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Ocean State Chess

Welcome to Ocean State Chess Association. We are a non-profit organization that promotes chess for students, schools, and adults in the state of Rhode Island. We organize chess tournaments and help promote chess clubs in schools as well as adult chess clubs.

Founder and President Frank DelBonis has been involved in chess for the past 35 years. Former Founder & President of Rhode Island Chess Association & SENECA (South East New England Chess Association) who navigated these organizations for almost 30 years. The Ocean State Chess Association was formed in 2016. However, after hearing the needs of people in 2022, Ocean State Chess has begun to take a larger role in helping expand chess in Rhode Island. Please reach out and let us know how we can help you.

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We are excited to have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the chess community in Rhode Island & New England.

1st Central High School Scholastic Chess Tournament
Saturday, December 10, 2022