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


2020 NH Scholastic Mixed Championships

Cancelled April 4, 2020, at Holy Family Academy in Manchester has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus.

>>>ON HOLD>>>>>

NH Scholastic Mixed Chess Championships are on hold until further notice.   The NHCA board of directors are working on a solution.  We may or may not reschedule.  More information will follow as it becomes available.

Anyone with questions, concerns, or suggestions should contact  John Elmore at johnpelmore@yahoo.com or Vince Bradley at nhchess@yahoo.com



GM Fidel Corrales

Nashua library has cancelled all activities through May

May, 9, 2020
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St, Nashua, NH

Play chess against a grand master! Fidel Corrales will give a simultaneous exhibition, playing multiple opponents at one time. Limited to 40 players; others can watch – quietly please! Players must register by clicking the link below. Observers need not register. Bring your chess set. Standard chess pieces only please. The event starts at 11 and ends when the last game is finished.