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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 Amateur Championship
  5. New Hampshire Individual Scholastic Championships
  6. 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:

https://squareup.com/market/nh-chess-assn-dot-inc

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.

OUR NEXT SCHEDULED EVENTS:


KEENE OPEN

June 18, 2016
Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Ave., Keene, NH 03431

4SS, G/60 d5. $$ 650 b/30. 3 sections. Open, $$ 150-100, U1900 75. U1750, $$ 100-50, U1550 25. U1400, $$ 100-50. All, EF: $35 if rec’d by 6/1 or $42 at site. Souvenir T-shirt to every advance entrant; indicate size (S,M,L,XL,XXL). Reg.: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds.: 10-12:30-3-5:15. 1/2-pt. bye okay, limit 2, must commit before round 3. No Unr may win over $50 except in Open. Ent: David Thomas, PO Box 7582, Fitchburg, MA 01420-7582; 508-904-3476.

66TH NEW HAMPSHIRE OPEN

July 23-24, 2016
Radisson Hotel Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd (near Exit 1 of Everett Tnpk, US Route 3), Nashua, NH 03062

4SS, 40/100, SD/60 d5. $$G 3,000. Four sections. Open, $$G 350-200, U2300 200, U2100 200-130. NH Champion title to top-scoring NH resident. Under 1950, $$G 250-150-100 (no Unr may win more than 150), U1750 200. Under 1650, $$G 250-150-100 (no Unr may win more than 120), U1450 200. Under 1350, $$G 200-120-80 (no Unr may win more than 80), U1150 120. All, EF $59 in advance or $65 at door, except $49/$55 for Under 1350 section, free to GM/IM in Open. NHCA memb. req. for rated NH residents: $8 adult, $6 age 18/under. Reg.: Sat 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds.: 10-4, 9:30-3:30. Half-point bye okay for any one round if requested before Rd 2 (but not for Rd 4 in Open). No half-point byes to players receiving full-point byes. NHCA membership meeting 9 a.m. Sun.

HR: $99 (plus 9% tax) if reserved directly with hotel (603-888-9970) or online at www.radisson.com/nashuanh; reserve by 7/1, use code NHCA16. Reserve early! After 5:00 PM July 1, rooms available only at prevailing rate, as available.

Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. Unit 23, Manchester, NH 03103. To enter online using credit card, start by visiting www.nhchess.org.

Info: halterrie@comcast.net or 603-668-8368 (home). During the tournament only, you may call Hal Terrie's cell phone 603-858-2728.

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MANCHESTER BLITZFEST

October 1, 2016
Quality Inn Manchester Airport, 55 John E. Devine Drive, Manchester NH 03103

RR, G/5;d0. This is a round robin event. All players will play each other, up to 31 rounds!. Players without a blitz rating will have prizes based on regular rating. Entries limited to first 32 players. Advance entries will be posted on the website as received. EF: $20. Prizes: 80% of entries paid as prizes. $500 bonus for perfect score. Reg: Registration 11:00-11:45. Drawing of lots at 12 PM sharp. Players not in attendence will be withdrawn. Rds: As soon as possible after 12 PM. All players agree to play all rounds. No byes or withdraws permitted. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. NS W.

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MANCHESTER SENIOR OPEN

October 22-23, 2016
Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 700 Huse Road, Manchester NH 03103

Grand Prix Points: 10

4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. Analog clocks not allowed in this section. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 23 Oct 1966. FIDE rated. EF: $50 postmarked by 15 Oct. $55 at site. $$GTD: $300-200. 50-54 $100, 55-59 $100, 60-64 $100, 65-69 $100, 70-74 $100, 75+ $100. Ages as of 22 Oct. Reg: 9-9: 45. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. One ½ point bye rounds 1-3. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $119 until 23 September, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess. NS W.

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MANCHESTER SENIOR BLITZ

October 22, 2016
Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 700 Huse Road, Manchester NH 03103

5SS, G/5;d5, 80% of entries returned as prizes. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 23 Oct 1966. EF: $20 to players in Manchester Senior Open, $25 otherwise. Reg: 8-8:45 PM. Rds: Round 1 at 9 PM, rest ASAP. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. NS W.

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