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The New Hampshire Chess Association (NHCA) is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote chess in the state of New Hampshire. The NHCA runs six major tournaments a year, these include:
  1. Queen City Tornado
  2. New Hampshire Quick Chess Championship
  3. New Hampshire Open
  4. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  5. New Hampshire Individual Scholastic Championships
  6. New Hampshire Team Scholastic Championships
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Online Payment Now Available for Memberships and Tournament Entries!

The NHCA has implemented an online credit card payment option for membership renewals and tournament entries, through the Square Market. Go to this link:

https://squareup.com/store/nh-chess-assn-dot-inc/

Just click on the item you wish to purchase and follow the directions for checkout. You will receive an e-mailed receipt in a day or so when the transaction is complete.

OUR NEXT SCHEDULED EVENTS:


7TH DOUBLE DOWN 6-IN-3

Monday nights, July 11 through July 25, 2016
Life Journey Church, 570 Park Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

The 7th Double Down 6-in-3 will consist of 2 games played each week for three weeks. Time limits will be G/24 with a 5 second delay. New parings will be made after each round. Prizes of a book selection to 1st place, and top under 1600. A large selection of chess books for winners to choose from will be provided. Only Quick Ratings will be affected.

6 Rounds: 7/11 - Rounds 1 & 2; 7/18 - Rounds 3 & 4; 7/25 - Rounds 5 & 6

Game/24; delay 5, Byes: 2 - 1/2 point byes allowed in the first 5 rounds., Prizes: A book selection to 1st place, and top under 1600, EF: $5, KCC volintary paid members $4

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HOT AUGUST NIGHTS 75

Monday nights, August 1 through August 29, 2016
Life Journey Church, 570 Park Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

A 5 round event with a game time of 40/60, SD/15; d5 to celebrate the few remaining days of summer as the fall season approaches. Competing in this event is also a great way to tone up for the 10th Knights Chess Club Championship, which will begin two weeks after.

5 Rounds, 40/60, SD/15; d5, 2 bye will be permitted in the first 4 rounds only., EF: $6 (non KCC members), $5 (voluntary members), Registration ends at 7:10pm, Rounds begin at: 7:15pm

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2016 KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

September 12, 2016
Life Journey Church, 570 Park Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

The 1st annual Knights Chess Club Blitz Championship will be a 1-day, 8-round event guaranteed to entice brilliancy and blunder alike! Only Blitz ratings will be affected so nobody need fear having an off day. And with 8 rounds to play a full night of guaranteed fun and actions waits for everyone.

8 Rounds, Game/5, Delay/5, No Byes will be permitted. EF: $5 (non KCC members), $4 (voluntary members). Registration ends at 7:10pm. Rounds begin at: 7:15pm

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10TH ANNUAL KNIGHTS CC CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday nights, September 19 through October 17, 2016
Life Journey Church, 570 Park Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

The 10th Annual Knights Chess Club Championship is a 5 rounds g/100 d/5 tournament that will determine the club champion for the following year.

The Knights Chess Club championship will go to the highest finishing KCC member. The champion’s name will be added to the our perpetual trophy cup and the champion can keep the cup until the beginning of next year's tournament.

1st & 2nd Prize: A chess book will be awarded to both 1st and 2nd place.

5 Rounds, Game/100, Delay/5, 1 Byes may be requested in rounds 1-4. No 5th round byes will be allowed. EF: $6 (non KCC members), $5 (voluntary members). Registration ends at 7:10pm. Rounds begin at: 7:15pm. In the event of a tie: A tie breaker will be used to determine the champion.

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MANCHESTER BLITZFEST

October 1, 2016
Quality Inn Manchester Airport, 55 John E. Devine Drive, Manchester NH 03103

RR, G/5;d0. This is a round robin event. All players will play each other, up to 31 rounds!. Players without a blitz rating will have prizes based on regular rating. Entries limited to first 32 players. Advance entries will be posted on the website as received. EF: $20. Prizes: 80% of entries paid as prizes. $500 bonus for perfect score. Reg: Registration 11:00-11:45. Drawing of lots at 12 PM sharp. Players not in attendence will be withdrawn. Rds: As soon as possible after 12 PM. All players agree to play all rounds. No byes or withdraws permitted. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. NS W.

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MANCHESTER SENIOR OPEN

October 22-23, 2016
Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 700 Huse Road, Manchester NH 03103

Grand Prix Points: 10

4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. Analog clocks not allowed in this section. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 23 Oct 1966. FIDE rated. EF: $50 postmarked by 15 Oct. $55 at site. $$GTD: $300-200. 50-54 $100, 55-59 $100, 60-64 $100, 65-69 $100, 70-74 $100, 75+ $100. Ages as of 22 Oct. Reg: 9-9: 45. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. One ½ point bye rounds 1-3. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $119 until 23 September, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess. NS W.

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MANCHESTER SENIOR BLITZ

October 22, 2016
Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 700 Huse Road, Manchester NH 03103

5SS, G/5;d5, 80% of entries returned as prizes. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 23 Oct 1966. EF: $20 to players in Manchester Senior Open, $25 otherwise. Reg: 8-8:45 PM. Rds: Round 1 at 9 PM, rest ASAP. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. NS W.

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SIX SLICK SIXTIES 2016 / 60 MINUTE CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday nights, October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
Life Journey Church, 570 Park Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

6 rounds (60 minute championship), Game/60, Delay/5, 1 Byes may be requested in rounds 1-4. No 5th round byes will be allowed. Entry Fee: $7 (non KCC members), $6 (voluntary members). Registration ends at 7:10pm. Rounds begin at: 7:15pm. Prizes: A chess book will be awarded to 1st place.

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2ND WINTER'S EDGE OPEN

Monday nights, December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016
Life Journey Church, 570 Park Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

4 rounds, Game/90, Delay/5. 1 Byes may be requested in rounds 1-4. No 5th round byes will be allowed. Entry Fee: $5 (non KCC members), $4 (voluntary members). Registration ends at 7:10pm. Rounds begin at: 7:15pm. Prizes: A chess book will be awarded to 1st place.

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PORTSMOUTH OPEN

January 14-15, 2017
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801

Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801. In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. Analog clocks not allowed in this section. FIDE rated. $$GTD: $550-300. U2250 $125, U2000 $125. U1750: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Open to 1749 & under. $$GTD: $500-250. U1500 $100, U1250 $100. ALL: EF: $60 in advance, $65 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 1/7/2017. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. Accelerated pairings may be used. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $89 until 15 December, (603) 431-8000, mention Relyea Chess. JGP. NS W.

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