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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 Senior Championship
  5. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  6. New Hampshire Individual Scholastic Championships
  7. 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.


Sundays: September 9 - November 18, 2018 (11 Weeks)
128 S River Rd Bldg C, Bedford, NH

Schedule: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $250
Register online :
Registration are first come first serve. Class sizes are limited.
All kids get a free chesskid account.
Please contact WIM Prathiba Y for more information at or 732-407-6481


Saturday, November 17, 2018
Nashua Holiday Inn
9 Northeastern Blvd. near exit 4 of Everett Turnpike (Rte. 3), Nashua, NH

4SS, G/60 d5., 3 sections: Championship: open to U2100 or Unr. EF: $37 if rec’d by 11/15, $42 at site. $$G: $180-120-60; trophies to top 2, top 2 U1900. Intermediate: open to U1750 or Unr. EF: $37 if rec’d by 11/15, $42 at site. $$G: $130-80-50; trophies to top 2, top 2 U1500. Novice: open to U1350 or Unr. EF: $29, $34 at site. Trophies to top 3, top 2 U1100. All sections: NHCA membership required of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 under 19. Reg.: 8:30-9:35 a.m. Sat. 11/17, Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Half-point bye okay in any one Rd except Rd 4 of Champ section, must commit before Rd 2. No half-point byes for players receiving full-point byes. Online advance entry available until 11/16 at 6 p.m. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. #23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info:; no phone calls.

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December 22-23, 2018
Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
700 HuseRoad, Manchester NH>

Grand Prix Points: 10

4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 23 Dec 1968. EF: $52 postmarked by 17 Dec. $57 at site. $8 NHCA Membership required for rated NH residents. OSA. $$GTD: $300-200. 50-54 $100, 55-59 $100, 60-64 $100, 65-69 $100, 70-74 $100, 75+ $100. Ages as of 23 Dec. $100 bonus and plaque to top New Hampshire resident. Reg: 9-9:45. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. One Ω point bye rounds 1-3. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea HR: $109 by 20 November, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess Tournament. NS W.

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Saturday January 12, 2019 (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
LOCATION: Activity Room and Large Meeting Room
Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua

Play chess against an international master! David Vigorito will give a simultaneous exhibition, playing multiple opponents at one time. Limited to 30 players; others can watch—quietly please! Players must register at the Nashua Library website Observers need not register. Bring your own chess set. For ages 12 and up. Snow date: January 26.

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