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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 Senior Championship
  5. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  6. New Hampshire Scholastic Individual Championships
  7. New Hampshire Scholastic Team Championships

Upcoming Events

2019 NEW HAMPSHIRE CLOSED

Friday-Sunday, 7-9 June 2019
Right Height Manufacturing (office building)
150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH 03101
FIDE Rated

Five (5) round robin event limited to qualifiers from NHCA tournaments, 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
  • NH High School Individual
  • NH Quick Chess Championship
  • NH Open
  • NH Senior
  • NH Amateur
Time Control: 40/90, SD/30 + 30 second increment both time controls. $1,000 GTD Prize Fund: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Rounds: Drawing of lots on Friday at 2:00pm. Players need not be present. NO BYES or WITHDRAWS Round 1: Friday at 4pm, Rounds 2 & 3: Saturday at 10am & 4pm, Rounds 4 & 5: Sunday at 10am & 4pm. Contact: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com

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69TH NEW HAMPSHIRE OPEN

September 14–15, 2019 (Saturday–Sunday)
Holiday Inn Nashua, 9 Northeastern Blvd, Nashua, NH
near Exit 4 of Everett Turnpike (U.S. Route 3)
$3,030 Prize Fund, Fully Guaranteed

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NEW HAMPSHIRE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

A State Championship Event!
October 19-20, 2019
Courtyard Manchester-Boston
Regional Airport, 700 Huse Road, Manchester NH 03103
Grand Prix Points: 10

4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 20 Oct 1969. EF: $53 postmarked by 12 Oct. $58 at site. Memb. Req’d: $8 NHCA Membership required for rated NH residents. OSA. $$GTD: $300-200. 50-54 $100, 55-59 $100, 60-64 $100, 65-69 $100, 70-74 $100, 75+ $100. Ages as of 20 Oct. $100 bonus and plaque to top New Hampshire resident. 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: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $139 by 20 September, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess Tournament. NS W.

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