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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:

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.



June 18, 2016
Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Ave., Keene, NH 03431

4SS, G/60 d5. $$ 650 b/30. 3 sections. Open, $$ 150-100, U1900 75. U1750, $$ 100-50, U1550 25. U1400, $$ 100-50. All, EF: $35 if rec’d by 6/1 or $42 at site. Souvenir T-shirt to every advance entrant; indicate size (S,M,L,XL,XXL). Reg.: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds.: 10-12:30-3-5:15. 1/2-pt. bye okay, limit 2, must commit before round 3. No Unr may win over $50 except in Open. Ent: David Thomas, PO Box 7582, Fitchburg, MA 01420-7582; 508-904-3476.


July 23-24, 2016
Radisson Hotel Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd (near Exit 1 of Everett Tnpk, US Route 3), Nashua, NH 03062

4SS, 40/100, SD/60 d5. $$G 3,000. Four sections. Open, $$G 350-200, U2300 200, U2100 200-130. NH Champion title to top-scoring NH resident. Under 1950, $$G 250-150-100 (no Unr may win more than 150), U1750 200. Under 1650, $$G 250-150-100 (no Unr may win more than 120), U1450 200. Under 1350, $$G 200-120-80 (no Unr may win more than 80), U1150 120. All, EFM $59 in advance or $65 at door, except $49/$55 for Under 1350 section, free to GM/IM in Open. NHCA memb. req. for rated NH residents: $8 adult, $6 age 18/under. Reg.: Sat 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds.: 10-4, 9:30-3:30. Half-point bye okay for any one round if requested before Rd 2 (but not for Rd 4 in Open). No half-point byes to players receiving full-point byes. NHCA membership meeting 9 a.m. Sun.

HR: $99 (plus 9% tax) if reserved directly with hotel (603-888-9970) or online at; reserve by 7/1, use code NHCA16. Reserve early! After 5:00 PM July 1, rooms available only at prevailing rate, as available.

Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. Unit 23, Manchester, NH 03103. To enter online using credit card, start by visiting

Info: or 603-668-8368 (home). During the tournament only, you may call Hal Terrie's cell phone 603-858-2728.

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