged and players can register with either the Secretary – Ms Sandy Razark, srazark@yahoo.comRead More

National Blitz 2019 Tournament

The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association, TTCA, is pleased to invite all nationals to participate in the  National Blitz 2019 Tournament. Date: Saturday, 16th November, 2019Late registration would be taken up to 3:40 pmTournament begins 4 pm Venue: Tranquility Government Secondary School Registration: $50.00 Payments can be made directly to the TTCA’s First Citizen’s Account:Read More

Introduction to Swiss Manager

For club administrators and arbiters/helpers who do tournament management and have used Swiss Manager before or at least are quick learners when it comes to using new software. Date: Saturday 14th September – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pmVenue: Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre in St. Anns. Topics: Introduction to Swiss Manager Review of the FIDERead More

C3 Centre Simultaneous

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The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association, TTCA, is pleased to invite all interested persons to participate in the C3 Centre Simultaneous Event with Grandmaster Marian Petrov. Attractive prizes, and medals the event!The games begin from 3.00 p.m. on Monday, 26th August, 2019. Registration: $20.00 Participants for the simultaneous are asked to pre-register using the formRead More

Trainer Title Fees

Attention all Chess Trainers certified by FIDE The following trainer certificates are due for renewal, the outstanding sums of money would be required to extend the validity of the trainer titles for 4 years 8.3     8.3.1      Every four years, holders of the titles FIDE Senior Trainer, FIDE Trainer, FIDE Instructor, National Instructor, Developmental Instructor must apply for aRead More

Pre Registration Women’s Finals 2019

The National Women’s Chess Championship is carded to take place on 31st August, 2019. Those who are interested are kindly ask to register in the form below Date: 31st August, 2019 (starts and will run on weekends thereafter)Venue: The Cascadia Hotel and Conference CentreRegistration Fee: $110 Registration will be taken online up to 27th August, 2019.PaymentsRead More

Training with Grand Master Marian Petrov

The TTCA has embarked on a Chess Training exercise to be conducted by a Bulgarian Grand Master Marian Petrov. This unique and exciting project will take place in Trinidad from Monday 19th August to Saturday 24th August 2019. The Following are the details:• This Training will be split into four modules o Module “A” isRead More

4th National Qualifier 2019

The 4th National Qualifier will take place in July 2019.Details are as follows: Date:  7th, 13th, 14th, 21st 2019Venue: San Fernando Girls’ Anglican, St Julien of NorwichRegistration Fee: $110.00 Registration will be taken online up to 5th July, 2019.Payments can be made directly to the TTCA’s  First Citizen’s Account:Account number: 2016302Bank: First Citizens BankAddress: 1 WoodbrookRead More

3rd National Qualifier (Tobago) 2019

The 3rd National Qualifier will take place in May 2019.Details are as follows: Date: May 30th, 31st, June 1st, 2nd 2019Venue: Activity Centre, Scarborough Library, TobagoRegistration Fee: $110.00 Registration will be taken online up to 29th May, 2019.Payments can be made directly to the TTCA’s  First Citizen’s Account:Account number: 2016302Bank: First Citizens BankAddress: 1 Woodbrook Place TimeRead More

2nd National Qualifier 2019

The 2nd National Qualifier will take place in March 2019.Details are as follows: Date: March 16th, 17th, 23th, 24th 2019Venue: St. James Youth CenterRegistration Fee: $110.00 Registration will be taken online up to 15th March, 2019 and NOT on the day of the tournament.Payments can be made directly to the TTCA’s  First Citizen’s Account:Account number: 2016302Bank: FirstRead More

National Junior Chess Championships 2019

The National Junior Chess Championships 2019 Details are as follows: Dates: January 19th, 20th ,26th ,27th, 2019 Venue: Presentation College Chaguanas Registration Fee: $60.00 Registration will be taken online up to 18th January, 2019 and NOT on the day of the tournament. Payment due the day of the tournament up to 10:00 am, payments canRead More

1st National Qualifier 2019

The 1st National Qualifier will take place in February 2019. Details are as follows: Date: February 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th 2019 Venue: La Horquetta South Government Primary School Registration Fee: $110.00 Registration will be taken online up to 1st February, 2019 and NOT on the day of the tournament. Payments can be made directly to the TTCA’s  First Citizen’sRead More

NATIONAL YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

The National Youth Chess Championship Under 8-18 categories will take place in January 2019. Details are as follows: Dates: January 3rd-6th, 2019 Venue: University of Trinidad and Tobago, Point Lisas Campus, Auditorium Registration Fee: $60.00 Registration will be taken online up to 2nd January, 2019 and NOT on the day of the tournament. Payment dueRead More

C3 Centre Blitz Chess Tournaments

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The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association, TTCA, is pleased to invite all interested persons to participate in the C3 Centre Blitz Chess Tournaments. Events include: Blitz-OPEN Blitz-Youth (Under 13 and Under 9) Attractive prizes, trophies, and medals for tournaments as well as Special prizes! Registration begins from 1.00 p.m. on Saturday, 1st December, 2018. RegistrationRead More

TTCA Calendar of Events 2019

The TTCA is proud to present its TTCA Calendar of Events 2019 v3. Updates will be done for those events where there are unknown dates once the dates are finalised. The TTCA will also do its best to adhere to published dates as far as possible barring any unforeseen events.

NATIONAL YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

The National Youth Chess Championship Under 8-18 categories will take place in January 2018. Details are as follows: Dates: January 4-7, 2018 Venue: Lobby 2, Aquatic Centre, Couva. Registration Fee: $50.00 Registration will be taken online up to 2nd January, 2018 and NOT on the day of the tournament. Payment is on the day ofRead More

National Chess Championships 2017

The National Open Chess Championship and National Women’s Chess Championship shall be held at 7th Floor, Pan American Life Building, St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain over the following dates: September  23, 24, 25, 30               2017 October       1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22   2017 RoundsRead More

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO INTERNATIONAL OPEN 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association is pleased to invite players from all FIDE Federations to its Trinidad and Tobago International Open Chess Tournament 2017 which takes place from August 27-September 2, 2017 at the VIP Room -Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. For the official invitation, please click here. Players are asked to Pre-RegisterRead More

The National Juniors Championships

The National Juniors Under 20 Chess Championships will take place in January 2017. Date: January 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd Venue: Pan American Life, St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain Registration Fee: $60.00 Registrations will be taken online up to 13th January, 2017 and NOT on the day of the tournament. Payment is on the dayRead More

ROUND 7 Report- The Excitement continues!

The Trinidad and Tobago International Masters and Open Chess tournaments continue to deliver on the excitement that preceded their commencement. MASTERS In the Masters Section,  the two top seeds remain at the top of the standings, with GM Ilja Zaragatski edging GM Elshan Moradaibadi on tie-break. Trinidad and Tobago’s FM Ryan Harper fought a long and hardRead More

The tournaments have begun!

The Trinidad and Tobago International Masters and Open Chess Tournaments began on a really high note with an Opening Ceremony which featured: the President of the National Olympic Committee, Brian Lewis, the Chairman of the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Michael Phillips, the Manager Marketing and Member Relations, Rhand Credit Union ( Sponsor), Haile CaruthRead More

International Masters and Open Chess Tournaments

The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association (TTCA) is proud to be hosting the inaugural International Masters and Open Chess Tournaments in commemoration of its 80th Anniversary. The tournament will be held at the Normandie Hotel, St. Anns from July 28th- August 5, 2016. Players from Germany, Chile, Netherlands, Uganda, Venezuela, the United States and ourRead More