West Bengal Chess Association

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West Bengal Chess Association
WBCA logo.jpg
Official logo of WBCA
Abbreviation WBCA
Formation 1959
Type Sports organisation
Legal status Association
Purpose Chess
Headquarters Room No. 28
Netaji Indoor Stadium
Eden Gardens
Calcutta - 700 021
  • Around West Bengal
Region served
Entire West Bengal
Affiliated Districts and Academies/Clubs
Official language
Ramola Chakraborty
Affiliations All India Chess Federation
Website Official Website

The West Bengal Chess Association (WBCA) is the apex body for the game of chess in West Bengal, India. It was formed in the late 1959s and is affiliated with the All India Chess Federation.[1][2]


The WBCA has a number of affiliated districts bodies, academies and clubs under it.[1][2]

Affiliated District Associations[edit]

  • North 24 Parganas District Chess Association
  • South 24 Parganas District Chess Association
  • Howrah District Chess Association
  • Hooghly District Chess Association
  • Burdwan District Chess Association
  • Purba Midnapur District Chess Association
  • Jalpaiguri District Chess Association
  • Darjeeling District Chess Association
  • Murshidabad District Chess Association
  • Coochbihar District Chess Association
  • Uttar Dinajpur District Chess Association
  • Nadia District Chess Association

Affiliated Academies and Clubs[edit]

  • Alekhine Chess Club
  • Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy
  • Calcutta Chess Academy
  • Calcutta Chess Club
  • Behala Chess Club
  • Lake Town Cultural Organization
  • Sealdah Sports & Cultural Organization
  • Gariahat Chess Club
  • City Chess Forum
  • Pulse Chess Academy


The WBCA has been able to organize some notable events in the state.[2]

  • On December 4 to 14, 1996, the WBCA organized for the first time in India the Commonwealth Open Chess Championship at Kolkata.
  • In 1999, the WBCA organised the National Age Group Chess Championship at Howrah.
  • In 2000, WBCA held All India Fide Rated Chess Tournament at Kolkata.


  1. ^ a b "About West Bengal Chess Association". Official Website of WBCA. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "West Bengal Chess Association". Catchcal. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 

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