The seminar targets those who wish to become chess arbiters or already have moderate practice in the field.The objective is to learn foundational concepts and techniques, so that the participants get enough background to officiate as an arbiter on their own and build their experience before aiming for the international levels (FIDE Arbiter). The topicsRead More

The Queen’s Gambit Challenge

Are you up for the Challenge? The Queen’s Gambit Challenge is a free chess crash course for English-speaking Caribbean females 8 years and older, who are interested in learning how to play chess. 1-hour lessons will be held on Saturdays and Sundays over the span of 10 weeks (19 hours in total). The course startsRead More


The TTCA will be hosting a three Trainers’ Seminars during the period May 18-26, 2022 with International Master Jop Delemarre. The purpose of the seminar will be to educate and certify Trainers and Chess Teachers on the Dutch Step method to teach children how to play chess. Participants will be eligible for a certificate for participation atRead More

International Chess Day

International Chess Day is commemorated on 20th July every year. This year the TTCA shall be engaging in a campaign “Meet the Champions: Youth Chess TT ” to highlight the National Youth/Junior Chess Champions of 2021.This campaign consists of short videos introducing each national youth/junior chess champion to the wider community. Every day for aRead More

Call for Volunteers

The TTCA is making great strides to continue to promote chess in Trinidad and Tobago, however we are lacking human resources. Please fill out the following form if you are willing to volunteer in any way to help in keeping chess activity vibrant within Trinidad and Tobago. Thank you in advance for your willingness toRead More

Prize Giving 2020

The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association cordially invites you to our Prize Giving Ceremony for all National Tournaments which will include the following: National Finals both Absolute and Women (2019) National Blitz National Swiss National Seniors Player of the Year Youth Chess Championship 2020 Junior Chess Championship 2020 This will take place on Sunday 8thRead 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