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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 Open
  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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Monday evenings in June and August
Law Office of Don Ekberg, 102 Seavey St, North Conway, NH

G40, d3. Two rounds each Monday evening. First round at 6pm. Contact Paul King at for more info.


July 12, 2014
New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH (exit 23 off I-93N).
Exact building yet to be determined, check for updates.
Grand Prix Points: 6

4-SS, G/60 d5. $$ 1,125 based on 30 entries. In 3 sections: Open, open to all. $300-180-140. Under 1800, open to under 1800 or Unr. $100-70-50, Top U1500 $60. No Unr. may win over $50. Under 1300, open to under 1300 or Unr. $75-50. No Unr. may win over $35. Trophies to Top 3 and Top U1100. All: Entry fee $35 if received by July 5, later or at site $42. May enter online at Reg. 8:30 - 9:30 AM Sat. 7/12. Rds. 10:00 - 1:00 - 3:30 - 7:00. One half-point bye available Rds. 1-3, if requested before Rd. 1. TD for this event will be Hal Terrie. Meals: breakfast, lunch and outdoor barbeque dinner between Rds. 3 and 4 available at school for $10 each. ENT: Kopec Chess Services, 131 Marion Ave., Merrick, NY 11566. Info: IM Dr. Danny Kopec - or (516) 782-5285.

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A Heritage Event!
Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!


July 25-27, 2014
Holiday Inn Nashua, 9 Northeastern Blvd, Nashua NH

Trophies/Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

5-SS, Rd. 1 40/100, SD/60 d5, Rds. 2-5 40/120, SD/60 d5. Holiday Inn Nashua, 9 Northeastern Blvd, Nashua NH 03062 (Rte 3/Everett Tpke exit 4, turn right at Shell station. $$ 2300 Gtd. 3 sects. Open: $400-250, Top U2300 $200, Top U2100 $200. NH Champion title to top-scoring NH resident. U1950: $250-150, Top U1800 $150. U1650: $250-150, Top U1450 $100, Top U1250 $100, Top U1050 $100. All: EF $59 if recd. by 7/23, $65 at site. GMs, IMs free. Special $5 EF discount to players 18/under who are U1250 or Unr, or 65/over. Reg: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fri. 7/25 and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sat. 7/26. Players entering Sat. receive 1/2 pt. bye for Rd. 1. Rds.: Fri. 7:00 p.m., Sat. 10-4:30, Sun. 9:30-4:00. NHCA Annual Meeting Sun. at 9:00 a.m. NHCA memb. req. for rated NH residents: $8 adult, $6 junior 18/under. Bye: all rds, limit 2, must commit before rd. 2. Unrated may play in any sect. but can't win 1st except in Open. HR: $92, must reserve by 7/11. (603) 888-1551. Ent: online at or mail check to NHCA, c/o Robert Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt 12, Nashua NH 03062. Info:, 603-891-2484 or Cks. payable to NHCA. NS. W.

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Aug. 16, 2014
Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street, Keene NH
Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced)

In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, GAME/65;d/5, $$GTD: $300-200. U2000 $150 U1750 $150. U1500: 4SS, GAME/65;d/5, Open to 1499 & under. $$GTD: $200-75. U1250 $75 Unrated $50. ALL: EF: $32 in advance, $37 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 8/9/2014. Rds: 10-1:00-3:30-6:00. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@ JGP. NS W.

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