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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, October 6, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Rounds start sharply at 7pm

Format: 4SS, G/105 with a 5 second delay

Where: Knights Chess Club, Elks Lodge #927 81 Roxbury Street Keene, NH 03431

Entry Fee: $17; KCC members, $14; Under 16, Free, with $10 deducted from any prize won. Two Sections: Open & Under 1600 with pairings in one or 2 sections depending on number of participants.

Prizes: 1st Trophy & $25, 2nd Trophy & $15 in each section. 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.

Registration: Send email to Tom Cassar at and pay entry fee upon arrival or onsite: 6:30-6:45pm. Game time 7:00pm. Text or call 603-313-3344 if you are running late for a round so we can avoid forfeits.

Current USCF membership required, available to purchase onsite. Optional KCC memberships will be available as well.

Keep in mind if you can't make all 4 games you may request a half point bye for all rounds except the final round.

Coffee will be available on site for $1 on all tournament nights.

CASUAL PLAY WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON TOURNAMENT NIGHTS for those not participating in the tournament.

Please email Tom Cassar if you plan to attend ahead of Oct 6th so I can set up the tournament prior to the first night. This way we can start on time!


November 15

4SS, G/60 d5.Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd. (exit 4 off Everett Tnpk/Rte. 3), Nashua, NH. 3 Sections: Championship, open to U2100 or Unr. EF: $34 if rec'd by 11/13, $39 at site.$$G: $150-100-50; trophies to top 3, top 3 U1850. Intermediate, open to U1750 or Unr. EF: $34 if rec'd by 11/13, $39 at site. $$G: $120-60-40; trophies to top 3, top 3 U1500. Novice, open to U1300 or Unr. EF: $29 ($24 to jrs. U21) if rec'd by 11/13, $34 at site ($29 jrs. U21). Trophies to top 3, top 3 U1100, top Unr. All, NHCA membership req'd of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 under 19. Reg: 8:30-9:35am Sat. 11/15, Rds: 10-1:00-3:30-6:00. Bye: All Rds. (limit 1, must commit before Rd. 2). Online advance entry available at until 11/14 6 PM. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. #23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info: or (603) 668-8368.

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Jan. 17-18, 2015
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. Analog clocks not allowed in this section. FIDE rated. $$GTD: $500-250. U2250 $150, U2000 $150. U1750: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Open to 1749 & under. $$GTD: $400-200. U1500 $100, U1250 $100. ALL: EF: $50 in advance, $55 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 1/10/2015. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. Accelerated pairings may be used. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@ HR: $79 until 19 December, (603) 431-8000, mention Relyea Chess. JGP. NS W.

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