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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 Scholastic Individual Championships
  7. New Hampshire Scholastic Team Championships

Upcoming Events

6TH QUEEN CITY TORNADO

February 23, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Radisson),
700 Elm St. (Granite St. exit off I-293), Manchester, NH.

4SS, G/60 d5. $$G 1,360. Three sections. Open, EF: $37 if rec’d by 2/21, free to GM/IM. $$G: $200-130-100, U2100 $110, U1950 $100. Under 1800, EF: $37 if rec’d by 2/21. $$G: $150-100-70, U1600 $90. No Unr. may win over $100. Under 1400, EF: $31 if rec’d by 2/21. $$G: $100-70-40, U1200 $60, U1000 $40. No Unr. may win over $55. All, EF $5 more if paid at site. Online advance entry available at www.nhchess.org until 6 p.m. on 2/22. NHCA membership required of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 age U19. Reg.: 8:30-9:35 a.m. Sat. 2/23. 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: halterrie@comcast.net.

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THE MODERN CHESS CONCEPTIONS CLASSIC

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA
A Grand Prix Event
(organized by Jason Havener & Modern Chess Conceptions Movement)

Four (4) Round Swiss. Game/60 + 2 sec increment. 4 Sections. Championship, U2100 (open to 2099 & under), U1800 (open to 1799 & under), U1400 (open to 1399 & under). Prize Fund ($3,100)*, Championship: 1st $1,000, 2nd $250, 3rd $100, U2300 $100, U2100: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, U2000 $100, U1800: 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $50, U1650 $100, U1400: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, U1200 $50. *Championship section prizes are 100% guaranteed. Other sections based on 75 entries. *No unrated player may win more than $200. Entry Fee, $55 (postmarked by 25 March), $60 after 25 March and at site, $15 discount to players entering their first tourney, college students and veterans, GMs and IMs free, entry fee to be deducted from prize winnings, Current US Chess membership required. Registration 8:30-9:30AM. Round Times: 10am – 1pm – 3:30pm – 6:15pm, 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1-3, limit 1, must notify TD before round 2. Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided.

Submit entries to:
Modern Chess Conceptions Movement, 13 Ministerial Road, Windham, NH 03087
Contact: Jason Havener (tournament organizer); jasonhavener@gmail.com
Chief TD: Alex Relyea

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2019 NEW HAMPSHIRE CLOSED

Friday-Sunday, 7-9 June 2019
Right Height Manufacturing (office building)
150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH 03101
FIDE Rated

Five (5) round robin event limited to qualifiers from NHCA tournaments, with any remaining spots going to the highest rated active New Hampshire US Chess Members on the list linked on the website.

Qualifiers are:

  • Queen City Tornado
  • NH High School Individual
  • NH Quick Chess Championship
  • NH Open
  • NH Senior
  • NH Amateur
Time Control: 40/90, SD/30 + 30 second increment both time controls. $1,000 GTD Prize Fund: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Rounds: Drawing of lots on Friday at 2:00pm. Players need not be present. NO BYES or WITHDRAWS Round 1: Friday at 4pm, Rounds 2 & 3: Saturday at 10am & 4pm, Rounds 4 & 5: Sunday at 10am & 4pm. Contact: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com

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NEW HAMPSHIRE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

A State Championship Event!
October 19-20, 2019
Courtyard Manchester-Boston
Regional Airport, 700 Huse Road, Manchester NH 03103
Grand Prix Points: 10

4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 20 Oct 1969. EF: $53 postmarked by 12 Oct. $58 at site. Memb. Req’d: $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 20 Oct. $100 bonus and plaque to top New Hampshire resident. 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: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $139 by 20 September, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess Tournament. NS W.

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