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.