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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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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.



Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2015
Elks Lodge #927, 81 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH

It will run 3 consecutive weeks on the following nights:

Jan 19th, 2015
Jan 26th, 2015
Feb 2nd, 2015

Try and arrive at 6:30pm if you have not registered and by 6:45pm if you have so we can start games promptly at 7pm.

Time control is G/45;d5 with 2 games being played each night against the same opponent switching color for the second game.

We will group by quads with the possibility of one 6 person Swiss.

Entry fee is $10 for current KCC members and $12 for non-members.

Prize in Quads is $20 for 1st place and $10 for second place in each quad with adjustments made to prizes in 6 person Swiss.

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February 28, 2015
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. (Granite St. exit off I-293), Manchester, NH

4SS, G/60 d5. $$G 1,000 in 3 Sections: Open, open to all. EF: $36 if rec'd by 2/26, $41 at site; free to GMs and IMs. $$G: $180-110-70; Top U2000 $100. Under 1800, open to U1800 or Unr. EF: $36 if rec'd by 2/20, $41 at site. $$G: $130-70-50; Top U1500 $60. No Unr. may win over $70. Under 1300, open to U1300 or Unr. EF: $32 ($28 to jrs. U21) if rec'd by 2/20, $37 at site ($33 jrs. U21). $$G: 100-50-35; Top U1100 $45. No Unr. may win over $50. All, NHCA membership req'd of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 under 19. Reg: 8:30-9:35am Sat. 2/28, Rds: 10-1:00-3:30-6:00. Bye: any rd. (limit 1) if req. before rd. 2. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. #23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info: or (603) 668-8368. For problems on the day of the tournament, call Hal Terrie's cell phone: 603-858-2728.

Online entries available with credit card through Square Market; see the link at the top of this page. Advance entries will be available until Friday, Feb. 27 at 6:00 PM. Thereafter, at-door EF rates will be available online until about 9:00 AM 2/28.

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A State Championship Event!

May 2, 2015
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave. Portsmouth NH
Grand Prix Points: 6

Note new bye policy. 8SS, G/25;d3, EF: $20 postmarked by 25 April, $25 at site. Memb. Req'd: $8, Juniors $6. OSA. $$GTD: $200-100. U2000 $100. U1600 $100. Plaque and $100 bonus to top finishing NH resident. Reg: 9:00-9:45. Rds: 10-11-1-2-3-4-5:30-6:30. Byes available rounds 1-7, limit two. Must be requested before round four. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@ NS W.

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