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

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


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 TTCA will be hosting a FIDE Trainers’ Seminar from May 19 – 21, 2017.  The purpose of the seminar will be to educate and certify Trainers and Chess Teachers on an international level, which will enable participants to be eligible for the Developmental Instructor (DI), National Instructor (NI) or FIDE Instructor (FI) designations. TheRead 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

T&T Has 2 New FMs and 1 New WCM!

Twelve (12) players from Trinidad and Tobago participated in the recently concluded Sub Zonal Chess Championships in Barbados over the period April 28- May 2, 2016. The full contingent comprised: FEMALE  WCM Aditi Soondarsingh-National Women’s Champion WCM Gabriella Johnson– National Under 16 Female Champion and runner up National Junior Female Champion Shemilah James-National Under 14Read More


In 2016, we celebrate 80 years as the Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association. The theme we have adopted for 2016 is “Building productive, disciplined communities…One move at a time”. In the message from the TTCA President, Sonja Johnson, on this milestone in our organisation’s history, she indicated that a few activities have been proposed for commemoration ofRead More