Welcome to the website of the Trinidad & Tobago Chess Association.

The Trinidad & Tobago Chess Association (TTCA) is the official body for chess in Trinidad & Tobago. We are so recognised by the Ministry of Sports, by the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee and by the World Chess Body, the FIDE.

We have been in existence since 1936 and have made several strides since then. We have several international recognised masters including: 1 International Master, 8 FIDE Masters; 13 Candidate Masters, 3 Woman FIDE Masters,  and 3 Women Candidate Masters. We have over 100 players with an internationally recognised ranking,  of whom are active. This is the most among the English Speaking Caribbean.

Vishnu Singh is our only International Master and our top ranked player is Ryan Harper, a FIDE Master. Ryan is also a well known coach and produces a chess magazine which is subscribed to around the Caribbean.

Trinidad & Tobago also has International Arbiter in Mr. Russell Smith. He is also the General Secretary of FIDE America (the Chess Body for the Americas). We also have 2 FIDE Arbiters in Mr. Rawlson Paul and Trevor Flower.

All our work would be impossible without sponsorship so we must thank our many sponsors including lead sponsors First Citizens Asset Management, Ministry of Sports & Rhand Credit Union. We also receive invaluable support from the T&T Olympic Committee headed by Brain Lewis.

Feel free to contact us if you wish to help chess and indeed Trinidad & Tobago.


3 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi,
    My son is 8 1/2 years old. He has done chess at his school for the past two terms and really likes it but the fee the teacher charges is a bit for just an hour. I was hoping to be able to spend the same money for him to receive better tutorials elsewhere. Is there anywhere in south where he can receive training?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Good morning I had the pleasure of enjoying our schools competition yesterday where Atwells Educational were the new champions, congrats to all partipiticans for a job well done. I have no clue now to play but I enjoyed being ther to give my younger brother who attends Atwells and is a member of the team full support. I was though puzzled at one particular school whose players looked older than primary school age . They were from I think it’s Basterre Government from Moruga one player is 14 ???? What is the age for primary players? I think this needs to calrify and on registration birth papers should be asked for and make sure these students attend the school that they are representing . I suspect that some of there players are not primary school age and do not attend that school. We need to teach our kids honesty. Thank you.

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