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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 Open
  3. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  4. New Hampshire Individual Scholastic Championships
  5. New Hampshire Team Scholastic Championships
  6. New Hampshire Quick Chess Championship
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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:

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.

The Rye Public Library is looking for parents or high school students willing to volunteer a few hours to our chess club!
We meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:15 - 4:15. We've scheduled 3:15 - 4:15 to be "free play" with an instructional period from 4:15 - 5:15. We'd love to have someone at the library for the two hours if that's possible.

Call the library at 964-8401, and ask for Lisa Houde ("hood") or email



Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

January 16-17, 2016
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. $$GTD: $550-300. U2250 $150, U2000 $150. U1750: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Open to 1749 & under. $$GTD: $450-250. U1500 $100, U1250 $100. ALL: EF: $55 in advance, $60 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 1/9/2016. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. Accelerated pairings may be used. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea HR: $79 until 18 December, (603) 431-8000, mention Relyea Chess. JGP. NS W.

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Grand Prix Points: 6

FEB. 27, 2016
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. (Granite St. exit off I-293), Manchester, NH.

4SS, G/60 d5. $$G 1,100. Three sections. Open, open to all. EF: $35 if rec'd by 2/25, $40 at site; free to GMs and IMs. $$G: $180-120-90, top U2000 $100. Under 1800, open to U1800 or Unr. EF: $35 if rec'd by 2/25, $40 at site. $$G: $140-80-60, top U1500 $75. No Unr. may win over $80. Under 1300, open to U1300 or Unr. EF: $31 ($27 to jrs. U21) if rec'd by 2/25, $36 at site ($32 jrs. U21). $$G: $100-60-40, top U1100 $55. No Unr. may win over $50. All, Online advance entry available at until 6 p.m. on 2/26. NHCA membership req'd of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 under 19. Reg.: 8:30-9:35 a.m. Sat. 2/27. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Half-point bye okay for any rd. (limit 1), must commit before Rd.2. No half-point byes for players receiving full-point byes. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. #23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info: or (603) 668-8368.

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FIDE Rated

Friday-Sunday, 4-6 March 2016
Homewood Suites, Perimeter Road, Manchester, NH 03103
Hotel Rate: $129/night

Five (5) round robin event limited to qualifiers from NHCA tournaments from 2015, with any remaining spots going to the highest rated active New Hampshire US Chess Members on the list linked on the website; Qualifiers are: Queen City Tornado: S. Jeffrey Ames, Erin Dame, Tim Chevalier, NH High School Individual: Mandy Lu, NH Quick Chess Championship: Henry L Terrie, NH Open: Henry L Terrie, Aashish Welling, Niccolo Hilgendorf, relyea@operamail.comNH Amateur: TBD; Time Control: 40/90, SD/60 + 30 second increment both time controls; $1,000 GTD Prize Fund: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200; Rounds: Drawing of lots on Friday at 3:00pm. Players need not be present. NO BYES or WITHDRAWS Round 1: Friday at 5pmRounds 2 & 3: Saturday at 10am & 5pmRounds 4 & 5: Sunday at 10am & 5pm; Contact: Alex Relyea,

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