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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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New Chess Club in New Boston!
New Boston Public Library
67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, New Hampshire
Initial Meeting Date: April 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.
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In Memoriam

The New Hampshire Chess Association mourns the passing of Timothy Chevalier, a chess player who left us too soon. Tim was a stalwart within New Hampshire's scholastic chess program and later became an accomplished player at the adult level. His love for our great game was unquestionable, and while his chess abilities never had the chance to fully mature, he nevertheless managed a peak rating of 2000. On behalf of New Hampshire's chess-playing community, the NHCA offers its condolences to Tim's family and friends.

The New Hampshire Chess Association also wishes to honor the memory of Joan Schlich, a longtime chess player and volunteer. In a labor of love she shared with her husband, Ernest "Ernie" Schlich, Joan was an active chess player, tournament director and chess volunteer. Joan enjoyed working with young people, as a chess teacher, as a member of the NHCA's scholastic committee and as founder of the Southern NH Scholastic Chess League. The NHCA extends its condolences to Joan's friends and family, and particularly to Ernie, a longtime friend and supporter of New Hampshire chess.

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.

ChessEmpireKids Winter Chess session in Nashua

Our Winter session begins on January 6, 2018. Limited spots available.

Group : Bishops Class (USCF U600)

Dates : Saturdays Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24
Time : 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : 505 West Hollis Street Unit #103, Nashua, NH 03062
Cost : $250 ( 11 Weeks ) includes 1 year Chesskid account.

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We have intermediate group classes at Portsmouth, NH. Please contact for details.

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February 24, 2018
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. (Granite St. exit off I-293), Manchester, NH.


4SS, G/60 d5. $$G 1,230. Three sections. Open, EF: $37 if rec'd by 2/22, free to GM/IM. $$G: $200-130-100, U2050 $120. Under 1800, EF: $37 if rec'd by 2/22. $$G: $150-100-60, U1600 $95. No Unr. may win over $80. Under 1400, EF: $33 if rec'd by 2/22, except $27 for age U21 or rated U1000. $$G: $100-70-40, U1200 $65. No Unr. may win over $55. All, EF $5 more if paid at site. Online advance entry available at until 6 p.m. on 2/23. NHCA membership required of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 age U19. Reg.: 8:30-9:35 a.m. Sat. 2/24. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Half-point bye OK for any one rd, must commit before rd 2; no half-point byes for players receiving full-point byes. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. Unit 23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info: No phone inquiries. For problems on the day of the tournament, players may call Hal's cell phone (603-858-2728). Mail entries must be received by Thursday 2/22; online entries at the advance rate accepted until 6:00 PM on Friday 2/23.

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March 24, 2018
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave. Portsmouth, NH

Grand Prix Points: 6

8SS, G/25;d3, Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave. Portsmouth NH 03801. EF: $22 postmarked by 17 March, $27 at site. Memb. Req'd: $8, Juniors $6. $10 with printed NHCJ. 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. Hotel requests that all outside food be eaten in your sleeping rooms. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea HR: $119, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess. NS W.

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